Employee Relations Assistant
JOB POSTING #: 2023-0270
POSTING PERIOD: Friday, June 30, 2023 at 8:30 AM to Friday, July 7, 2023 at 4:30 PM
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
JOB CODE: NU0012
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full-Time
# OF POSITIONS: 1
RATE OF PAY: $68,693.51 - $83,497.98 Annually
SHIFT WORK REQ'D: No
Reporting to the Manager of Employee Relations, this position provides labour relations expertise to foster a healthy and respectful workplace between and with Management and Unions. The incumbent will partner with the Manager to provide advice and guidance on, including but not limited to, employee & labour relations, collective agreement interpretations, relevant changes to laws and case law. The incumbent also works with the union executives and departmental managers to develop, recommend, implement and evaluate strategies and activities that facilitate positive and productive labour management objectives. The incumbent will represent the Corporation on grievances, possible arbitrations, Labour Management Committees under the direction of the Manager, and participate in negotiations. This position is also responsible to assist with, organizational reviews, and salary administration when appropriate; responsible to ensure union time off is accurate and billings are completed as required and in accordance with Collective Agreements; attends grievance hearings as required and other meetings, as well as prepares management briefs and/or minutes for said hearings and/or meetings; researches relevant topics as directed; prepares issue-related reports and correspondence; Maintains and formats appropriate statistical information into reports to be used for negotiations, bumping, job evaluation, council reports, etc. in addition to information sharing with outside agencies and other municipalities; Answers internal and external inquiries, including those related to information surveys; liaises with Union officials; maintains a library of Collective Agreements, maintenance of grievances, historical data files and other related materials; Maintains amiable relations with the public and fellow staff; Liaises with Legal Counsel in order to prepare for arbitration and mediation hearings and provides testimony as required; Liaises with various levels of management; Responsible for issuing lay-off notices and placing unionized staff in accordance with seniority rights under the Collective Agreements which includes preparing and issuing lay-off notices, scheduling and attending choice selection meetings and coordinating and finalizing placements; Follows up on any contentious issues; Calculates seniority in accordance with agreements. Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety Program. Will perform other related duties as required.
- Must have a University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political or Social Science or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in a Human Resources environment; OR
- Must have a post-secondary school community college Diploma in Business or Public Administration, Political or Social Science or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a Human Resources environment; OR
- Must have an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma plus one (1) year of post-secondary courses in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political or Social Science or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of four (4) years of experience in a Human Resources environment; OR
- Must have an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in a Human Resources environment;
- Must have the ability to travel to off site locations in a timely and expedient manner as required. If method of travel is by vehicle, a current, valid and lawful Driver’s License is required in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and must provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment;
- Must have operating knowledge and training in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel, Word and Outlook;
- Must have experience working in a unionized environment;
- Must have an understanding of the grievance and arbitration processes;
- Must have a demonstrated ability to organize a variety of materials, as well as the ability to communicate and deal effectively with employees and members of the public both verbally and in writing;
- Must be able to work with a high level of initiative observing confidentiality;
- Should have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with the work;
- The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a light level of work.
- Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged
- We offer a smoke-free office environment
- Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.
- The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.