Our newly created position, the Human Resources Officer, will report directly to the Chief Administrative Officer and is a vital member of the Corporate Management Team. Responsible for providing leadership and direction in the development, implementation, and administration of human resource activities. This position is responsible for the provision of a wide range of human resource and employee relations strategies, programs, and services to all Town departments.
You can find the Town of Vegreville just one-hour east of Edmonton, surrounded by farmland and small communities. Part of the County of Minburn, Vegreville has 5,700 residents and offers all the amenities large cities have such as shopping centers, accommodations, recreation facilities (arena, pool, tennis courts, fair grounds, etc.), local restaurants and hosts various annual events while offering affordable housing pricing. This community has many businesses and industries such as Agriculture, Hemp & Cannabis, Scientific & Technical, as well as Oil and Gas Manufacturing.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume on or before September 1, 2022.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, evaluate, monitor, implement, and update Human Resources policies and procedures, in compliance with all Federal and Provincial employment standards, regulations, and arbitral jurisprudence.
Manage the recruitment and selection of staff and provide assistance to the CAO and management team when required.
Deliver coaching assistance, guidance, and support relevant to organizational development, the needs of all departments, and the improvement of efficiency and effectiveness.
Provide timely, accurate advice and recommendations to Management, Council, and its committees where appropriate, making them aware of legal obligations and future ramifications and respond to the decisions and directions generated by same.
Manage performance management policies, providing advice and assistance with performance issues, assist with disciplinary matters and assist in the development of training plans for employees.
Revise, direct/guide and maintain the Municipality's job evaluation and pay equity procedures and policies; manage the compensation and benefits plan, including recommendation and negotiation of plan alterations.
Create and maintain a staff development and training plan which addresses succession planning and the improvement of deficiency and effectiveness; coordinate or lead training sessions as required.
Provide advice and assistance in the investigation of issues such as absenteeism, Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, the Human Rights Code, Inclusions and Diversity and Workplace Health and Safety.
University degree in Human Resource Management or related field from a recognized educational institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation would be an asset.
Considerable experience (3-5 years) with human resources works with sound managerial experience preferably in a municipal environment.
Extensive knowledge of pro-active HR philosophies, practices and processes of change management, recruitment and retention, job evaluation, compensation and benefits, employee and labour relations, training and development, performance management, and health, safety, and wellness.
Thorough knowledge of labour law, employment standards, human rights and other related legislation are required to ensure compliant policies and practices.
Ability to develop and present Human Resources strategies and solutions to internal stakeholders, while commanding their attention and respect.
Ability to work effectively under pressure, with changing priorities, deadlines, and to readily adapt to change.
Good combination of conceptual intelligence and operational skills to translate ideas into action.
Anticipation skills, the employee must perceive the organization's social environment and monitor foreseeable developments.
Communication skills, listening skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and ease in negotiation.
Unique human approach and inspiring leadership.
Strong analysis skills, curiosity, and creativity to elaborate action and management plans.
Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills.