• British Columbia
  • Type: Full Time
  • Vancouver
Salary/Salaire: :  $115,974.00 -  $130,533.99

Branch:  Representation and Legal Services Branch
Section: Representation – British Columbia Region
Employment Type: Indeterminate
Position Linguistic Designation:  English
Job Band:  Band 12 UNIFOR 2025
Salary:  $115,974.00 –  $130,533.99
Union: UNIFOR 2025
Location: Vancouver Regional Office
Search Area: Internal; Membership; Public
Closing Date:  11/29/2023


Under the direction of the Coordinator, Representation Section, the position is responsible for:

  • Representing the PSAC and/or members before various boards or administrative tribunals and arbitrators as well as through mediation or similar processes;
  • Providing advice and guidance to Component and PSAC officers in the interpretation and application of various legislation and regulations;
  • Providing interpretation of the collective agreement, and recommending or drafting changes;
  • Providing advice, guidance and assistance in the preparation and presentation of grievances;
  • Analyzing cases unresolved at the final level of the grievance process;
  • Researching and preparing grievance cases to be presented at adjudication / arbitration and acts as advocate for the grievor;
  • Negotiating grievance settlements with various employers to obviate the need for a formal hearing.



  • Knowledge and experience in the field of labour relations with progressive responsibility in the application of labour law in the interpreting of collective agreements and legal texts and in making representation before administrative tribunals or courts of law.


  • Knowledge of acts and regulations, policies and practices which govern the employeremployee relationship;
    Thorough knowledge and understanding of the practices and principles of the labour movement.


  • Ability to research case law, interview witnesses from various backgrounds and impart to others the meaning and effect of the language and construction of statutes, regulations and collective agreements, and to argue cases before administrative tribunals;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate the preparation of various cases in a dynamic and changing work environment that requires critical analytical and logical thinking to provide solutions to problems;
  • Ability to innovate and take the initiative in the process of grievance resolution;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing at a high level in English;
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision;
  • Ability to understand, influence and serve the membership of a union.

Personal suitability

  • An understanding and commitment to trade union, equity principles and social activism.

A full job description is available upon request.


The Public Service Alliance of Canada is committed to achieving and maintaining a representative workforce that ensures the full participation and advancement of traditionally under-represented groups. Applications are encouraged from equity groups including women, racially visible persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2+) persons.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. For accommodation needs or to obtain a copy of the documents in alternate format, please email hractionrh@psac-afpc.com.

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