• Ontario
  • Type: Full Time
  • Type: Remote
  • Ottawa, Hybrid
Salary/Salaire: : $82,080 to $118,116

Website The Association of Justice Counsel (AJC)



Date of Posting: June 2024

Team: Representation Services

City: Ottawa, ON (hybrid – requests for telework arrangements considered)

Union: COPE Local 225

Job Term: Indeterminate Full-time (35 hours per week)

Language: Fluently Bilingual (English/French)

Application Deadline: OPEN

Start Date: As soon as possible

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in labour relations on a small, dynamic team with a federal bargaining agent in the national capital region?



The Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) is the bargaining agent for over 3,100 lawyers who work for the Government of Canada, including counsel with the Department of Justice, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, and numerous federal agencies. For more information about the AJC, please visit our website at www.ajc-ajj.ca.

Our people form the foundation of the services we provide to our members. If you are interested in working with a dynamic, innovative small-team that seeks to improve the working conditions of our members, with the objective of focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), this may be the opportunity for you.


In this fast-paced and member-focused position, you will work in collaboration with a small team to provide AJC members with front-line labour relations advice and interpretation of the collective agreement. You will represent members both informally and formally before employer officials, including in disciplinary meetings, complaints, grievances, and mediations. You will conduct research, draft documents (including informational tools for members and pleadings), and make oral or written submissions. You will review employer directives, policies, and processes. You will also attend employer-related meetings as needed.

The AJC is committed to building an inclusive and representative workplace where equity and diversity is recognized and valued. All qualified candidates will be considered, however in support of achieving our equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) goals, we encourage candidates to self-identify, and will prioritize Indigenous peoples (Inuit, First Nations, Métis) and Black or racialized persons, for this opportunity.


Experienced in labour relations or a related area, you are a collaborative team member with strong critical thinking, advocacy, and interpersonal skills who is committed to union and equity principles, and cares deeply about the work we do for our members.


Your skills and experience include:

  • Degree in Industrial Relations, Law, or equivalent field from a recognized college or university, an asset.
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in the area of labour relations and/or federal government employee relations, or a related discipline.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, interpreting and applying collective agreements, as well as legislation and case law governing labour relations in the federal public service, and a union’s duty of fair representation
  • Demonstrated experience in providing advice on employment rights and responsibilities, as well as in representation, advocacy, and dispute resolution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in human rights, employment equity, labour and employment law, occupational health and safety government policies, directives, and

Other Competencies

Your other competencies include:

  • Strong communication, advocacy, and dispute resolution skills (oral and written)
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship building skills
  • Strong initiative, administration, organizational, planning and time management skills to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Emotional intelligence skills.
  • Strong critical thinking, research and writing skills
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to union and EDI principles
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple shifting priorities and deadlines



Salary: $82,080 to $118,116 (G3 2023)

Group Benefits: Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Pension Plan

Vacation: 4 weeks/year and other paid leave


Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to: Association of Justice Counsel

Attn: Diana Rodrigues, Director of Corporate Services



The AJC is committed to providing a safe, respectful, harassment and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need accommodation during any phase of this process, we encourage you to submit a request an accommodation. All information received on accommodations will be kept confidential.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to drodrigues@ajc-ajj.ca