Director of Human Resources
The Township of Champlain is a charming historical community surrounded by beautiful agricultural landscapes along the Ottawa River. Francophone and Anglophone culture mixes together over food, breweries, markets, and activities of all kinds. Working in rural areas means a peaceful, traffic-free commute giving you more opportunities to discover cycling, pottery, and paddleboard; isn’t achieving work-life balance what you always wanted? Champlain is the perfect place to live, work and play because we focus on the quality of life of our employees and our community!
10 reasons why you should work for the Township of Champlain
- We match employee contributions to one of the best defined benefit pension plans (OMERS) and offer early retirement options.
- We offer our permanent employees a comprehensive group insurance program to meet your individual or family needs.
- We have an established salary structure that allows for continued salary progression as you acquire experience.
- We offer several sick days each year in addition to annual vacation.
- Our employees are our most important asset. We invest energy and resources in their development and growth.
- We offer job stability despite the ups and downs of the economy.
- You will join a multidisciplinary, progressive and open-minded municipal team that has a tangible impact on the Municipality’s future and on thousands of residents’ quality of life.
- Our employees are empowered, and initiative is strongly encouraged.
- You will enjoy multifaceted challenges that match your ambitions.
- You will be involved in the Municipality’s strategy through various development and service improvement projects.
- Develop, evaluate, monitor, implement, and update Human Resources policies and procedures, in compliance with all Federal and Provincial employment standards and regulations, collective agreements, and arbitral jurisprudence.
- Manage the recruitment and selection of staff and provide assistance to the CAO and Directors 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, and Workplace Health and Safety.
Refer to the job description for a comprehensive list of responsibilities.
Required Qualifications and Work Experience
- 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 (5 – 7 years) with human resources work 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.
- Must be fully bilingual (verbal and written) in both English and French.
- 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.
- Office hours are generally Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., but this schedule may vary. Occasionally, after-hours work is required for Council meetings and other occasional meetings.
- The annual salary range is up to $96,796 per year based on a 37.5-hour work week.
- The job involves a lot of pressure, and the employee may be called upon to manage stressful situations and deal with internal conflicts.
- Tools and equipment used: computer, including Word, Excel, Google mail, Escribe, VADIM, HR Download.
- Work is performed primarily in an office setting at the Municipal Town Hall. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
Interested in this challenge?
Apply online at champlain.ca/job (deadline: July 17, 2022)
Start date: as soon as possible
Candidate must be available for an interview on July 21, 2022.
The Township of Champlain is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, indigenous individuals, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. During the recruitment process, our selection tools can be adapted to the needs of persons living with limitations who so request. Rest assured that this information will remain confidential. Champlain adopts a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws. We encourage all persons, regardless of their characteristics, to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of screening applicants.