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BC Liquor Distribution Branch

BAND 3 - Employee Relations Specialist

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
76,200 to 107,800 per year

Employee Relations Specialist
Management Band 3

At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service. Relationships. Results.’ is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations – from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC’s Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

In Human Resources (HR), we support a large, distributed organization with a range of services from our Talent & Compensation, Organizational Development & Change, Employee Relations and Investigations, and Occupational Health and Safety teams. You’ll get the opportunity to flex your skills in supporting retail, warehouse, and corporate office environments with a unionized employee base. In HR, we know that ensuring employees feel valued and respected and providing opportunities for learning and development is how our business is able to drive efficiencies and profitability.

The Employee Relations Specialist reports to the Director, Employee Relations & Investigations. The individual in this position provides expertise, leadership and direction to, and on behalf of, the Liquor Distribution Branch, with respect to the interpretation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, compliance with labour, employment and human rights laws, policies and procedures, workplace accommodation matters, and managing in a unionized environment.

The Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for all aspects of major workplace investigations, including appropriate documentation and reports, and making recommendations regarding outcomes. This is a senior position within the Employee Relations team and the holder is expected to provide leadership and direction to a team of Labor Relations Advisors, with a focus on continuously enhancing the services provided to the business.

This position may require the ability to travel overnight within the Province of British Columbia. ÂA criminal record check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.Â

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related discipline such as labour relations, employee relations, human resources, administrative law, or investigations.

Three (3) years of recent and related progressive experience as a Labour Relations practitioner, with direct experience and knowledge relating to labour relations best practices and managing in a unionized work environment.

Related and relevant experience includes:
    •Managing employees at a senior advisory level. •Leading or directing labour relations and employee relations investigations. •Experience applying due diligence regarding legal implications and applying various Acts, and policies to a variety of labour relations situations. •Representing cases at quasi-judicial hearings.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Five (5) years of recent and related progressive experience, as above, and related coursework towards a degree, diploma, or certificate would be considered equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:
    •Experience with third party interventions – conducting reviews and/or appeals. •Experience in a unionized working environment addressing conflict situations with the intent to develop mutually acceptable conditions. •Developing and delivering presentations. •Client/customer service and relationship building. •Experience in business transformation and change leadership initiatives. ÂÂ

How to Apply & Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.

A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Bryan Taylor, HR Advisor at 604-252-6386.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.cca before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category

Human Resources, Leadership and Management

Additional Information

Job Profile B3 Employee Relations Specialist

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In British Columbia, there are two branches of government that have responsibility for the liquor industry: the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) and the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB). ...

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