Director of Human Resources – City of North Battleford

This is a senior level administrative position. The Director of Human Resources is directly responsible to the City Manager and confers with him/her on a close and regular basis in undertaking the human resources management of the City.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Providing senior level advice and recommendations to executives and departmental managers on matters relating to human resources issues;
Develops, plans, and carries out policies related to all phases of human resource activities.
Develop and maintain out-of-scope human resource policies and manual.
Ensures employee records are maintained.
Analysis of salaries and position descriptions.
In conjunction with other department heads, prepares analysis and employment training requirements for City employees.
Chief spokesperson to negotiate collective agreements with multiple Unions.
Provide education and interpretation on multiple collective agreements.
Ensuring effective benefit and compensation policies, practices and systems are in place in accordance with collective agreements, government guidelines and best practices;
Administering collective agreements and City policies, including representing the City in the grievance/arbitration procedure for assigned grievances;
Handles all budget and finance inquires related to the Human Resources department
Managing the day-to-day operations of the department, ensuring security and accuracy of employee records, consistency of practice and maintenance of optimum service levels;
Assists department heads and supervises in the interpretation and administration of the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Established professional credibility as evidenced by a degree or graduate degree from an accredited post-secondary institution in human resources, organizational development or a related area of study and a CPHR designation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Ten years of human resources experience, comprised of progressively responsible management of all aspects of team member relations and development, including but not limited to: compensation planning, change management, organizational development, emotional intelligence training, succession planning, staffing and recruitment, labour relations, performance management, training, employee wellness and disability management;
Solid experience in unionized public sector environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to build relationships and influence at all organizational levels;
Experience in managing change and developing effective approaches to enhancing and improving organizational culture/climate;
Experience in conducting needs analysis for new HR policies and programs, presenting recommendations to the executive team that meet corporate culture, goals and objectives, and implementing them effectively programs;
Success as a people manager and mentor – commits to motivating peers and direct reports through effective leadership. Encourages and accepts constructive feedback and actions accordingly;
Self-directs and works independently with minimal supervision and demonstrates flexibility and capability to perform well in ambiguous situations;
Takes initiative beyond the established scope of responsibilities, prioritizes process improvement and generates accurate and on-time work-product;

Commencement: As soon as possible

Detailed resume or completed City employment application form, including references, to be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, City Hall, no later than December 31st, 2017. Fax: (306)445-0411, Email:

The City wishes to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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