Human Resources Associate Advisor

Competition Number: 22362


Job Title: Human Resources Associate Advisor

Department: Corporate Services - Human Resources

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (Exempt)

Salary: The annual salary range for this exempt position is $89,615 to $101,700 and offers an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: November 10, 2022

Closing Date: November 22, 2022

Last Modified: November 16, 2022, 2:07 pm

Status: Closed


The District of Saanich is the largest municipality in beautiful Greater Victoria, blending both the urban and rural environment and home to approximately 114,000 citizens.  Employing more than 1,500 members, our greatest asset is a high performing workforce. We provide a collaborative, dynamic and progressive work environment that consistently attracts top-quality people, allowing them to grow their skills and perform at their best.

Our competitive wages, excellent benefits package, generous pension plan, supportive and inclusive work environment, flexible work program and progressive initiatives make the District of Saanich a highly desirable place to invest your talent.

It is an exciting time to be in Human Resources at the District, with many initiatives and programs under way. We have a new opportunity available for a permanent full time HR Associate Advisor who will provide support to the HR Management team to achieve HR Divisional goals & improve service delivery. This position will provide support to more senior HR staff in the areas of labour and employee relations, investigations, program development, recruitment and retention, job evaluation and classification, policy development, and in providing client support and consultation on various aspects of the employment relationship.

The HR Associate Advisor may be assigned a client portfolio providing support to managers and supervisors in the conduct of their management responsibilities which includes providing advice and guidance with collective agreement interpretation, policy interpretation and application, performance management issues, employee engagement activities and assisting HR Business Partners in managing the grievance process.

Qualified candidates come with a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years’ progressive HR experience preferably in a unionized environment.  You have foundational knowledge of labour relations, disability management, recruitment and selection, performance management, investigations, benefits, human rights, respectful workplace, organizational design, change and transition. You are proficient with computerized office applications including HRIS and have knowledge and understanding of legislation governing human resources in unionized workplaces.

If this opportunity matches your profile and motivates you, please provide a resume and cover letter outlining your experience, education skillset and how you will bring your team-oriented mindset to complement our awesome HR team.

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.