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Senior Human Resources Consultant, HR Employee & Labour Relations

City of Toronto

Work for the City you love - Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2017 Invictus Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a full-time, permanent or full-time, temporary (12 months) Senior Human Resources Consultant, HR Employee & Labour Relations within our Human Resources Division.

Job Classification Title: Senior HR Consultant E&LR
Division: Human Resources
Section: HR Employee & Labour Relations
Work Location: METRO HALL, 55 John Street
Requisition #: 2258012 X 
Number of Positions: 2
Job Type: Permanent (1) /Temporary (1), Full-Time
Temporary Duration: 12 months
Salary Range: $92,102.40 - $108,201.60 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly): 70.00 - Monday to Friday, 35 Hours Per Week
Affiliation: Non-Union
Expiry Date: Tuesady, February 28, 2017

Major Responsibilities:

Your primary responsibilities as a Senior HR Consultant, Employee & Labour will be varied.

Specifically, you will:

  • Provide senior-level consultation, interpretation and direct employee and labour relations services to a portfolio of divisions regarding collective agreements, investigations and disciplinary action, the Labour Relations Act and other related legislation.
  • Conduct thorough, effective grievance investigations – from conducting interviews to obtaining documentary and other factual data – as well as grievance hearings and arbitrations.
  • Investigate allegations of infringements of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, the Human Rights Code, the Employment Standards Act, 2000, and other legislation.
  • Provide detailed research and analysis for collective agreement negotiations, and participate directly in the collective bargaining process.
  • Mentor and coach consultants, associates and program support staff on providing leadership, developing recommendations, implementing solutions and ensuring quality in service delivery.
  • Represent the Employee & Labour Relations team on task forces, corporate initiatives, committees, grievance arbitrations and other human resource issues.
  • Develop and implement recommendations regarding compliance with collective agreement interpretation and administration, employment law, technical training design requirements, etc.
  • Develop effective labour relations training manuals and deliver training to client groups.
  • Provide quality control for work planning, and develop work objectives based on Employee & Labour Relations goals and client needs.
Key Qualifications:
  1. Post-secondary education in a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CHRP designation, Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) and/or JD/LLB would be an asset.
  2. Extensive experience with labour relations in a major unionized public or private sector organization, complemented by a strong generalist background, including experience in arbitrations and mediations, Labour Board and/or related hearings.
  3. Extensive experience interpreting, applying and administering collective agreements.
  4. Extensive experience with private and/or public labour negotiations at the bargaining table, including costing and drafting collective agreement proposals and language.
  5. Extensive experience with counselling both management and supervisory staff in labour relations techniques, best practices and the resolution of workplace issues.
  6. Extensive experience applying a broad perspective requiring an integrated knowledge of human resource management, related disciplines and business processes.
  7. Extensive experience identifying business needs, as well as initiating, coordinating and managing the implementation of solutions and preventive measures to potential issues.
  8. Extensive experience maintaining accurate, detailed documentation and records, both electronically and in hard copy.
  9. Extensive experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with staff at all levels, including Legal and union officials.
  10. Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and human relations skills.
How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File # 2258012 X, by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

Senior Human Resources Consultant, HR Employee & Labour Relations Toronto Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-02-28
Date Posted: 2017-02-03
Province: Ontario
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