Regional Negotiator - PSAC

Salary: $102,212 - $115,043 + IPA (see note)

Employment type: Indeterminate

Location: Yellowknife

Closing Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:30 EDT

English requirements: Comprehension, Spoken, Written

Employment equity designation: Designated

Target groups: Aboriginal people

Search area: Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd, Members giving PSAC membership number, General public

Competition Number: 5830-0007A-020

Branch/Section:  Membership Programs Branch

Group: CULE 1

Classification: Band 12


Purpose of position: 


  • The successful candidate for this appointment will be a qualified Indigenous person.
  • This position is eligible for a Yearly Isolated Post Allowance (IPA) for up to $25,431 for an incumbent with dependents and $18,375 for an incumbent without dependents. The allowance covers the following admissible categories: Environmental Allowance, Living Cost Differential, Fuel & Utilities Differential and Shelter Cost Differential.
  • This position is also eligible for a relocation allowance.

Under the direction of the Coordinator, Negotiations Section, the Regional Negotiator acts as chief spokesperson and chair of PSAC negotiating teams for bargaining units in the federal public and private sectors, and in provincial and territorial jurisdictions and represents the PSAC in third party dispute resolution processes such as conciliation, arbitration and mediation, in the context of federal and provincial labour legislation and the PSAC Constitution, regulations and policies.  

The Regional Negotiator also provides advice and guidance to PSAC collective bargaining committees, elected officers and members on issues related to collective bargaining, including strike strategy and collective agreement interpretation. 



  • University graduation in a field related to labour relations or extensive experience in the field of labour relations;
  • Extensive experience in the field of negotiations in the public and/or private sector;


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the process and practice of collective bargaining, including negotiating techniques, contract language development, and group dynamics;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of advocacy techniques;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of staff relations and pertinent legislation and regulations;
  • Knowledge of the organization and structure of the federal public service, agencies and crown corporations;
  • Knowledge of PSAC Constitution, Regulations, policies and objectives;
  • Understanding of trade union and equity principles;


  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.

Personal suitability:

  • Commitment to trade union and equity principles.

A detailed job description is available at:, or on the attached document.


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The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.

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Closing date: 

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 15:30


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