Manager of Human Resources – 13 Month Contract

This is a professional management position responsible for delivery of a wide range of human resources and labour relations services including the leadership and management of the Human Resources Department. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Manager provides forward thinking leadership, technical and managerial expertise to achieve departmental objectives that include human resources planning and programs, labour relations, occupational health and safety programs, payroll administration, pension and benefits administration. The responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of collective bargaining.  

This job description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in such classification. The confidentiality of City affairs shall be respected and practiced at all times. 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Leads the Human Resources team of professional and technical staff.
  • Works closely with other department managers, and relates to Council through the Chief Administrative Officer as well as directly through various Standing Committees.
  • Develops and fosters close working relations with various external government agencies, consultants, and associated professional groups.
  • Interacts and builds relationships with bargaining unit representatives and represents the City and Council during Union negotiations.
  • Deals with the public with integrity and in a professional and courteous manner.
  • As a committed member of the senior leadership team for the City of Charlottetown, the Manager of Human Resources provides valuable input for strategic planning to assist the organization in meeting the goals of Council, and acts as a positive role model for all employees throughout the organization in provision of excellent service to our citizens.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Provides leadership and accountability in achieving the goals and objectives of the Human Resources Department. 
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring a broad and varied range of human resources programs and policies consistent with City policy, procedures, legislation and bylaws.
  • Provides guidance and direction to the management team on human resources, labour relations and occupational health and safety matters.
  • Oversees the administration of recruitment and selection, employee payroll, benefit programs, pension plans, training, staff development and occupational health and safety programs.
  • Oversees and provides strong mentorship to a team of human resources professionals through effective training, coaching and team building.
  • Responsible for the development of Human Resources and Health and Safety bylaws, policies and best practices and ensures that they are implemented, maintained, and updated as required.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining an effective corporate culture, that emphasizes quality service for citizens, continuous improvement of processes and high employee performance.
  • Manages all internal confidential investigations, ensuring appropriate documentation and follow up.
  • Responsible for all labour relations activities on the City’s behalf.
  • Leads the City’s Job Evaluation process, using the Hay Job Evaluation method, to ensure a fair and equitable process in alignment with the City’s policy.
  • Prepares various presentations, reports, and recommendations for the Chief Administrative Officer, Council, and Standing Committees for review and approval as well as input to the formulation of relevant strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Works with considerable freedom and exercises excellent independent judgment in the performance of duties, guided by current policies, legislation, and sound management practices. 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of labour relations principles, legislation, legal requirements, and best practices within the human resources discipline.
  • Advanced knowledge of health and safety legislation, legal requirements and best practices.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with strong writing, presentation, and listening skills that promote understanding and clarity in a respectful manner.
  • Good analytical and critical systems thinking skills and significant familiarity with investigative processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an effective Human Resources team.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance, and to engage and work effectively with management and employees.
  • Good personal mastery and performance as a team player, with proven ability to role model the behaviours associated with a constructive culture and a commitment to health, wellness and safety.
  • Working knowledge of corporate budgeting principles and the ability to apply financial and budgetary skills.
  • Ability to function effectively in a diverse and fast paced work environment with challenging and often competing priorities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional level human resources experience, including practical experience in labour relations, arbitrations, contract negotiations and occupational health and safety.
  • A Human Resources or related Bachelor degree from a recognized college or university or demonstrated equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive supervisory experience.
  • A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is considered an asset.
  • A Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) or Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP) designation is an asset. 
  • Training in the Hay Job evaluation Method is considered an asset.
  • Investigation training and experience is considered an asset.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills paired with the ability to work with complex and detailed processes. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please submit a cover letter, detailed resume and references by e-mail. Your application must be clearly marked “Application for Manager of Human Resources” and submitted to:

citycharlottetown@carvogroup.com

Please direct all inquiries to the above email address or contact:

CARVOGROUP

902-675-9223

(Toll-Free 1-844-675-9223)

Application Deadline:

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 4:00pm

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.