Apply By: Monday, November 22, 2021 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 157 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ontario Science Centre
Corporate Services and Operations - Human Resources
Job Term:
1 Temporary - 18 months with possible extension
Job Code:
I0802A - Human Resources41
$69,425.00 - $100,036.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your human resources expertise, relationship management skills, and excellent advisory and consultation skills?

Join the Ontario Science Centre - one of Canada's most visited cultural attractions and a world-renowned educational institution - and contribute to both the organization's success and the growth of your skillset by serving as a trusted advisor and providing strategic advice and superior customer service to program area managers and senior leaders during the delivery of end to end human resources services.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The HR Consultant provides strategic HR services and advice to enable clients to make informed decisions in a wide variety of HR areas including: labour relations, talent management, organizational design and workforce planning, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, health, safety and wellness, the interpretation and application of collective agreements, and the development and delivery of associated policies, tools, and training.

You will build and maintain collaborative relationships while partnering with managers and senior business leaders on business planning initiatives in order to gain an understanding of their business plans, operational needs and challenges and to assess and consult on potential HR risks, issues and opportunities. You will also represent the employer in the employer-union relationship and develop, maintain and model a strong employee/labour relations environment that reflects the OSC's vision, mission, and strategic direction.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

How do I qualify?

Technical Skills and Knowledge

You have:
- Advanced knowledge of human resource and management theories, techniques and principles with specialized knowledge in labour relations, alternate dispute resolution, and negotiation to provide expert and strategic advice to clients.
- Applied knowledge of relevant legislation as well as experience interpreting collective agreements and case law and applying policies, directives and guidelines; prior experience in the broader public sector would be an asset.
- Generalist knowledge in a combination of the following human resources areas: talent management and recruitment, organizational design and workforce planning, job evaluation, salary and benefits/pension administration, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, and health, safety and wellness to provide consultative services, support and tools for clients.
- Knowledge of and experience using human resources information systems and desktop software effectively.

Strategic Planning and Analytical Skills

You have:
- The ability to analyze business needs and risks and to identify issues (in particular those that have labour relations, legal and/or policy implications), develop strategies and recommend/implement solutions.
- Strategic thinking and creative problem solving skills to tailor your advice based on specific needs and to support the effective management of human resources.
- Resourcefulness and research/analytical skills to independently identify, analyze and resolve a range of complex and sensitive issues.
- Strong project management skills to lead and/or participate in projects for the development and implementation of corporate initiatives and have experience managing a high volume of work with competing priorities and deadlines.

Communication, Relationship Management, and Consultation Skills:

You have:
- Demonstrated experience advising and guiding management by providing solution-oriented, client-focused and strategic advice and support.
- Negotiation skills and strong judgement, political acuity, tact and discretion to facilitate the resolution of complex labour relations matters.
- Consultation, customer service and relationship management skills to determine, understand and anticipate client needs and manage client expectations.
- Written communication, presentation and facilitation skills to communicate human resources policies, best practices and legislation in a clear, concise and meaningful way.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Human Resources
Posted on:
Friday, November 5, 2021
  • T-SC-171603/21

    Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.
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 Monday, November 22, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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