Human Resources Advisor

City of Parksville

Parksville is an active community of urban professionals, families with young children and retirees who have chosen to live in this community for a quality of life and the region's natural environment. Located on Vancouver Island’s sheltered east coast, 12,500 residents call Parksville home. We are committed to being the city of choice for ourselves and future generations in a clean, safe, friendly, economically viable and sustainable environment.

The City of Parksville is seeking a qualified Human Resources Advisor to join our human resources team. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources and Occupational Health & Safety, the incumbent will perform a range of generalist responsibilities at an intermediate level in the areas of full-cycle recruitment, training, employee and labour relations, participating in development and ongoing administration of personnel policies and procedures, may assist with benefits administration and occupational health and safety and participate and assist with ongoing and new projects and initiatives as required.

Interested in working as part of the human resources team to achieve success by collaborating to ensure alignment of goals and knowledge sharing? This position requires a high energy individual, able to take initiative and deliver excellent service to City staff and the public while building and maintaining strong, effective and positive working relationships. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding attitude and interpersonal skills, be highly organized and able to work in an environment with changing priorities and constant interruptions and respond to new challenges and a high volume of work while prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines and handling multiple concurrent tasks.

The City of Parksville is looking for a highly motivated, proven team player with a demonstrated ability to “change gears” quickly. The ideal candidate will have successfully completed grade 12 and graduated with a diploma in Human Resources or Business Administration or related discipline (specialization in Human Resources is preferred), complimented by three to five years’ experience in a Municipal Human Resources environment – working in a unionized environment would be considered an asset, and experience with HRIS databases (preferably in a local government or human resources setting); or equivalent combination of training and experience.  Possession of a valid BC Driver's Licence and a good driving record is required. A CPHR designation or working towards the designation is considered an asset.

This role will provide the greatest satisfaction to a detail-oriented professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment, leads by example, takes a collaborative approach to problem-solving and understands the complexities of local government. We would like to hear from candidates looking for a career that makes a difference.

This is a permanent, full-time exempt position (35 hours/week) with an attractive total compensation package, which includes excellent benefits and pension plan, an opportunity to participate in an earned day off program and learning opportunities. To view a complete job description and for more information on our community, visit

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Please reply in confidence with a detailed resume and covering letter by 4 pm on Monday January 22, 2018, to the attention of the :
Director of Human Resources and Occupational Health & Safety,
City of Parksville,
100 Jensen Avenue East, PO Box 1390,
Parksville V9P 2H3. Fax: 250 248-6650

N.B.         The City of Parksville thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Human Resources Advisor Parksville British Columbia

Expiry Date: 2018-01-22
Date Posted: 2017-12-22
Province: British Columbia