Director, Human Resources

City of Maple Ridge

Director, Human Resources


The City of Maple Ridge is a place where people have built distinguished careers in public service. Our organization has a strong focus on succession planning and like a lot of private and public sector organizations; key management team members have reached the age of retirement. We are embracing the opportunity to reach out into the marketplace to find strong candidates to bring their experience and unique voice to our team.

Founded in 1874, Maple Ridge is one of BC’s oldest communities, but it is also one of the fastest growing Cities in Metro Vancouver. This tremendous pace of growth creates opportunities for professionals like you to bring your passion and talents to our organization to build our future, your careers and your family in one of the most incredible natural settings in BC. Your skills and talents are the essential element in helping our organization meet the challenges and opportunities of our community. This is a place where you can make a difference, serve your community with pride and professionalism and work with our elected representatives to turn their vision for our community in action. Are you ready to choose your own adventure?

Reporting to the CAO, the Director of Human Resources will assume a key senior management role and will work collaboratively with others to establish and implement both strategic and business plans to move the City toward achieving its HR objectives. The Director will provide human resources leadership throughout the entire organization and as the subject matter expert on HR policies, best practices, privacy and compliance, will be a critical resource to managers as they seek counsel and advice on how to support employees and ultimately the community. In this position, you will oversee corporate labour relations, health and safety, performance management, compensation administration, recruitment, training and staff development.

As Director, you will lead in the creation and implementation of a wide range of programs including skills training, management and leadership development. You will have comprehensive knowledge of employment law and best practices in a unionized environment and have demonstrated the ability to maintain a positive corporate environment, foster excellent staff relations and promote a safe, enjoyable and harmonious work place.  In addition, this role has a central focus in employment labour relations, including negotiation of Collective Agreements, interpreting and administering Collective Agreements, providing staff advice in the resolution of issues, including but not limited to grievances, discipline, performance management and investigations. 

Our ideal candidate has:
  • a minimum 10 years of broad scope work experience in Human Resources or related business experience, including 7+ years in a leadership position;
  • demonstrated the ability to translate the “big picture” into on-the-ground programs that positively impact the organization;
  • a positive, “can-do” attitude approach that will enable you to deal with challenging situations with integrity, empathy and sincerity;
  • Experience leading the creation and implementation of various organizational development programs including skills training, management and leadership development;
  • proven strength in the delivery of core human resources services in a unionized work place;
  • A bachelor’s degree or Masters in a related field, CHRP an asset.

Bring your innovative thinking, strong sense of humour and customer orientation to a municipality that is recognized for its outstanding quality and progressive approach.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment. (Note – not required a part of the application process; however, will be required upon consideration for employment)

All required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition must also be valid and current at the time the postings close and must be attached with your application. Please have these documents ready to upload when you apply.

What we offer you:
The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development.
If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. 

Apply online at MapleRidge/careers by June 2, 2019

Organization: City of Maple Ridge
Location: Maple Ridge, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Human Resources, Labour Relations
Posted: May 3, 2019, 3:29 pm
Expires: June 2, 2019, 11:59 pm

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