Regional Representative – Halifax

$97 763 to $110 035 (Expired Salary)
Employment type: 
Term up to six months
Closing Date: 
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
Regional Offices Branch
Band 12
Purpose of position: 


  • This position is not eligible for car allowance.
  • The purpose of this competition is to establish an eligibility list from which successful candidates will be selected for short-term opportunities in the Halifax Regional Office, as these opportunities become available.

Under the general supervision of the Regional Coordinator and as part of a regional team that includes other regional office staff, the Regional Council, and regional union bodies such as Area Councils, the Regional Representative builds the union and fosters membership solidarity by delivering union programs and services in the region.


Knowledge and experience:

  • Significant experience in the labour and/or social justice movement;

  • Knowledge of union and social issues;

  • Knowledge of the political and operational structure of the PSAC.


  • Ability to analyze, apply, explain, and interpret collective agreements, employment legislation, and employer policies and directives;

  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and organize groups to achieve collective goals and objectives;

  • Ability to design and facilitate union education courses according to the principles and practices of popular education;

  • Ability to develop union education materials;

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English with workers in a variety of occupations and backgrounds;

  • Ability to create and bring strategic plans to fruition.

Personal Suitability:

  • Ability to demonstrate their commitment to union principles and social justice;

  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative is expected;

  • Good judgment, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, teamwork and leadership are required under circumstances that are often stressful and politically sensitive;

  • Familiarity with basic computer technology.

A detailed job description is available on our website: 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.