The Representation Officer provides advice and representation to the PSAC and/or members in areas falling within the responsibilities of the PSAC Representation and Legal Services Branch. This would include human rights (with the exception of equal pay), harassment, employment equity, pension and disability insurance, workers’ compensation, health and safety pursuant to Part II of the Canada Labour Code and communications law.
- Knowledge and experience in the field of administrative and labour law as well as contract and employment law and other areas of law identified above.
- Knowledge and experience in making representation before administrative tribunals or courts of law.
- 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.
- 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, and to argue cases before administrative tribunals.
- 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 in English and French at a high level;
- Ability to work under pressure and independently with a minimum of supervision.
- 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://www.psac-afpc.org/emplois-jobs/home-e.shtml or upon request.
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.