Director of Human Resources

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City of Cambridge
Job Overview

People, Place,Prosperity

Workingwithin our Strategic Plan of People, Place, and Prosperity, and committing toour values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service, the successfulcandidate will work together to make the City of Cambridge a place for peopleto prosper – alive with opportunity.


Job Profile

Reporting to the Deputy City Manager,Corporate Services, the Director of Human Resources will contribute to thesuccess of the organization by providing strategic leadership in planning,developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating the effectiveness of theCity’s HR strategies, procedures and initiatives. As a senior member of thedivision, the Director oversees four managers, and all HR operations to promotea strong employee-oriented culture to further the initiatives in the City’sHuman Resources work plan and the Corporate Strategic Plan. The major areasdirected include, employee and labour relations, recruitment, totalcompensation, health and safety, performance management, succession planning,compensation and benefits administration, learning and organizationaldevelopment.

What you will be doing

  • Adviseleaders on workforce solutions, emerging trends, issues, risks andopportunities for organizational development and improvement

  • Develops,recommends, communicates and evaluates HR and Compensation policies andprocedures, guidelines and templates to meet operational and employee needs

  • Monitorsorganization for compliance with internal human resources policies andpractices, and with relevant labour and employment legislation

  • Establishstandards, practices and a framework of policies, procedures, practices andmethods for all reporting areas to support and optimize a streamlined,integrated and consistent service delivery model

  • Implementthe necessary controls to identify and mitigate risks in all areas ofaccountability; and alert the Corporate Leadership Team to critical issues asthey emerge, making recommendations for action

  • Leadand manage HR related investigations; and Respect in the Workplace issues

  • Userelative HR metrics to identify, analyze and report on trends – based ininformation, take action as required to strategically support the business

  • Provideleadership, direction and general management of the HR team, includingselection, coaching, mentoring, development, performance management, employeerelations and all other people management practices

  • Workwith external legal counsel and other subject matter experts, as needed

  • Establishon-going communications and foster collaboration within both the HR team andwith the business to synergize and share best practices, identifying learningopportunities

  • Leadnegotiations of three collective agreements

  • Conductrecruitment and selection of senior non-union staff

  • Manageand oversee the Job Evaluation plans for three employee groups

  • Provideadvice and guidance to senior management and Council regarding human resourcesmatters

  • Otherrelated duties may be assigned as necessary


You will possess a Degree in Human Resources Management, Social Sciences,Public or Business Administration and be a Certified Human ResourcesProfessional (CHRP, CHRL, CHRE). Certified Municipal Manager (CMM), Certificationin Conducting Respect in the Workplace Investigations and Certified Health andSafety – Workplace Level 2 would be assets.


Experienceand Knowledge

  • 7-10years of related experience

  • Excellentinterpersonal skills, presentation skills and negotiation skills

  • Experiencewith grievance/dispute resolution, interpretation and bargaining of collectiveagreements

  • Experienceleading change to improve the effectiveness of the organization and makerecommendations on areas to improve

  • Broadknowledge of employment legislation and labour law, compensation,organizational development, employee development, and employee health andsafety in the public sector environment

  • Knowledgeof continuous improvement strategies is an asset



Wewill ask you for these items if you are hired

  • Proof ofyour current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications.

  • Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness Training Certificate fromthe Ministry of Labour
  • Valid G driver’s license



  • Annual salary range of $124,373 to $151,672 (Non-UnionSalary Scale, Grade 10).

  • Comprehensive benefits package including extended health, dental,travel benefits; long term disability; accidental death and dismemberment andlife insurance. 
  • Enrolment in Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System(OMERS). 

Hours of work

Monday toFriday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week).


Postingclosing date

We invite qualified candidates toapply for this position by sending your resume to Dave Bush, Deputy CityManager – Corporate Services at bushd@cambridge.ca. Thisposting closes on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Accommodation needs andprotection of privacy

The City of Cambridge is committed to inclusion and diversity andencourages applications from all qualified individuals.  Accommodationsare available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of theselection process. Please make your needs known in advance by contacting CarmenMach-Fell, Executive Assistant, Corporate Services, 519-740-4680 ext.4843 or machfellc@cambridge.ca.

Personal information collected inrelation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlinedin the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and usedsolely to determine eligibility for employment with the City of Cambridge only.

Job Detail
  • Offered Salary$50,000+
  • Career LevelExecutive
  • ExperienceLess than 2 years
  • SECTORMunicipal Government
  • QualificationBachelor Degree
  • Application Closing Time14.12.2018 16:30
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