With a population of approximately 15 800, Cold Lake is a city that offers a wealth of excitement, adventure and entertainment for all in any season. Hugging the southern shores of Alberta’s seventh largest lake, this recreational paradise can be accessed in summer and winter through western Canada’s largest inland marina. New housing, excellent educational facilities, a multipurpose recreational facility, and a college are just a few of the highlights that truly make Cold Lake a community of choice.
The City of Cold Lake is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assume the full-time, permanent position of Human Resources Advisor within the Corporate Services Department.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Advisor supports all functions of the HR Department including, but not limited to, recruitment & selection, employee/labour relations, payroll & benefits, collective agreement interpretation, and safety. This position acts as an ambassador for the City of Cold Lake by providing excellent customer service to both internal staff members and community members. The HR Advisor will ensure that the implementation of HR services, policies & procedures, and programs are completed in accordance with the collective agreement. The incumbent must form positive working relationships and be able to deal with confidential and sensitive information related to labour relations. The HR Advisor is responsible for the interpretation and monitoring of collective agreement rules and regulations as they relate to HR policies. The position is responsible for facilitating the full recruitment cycle, including conducting interviews and coordinating the orientation process. The HR Advisor provides coverage and support for payroll and benefits functions, as well as the Safety Advisor.
The qualifications for this position include a Degree in Human Resources, with supporting education in Labour Relations considered an asset. A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience in Human Resources, preferably in a Municipality or Government, with 3 years’ experience involving labour relations within a unionized environment is required. Applicants should have their CPHR designation, or CPHR candidacy with the ability to complete the full designation. Safety knowledge and experience, payroll knowledge and experience, with Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification are considered assets. Knowledge of HR department functions, procedures, and the Alberta Employment Standards Code are required. The preferred candidate will have a strong organizational skills and computer skills, a high level of interpersonal skills, the ability to handle sensitive documentation and confidential situations with discretion, strong communication skills with the ability to inspire confidence at all levels of the organization, and the ability to think critically, solve problems, and prioritize multiple projects with tight deadlines.
The City of Cold Lake provides a competitive compensation package to successful candidates, including an exceptional benefits plan, pension plan, and a variety of developmental opportunities.
Interested candidates, submit a detailed resume including qualifications and past and present work experience. Please include a cover letter describing your experience and abilities with respect to the above listed qualifications and copies of any relevant certifications. The City of Cold Lake appreciates receiving applications from all qualified individuals; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. This competition will remain open until July 18, 2021.