Human Resources Business Partner

Requisition #: 23/51
Job #: J0323-0769
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Human Resources
Positions: 1
Posting Date: March 14, 2023
Closing Date: March 28, 2023
Salary/Wage: 97,809.00 - 119,053.00/Year
Department: Human Resources & Safety
Location: 110 Carleton Drive

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The City of St. Albert is a beautiful community adjacent to northwest Edmonton. Known as the Botanical Arts City, St. Albert is a community renowned for its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide a well-rounded quality of life. In recent years, St. Albert has ranked at the top of several national surveys recognizing us as a great place to raise a family, with an excellent quality of life and a strong sense of community. Our employees are passionate about delivering high-quality programs and services to our residents and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert among the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity:

The City of St. Albert has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned and highly capable Human Resources Business Partner to provide a full range of support to assigned client groups regarding the design, execution and measurement of people/talent capability planning, delivery and optimization programs and solutions.

As the HR Business Partner, one of your main clients will be our Fire Services Branch. The successful applicant will provide guidance and coaching regarding organizational design, recruitment and retention, labour and employee relations, workforce and capacity planning, compensation strategy, and talent and performance management. You will form partnerships across the HR function, with the leaders and employees in client departments and with union representatives to deliver value-added services that engage and develop the organization.

The individual is a labour relations specialist who partners with and engages their clients to identify and anticipate their needs and works together with clients and union partners to find solutions that align with the business goals of the organization. They are able to operate independently and also enjoy collaborating within a team environment. The role requires a high level of interpersonal skill, strong problem-solving ability, sound judgment and discretion. A person who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment will be a good fit for this opportunity.


• An undergraduate degree (preferred) or diploma in Commerce, Business, Human Resources or a related field.
• A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation or equivalent.
• A minimum of 5 years experience in labour relations, supporting a unionized workforce is required. As well as experience providing a range of human resource consultative services.
• Experience working with Fire Services in the municipal government sector would be considered an asset.
• Broad knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational design, employee and labour relations, recruitment and selection, and performance management. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in recruitment and labour relations.
• Ability to support client goals while adhering to HR policies and corporate consistency. Excellent problem-solving skills.
• Strong communication skills and ability to effectively manage situations with potential legal implications.
• Proficiency in using programs of the MS Office Suite, HRIS systems, and applicant tracking systems.

Hours of Work:

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks). Please note that this position must work extended hours from time to time, attend outside business-hour meetings, and/or address urgent requirements.

Flexible Work Schedules – This position may be eligible to apply for flexible hours to adjust start and end times by ½ hour.

Hybrid Remote Work – This position may be eligible to apply for Hybrid Remote Work at the completion of the probationary period. Hybrid Remote Work means the majority of worktime (51+%) will be completed in the designated workspace, and the remainder may be worked remotely. Employees must live within a commutable distance of 50 km.


$97,809 - $119,053 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Applicant Information:
• Please prepare a cover letter and resume when applying for this opportunity. They will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted until 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City will be conducting video conference interviews.

Conditions of Employment:
• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.
• A valid Class 5 Drivers License and a personal vehicle for work use are required.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. What is your highest level of relevant education?
*2. How many years of relevant experience do you possess?
*3. Do you possess your CPHR or equivalent?
  4. Do you have experience in a unionized work setting providing Labour Relations in the following: (check all that apply)
*5. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?

Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

If you encounter issues with the City's employment portal, from Monday to Friday between 6am - 6pm MST (excluding holidays), you can request assistance by emailing or calling 1-877-427-7717.