Employment Relations Officer

Toronto (City), Ontario
$91,291 to $114,113
February 27, 2018
March 16, 2018
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing some 55,000 professionals and scientists throughout Canada, requires two Employment Relations Officers (ERO) for its Toronto Regional Office, one for a one-year term and one for a six-month term.  Applications are welcome for the current temporary positions and may be considered for future staffing processes in the Ontario Region Office.

The Position:

Reporting to the Manager, Ontario Region, the Employment Relations Officer (ERO) provides labour relations representation and advice to the organization on Institute-wide matters and to members on matters of individual and collective representation.  Major responsibilities of these positions include:

  • representing and advising the Institute and supporting members, groups of members and stewards in accordance with all applicable federal and provincial legislation, collective agreements, policies, guidelines and employment benefits plans;
  • advising and representing the Institute and members in formal and informal labour relations issues and process including third party tribunals, arbitration, grievances, mediation, facilitation, complaints and conflict coaching;
  • negotiating agreements and settlements on behalf of the Institute, individual members, or groups of members on a full range of labour relations matters;
  • analysing and researching jurisprudence, applicable legislation, employer policies and collective agreements;
  • conducting appropriate research and preparing individuals and all relevant documentation for formal proceedings on assigned labour relations cases;
  • providing advice and assistance to members and stewards who represent the Institute on various formal committees; and
  • conducting or assisting in training sessions.

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will have a university degree in labour relations or a related discipline, with three to five years of progressive and related experience in labour relations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  The candidate will possess: a thorough knowledge of the authorities governing employer/employee/labour relations in public sector, strong representational and advocacy skills, a demonstrated ability and experience in representing members at grievance and adjudication/arbitration hearings as well as at union management consultation meetings. Knowledge or experience in employee/employer/labour relations in the federal public service of Canada and other jurisdictions in which the Institute members are employed is a definite asset.  In addition, the candidate requires experience in handling complaints and grievances, interpreting collective agreements and in representing individuals before third parties such as arbitration boards.  The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to counsel members on their employment rights, to conduct interviews, meetings, information sessions and prepare reports and correspondence.  A vehicle and a valid driver’s licence are required as there may be a need to travel.

The Salary:          $91,291 to $114,113 (G7)


Applications, making reference to competition 18/10 and complete with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., March 16, 2018 by e-mail to staffingofficer@pipsc.ca.  Please indicate if you are interested in the 6-month or 12-month position or both.

Thank you for your interest in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.