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Chief Human Resources Officer

Calgary Police Service

Reporting to the Deputy Chief, Bureau of Corporate Support, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is a new position that forms part of the Executive Operations Council. The CHRO is responsible for developing human resource strategies for both sworn and civilian employees that support service-wide goals and objectives and overseeing the implementation of those strategies. This position provides leadership and recommendations to CPS Executive on human resources programs, policies and services including the functional areas of workforce planning; HR information management, HR analytics and reporting; diversity and inclusion; recruitment and talent management; learning and development; organizational effectiveness; health, safety and wellness; performance management; and employee and labour relations.  It is also responsible for developing and monitoring the division budget and resources, and supporting and coaching section leads within the division. This position builds partnerships across the Service; collaborates with other police agencies, City HR, and provides reporting to the Calgary Police Commission.

The CHRO has six direct reports – Manager of Health, Safety and Wellness; Inspector, HR Operations Section; Inspector, Chief Crowfoot Learning Centre; Manager, HR Business Advisory Section; Staff Sergeant, Driver, Safety and Compliance; and one Administrative Assistant. He/she will provide leadership to five distinct units with over 100, unionized and non-unionized, sworn and civilian, staff.

Key Result Areas
  • Strategic Direction and Consulting
  • Change Management and Project Sponsorship
  • Business Planning and Budget
  • Team Leadership and Development
  • Relationship Management
The Person

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in business, social sciences, human resources, or related field.
  • 10+ years providing HR advice, guidance and leadership, ideally in a large municipal, government or unionized environment.
  • In progressively senior roles from both an operational and corporate perspective with at least 5 years at a senior management level.
  • CPHR or equivalent designation is an asset.
  • Proven ability to implement strategic change while maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience leading major culture change initiatives and project management is required.
  • Strong communicator with political acumen. Strategic leader that is diplomatic, accountable, and results-driven.
  • Experience with a range of HR specialty areas (OH&S, LR, Workforce Planning, etc.), relevant legislation (FOIP, OH&S, Human Rights, etc.), and collective agreements preferable.


A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits.  Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.

For Information Please Contact:

Allan Nelson or Heather Fookes
Davies Park
530, 1000 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 5L5
Phone: (403) 263-0600

Additional information can be found at:

Chief Human Resources Officer Calgary Police Service Alberta

Expiry Date: 2018-01-05
Date Posted: 2017-12-05
Province: Alberta
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