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Manager, Human Resources

Job Type: 
HR / Benefits / Payroll
MD of Greenview
Job Description : 

Located in Northwest Alberta, the Municipal District of Greenview is a vast and diverse area rich in oil and gas, fertile farm-land, and mixed-wood forests. As the third-largest rural municipality in Alberta, Greenview boasts diversity in economic activities and an extraordinary landscape. Greenview’s economy is strengthened by its diversity, a talented workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Our residents experience adventure right in their backyards with lakes, rivers, Rocky Mountain peaks and vast prairie offering a year-round outdoor playground for all ages.


Reporting to the CAO, the Human Resources Manager will build, maintain and enhance the organization’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. The incumbent will oversee and manage the Human Resources Department which includes Employee Relations, Compensation, Payroll, Benefits, Recruitment, as well as, Health and Safety program.


  • Manage and support the Human Resources department staff by providing leadership, guidance, training, and carry out recruitment, as required
  • Budget planning and management for the Human Resources department
  • Maintain regular communication with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure procedures for safeguarding and releasing personal information comply with Freedom of Information and Privacy (FOIP) regulations, provincial legislation and related company policies


  • The Human Resources Manager leads the following Human Resources team members: HR Officer, Recruitment; HR Officer, Generalist, HR Officer, Payroll & Benefits, HR Coordinator, Administrative Support, HR, Safety Advisor, as well as, Health & Safety Coordinators

Employee Relations

  • Lead and deliver a diverse and in-depth range of Human Resources services, including employee relations, managerial coaching and safety management
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Staff Liaison Committee and CAO during Staff Agreement Negotiations.
  • Serve as the spokesperson and/or a key participant for the management team for all labour negotiations
  • Perform routine and complex investigations involving employees, supervisors and management in the areas of harassment, discrimination and other employee relations issues
  • Provide expertise and advise to Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and other members of management on employee relations issues • Provide guidance with respect to employment legislation, Staff Agreement, grievances/disputes, human resources policies and workplace issues
  • Address employee concerns and resolve workplace conflicts
  • Ensure Greenview is compliant with contractual and Provincial legislative requirements, such as the Employment Standards Code, Human Rights Act (HRA) and the Staff Agreement.
  • Liaise with Legal Counsel, as required
  • Maintain employee relations by supporting management in counselling and disciplining employees, planning and monitoring. This progressive discipline can include leading to termination processes
  • Act as a resource and provide referrals to employees, if needed

Compensation, Benefits & Payroll

  • Provide leadership in maintaining the internal equity of Greenview’s job evaluation frameworks, including making final determination on position classification
  • Analyze compensation policies in relation to legal requirements and regulations
  • Review comparable organizations or geographic areas and recommend changes to maintain competitiveness
  • Lead the job evaluation process, including completing reviews, conducting job audits, coaching HR Partners on writing good job profiles and lead the team in validating reviews to determine appropriate band
  • Review and approve salary increases permitted within budgetary limits and according to established compensation policies and practices
  • Provide guidelines on position classification and reclassification
  • Support the HR Officer, Payroll and Benefits in payroll processing, and the administration of the employee benefit program
  • Oversee the maintenance of historical human resource records, as well as, current records
  • Participate in the development and/or delivery of major Human Resources projects, i.e. Compensation and Benefits Design, Employee Communication and Incentive Programs, Training and Organization Development initiatives 
  • Maintain a salary benchmarking plan by conducting periodic salary surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations, recommending and implementing pay structure revisions

Recruitment and Retention

  • Provide direction and support the HR Officer, Recruitment in establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program
  • Conduct and analyze exit interviews; provide recommendations to management
  • Provide expertise managers in developing and carrying out strategic succession plans Safety
  • Manage the Health and Safety team to ensure professional support and assistance is constantly provided to Greenview’s management and that the department is meeting its goals and objectives
  • Support the management and maintenance of existing Safety program, policies and procedures and development of new procedures and safety policies as needed
  • Provide direct oversight to the development of Greenview’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures as created by the Safety team • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the management system and ensure timely corrective action of audit findings.
  • Support the implementation, maintenance, monitoring and support of the company’s Health, Safety and Environment Program
  • Monitor and evaluate health and safety standards
  • Support the Safety team with Greenview’s Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Return-toWork program
  • Provide guidance, as required, to the Safety team and the HR Officer, Payroll and Benefits with WCB issues pertaining to accounts, claims cost, correspondence and changes in regulations


  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; review professional publications; establish personal networks; participate in professional associations
  • Maintain Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation by attending conferences, workshops and networking sessions, as required
  • Occasional travel
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Labour Relations or Safety Management.
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation an asset • 7+ years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions
  • Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization, development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, recruitment, organization development, employee relations, safety, employee engagement and employee development


  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Good knowledge of HR Software systems, group insurance benefit programs, RSP plans, WCB and disability management programs
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop staff members
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment
  • Evidence of the ability to practice and coach organization managers in the practice of a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational management skills
  • Familiar with the Employment Standards Act and Human Resources common practices and procedures and you are able to interpret common business and Human Resources journals and legislative guidelines
  • Ability to travel throughout the province of Alberta (driving or flights as required)
  • Has own vehicle and maintains valid class five driver's license


  • Extensive use of computer and telephone • Long periods of sitting, good lighting, temperature and noise control. • Minimal physical effort; occasional light lifting
  • Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however occasional overtime may be required


  • All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
  • Required to wear correct Personal Protective Equipment as per safe job procedures

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Closing Date: 
October 31, 2020
Application Return: 

Interested candidates may submit cover letter (stating the position you are applying to) and resume, in one of the following ways:

By E-mail: careers@mdgreenview.ab.ca (please quote the position in the subject line)

Mail or Drop Off:

Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079
Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0

Website: https://mdgreenview.ab.ca/programs-services/departments/human-resources/...
Confidential Fax: 780-524-3981

Note: This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. While we truly appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.