|Arbitrations & Disputes Rep|
Arbitrations & Disputes Rep
Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $6,706–$9,149 a month
Location : Alberta
Job Requisition ID: 30435
Ministry: Public Service Commission
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate(s) found
- Classification is currently under review
The Public Service Commission (PSC) plays a pivotal role in enabling the Alberta Public Service (APS) to deliver programs and services that matter to Albertans. As one of the key central agencies, the PSC is responsible for leading the development of policies and programs that ensure Alberta has a professional, non-partisan, diverse and inclusive public service that proudly serves Albertans. We provide excellence in human resource management and act as a catalyst for system transformation to revitalize the APS.
Our vision is to support and improve the overall effectiveness of the public service by providing integrated strategies, policies and programs that position the Government of Alberta as an employer of choice. This is achieved by providing expert advice, strategic leadership and stewardship as well as developing and delivering innovative supports and services to APS employees.
Reporting to the Director, Arbitrations and Disputes Advisor, the primary accountability for the Arbitration and Disputes Representative is to represent the Government of Alberta (as Employer) before grievance arbitration boards and other labour and employment administrative tribunals as required.
The successful candidate will:
- Lead the delivery of labour and employment relations arbitrations and disputes program and services through a shared service delivery model.
- Provide strategic advice, direction and support to Employee Relations Services staff dealing with disputes in the workplace and at Levels 1 and 2 of the grievance procedures to ensure labour relations issues are resolved as close to the workplace as possible.
- Represent corporate and departmental clients’ interests before quasi-judicial arbitration boards empowered to rule on employee grievances arising from employee discipline and application / administration of the collective agreement that ensures the best case is put forward with respect to the employers’ decisions and practices.
- In preparation of, and as assigned counsel in arbitrations, coordinate case preparation (interview witnesses, gather and analyze evidence, analyze legal precedent research to prepare arguments, etc.) and ensure a positive client department relationship is maintained – even in difficult cases where settlement is best alternative.
- Represent the Public Service Commissioner as the Employer, build and maintain strong relationships in partnership with AUPE.
- Resolve employer / union issues and employee grievances through negotiation, mediation or alternate dispute methods.
- Draft well-researched position papers, policy statements and responses for senior department and government officials that address employee / labour relations issues in a manner sensitive to organizational strategy, direction and needs.
This position requires a university degree with 3 years of experience in labour relations, business administration
A related area supplemented with a minimum of 6 years’ progressively related experience and expertise as a labour or employee relations professional
As the ideal candidate, you are an expert in the labour and employment resolution’s function and have extensive knowledge of related legislation and regulations such as: the Public Service Act, Public Service Employee Relations Act, Public Service Employment Regulation, Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Collective Agreement and related directives.
- You are highly organized, an excellent communicator, resilient to change, and have well-developed project management and change management skills and experience.
- Leadership experience in human resources is considered an asset.
- Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of: One year of related education for one year of experience, or one year of related experience for one year of education.
- Systems Thinking – Ability to effectively gather, synthesize, integrate, and interpret multi-faceted information from a wide range of sources and perspectives.
- Creative Problem Solving – Ability to work within broad HR parameters and challenge the status quo in proposing strategies and programs that will support sustained business solutions.
- Build Collaborative Environments – Superior collaboration, facilitation, consultative, consensus building and conflict management abilities, ensuring two-way communication to resolve complex issues.
- Develop Networks – Possesses and continually builds extensive connections and collaborative working relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders, looking for mutually beneficial solutions to support effective, cooperative and streamlined delivery of HR programs/services.
- Develop Self and Others – Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to manage and lead work groups effectively. Contributes to team learning through mentoring and coaching others.
$3,352.75 - $4,574.56 bi-weekly or 87,506 to 119,396 yearly
This competition may be used to fill a number of current and future vacancies in the Public Service Commission.
Please ensure your experience relating to the qualifications of this position is listed clearly in your cover letter and resume.
Classification is currently under review
- Working for the Alberta Public Service –
- Pension plans:
- Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
- Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
- Leadership and mentorship programs
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
- Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
- Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –
How To Apply
If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,
Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.
Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
Resources for applicants:
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Cindy Zaiffdeen at [email protected]
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