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Employee Relations Specialist
Employee Relations Specialist

Employee Relations Specialist

Company : City of Winnipeg
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the Employee Relations Specialist is an essential source of expertise on professional HR practices and standards for the Winnipeg Police Service.

The incumbent fosters and promotes effective employer-employee working relationships by providing advice, coaching, and presentations to members and supervisors throughout the organization.

The incumbent conducts and participates in investigations that arise out of complaints filed under City of Winnipeg administrative standards including, but not limited to the Respectful Workplace Standard.

The incumbent also oversees the organization’s Professional Development Plan (PDP) program.

As a Employee Relations Specialist you will:

  • Provide Labour Relations-related consultation, primarily on issues related to the areas of supervision, and act as a resource in the area of employee relations/communications.
  • Oversee the Police Service Respectful Workplace Program.
  • Oversee the Police Service Professional Development Plan (PDP) program.
  • Other duties as required.

Your education and qualifications include:

  • Degree in Human Resources, Labour Relations, or Industrial Relations or an equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • Courses specific to investigating respectful workplace issues, performance management, and human rights complaints are considered assets
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation is considered an asset
  • Minimum of three years of related experience working in an HR function related to performance management and respectful workplace programs
  • Experience investigating, assessing, and resolving respectful workplace issues/complaints (e.g. disrespectful behaviour, harassment, disruptive workplace conflict)
  • Experience leading HR investigations in all areas of labour and employee relations
  • Previous related experience in a police organization, a large government organization, or a large unionized workplace preferred
  • Knowledge of performance coaching, performance and attendance management, respectful workplace, accommodation, and return to work programs
  • Knowledge of labour/employment legislation and policy impacting the workplace
  • Knowledge of processes and legislation for responding to Human Rights Complaints
  • Knowledge of HR computer systems and basic level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to de-escalate highly-charged situations
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of people including senior managers, union representatives, and corporate colleagues
  • Ability to plan, strategize, organize, and investigate labour relations issues including grievances and disciplinary actions
  • Ability to consider different points of view and calmly deal with conflict, utilizing an interest-based problem-solving approach
  • Well-developed conflict resolution, facilitation and mediation skills
  • Ability to interpret, understand and recommend changes or courses of action based on nuances of policy and/or collective agreement language
  • Ability to support, teach, lead, audit, and correct labour relations processes and practices alongside HR and management
  • Ability to set and adjust priorities in response to changing and emerging issues and timelines
  • Ability to initiate responsible action under limited supervision

*IMPORTANT: Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have education which is comparable to the minimum qualification in Canada. Applicants submitting foreign credentials require an official academic assessment report issued by a recognized Canadian assessment service** at application.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • No involvement in any criminal activity within the last two years (including illegal drugs)
  • No criminal record for which a Pardon has not been granted

Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to pass a level 3 Winnipeg Police Service security check and maintain clearance
  • Ability to successfully complete additional training as defined by the Service
  • Prior to commencement of employment, the successful applicant will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by providing a Government of Manitoba issued QR code and photo identification or providing proof of an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination approved by the Government of Manitoba.

Winnipeg Police Service Competencies:

  • Comfort Around Higher Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Decision Quality
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Results Oriented
  • Strategic Agility