Compensation Advisor

Metro Vancouver

Compensation Advisor

Full-Time Regular
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be.   

Our Regional Employers Services Department is seeking a Compensation Advisor who is energetic and passionate about job evaluation and compensation and who has exceptional analytical, interpretive and business writing skills.

You are skilled at connecting with clients and have a keen interest in contributing to programs and strategies that support the achievement of organizational goals and objectives. 

In this role, you will:
  • Review and evaluate the work of a wide variety of union positions in client municipalities and associated organizations such as libraries, museums, and police departments. Recommend appropriate classification and value for same, ensuring equitable compensation levels in the region.
  • Review description of job duties and responsibility provided by the client; meet with incumbents and managers to obtain, clarify and confirm information relevant to the job; and discuss concerns with the manager regarding work organization or potential impacts on other positions.
  • Research and analyze information pertinent to the classification and valuation; evaluate job in relation to criteria specific to the client’s jurisdiction, considering both internal and broader regional impact and pertinent arbitration awards.
  • Document analysis and recommendations; prepare new or revise existing class specifications defining duties and responsibilities for the allocation of the position.Ensure consistent use of terminology as established by the benchmarks, regional classes and arbitral jurisprudence.Prepare correspondence to advise client of recommendation.
  • Represent client employers in classification grievances and disputes. Meet with the union and employer to hear grievances and present information on the classification recommendation; advise client of the merits of the union’s argument and potential internal and regional impact; prepare written response to the union argument on behalf of employer; and develop and evaluate alternative approaches for dispute resolution where viable.Represent client employers at arbitration hearings as required, including preparing and presenting opening and closing arguments and rebuttals.
  • Respond to a variety of requests for information, services and advice from client employers and external organizations. Interpret job evaluation agreements and related collective agreement provisions; provide information on classifications in other municipalities; assess possible value impacts of proposed changes in duties and responsibilities; provide preliminary value estimates for new jobs; advise clients on job organization and content; and review and make recommendations regarding pay levels for exempt positions.
  • Conduct and participate in salary surveys and miscellaneous projects such as the design and development of new job evaluation plans.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • 5 years of recent, related experience supplemented by a university degree or diploma in a relevant discipline such as business administration, industrial relations, or human resources; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of human resources management principles with expertise in job evaluation and compensation.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex analytical, interpretive and research work related to compensation and job evaluation for diverse unionized positions.Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply job evaluation agreements and collective agreement provisions to routine and unique circumstances.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound professional advice and guide managers on job evaluation and compensation issues; displays a high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to work under general direction and use sound independent judgment in adapting and applying procedures to address and resolve unusual or problem situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including effective listening and persuasion skills. Superior business writing skills including the ability to analyze, write and revise the content of job descriptions ensuring consistent use of terminology.Ability to draft non-routine correspondence to clients and union representatives clearly outlining the rationale for recommendations.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with internal and external contacts under circumstances that may be controversial or sensitive; ability to manage and respond effectively to emotional triggers in self and others and effectively defend recommendations in the face of considerable opposition.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment.Ability to analyze business needs and provide strategic input.
  • Ability to meet timelines and objectives and demonstrates persistence in overcoming obstacles.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional is an asset.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by October 1, 2018.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Human Resources
Posted: September 14, 2018, 3:22 pm
Expires: October 1, 2018, 4:30 pm

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