• Ontario
  • Type: Full Time
  • Ottawa

Website PSAC

Branch: Negotiations and Programs Branch

Employment Type: Indeterminate

Position Linguistic Designation:  English

Salary:  $104,256.00 –  $117,344.00 (2021 rates)

LocationOttawa Headquarters

Search Area: Public; Internal; Membership

Closing Date:  01/30/2023


Under the direction of the Coordinator of the Negotiations Section, the 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 and Regulations and policies.   The 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.
•    Three (3) years of recent experience negotiating collective agreements 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.

Personal suitability

•    Commitment to trade union and equity principles.

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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