Internal/External Job Posting
Pay Band 12 ($40.14 to $47.27)
Closes: November 7, 2019 4:30 p.m.
The Labour Relations Officer provides complex, professional and administrative services, interpreting and overseeing the program of labour relations established by collective bargaining agreements and the certified bargaining units of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU).
Incumbents are responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements for one or more bargaining units, and providing advice and technical assistance to members and their elected representatives regarding implementation and administration of the provisions of the agreements. Positions have both an advocacy and a representative function.
This position reports to the Director of Labour Relations (Regina), who provides general supervision and guidance.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
The following are the key accountabilities and primary functions of the position. Other duties and tasks may be assigned.
· Researching and presenting grievances, arbitrations and Labour Relation Board cases;
· Provide mediation and harassment counselling;
· Provide advice to members regarding labour relations, human resources, succession planning and organizational development
· Responsible for the day to day interpretation of collective agreements and a variety of legal statutes;
· Evaluate the operation of collective bargaining agreements and recommend agreement changes to the elected Union leadership;
· Provide strategic advice to members and implement as required, strategies to achieve excellent collective bargaining agreements;
· Settle disputes, provide advice on grievances, conciliation, mediation, arbitrations, harassment, and long term disability issues;
· Provide process assistance and support to’ members involved in Worker’s Compensation, Employment Insurance, O.H. and S, LTD appeals and arbitrations;
· Establish and maintain functional relationships with employer representatives, lawyers, human resource/industrial relations offices at all levels, senior staff, members and others as required;
· Analyze labour legislation, policies, collective agreements and labour trends
· Prepare for and instruct at labour schools and other training and/or policy events sponsored by the Union and the labour movement;
· Provide support and advice to standing committees and undertake other projects as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the Union; and
· Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- A university degree in the social services, law or industrial relations, combined with extensive experience as an advocate and/or elected leader, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
- A thorough understanding of the Union’s legal framework and environment including statutes such as the Human Rights Code, Saskatchewan Employment Act and Workers’ Compensation;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Collective bargaining, technical and interpretation skills are required; and
- Familiarity with and competence in a computerized office environment is required, preferably Microsoft Office
The successful applicant will have knowledge of:
- The trade union movement and issues facing the union movement;
- Collective bargaining processes and preparation of collective bargaining proposals;
- Mediation, conciliation and arbitration processes;
- Strategic planning processes and implementation of strategic plans in an identified service area or program of labour relations; and
- Grievance procedures, problem solving and dispute resolution processes.
The successful applicant will have the ability to:
- Establish and maintain functional relationships with members, leaders and employer representatives as well as others internally and externally as needed;
- Research grievances, arbitration and Labour Relations Board cases;
- Exercise sound judgment and make decisions;
- Work independently, plan and organize multiple responsibilities and projects to meet deadlines; and
- Interpret contract language, draft language for negotiation and insertion in collective bargaining agreements.
CONDITIONS OF WORK:
This position will be headquartered in Regina. Extensive travel will be required. This position is designated as field, working 144 hours in a four-week averaging period. All other terms and conditions are subject to the collective bargaining agreement between SGEU and USW Local 9841.
Please forward your résumé along with a cover letter to:
1011 Devonshire Drive N. Regina, SK S4X 2X4
SGEU is committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals.
All applicants are requested to describe in their application where they have gained their knowledge, skills and abilities and how their experience relates to the position. This information will be used to screen applications. Please quote the posting number(s) for which you are wishing to be considered. USW Local 9841 qualified candidates will be given first consideration.
Only Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.