Labour Relations Advisor

Government of the Northwest Territories - Yellowknife, NT (30+ days ago)

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Department Information

The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife, and reporting to the Manager, Advice and Adjudication, the position fosters and promotes sound, harmonious Employer-employee relations throughout the Government. The incumbent provides consistent and timely advice in areas such as employment contract administration, dispute management, employee discipline, and human rights in the workplace that is reflective of relevant law, government- wide policies, practices and initiatives. The incumbent's advice is relied on by management as representing final level, expert assessments and recommendations. The incumbent makes recommendations in the development of government policy and legislation related to government employment.

The incumbent is required to research and to maintain expertise in employment law, labour law, human rights law and to obtain and assess legal advice where necessary to recommend courses of action, resolve issues, and to ensure the employer's best interests are maintained. Work is performed in accordance with NWT Statutes and GNWT policies including the Public Service Act, Human Rights Act, Safety Act, Worker's Compensation Act, Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Union of Northern Workers Act, and Northwest Territories Teachers' Association Act, the Code of Conduct, and the Human Resource Manual.
The advice, training, and recommendations provided by the incumbent impact directly on the delivery of GNWT services and programs, employee morale, and the relationship between the GNWT and unions and associations. Poor advice can result in embarrassment to the GNWT, unnecessary expenditures, disruption to program delivery and, in precedent setting cases, can involve substantial or ongoing expenditures.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A relevant Bachelor degree coupled with 2 years in a relevant field, including at least 1 year as a labour relations advisor or a human resource generalist.

GNWT Inquiries

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Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106

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