HR Assistant - Recruitment - City of Burnaby

HR Assistant - Recruitment

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Regular Full Time

Competitive with excellent benefits


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Last Updated:
8/30/22 2:53 PM

As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community.  As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community.  With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.

Are you a Human Resources professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Our Recruitment division is seeking an HR Assistant – Recruitment to join our People and Culture team due to a recent promotion. If you excel at providing world-class customer service and enjoy working in a stimulating learning environment – this position may be for you!

The successful candidate will perform recruitment duties for auxiliary clerical positions, support senior staff primarily on recruitment activities but also as required in all sections of the department, and provide assistance and information on policies, procedures and benefits. This position requires considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques used in recruiting, interviewing, and testing applicants, as well as, the ability to understand and apply the terms of the collective agreements, exercise tact and discretion in processing confidential materials, and effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Performs related work as required.

Superior internal and external customer service skills are vital to the role along with a sense of urgency, strong decision making skills, organizational skills, and teamwork. This role requires performing a variety of clerical recruiting duties; creating innovative job postings and newspaper advertisements; arranging testing and interviews; checking references for entry level positions; preparing appointment letters; and preparing new employee documentation packages. The successful candidate will also be responsible for ordering office supplies, contract administration, and maintaining records and files. The People and Culture Department values teamwork and takes pride in everything we do. The ideal candidate will bring a positive approach and energy to their work as well as adaptability and the desire for continuous and active learning. 

This successful candidate possesses a Diploma in Human Resources and 2 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Intermediate skills with MS Office Suite are required with Adobe Suite being an asset.

Hours of work: 70 hours bi-weekly; 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM with a nine-day fortnight schedule.

The closing date for this competition has been extended and this will remain open until filled. New applications are welcome!

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire.  External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Human Resources
Posted: September 22, 2022, 12:00 pm
Expires: October 22, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years

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