Labour Relations Advisor

Canadian Security Intelligence Service - Ottawa, ON (12 months ago)

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Job Summary

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is currently seeking Labour Relations (LR) Advisors who thrive on tackling diverse challenges in a unique workplace. As a member of a dynamic LR team working within the Health and Workplace Management branch, the ideal candidate will be motivated by this opportunity to contribute to protecting Canada’s national security interests and the safety of Canadians.

Your post-secondary studies and real life experiences will be applied and leveraged to offer specialized advice, guidance and services on a variety of human resource and workplace issues such as grievances, harassment, discipline, duty to accommodate, performance, and policy interpretation. Your contribution will directly support CSIS in its efforts to meet the challenges of today’s complex threat environment.

Undergraduate degree in a field related to the position, such as human resources, labour or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organizational development, education sciences, social sciences, economics or statistics, and/or HR certification recognized by Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada/Human Resources Professionals Association.

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.
If you completed a program outside of Canada you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense through a recognized credential assessment service.

Note: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


Two (2) years of relevant experience within the last seven (7) years. Relevant experience is defined as:

Significant experience in dealing with unrepresented and/or represented employees.
Significant experience in providing sound advice and guidance to managers on complex labour relations matters (such as discipline, performance management, duty to accommodate cases, harassment resolution).
Experience writing briefing material related to labour relations issues for senior management, such as briefing notes and presentations.
Experience in managing recourse processes, such as grievances and complaints.
Significant experience in interpreting collective agreements, legislation, human resources policies and jurisprudence.

Significant experience will be evaluated in terms of depth and breadth of activities; complexity and diversity of work handled (i.e. files of various complexities, multiple issues, partners or clients, impacts or risks) and level of autonomy demonstrated. This level of experience is normally acquired in a period of two (2) years. Please explain how you meet the experience requirement by citing concrete examples.

The following experience may be considered an asset:
Experience in developing and implementing human resources and compensation strategies, policies and guidelines.
Experience with the negotiation process.
Experience in having difficult conversations.
Familiar with labour relations issues and processes within the federal public service.
Experience in administrative investigation processes.
Experience in preparing and delivering training sessions.
Analytical Skills
Organizational Skills/Multitasking
Conditions of Employment

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Security Requirements
Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each Education and Experience criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the career opportunity.

CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

CSIS is committed to diversity and inclusion and the equitable participation of all Canadians. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.

The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.