Grievance and Adjudication Analyst

Salary: 
$89,947 - $101,233 plus $1,486.43.49 bilingual bonus (Expired Salary)
Employment type: 
Term up to one year
Location: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:30 EST
English requirements: 
Comprehension
Spoken
Written
French requirements: 
Comprehension
Spoken
Written
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
9222-0027A-019
Branch/Section: 
Collective Bargaining Branch
Group: 
Unifor 2025
Classification: 
Band 11
Purpose of position: 
  • Under the direction of the Coordinator, Representation Section, the Grievance Analyst is responsible for:
  • Analyzing of cases unresolved at the final level of the grievance process, with a view to recommending to the Coordinator whether to proceed or not proceed to adjudication or arbitration and, if so, recommending whether mediation or expedited adjudication are warranted;
  • Providing reasons / rationales to support any recommendation made to the Coordinator for referral or non-referrals; 
  • Drafting written submissions and replies to various Boards in the context of unfair labour practice complaints, duty of fair representation complaints and bad faith bargaining complaints, among others;
  • Providing advice, guidance and assistance in the preparation and presentation of grievances and the gathering of related evidence;
  • Providing advice and guidance to Components and PSAC officers and members in the interpretation and application of various collective agreements, of Federal labour and human rights legislation, or of Provincial and Territorial labour and human rights legislation and the associated regulations;
  • Assisting in the preparation of training and development courses and participating in or conducting grievance and adjudication seminars, workshops or formal courses;
  • Preparing articles or bulletins on the subject of grievances and alternate dispute resolution methods for the information and education of Components, Regional Offices, PSAC officers and the membership;
  • Reviewing proposed alternate dispute resolution methods and providing advice and guidance to the Components or PSAC on changes to be made;
  • Providing interpretations of the collective agreement to PSAC Officers, Components etc.;
  • Creating and updating subject files and jurisprudence indexes, as well as indexes of various third party decisions;
  • Performing other Branch functions as required and as directed by the Coordinator.
Qualifications: 

Education and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in the field of labour relations with progressive responsibility in the application of labour law in the interpreting of collective agreements and legal texts.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of acts and regulations, policies and practices which govern the employer‑employee relationship;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the practices and principles of the labour movement, including arbitral jurisprudence, job content and classification principles, and human rights principles.

Abilities:

  • Ability to research case law, interview witnesses from various backgrounds and impart to others the meaning and effect of the language and construction of statutes, regulations and collective agreements;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate the preparation of various cases in a dynamic and changing work environment that requires critical analytical and logical thinking to provide solutions to problems;
  • Ability to innovate and take the initiative in the process of grievance resolution;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing at a high level;
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.

Personal Suitability:

  • Ability to understand, influence and serve the membership of a union, and an understanding and commitment to trade union, equity principles and social activism.

A detailed job description is available on our website: http://psacunion.ca/jobs-psac or on the attached document.

The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.