Expression of Interest - Labour Relations Advisor

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Closing date: Jun 22, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: FIN LR Advice & Adjudication

Job Code: 15694

Salary: $91,358 - $109,064

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

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

A One Year Transfer Assignment Opportunity
Open to Eligible Term and Indeterminate GNWT / WSCC Employees
15-12924 – Labour Relations Advisor

This position is located in Yellowknife, and is full-time Monday to Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm; 37.5 hours per week.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates should possess the relevant education and experience.  Equivalencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Affirmative Action will be applied.

This Expression of Interest may be used to fill similar transfer assignment opportunities that become available in future.

To be considered, please submit a current resume and covering letter indicating your interest and stating why you are the best candidate for this position via eRecruit prior to 23:59, Friday, June 22, 2018.  The selection process may include an assignment and/or interview.  A job description is attached for your 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 level of knowledge, skill and ability is typically attained through 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.


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The incumbent in this position will be required to travel by small plane to remote communities.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $46.85 per hour to $55.93 per hour (approximately $91,358 - $109,064 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15694

Closing Date: June 22, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Daylight Time


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445