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Director of Collective Bargaining

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

DIrector of Collective Bargaining 

Referral 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)
Benefits: Onboarding

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?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Completion of a degree in Business Administration or Commerce (equivalencies will be considered)
  2. Management and leadership experience in the field of employment and labour relations
  3. Experience with collective agreement negotiations
  4. Experience presenting interest and rights arbitration
  5. Experience as Chief Negotiator/spokesperson for negotiations (asset)
  6. Completion of a graduate degree in Employment Relations (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge collective bargaining, employee, and labour relations
  2. Strategic leadership skills
  3. Resource management skills (human, financial, information and safety)
  4. Change management skills
  5. Negotiation skills
  6. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  7. Ability to think critically
  8. Client service orientation
  9. Relationship building

Conditions of Employment (What is this?)

Conditions of Acceptance
Applicant Information:

  • 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

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By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6

By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Elizabeth Lane, Assistant Deputy Minister, at [email protected].

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Organization: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Location: St. John's, NL
Region: Avalon
Professional Category(s): Human Resources
Posted: June 29, 2020, 8:37 am
Expires: July 6, 2020, 4:30 pm

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