Senior Human Resources Advisor - Labour Relations

$93,493 - $105,229 plus $1421.49 Bilingual Allowance (expired salary)
Employment type: 
Other employment type: 
Term up to 13 months
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
French requirements: 
Employment equity designation: 
Target groups: 
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
Human Resources &Organizational Development
Band 12
Purpose of position: 

Under the direction of the Director, Human Resources and Information Management, the Sr. HR Advisor – Labour Relations plays the role of an internal legal counsel and provides advice to management on all matters touching upon human resources and particularly within the field of labour relations. He/she represents the interests of management in staffing, policy development, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution.


Education and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Law
  • Been called to the bar and be a member in good standing of a provincial or territorial Law Society
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed education in both Common and Civil Law or who have been called to the Quebec Bar


  • Experience within a unionized environment
  • Well developed understanding of and experience with the sensitive political and social issues at the heart of the relationship between an employer union and its internal bargaining agents will be considered as assets.
  • Experience as a litigator or in representing employers before a third-party adjudicator


  • Expert knowledge of labour relations, normally acquired through formal legal training
  • Superior knowledge of legal research methodology and mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution
  • Extensive knowledge of all human resources technical functions including job analysis and design, recruitment, staffing, compensation, attendance management, learning and development, pension/benefits administration, employee orientation, feedback process, diversity management and organizational design
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles of employment equity, human rights obligations, and issues of accommodation in the workplace


  • Ability to analyze and interpret federal and provincial labour legislation, board decisions, case law, and arbitral jurisprudence
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to synthesize and interpret complex legal issues in order to ensure compliance between legal imperatives, collective agreements, and internal policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English and French (will be assessed)

Personal Suitability:

  • Excellent judgment
  • Demonstrated consultative and problem solving skills
  • Persuasion and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Dependability and reliability
  • Commitment to trade union and equity principles

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.