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Human Resources Consultant

Town of Oakville
Oakville, Ontario
$93,386 – $112,110
Closing date
Dec 22, 2022
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Job Designation: Human Resources Consultant

Department: Human Resources

Job Details: Temporary Full-Time (Non-Union)

Duration: Temporary Full-Time Contract for approximately 12 months

Salary Range: $93,386-$112,110

Posting Status: Open to all current Town of Oakville employees and external applicants 

Closing Date: Applications for this position must be received at by no later than 11:59 pm on December 2, 2022.


We offer:

  • A hybrid work schedule
  • Contract employee benefits package
  • A progressive work environment that promotes a work/life balance and strives to be a great place for great people to do great things


The Town of Oakville’s HR Department is looking for an experienced, self-motivated and solutions-oriented individual to provide human resources consulting services.  Reporting to the Manager of HR Advisory Services, the HR Consultant plays a critical role in supporting our business by providing advice and counsel to managers and employees on a broad range of Human Resource programs and practices. You will support organizational and business specific initiatives, the deployment of new and revised HR policies and programs and be a trusted advisor to our clients.

To be successful in this role, you will have extensive human resources and employee/labour relations experience and be skilled in influencing people, building collaborative relationships and creating new and different approaches.


What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Providing guidance on employee/labour relations, recruitment and selection, job evaluation and salary administration, organizational development, talent management and performance management for various client departments
  • Supporting internal clients on the administration and management of various collective agreements, policies, procedures and statutory legislation
  • Participate in early-stage grievance meetings and Labour Management Committees; participate in and provide support to the Senior Consultant, Employee & Labour Relations, for final stage grievance meetings, mediation and arbitration
  • Partnering with internal clients in supporting job design and job description creation, developing recruitment strategies to attract diverse talent, and workforce planning to meet work unit objectives
  • Partnering with managers to resolve employee/labour relations issues, including performance management, grievance management, workplace investigations, and workplace accommodations
  • Participating in the development, launch and maintenance of HR programs, projects and initiatives
  • Developing and delivering training for clients on various HR/ELR topics
  • Researching, analyzing and forecasting HR trends and best practices and utilizing information to assess gaps between the organization’s HR strategy and current HR practice as an input to departmental objective setting and project scoping


How do I qualify?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related discipline with minimum of 5 years of related work experience acting in an intermediate to senior-level HR generalist capacity in a unionized environment, preferably in the public sector (an equivalent combination of related post-secondary education and extensive relevant experience may be considered)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and effective application of HR practices including performance management, talent management, organizational design, change management, compensation and disability management
  • Demonstrated employee & labour relations experience, strong negotiation skills and the ability to coach and counsel on current HR policies and procedures;
  • Collaborative work style with HR colleagues and clients that exhibits a solutions-oriented approach and self-motivation
  • Previous experience in developing and implementing HR policies, procedures and programs
  • Strong knowledge of provincial employment legislation
  • Proven ability to build rapport, inquire, listen, diagnose and summarize issues to influence and obtain agreement and commitment on recommended course of action
  • Well-honed analytical, organizational, presentation and decision facilitation abilities that have resulted in effective relationships with internal clients, colleagues and senior management
  • CHRL designation is considered a strong asset
  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution preferred
  • Certificate/training in Workplace Investigations preferred

Click Competency Profile to view the competencies for this professional level. 


DATED: November 18, 2022

The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of full vaccination in accordance with the town’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedure. Accommodation requests for new hires that are unable to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for reasons protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, must be made in writing to the Human Resources department.

This job profile reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the job. This does not include all of the work requirements of the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate through their application and in the interview process that their qualifications match those specified. Applicants may also be required to undergo testing. 

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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