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Organization:    Ministry of Government Services
Division:    Employee Relations Division, HROntario
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    SMG2 - Senior Mgmt Group 2
Salary:    $115,000.00 - $131,450.00 Per Year
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    53930

Are you a seasoned HR professional who is skilled in labour relations? Are you interested in influencing OPS executives and union leaders to achieve successful collective agreements? Here is your opportunity to work collaboratively with critical stakeholders to build cooperation and resolve union/management issues and conflicts.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As the leading Ontario Government employer representative, the Director of Union/Management Relations negotiates successful collective agreements with Ontario Public Service (OPS) bargaining groups and required mid-contract changes and ad hoc agreements. The position provides leadership to the OPS in effective union-management relations and assists in the development and implementation of long-term labour relations strategies using a “one employer” approach.

In this important role you will:

• Be forward thinking: by leading the development and implementation of long-term labour relations policies and strategies.

• Seek solutions: by being responsible for the successful and coordinated negotiation of all OPS collective agreements and mid-contract changes.

• Build critical relationships: through leading joint union-employer committees in order to ensure the application of service-wide labour relations philosophies and directions.

• Model OPS Values: by building trust, encouraging and promoting excellence in service and create environments of collaboration and continuous improvement.

How do I qualify?

Senior Leadership
• You are a seasoned HR professional.

• You have executive leadership experience in building teams, mentoring staff and delivering results in a fast-paced and high-profile HR environment.

• You have built a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity and accessibility.

Human Resources & Labour Relations
• You have expertise in labour and employee relations and collective bargaining experience.

• You have knowledge of principles and best practices, current theories and trends, employment and labour legislation.

• You have experience with dispute resolution mechanisms, including alternative dispute resolution, conciliation, mediation, arbitration.

• You have proven ability to understand and apply relevant Acts, regulations and policies as they relate to human resources.

Stakeholder and Client Relationship Management
• You have superior relationship skills to develop and maintain critical relationships.

• You are skilled at providing advice and briefings to senior executives or officials.

• You are an excellent communicator with advanced skills in consulting, negotiation, conflict resolution and consensus-building skills.

• You hold a strong track record in issues management, problem-solving and risk mitigation coupled with a high-level political acuity.

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 77 Wellesley St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Senior Management Group
Category:   Senior Management
Posted on:   Thursday, May 2, 2013
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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