Negotiator - Competition 17/30 - Internal & External

Competition 17/30

Internal & External

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing some 55,000 professionals and scientists throughout Canada, requires a bilingual Negotiator for its National Office.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director, National Labour Relations, the Negotiator is responsible for performing labour relations functions related to collective bargaining. Major responsibilities include:

  • planning, developing, and implementing negotiation objectives, proposals, strategies, essential services objectives and exclusions and designations proposals with group executives and bargaining committees;
  • representing the Institute as Chief Spokesperson and coordinator at negotiations, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, strike, organization, exclusions and designations, and mobilization activities;
  • facilitating effective functioning of bargaining teams and bargaining processes;
  • providing advise, guidance, information and reports to the Section Head and internal and external clients on topics pertaining to collective bargaining and labour relations;
  • advising on the interpretation and administration of collective agreements and reviewing and analyzing the language for adequacy, restrictiveness and history of complaints;
  • ensuring that collective agreements and arbitral awards are properly executed and implemented;
  • conducting workshops, presentations, and training to constituent bodies as required;
  • preparing and presenting submissions for conciliation and arbitration; and
  • representing the Institute and providing expertise at group executive and other meetings, as required.

The Candidate:

The successful bilingual candidate possesses a university degree in labour relations or a related discipline and has five to eight years of recent experience as a chief spokesperson, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. The candidate has a thorough knowledge of the authorities governing employer/employee relations in the federal public service and other jurisdictions in which Institute members are employed, particularly as legislation relates to collective bargaining. The candidate must also have the ability to organize, develop and conduct collective negotiations meetings with the Employer on behalf of Institute Groups and has the demonstrated ability to formulate bargaining strategies, including legal action and provide related advice to bargaining teams and members. Excellent communications skills are required as the Negotiator will be required to prepare briefs, reports, newsletters and correspondence on a wide range of subjects related to collective bargaining. The candidate must have the demonstrated ability to effectively develop, prepare, and present Institute briefs to Arbitration and Conciliation boards and grievance adjudicators/arbitrators. The incumbent will be required to travel.

The Salary: $87,303 to $109,129   (G7)


Applications, making reference to competition 17/30 and complete with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., January 10, 2018 by e-mail to

Thank you for your interest in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.