Human Resources Advisor

December 22, 2022

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Human Resources Advisor
Job Number : 45381
The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is seeking a human resources professional with an interest and skill set in employee and labour relations to work to foster and promote effective employer/employee working relationships within the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). Utilizing an interest-based, problem-solving approach the Human Resources Advisors will work with supervisors, sworn and civilian members and unions/associations to identify and resolve workplace issues, concerns and disputes. Responsibilities of the role will include:
  • Provide advice and guidance to supervisors on the interpretation and application of relevant policies, collective agreements, legislation and other terms and conditions of employment.
  • Represent the EPS during the internal dispute resolution (grievance) process.
  • Assist managers/supervisors in completing employee performance reviews; advise managers/supervisors on addressing performance concerns.
  • Provide advice, guidance and recommendations to supervisors in addressing attendance concerns.
  • Conduct workplace investigations and workplace assessments, as well as recommend and facilitate appropriate resolutions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders including supervisors, employees, and unions and associations.
  • Correspond with union representatives on a variety of matters.
  • Provide training to supervisors on best practices in areas of performance management, discipline, grievance handling, and other employee and labour relations matters.
  • Consult with and advise supervisors on communication, conflict resolution, team building, etc. to prevent and resolve workplace issues.
  • Partner with Disability Management to develop recommendations and solutions for return to work and duty to accommodate situations.
  • Participate on HR projects and project teams to develop new and existing initiatives, programs and resources focused on improving organizational and employee effectiveness.
  • In partnership with the Classification and Compensation team, provide position descriptions and job evaluation expertise in the assessment of new/or changed roles.
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Diploma or degree in business administration/commerce with a major in human resources management or other related discipline.
  • CPHR Designation would be considered an asset.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of diversified and progressive human resources experience, of which at least three (3) years has been in a unionized environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of grievance processes, progressive discipline, attendance management, performance management, labour law, and organizational effectiveness tools and practices.
  • Communicates effectively with others, both verbally and in writing, to build open and respectful dialogue, establishing understanding and commitment to initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective decisions using critical thinking, experience and organizational values. Ensures a consistent decision-making approach across groups and a focus on future implications of decisions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continually learn, embrace challenges and support the learning and development of others.
  • Ability to establish strong collaborative working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and external stakeholders.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to consider different points of view and to effectively and calmly deal with conflict, utilizing an interest-based problem-solving approach.
  • Flexible with the ability to set and adjust priorities in response to changing and emerging issues and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality.
  • As part of your pre-hire screening you will be required to complete an Enhanced Security Clearance. Should you accept employment with the Edmonton Police Service you acknowledge and agree to participate in future Enhanced Security Re-Clearances at scheduled intervals or in any other circumstances, exigent or otherwise, as required by Human Resources Division.

COVID-19 Notice: New employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination. New employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption.

Hours of Work:

36.9 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Hours of work may be subject to the terms and conditions of variable hours of work program.

Salary Range:

95M, Salary Grade: PT2, $72,249.09 – $115,010.72 (annually).


  • The City of Edmonton thanks applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Candidates considered for the position will be contacted.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
  • Please include a current resume and covering letter with your online application.
  • Please note that the option to work remotely is not available at this time.

The Province of Alberta is a party to the Federal Agreement on Internal Trade, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility with British Columbia and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement with British Columbia and Saskatchewan. All of these agreements promote labour mobility between the Provinces. Applicants may obtain information regarding recognition of extra provincial credentials at