Type of employment:
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$105,342 to $119,511 per annum, 37.5 hours/week
$16,008 per year
Subsidized staff housing available
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 11:59pm
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2022. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.
Reporting to the Manager, Employee Relations, the Employee Relations Consultant provides expert advice, training and guidance to departments handling employer/employee relations, grievances and disciplinary actions which are critical aspects in the development and maintenance of a productive and harmonious working environment in Government of Nunavut (GN) departments, boards and agencies. The position promotes effective relationships between bargaining agents and GN departments, boards and agencies.
Some of the responsibilities and expectations of the position includes: recommending, through careful research, appropriate courses of action in complex employee/employer interactions; investigating employee/employer issues; resolving grievances at the final level prior to arbitration; assisting managers in disciplinary actions; providing guidance to the interpretation of collective agreements and human resource policies; assisting in implementing strategies to promote a positive working environment; and planning and organizing cases for arbitration and Human Rights tribunals.
The ideal candidate for this position should have a degree from a recognized university in Industrial Relations, Business degree (with a Human Resources or Labour Relations Major), Industrial Psychology or Labour Law. In addition, a minimum of two (2) years’ directly related experience is required. Assets include an in-depth knowledge of user departments, boards and agencies in Nunavut and a good understanding of compensation policies and practices. The candidate should have good research and analytical skills and abilities as well as excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. The ability to communicate in French would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.
Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
- Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
- Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
- Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
- The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application.
Department of Human Resources (Iqaluit)
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000, Station 430 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Email: [email protected]
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $105,342.00-$119,511.00 per year