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BC Public Service

BAND 4 - Director, Employee Relations and Investigations, Temporary

Burnaby, BC
5 days ago
90,900 to 120,800 per year
Posting Title
BAND 4 - Director, Employee Relations and Investigations, Temporary

Position Classification
Band 4


Burnaby, BC V8J 1O1 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$90,900.08 - $120,800.24 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary (Auxiliary)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Liquor Distribution Branch

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Job Summary

Director, Employee Relations and Investigations, Temporary
Management Band 4

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.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Human Resources, the position leads a team of professionals conducting investigations and providing labour relations advice in an environment where labour and employment law, regulations and policy are continually evolving. This position leads complex investigations promoting effective employer and employee relations.

The Director, Employee Relations and Investigations is a key position in a well-established and respected organization. This position is a crucial role within the Human Resources Division, responsible for the programs and services for employee relations and investigations. The Director develops, coaches, mentors and leads a team comprised of unionized and excluded management positions.

The Director is a reliable and trusted Senior HR Practitioner that provides strategic council and senior advice on all matters relating to Employee Relations and Investigations. The Director is a solutions specialist with demonstrated talent in the areas of communication, analytical and critical thinking, and the ability to apply good judgement to complex situations to achieve effective and efficient dispute resolution.

This position may require the ability to travel overnight within the Province of British Columbia. A 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 temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as law or business administration. An equivalent combination of education and recent experience may be considered; candidates with 5 years of progressive, recent and relevant experience as defined below combined with a diploma or certificate in a related field may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.

Applicants must have achieved extensive related and relevant experience, including experience at a senior level, that would enable them to achieve and be successful at meeting the goals and objectives of the position.

Related and relevant experience includes:
  • Progressive management experience in a changing environment, including providing leadership to and developing senior advisor level staff, as well as leading a large team of advisory and administrative staff.
  • Progressive labour relations experience at a senior level, including interpreting collective agreements, HR legislations, policies and procedures, and terms and conditions; negotiating and resolving conflict situations with the intent to develop mutually acceptable conditions; leading complex negotiations; conducting and overseeing workplace investigations; representing cases at quasi-judicial hearings; applying due diligence regarding legal implications and applying various Acts and policies to a variety of complex situations.
  • Providing consultative advice and expertise on relevant and complex HR matters in a unionized environment to human resource practitioners, managers and supervisors; communicating research findings and policy advice to audiences of senior decision makers and labour relations specialists.
  • Experience in business transformation and change leadership initiatives.

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 at 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 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