Careers - Human Resources Consultant

Contract Human Resources Consultant: Competition TOS2021-03

Part-Time (Approx. 20 hrs/wk) 12 Month Term

Reporting to the Manager of Human Resources, the HR Consultant is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources support as well as assigned HR projects to the Town of Strathmore. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, in providing timely HR support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvements where required.

We are seeking an experienced, driven and strategic HR professional who will have the opportunity to support and advise the whole organization in a service oriented, responsive manner on a full range of HR services and functions.  With ample opportunity to build processes, train leaders and provide functional leadership, the HR Consultant will be able to contribute to enhancing our best practice approach and leave his or her mark on the organization.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide advice and support on all HR cycles such as talent management, performance management (emPerform), employee relations, workforce planning and organizational design, compensation, disability case management, etc. as required;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with leaders and staff to realize the most effective outcomes of people plans and strategies;
  • Advise directors, managers, supervisors and employees regarding employee relations, recommending practices necessary to establish a positive work environment and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation as needed;
  • Provide mentorship, guidance and HR training to the HR Analyst as required;
  • Participate in the conduct of fact-finding meetings/investigations when complaints or concerns are brought forth;
  • Provide expert recommendations/solutions related to the interpretation and application of employment standards, human rights legislation and Town policies and procedures for directors, supervisors and employees, to ensure consistency throughout Town practices;
  • Work closely with the OH&S Advisor to uphold organizational health and safety and to manage WCB claims and cases, including return-to-work planning and case management;
  • Create and facilitate training sessions focused on growing people-development skills among leaders and employees;
  • Support the Town’s annual compensation cycle; update and maintain salary budget information; input to annual & ad hoc salary surveys;
  • Provide support in reviewing, developing and implementing current and new HR policies and HR projects as required.

Desired Education and Experience:

  • 5-7 years of HR strategic partner and client-facing experience where influence and strong judgement were keys to success;
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration, Leadership or related degree from a recognized post-secondary institution;
  • Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation or CPHR Candidate qualification is considered an asset;
  • Experience in municipal government sector considered an asset;
  • Strong experience in employee relations management, including completing investigations and workplace assessments;
  • Proven experience of coaching leaders and employees;
  • Experience in influencing and successfully supporting organizational change;
  • Thorough knowledge in legislation on human rights, occupational health and safety, employment standards, labour relations, pay equity and other applicable HR areas;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications. Previous experience with payroll systems such as Great Plains (Diamond) & budgeting applications such as Questica is an asset.

Competencies and Behaviors:

  • A highly organized problem solver with the proven ability to think and act strategically,  supported by strong analytical skills;
  • Strong functional knowledge in all aspects of human resource policies, programs and processes and ability to assess and execute on organizational effectiveness priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution & interpretation skills;
  • A team player with a high degree of personal drive and motivation towards team support, collaboration and reaching organizational goals;
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, manage priorities and adapt to change in a dynamic environment, while effectively interacting with peers;
  • Relationship, project management, communication and consulting skills in order to build positive relationships with client groups and key partners.

Application:  Please submit a cover letter and complete resume of experience and qualifications, quoting Competition TOS2021-03 to:

This competition will remain open until Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.



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