Employee and Labour Relations Officer

Employee and Labour Relations Officer

P10 Professional Officer 10

Regular/full-time

Manitoba Public Service Commission

Employee and Labour Relations, Workforce Relations

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39909

Salary(s):   P10 $88,003.00 – $108,883.00 per year

Closing Date:   October 18, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect until exhausted.

Preference may be given to internal applicants.

The Manitoba Public Service Commission leads the delivery of a wide range of strategic human resource services within government including: policy and program development, training and development, recruitment and selection, labour and employee relations, classification and compensation, strategic planning, supportive employment, which includes disability management and accommodations, and pay and benefits.

The Employee and Labour Relations Branch is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of expert labour relations services to government by representing management in labour relations functions involving both unionized and non-unionized employees.  Activities include workforce adjustment and interpretation, administration and negotiation of collective agreements with various bargaining agents and representing the employer at arbitration, human rights, Manitoba Labour Board and other tribunals.

The Manitoba government is recognized as one of the top employers within the province and provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package for its employees which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity and parental leave, family related leave and a defined pension plan. The Manitoba government is also committed to supporting the development of its employees through training and career development opportunities.  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be able to to travel within the Province by air and ground transportation
  • Must be able to work overtime as required
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Extensive experience in labour relations including grievance handling, investigations and disciplinary matters
  • Knowledge of the collective bargaining process and related legislation; collective agreement negotiations with the ability to develop collective agreements
  • Extensive experience with contract administration including implementing, interpreting, applying and administering collective agreements and related legislation
  • Experience handling arbitrations including developing case theory, researching jurisprudence, preparing witnesses and presenting cases
  • Experience acting as a chief spokesperson in collective bargaining
  • Strong conflict resolution skills with the ability to use influence to solve problems and advance opportunities
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate complex and sensitive information to a variety of audiences
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to convey accurate, concise information in a logical, well organized and clear manner
  • Strong interpersonal and client-service skills with the proven ability to develop credibility and build effective relationships with all levels of staff, management and union representatives
  • Analytical and decision making skills with the ability to make appropriate recommendations in complex situations
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, adapt to changing priorities and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with a high degree of independence and autonomy and take initiative
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team

Desired:

  • Formal legal training related to labour law
  • Experience designing and delivering training programs

Duties:
Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Employee & Labour Relations Officer is accountable for the provision of comprehensive and expert employee and labour relations services to Compensation Committee of Cabinet, Treasury Board, government departments, crown corporations and government funded agencies. Major accountability areas include:  negotiation of collective agreements; interpretation, application and administration of collective agreements; provide analysis and advice to leaders and human resources on a range of matters such as discipline, policy implementation, investigations, and terminations; represent the employer at quasi-judicial proceedings including arbitration hearings; participate in the development, recommendation, review and update of labour relations strategies, policies, procedures, and programs; prepare and present labour relations training material to various internal clients; assist in the preparation of documents for legal proceedings; prepare exhibits, submissions, evidence, briefs etc. for legal proceedings; and, represent the employer in the resolution of disputes through a variety of mechanisms including consultation, mediation and negotiation with labour representatives.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39909

PSC-HRO

Human Resource Services

935-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-2332

Fax: 204-945-1486

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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