Manager, Human Resources

Columbia Basin Trust

Manager, Human Resources

The Manager, Human Resources is responsible for all aspects of human resources management and administration in the Trust and Columbia Power Corporation. This includes: human resources planning; the recruitment, selection and orientation processes for new employees; employee retention strategies; performance evaluation and employee training and development; employee relations; compensation and benefits administration; job evaluation and HR policy development.  As well, the Manager collaborates with senior management on the development and implementation of human resources strategies.  This is a management position reporting to the Director, Finance and Operations.     

Responsible of all aspects of human resources management. The Manager:
  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and evaluates the operations of human resources systems to ensure their efficiency and effectiveness and that they support the employment relationship of employees from recruitment to retirement.  
  • Plans human resource requirements in conjunction with other departmental managers.
  • Ensures that the selection of staff in the organizations are based on clearly defined selection criteria and plays a lead role in recruitment activities in cooperation with departmental managers.
  • Develops, administers and evaluates applicant testing as part of the selection process.
  • Plans, coordinates and conducts new employee orientation/on-boarding processes for new managers and staff.
  • Provides current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, compensation, and benefits.
  • Develops and implements employee retention strategies including advising senior management on HR best practices consistent with being an “employer of choice”.
  • Ensures that performance evaluations are conducted departmentally on a timely basis for all regular staff and provides advice to staff and managers about performance evaluation and professional development planning.  
  • Ensures that managers work with staff to incorporate the principles of continuous learning into their professional development plans; assists with the identification of training needs and the selection of appropriate programs; administers employee development programs and co-ordinates internal and external training.  
  • Administers and evaluates employee compensation and benefit programs.
  • Provides advice and assistance to supervisors in the event of employee disputes, dismissals, and performance enhancement plans; provides coaching, guidance and, if required, direct assistance in addressing employee relations problems at the critical level.
  • Coordinates the classification and rating of job positions; drafts job descriptions and oversees the Classification Committee in conducting the job evaluation process.
  • Liaises with provincial departments/ministries with responsibility for compensation oversight.
  • Develops and recommends personnel policies and advises and assists other departmental managers on the interpretation and administration of HR policies and programs.
  • Collaborates with senior management on the development and implementation of organizational human resources strategies.
  • Develops and/or administers special projects.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Training and Experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management or a related discipline OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation. ▪ Four to six years of experience in human resources management with broad based generalist experience including HR management best practices.
  • Sound experience in conducting recruitment and selection, performance evaluation and management, coordinating training and development, benefits administration and job evaluation.
  • Some experience in conflict resolution and coaching.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Maintenance of up-to-date knowledge in human resources management, related technologies and communication trends through extensive reading and continued training.
  • Sound knowledge of the Trust’s and CPC’s objectives, operations and administrative and organizational structures.
  • Sound knowledge of human resources management and organizational development best practices.
  • Sound knowledge of the administration of employment contracts.
  • Working knowledge of related legislation and regulations including the BC Labour Code, the Employment Standards Act and the Worker Compensation Act.
  • Sound computer literacy including sound knowledge of and experience with MS Office 2007 software.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including skills in leadership and team-building to create and maintain a positive, working environment that supports staff in productive work outcomes and professional development.
  • Strong skills in negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships throughout the organization and to deal effectively with individuals at all levels in the organization in a variety of consultative and collaborative processes that may be departmental or organization-wide.
  • Ability to clearly express views, ideas and facts effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise a professional manner, initiative, tact, diplomacy and discretion in dealing with a wide range of contacts and to develop and maintain strong relationships.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and bring sound independent judgment to resolving complex issues.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects while ensuring accuracy and meeting deadlines.
  • A strong commitment to collaborative and consultative processes.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

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Organization: Columbia Basin Trust
Location: Castlegar, BC
Region: East Kootenay / Rocky Mountain
Professional Category(s): Human Resources
Posted: May 7, 2019, 11:33 am
Expires: May 31, 2019, 4:30 pm

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