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Manager, Compensation and Benefits


Competition No: 2024-145

Duration: Regular Full Time

Salary: $122,626 - 128,036 - 133,446 - 138,856 - 144,266/year

Last Updated: 3/28/24

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.

Join our dynamic People and Culture team and be part of helping the City of Burnaby attain its vision of ‘creating the city that we all want to live in and be in’. If you are a results focused professional with extensive experience in consultation, analysis, facilitation, research and project management in a wide range of compensation, organizational and job design, and HR records, benefits and systems services, then this may be the role for you!

Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, you will provide your expertise and advice on the interpretation of policies and procedures to senior management, managers, supervisors, the Union and employees throughout the organization. You will take the lead in the research, design, development, and implementation of compensation, benefits and HR systems policies and programs in alignment with our Burnaby Promise. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to build and maintain effective relationships with leaders, consult with them to understand their needs and provide guidance to achieve their business objectives. This position will require you to oversee staff engaged in compensation, organizational and job design duties along with those engaged in employee records, benefits and HR systems related duties. You will direct the response to job evaluation appeals; convene in meetings with union representatives while working collaboratively to resolve appeals, reviews and approve resolutions recommended by subordinates. In this role you will ensure consistent and appropriate application of job evaluation methodology; monitor trends to evaluate the effectiveness of the City’s compensation system; lead projects, determines required action and provides status updates to the City’s Leadership Team to inform them of critical issues and make recommendations for appropriate course of action. Contribute and participate in the collective bargaining process; contract negotiations along with maintaining effective relationships with benefit carriers, pension plan providers and insurers. As a Senior Manager, you will plan, assign, train, mentor and review the work of a team of specialized compensation and HR systems staff; hire, orient, lead and motivate staff. Performs related work as required.

The ideal candidate will possess a degree in human resources and at least five years of progressive experience with a focus on compensation, job design/evaluation, and organizational design, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) or WorldatWork Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation is preferred. The role requires a comprehensive understanding of compensation and benefits, proficiency in HR systems, and knowledge of related regulations and records. The successful candidate will be adept at planning, organizing, developing, and implementing strategies, as well as communicating effectively and making informed decisions on sensitive issues. Proficiency in MS Office and a valid Driver's Licence for the Province of British Columbia are also required.

Please submit your application no later than Friday, April 26, 2024.

Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted

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