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BAND 2 – Industrial Relations Officer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date December 7, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $63,200.00 - $87,600.00 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations,
Category Business / Management
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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BAND 2 – Industrial Relations Officer – (56368)

Posting Title: BAND 2 – Industrial Relations Officer
Position Classification: Band 2
Union: N/A
Location: Dawson Creek, BC V1G2E2 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Langley, BC V5A 4P8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T6L8 CA
Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA
Richmond, BC V7E 5T2 CA
Terrace, BC V8J4E1 CA
Salary Range: $63,200.00 – $87,600.00 annually
Close Date:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Ministry of Labour
Ministry Branch / Division: Employment Standards
Job Summary

Industrial Relations Officer
Management Band 2

The starting salary for this position is expected to be $80,000 annually.
Please note this is an ongoing posting without a scheduled close date.  The posting close date will be added to the posting one month prior to the posting close date.  Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established for all Employment Standards Branch locations: Kelowna, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Terrace, Langley, Richmond, Nanaimo, Victoria

Employ your excellent analytical and decision-making skills and your commitment to client service and have a positive impact on employment relationships in B.C.

The Employment Standards Branch is responsible for ensuring awareness of and compliance with all requirements of the Employment Standards Act (the Act) and Regulation and for providing front-line services to employers and employees in carrying out these legislative provisions. This involves interpreting, administering and enforcing the Act and Regulation to determine whether employees are owed wages by their employers. The Branch also provides support to the Labour Relations Board.

Industrial Relations Officers (IROs) serve as senior officers in the Employment Standards Branch. As delegates of the Director of Employment Standards, IROs investigate, mediate or adjudicate complaints made by employees against their employers regarding alleged contraventions of the Act. IROs also initiate investigations or conduct audits on behalf of the Director of Employment Standards. IROs enforce the Act and write decisions consistent with legal requirements within the framework of administrative fairness and natural justice. IROs are skilled communicators who are responsible for improving awareness and knowledge of employment standards in the Province. In addition, IROs conduct representation votes for the Labour Relations Board.

The nature of the work is diverse and complex. IROs manage a high volume and demanding caseload that requires critical thinking, sound analysis, expeditious decision-making, excellent oral communication and writing skills and the ability to balance competing priorities between parties who may be upset or emotional.  If you have the initiative required for this challenging role, we look forward to receiving your application.

To learn more about these B.C communities you can click on the Hello BC link here!

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • A university degree.
  • Experience interpreting and applying legislation, contracts, and/or policies.
  • Experience writing persuasive arguments or decisions.
  • Experience composing analytical reports, policies or procedures.
  • Experience interviewing parties, obtaining and disclosing information, keeping notes and preparing correspondence.
  • Experience resolving disputes or complex issues between opposing parties.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Online Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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