06-1086 Human Resources Specialist

Expiry Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019


Title:                Human Resources Specialist

Department:    Human Resources

Reference #:    06-1086

Status:             Full-time permanent

Salary:             $75,239.54 per annum to start, 35 hour/week


Allowance:      $22,378.25, per annum

Union Status:  Excluded

Closing Date:  Open until filled

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Specialist (HRS) performs a range of HR generalist duties supporting our City staff and day-to-day HR operations. The functional areas of responsibility consist of recruitment and onboarding; policies and procedures; labour/employee relations; regulatory compliance; general HR administration; and the implementation of various HR programs and services. The Human Resources Specialist is expected to provide resolutions and consulting and the above areas in order to maximize the effectiveness and performance of the City’s staff while supporting the delivery of City services to the people of Iqaluit.

Required Education and Experience

  • A university or College degree with a major in Human Resources or a Labour Relations Business Degree combined with a professional designation (CHRP, CHRL and/or CHRE) or professional certification in progress

  • Minimum 3 years direct work experience in HR required

  • Professional work experience in a government or municipal setting and/or work experience in a unionized environment

  • Demonstrated work knowledge of multiple human resource areas preferred with experience in leading the recruitment function.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide beneficial recommendations to solve HR related issues related to regulations, laws and policies

  • Excellent understanding of labour relations and human rights issues

  • Possess a broad knowledge of the theories, principles and practices in the human resources field.

    Technical Skills

  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail required

  • Ability to adapt to and learn fast new software

  • Professional work experience in a government or municipal setting and/or work experience in a unionized environment

  • Excellent understanding of labour relations and human rights issues

  • Must possess strong administrative and organizational skills

  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Proactive, highly organized and extremely detail oriented

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills

  • Ability to interpret and implement organizational policies and procedures

  • Motivated individual with proven initiative

  • Excellent typing skills, including proper spelling and grammar

  • Ability to use general office equipment

  • Data analysis skills required

  • Demonstrated knowledge of change management

  • In-depth and authorities knowledge of collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment

Communication Skills

  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in written with individuals at all levels of the organization and the public

  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments, key external stakeholders

  • Superior telephone manners and strong interpersonal skills

  • Presentation skills required

  • Professional appearance and manners

  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times


  • Assets include the ability to speak Inuktitut

  • An understanding of the local culture and experience living and working in a Northern community is an asset

  • A valid driver’s license

Equivalencies that include a combination of education and experience may be considered.

All relevant certifications are required at time of application.  The successful candidate would be required to submit a Criminal Record Check, as well as an acceptable Driver’s Abstract. 

Please email your resume and credentials quoting Reference # to: hr@iqaluit.ca


Human Resources, City of Iqaluit                      www.iqaluit.ca 

PO Box 460                                                      Phone:  867.975.8506

Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0                                 E-mail: hr@iqaluit.ca