• Alberta
  • Type: Full Time
  • Edmonton

Website HSAA

Branch:  Human Resources Branch

SectionHuman Resources

We are looking for a full-time permanent Human Resources (HR) Advisor who will work out of the Edmonton office and report to the Director, Human Resources.

Deadline for applications:  Open until suitable candidate found

The Organization

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) is a progressive union representing approximately 29,000 paramedical, professional, and technical members. Our staff are committed to delivering high-quality services to our members. HSAA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The Position

We are looking for a full-time permanent Human Resources (HR) Advisor who will work out of the Edmonton office and report to the Director, Human Resources.

This out-of-scope position requires a well-rounded generalist who will support a wide range of HR functions aligned with HSAA’s strategic and operational goals and objectives. The primary focus of the HR Advisor is to support our leaders in achieving operational excellence by providing them with the necessary HR information, tools and supports. This position will provide employee relations support to management through investigation of issues, development of solutions and assistance in the formal grievance process.

You will succeed in this role if you are a strategic thinker who is able to instill confidence and serve as a valued business partner. You will have a proven ability to move initiatives forward, achieve tangible results and accommodate changing priorities.  Equipped with experience and sound judgment, you will make effective recommendations and support the resolution of sensitive HR matters while maintaining confidentiality. You will have sound knowledge of relevant government policies, legislation, and regulations, as well as familiarity with union collective agreements and contract provisions. Your ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, unions, management, and external contacts is essential. Your ability to provide HR/labour relations advice, administration, and interpretation of collective agreements is critical.

What You Bring

The successful candidate for this role will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible human resource experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated HR generalist experience in employee relations, performance management, leave management, recruitment, benefits administration, classification, and exit management.
  • Experience in providing HR and ER support in an unionized environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in the research, development, implementation and maintenance of HR strategies, programs, policies, and processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to translate and simplify complex concepts into easy-to-understand and consumable forms.
  • Ability to balance conflicting priorities to manage workflow, ensure completion of essential projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong creative thinking skills with the ability to work independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information with discretion and sensitivity.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.

Your Core Competencies

  • Creative Problem Solving: You contribute ideas for how the work can be done differently to solve issues.
  • Agility: You anticipate and adapt to changing priorities. You are resilient in times of uncertainty.
  • Develop Networks: You build connections and trust in relationships.
  • Build Collaboration: You contribute to conditions that support teamwork, collaboration, consistency, and excellence.
  • Systems Thinking: You understand how the work you do contributes to the overall success of the organization.
  • Drive for Results: You take ownership of achieving results as an individual and as part of a team.

What We Offer

Competitive Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Top Benefits: 100% employer-paid benefits, Flexible Spending Account, and pension plan
Work-Life Balance: 35-hour work week
Learning & Development: Internal and external training support

Information For Applicants
How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to Human Resources at recruitment@hsaa.ca. In your cover letter, please tell us how your skills and experience align with this position. Applications may be used to fill other current and future opportunities.

Vaccination Policy

HSAA has implemented a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all employees, to protect the health and safety of HSAA employees and members we serve.  Any candidate in the process of applying for employment with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, must be able to comply with one of the following:

  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination; OR,
  • If unable to be immunized, proof of protected ground or valid medical reason.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those shortlisted for the position will be contacted.

Employment TypeTerm up to two (2) years

Position Linguistic Designation:  Bilingual (English, French)

Position Global Linguistic Level: B2

Job Band:  Band 8 UNIFOR 2025_EXCL (Under review)

Salary:  $74,609.99 –  $83,975.99 +  $1,585.14 Bilingual Allowance  (2021 rates)

Union: UNIFOR 2025 Excluded

Location: Ottawa

Search Area: Internal; Public

Closing Date:  03/17/2023


Under the direction of the Supervisor – Payroll and Benefits, the position is responsible for providing complex compensation services including pay and benefits for unionized and non unionized PSAC staff and its Components, PSAC Holdings Ltd. and Leave Without Pay (LWOP) members.



  • Education, training and/or equivalent of five years experience processing pay and benefits for a mid-size organization of unionized employees.
  • Education, training experience and/or equivalent experience in staffing, leave, pension and benefit administration.
  • Demonstrated experience in data bases, word processing, spread sheet, software programs and approaches to recording and reporting information with accuracy.


  • General knowledge of the PSAC and its role in the labour community.
  • Understanding and commitment to union principles, equity and social justice issues.


  • Demonstrated ability working with computerized HR integrated systems, payroll, human resources, leave, pension and benefit systems and implementing efficient processes.
  • Ability to understand and apply policies, legislation, regulations, and collective agreements.
  • Excellent consultative, analytical and planning skills.
  • Ability to resolve problems independently and initiative to set and complete work priorities within scheduled deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills to work efficiently with high volumes of detail and competing priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to contribute effectively in a team environment.
  • Good judgment in dealing with sensitive and confidential information in a diplomatic, professional and tactful manner.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English or French or in both official languages (according to the position’s requirements).

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.

To apply for this job please visit hsaa.ca.