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Employee Relations Analyst
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees only.
The Employee Relations Analyst provides expert advice, training and guidance to departments in handling employer/employee relations, grievances and disciplinary actions which are critical aspects in the development and maintenance of a productive and harmonious working environment in the Government of Nunavut (GN) departments, boards and agencies. The position promotes effective relationships between bargaining agents and GN departments, boards and agencies. Accurate interpretation of laws, the Collective Agreement and Human Rights legislation affecting the employer-employee relationship has wide ranging impacts on the government’s work force, especially in terms of costs and productivity. The provision of alternative dispute resolution techniques, mediation and investigation services to departments plays an important role in shaping the organizational climate of the GN, contributes to the GN as being an employer of choice, retains staff and eliminates harassment in the workplace.
The Analyst contributes to developing and maintaining positive workplace relationships in the Government of Nunavut (GN) in accordance with legal obligations, Collective Agreements, and Inuit values. The Employee Relations Analyst is one of four Analysts reporting to the Manager of Employee Relations. The incumbent provides advice, training, and guidance to departments concerning staff relations, interpretation of collective agreements, the terms and conditions of employment, and alternative dispute resolution. The incumbent conducts investigations and acts as a mediator in disputes and prepares and presents cases at arbitration and other tribunals as assigned.
The incumbent represents the Government of Nunavut in arbitrations and human rights hearings, and is expected to mediate settlements, grievances, and disputes using ‘alternative dispute resolution techniques’. Therefore, the Analyst must have a proven record in presentation of cases before administrative tribunals (i.e. arbitration, and human rights tribunals). The incumbent would poses: excellent consulting skills, problem-solving, research and analytical skills in understanding the dynamics in conflict situations; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; works well in a team setting, with a variety of managers and legal advisors; and the ability to conduct investigations and document finding to withstand legal scrutiny. Above all, it is essential that the Employee Relations Analyst operates with discretion and maintains confidentiality.
The ideal candidate will have a diploma or degree (IR, HR, or related Social Sciences) with a minimum of one (1) years’ employee relations or labour relations experience is required.
Assets include an in-depth knowledge of user departments, boards and agencies in Nunavut and a good understanding of compensation policies and practices. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is also an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.