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Competition 22-64
Internal and External

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing some 70,000 professionals and scientists throughout Canada, requires a Bilingual Special Projects-Labour Relations Officer for its National Office for a 24-month term.

PIPSC/IPFPC is committed to building an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our goals and objectives. We are making concerted efforts to foster a workforce that is representative of our diverse membership.

The Position:
Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor to the General Counsel & Special Projects Manager, the Special Projects – Labour Relations Officer, provides labour relations representation and advice to the organization on Institute-wide matters and to members on matters of individual and collective representation related to Phoenix.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Represent and advise the Institute and support members, groups of members, and stewards in accordance with all applicable federal and provincial legislation, collective agreements, policies, directive and guidelines, and employment benefits plans.
  • Advise and represent the Institute and members in formal and informal labour relations issues and processes including grievances, mediation, facilitation, complaints, and conflict coaching.
  • Required to develop an institute position with respect to group wide issue. May participate and represent the Institute on public service wide labour management committees, national working groups, national, regional, and local committees and other fora.
  • Negotiate agreements and settlements on behalf of the Institute, individual members, or groups of members on labour relations matters related to the Phoenix pay system or other pay related patters. May support other labour related matters when required.
  • Analyse and research jurisprudence, applicable legislation, employer policies, and collective agreements.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and information to the Manager and internal and external clients on relevant labour relations topics and sensitive issues.
  • Conduct appropriate research and prepare all relevant documentation and individuals for formal proceedings on assigned labour relations cases related to Phoenix.
  • Conduct or assist in training sessions and promote positive communication, information sharing, and best practices to develop and maintain a qualified steward network.
  • Ensure all relevant member case information is created, updated, and maintained in the Institute’s data management systems.
  • Contribute to corporate knowledge and communications by providing articles, case summaries, and other related reports with respect to labour relations matters related to Phoenix.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams assigned to special projects and work collaboratively with employees in other sections.

How do I qualify?
We are looking for a highly skilled candidate with these qualifications:

  • Completion of a university degree in labour relations or a related discipline.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of progressive and related experience in labour relations, or and
    equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A thorough knowledge of the authorities governing employer / employee relations in the Federal public service of Canada and other jurisdiction in which institute members are employed.
  • Experience in the labour relations field, in handling complaints and grievances, interpreting
  • Collective agreements and in representing individuals at grievance hearings.
  • Ability to advise and counsel members on their employment rights.
  • Strong representational and advocacy skills; demonstrated ability and experience in representing members at grievance and adjudication / arbitration hearings and at union management consultation meetings.
  • Ability to conduct interviews, meetings, information sessions and prepare reports and

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both official languages (French and English) is required.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Term position – 24 months (35 hours per week)
  • Salary Range: $87,615 to $109,519 (G6)
  • Group Benefits (Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance)
  • Vacation (4 weeks/year) and other generous paid leave

Please submit a cover letter and resume to competition 22/64, highlighting why you are a good fit for this position to staffingofficer@pipsc.ca, by 4:00 p.m., January 31, 2023.

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

We encourage applications for this opportunity from Indigenous Peoples, women, people living with disabilities, persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, psychologically safe, harassment-free, and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of this process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

COVID-19: Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the risk of COVID-19. The Institute is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees in the workplace, and therefore may require proof of vaccination for all of our employees unless a valid accommodation under legislation exists.

Until further notice, all interviews will be conducted over video calls.


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To apply for this job email your details to staffingofficer@pipsc.ca