Grievance and Adjudication Officer, Classification

Grievance and Adjudication Officer, Classification
Employment type: Full-time
City: Ottawa - Gatineau
Last visit: 2014-10-17
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-17


Competition   Number:


Position   Title:

Grievance and   Adjudication Officer, Classification


Collective   Bargaining Branch / Representation

Employment   Type:

Term   up to (12) twelve months


Bilingual   (French and English)


Band   12


$92,111   - $103,674 plus $1,400.49 Bilingual Allowance


Unifor   2025




Purpose of Position


Under the direction of the Coordinator Representation Section the Grievance and Adjudication Officer/Classification is responsible for:

representing the PSAC and/or members before various      boards or administrative tribunals (PSLRB etc and arbitrators appointed      under the collective agreement as well as through mediation or similar      processes, primarily on matters relating to classification;

providing advice      and guidance to Component and PSAC officers in the interpretation and      application of federal labour and human rights legislation, or of      provincial and territorial labour and human rights legislation and the      associated regulations, as they relate to classification;

providing      advice, guidance and assistance in the preparation and presentation of      classification, job description and related grievances and the gathering      of related evidence;

analyzing cases      unresolved at the final level of the grievance process with a view to      proceeding to adjudication or arbitration;

researching and preparing      grievance cases to be presented at adjudication/arbitration and acts as      advocate for the grievor;

negotiating      grievance settlements with various employers to obviate the need for a      formal hearing;

reviewing      arbitration or adjudication decisions with a view to proceeding to the      Federal Court or other judicial bodies on questions of law or      jurisdiction;

assisting in the      preparation of training and developing courses and participating in or      conducts seminars, workshops or formal courses on classification;

preparing      articles or bulletins on the subject of grievances and      arbitration/adjudication of classification grievances for the information      and education of the membership;

performing other      Branch functions, including representation at adjudication on matters      other than classification, as required.



Knowledge and Experience

Significant experience with      classification procedures and policies;

Knowledge and experience in the field of      labour relations with progressive responsibility in the application of      labour law in the interpreting of collective agreements and legal texts      and in making representation before classification appeal committees,      administrative tribunals and other adjudicators;

Knowledge of acts and regulations,      policies and practices which govern the employer-employee relationship;

A thorough knowledge and understanding      of the practices and principles of the labour movement.


Ability to research case law, interview      witnesses from various backgrounds and the ability to impart to others the      meaning and effect of the language and construction of statutes,      regulations and collective agreements and to argue cases before      administrative tribunals;

Ability to plan, organize and      co-ordinate the preparation of various cases in a dynamic and changing      work environment that requires critical analytical and logical thinking to      provide solutions to problems;

Ability to innovate and take the      initiative in the process of grievance resolution;

Ability to communicate orally and      in writing at a high level in English;

The ability to work independently with a      minimum of supervision.

Personal Suitabilities

The ability to understand, influence and      serve the membership of a union and an understanding and commitment to      trade union and equity principles and social activism.


Area of Search – This competition is open to:


A detailed job description is available on our website: or on the attached document below.













Area of Search – This competition is open to:


Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC   Holdings Ltd.

Members giving PSAC membership number.

General public.

Closing Date: October   29, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)



How to Apply


Internal applicants should submit their résumé online through the intranet. Members of PSAC should provide their membership number in order to be considered in the membership level of the competition.


Indeterminate PSAC employees may request a transfer in accordance with the applicable collective agreement by sending a written request to the Human Resources Section on, or before the closing date.





The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.

Career Level: Experienced

Industry: Government and Public Sector

Job Function: Legal