Human Resources Generalist

Toronto (Region), Ontario
$69,599- $75,456, 35 hours per week
February 9, 2021
February 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Under the guidance and direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer, the HR Generalist will work as a part of the Human Resources team and will be responsible for applying business knowledge and human resources expertise. The HR Generalist will play a key role in the success of the organization by supporting HR programs and projects related to all facets of Human Resources, including but not limited to; disability management (non-occupational – STD/LTD), learning and development and compensation & benefits. This position will focus on implementing and supporting HR best practices while facilitating a positive relationship within the HR team and with the employees and management staff across the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads TRCA’s non-occupational disability management program, including Short-Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD).
  • Analyzes the effectiveness of TRCA’s disability management processes and conducts trends analysis, bringing forth opportunities for streamlining and improving the program.
  • Supports the HR team with learning and development initiatives from planning through to implementation.
  • Administers, maintains, and tracks learning and development and professional development through TRCA’s HRIS (Ceridian Dayforce).
  • Provides support in compensation, benefits and wellness administration, conducting trends analysis, monitoring utilization, and identifying continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Supports TRCA’s HR Business Partners to process all aspects of the recruitment process, including job postings, interview materials, offer letters and reference checks.
  • Provide additional support to HR team members with project related work and best practice research.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration, Human Resources, or another related field.
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or in progress.
  • 4+ years’ experience in HR related to the major responsibilities of this role.
  • Working knowledge of employment related legislation including, but not limited to Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, AODA, etc.
  • Experience managing disability management and supporting return to work protocols.
  • Experience sourcing, developing and delivering effective learning and development programs based on adult learning principles.
  • Experience managing conflict and difficult conversations with employees and management.
  • Experience managing multiple competing priorities, while working independently to ensure timelines and customer focused service delivery.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with a Human Resources Information System (HRIS), with a working knowledge of Ceridian Dayforce being an asset.
  • Valid Ontario G Driver’s Licence.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, please visit Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-020-21 prior to midnight on February 22, 2021.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 

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