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Consultant, Org Design & Job Evaluation

City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive - Ottawa (City), Ontario
$75,550.02 - $95,546.36  annually (2022 rates of pay)
Closing date
Jan 13, 2023
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The HR Business Services Branch operates as an internal consulting practice, working closely with business leaders and managers to support business strategy and sustained performance. As the primary contact to the client group, each unit provides proactive, strategic and operational advice to managers and staff in the following areas: business people strategy and analytics, business workforce planning and implementation, organizational design and job evaluation, talent acquisition, performance management, workplace safety, organizational health, disability management, accommodations and WSIB.

You will address our department leaders' organization design and job evaluation needs and play a pivotal role in supporting organization design and job evaluation projects across the City and/or specific departments, including: analyzing organization design issues, assembling research and insights, developing actionable recommendations and preparing presentations and documents.

As a respected Organization Design/Job Evaluation Consultant, you are well positioned as a professional who has strong business acumen, analysis, communications and stakeholder management skills. Your primary accountabilities include:

  • Partner with HR Consultants and Managers to proactively solution job evaluation opportunities
  • Provide guidance and advice to Managers on organizational design issues to improve organizational effectiveness and to enable the achievement of goals and objectives
  • Provide consulting advice on City practices and industry trends related to organization design and job evaluation
  • Always lead with organizational analytics to identify structural and organizational systemic issues and opportunities
  • Perform analysis and share insights related to organization design, spans and layers, and related activities
  • Serve as chair and voting member or technical advisor on management and joint union-management job evaluation committees
  • Develop generic job profiles by gathering, reviewing and analyzing content to ensure it reflects the position's overall purpose and major responsibilities
  • Package and present meaningful data and/or research into the development of job evaluation recommendations
  • Participate in the review and design of job evaluation systems that comply with Pay Equity legislation, and reflect the culture and values of the City of Ottawa.


Completion of 4 year university degree in human resources management, labour relations, business or public administration, or related field

Minimum of 5 years of related experience working in a human resources environment with at least 2 years of experience specifically in the field of job evaluation


Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation is desirable


  • Job evaluation and organizational design principles, concepts, policies, practices and techniques
  • Pay Equity legislation and Employment Standards
  • Human resources management policies, programs and practices related to labour relations, recruitment and staffing, compensation, organization design, and salary administration
  • HRIS systems, preferably SAP and/or Peoplesoft
  • Human resource management practices in an unionized work environment
  • Organizational design principles and practices
  • Compensation principles and practices
  • Negotiation techniques and practices
  • MS Office, HR systems
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Demonstrates tact, diplomacy, integrity, dependability and sound judgement
  • Demonstrates integrity, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm in achieving results
  • Is self-motivated
  • Is able to multi-task under stressful conditions
  • Detail oriented
  • Willing to participate on and lead a team
  • Understand and consistently apply a range of job evaluation plans, including point factor rating plan
  • Identify, design and make recommendations on job design and organizational structures
  • Operate within a complex unionized environment
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, to all levels within the corporation, as well as with representatives from external organizations
  • Chair job evaluation committee meetings and facilitate group discussion
  • Plan, prioritize and carry out assignments and competing demands within tight timeframes
  • Bring excellence to internal or external clients by focusing efforts on discovering and meeting their needs
  • Design and deliver professional presentations and training
  • Consult, provide advice, and deliver services that are adapted to corporate needs and business environments
  • Create and maintain a positive rapport and partnerships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders
  • Conduct external and internal research, analyze results, present findings and make recommendations for senior management’s consideration
  • Adapt to changing environments, open to new ideas and approaches, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Analyze complex information, define and solve problems and make independent decisions that achieve optimal results
  • Interpret policies and procedures accurately and consistently and provide advice to managers
  • Must be able to travel to work locations as required by the job
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