Director of Collective Bargaining
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
DIrector of Collective BargainingReferral Number: HRS.20.21.R0064
Employment type: 1 Permanent Position
Division: Employment and Labour Relations Division
Position Group: Management
Department: Human Resource Secretariat
Location: St. John's
Closing Date: 6 Jul 2020
Salary (scale): $87,440.00 - $113,672.00 per annum (HL-30)
Position Details (What is this?)
Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister (HR Support and Consulting), the Director of Collective Bargaining is a member of the senior management team of the Human Resource Secretariat (HRS) and is responsible for creating a best practice culture for employment and labour relations within the public sector. This position makes a critical contribution to the advancement of the Human Resource Secretariat’s mandate to provide effective and service-oriented labour relations programming and services to the public sector. The Director has human and fiscal management responsibilities and leads a team of professionals in the negotiation of collective agreements, presentation of interest and rights arbitrations and mediation of settlements through the grievance process. This position plays a vital role in developing the overall negotiation strategy for Government and functions as Chief Negotiator in highly difficult and sensitive bargaining with nine unions covering thirty-two public sector agreements and 40,000 bargaining unit employees. Responsibilities also include: providing employment and labour relations advice to government departments and making recommendations with respect to associated policy; interpreting and administering collective agreement language; analysing tribunal decisions such as, Human Rights, Labour Relations Board, and arbitral cases; overseeing the dissemination of arbitral trends and interpretations that impact human resource management programming, policy and service delivery; managing information; fostering relationships with key stakeholders; implementing Government initiatives; and other related duties.
Merit Criteria (What is this?)
- Completion of a degree in Business Administration or Commerce (equivalencies will be considered)
- Management and leadership experience in the field of employment and labour relations
- Experience with collective agreement negotiations
- Experience presenting interest and rights arbitration
- Experience as Chief Negotiator/spokesperson for negotiations (asset)
- Completion of a graduate degree in Employment Relations (asset)
- Knowledge collective bargaining, employee, and labour relations
- Strategic leadership skills
- Resource management skills (human, financial, information and safety)
- Change management skills
- Negotiation skills
- Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
- Ability to think critically
- Client service orientation
- Relationship building
Conditions of Employment (What is this?)
Conditions of Acceptance
- The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
- Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting [email protected]ca, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
- Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
- Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
- All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
- All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
- This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
How To Apply
Applications, quoting Competition Number HRS.20.21.R0064, should be submitted[email protected].