Job Opportunity: Human Resources Advisor

Bring your human resources management expertise to serve democracy in British Columbia.
Be part of a dynamic and collaborative team in this unique opportunity.   

Human Resources Advisor (AO 24)
Competition # EBC2022-02
Full-time, permanent, under the Public Service Act
Administrative Officer 24 – $66,577.72 to $75,884.38 annually
Victoria, B.C.

Posting close date: January 23, 2022

The Human Resources and Development Services work unit provides a full range of HR advice, services, programs and initiatives for daily headquarters operations and for elections. We maintain a core team of 75 permanent staff, and we hire teams of temporary staff for electoral events – up to 20,000 for a provincial general election. We are seeking a dedicated Human Resources Advisor to lead and manage all aspects of our staffing activities and provide expert advice and guidance to hiring managers.

The Human Resources Advisor is an integral part of a collaborative team focused on delivering responsive HR services and day-to-day operational support to the entire organization. If you enjoy being the go-to expert for a variety of different clients, appreciate the critical role that staffing has in meeting an organization’s strategic goals, and thrive in a busy and fast-paced team environment, this is the ideal role to grow your HR career.

Our ideal applicant has strong leadership, communication and organizational skills, holds themselves to high standards of professionalism, and can work well under time pressure. If you enjoy staffing, working in a team and providing excellent client service, we want to hear from you!

Who we are

Elections BC is the independent Office of the Legislature responsible for administering provincial elections in British Columbia. We also administer other events like referenda, and oversee campaign financing rules for local elections.

We are a learning organization where teams collaborate and innovate to find the best possible solutions. We value accountability, impartiality, transparency, innovation, respect, service and integrity, and strive to recognize individual ability and creativity.

What we offer

Our team makes a difference for voters in British Columbia. We work to ensure an accessible and inclusive democratic process for all eligible voters in the province.

We are recognized as one of the top places to work in the BC public service. As an independent and non-partisan Office of the Legislature, our permanent, excluded non-management employees receive the following BC public service benefits:

  • 35 hour work week
  • Personal leave days and overtime pay
  • Public service pension and seniority
  • 4+ weeks paid vacation
  • Flexible health care and dental benefits
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Professional development

Elections BC has a hybrid work model where staff are supported to work part of their time in the office and part of their time from home, when operationally feasible. All staff work in office during electoral events. We believe that flexibility in where we work supports our culture of community and work-life balance, while maintaining productivity, engagement and collaboration.

Job requirements

Education and experience:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in human resources or related discipline and two years of related HR experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference may be given to applicants with five years of related experience.
  • Related experience must include:
    • working with HR concepts, theories and best practices in the areas of recruitment, selection, performance management, employee relations, competencies and employment benefits entitlements
    • full cycle recruitment and selection
    • providing sensitive and confidential HR advisory services to managers and supervisors
    • Experience using a variety of computer applications and databases (Microsoft Office suite)

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Related experience in electoral administration
  • Experience with HR legislation and policy in both government and/or other organizations that have regular and temporary workforce demands and cyclical or fluctuating business and staffing demands
  • Supervisory or team leadership experience
  • CPHR designation or current CPHR candidacy

To apply for this opportunity:

  • Review the job description and organizational chart.
  • Prepare your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant work experience and qualifications.
    • Your application must clearly show how you meet the job requirements.
    • We strongly recommend you submit your application in .pdf format.
  • Email your application to jobs@elections.bc.ca. Include the position title and competition number in the email subject line.

Note:

  • Elections BC is committed to the health and safety of our employees and takes every reasonable precaution against the hazards of COVID-19 in our workplaces. Employees will be required to confidentially provide proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. New hires must satisfy the COVID-19 verification requirements as a condition of their employment offer prior to their start date. Details about the COVID-19 verification process will be provided at the time of offer of hire.
  • To be considered for this opportunity, you must be immediately eligible to accept permanent employment in Canada.
  • The results of this competition may be used to staff similar positions within Elections BC. An eligibility list may be established for future vacancies. Lesser qualified applicants may be appointed at a lower level.
  • The recruitment process for this competition will take place virtually.

Elections BC is committed to fostering a respectful workplace and welcoming diversity and inclusion throughout our organization.

Elections BC | 1-800-661-8683 | elections.bc.ca