Human Resources Generalist

Job Title: Human Resources Generalist
Term: Permanent Full Time
Posted on: 27/04/2022,
Closing Date: 27/04/2022
Department: Corporate Services

Posting Number:                     23/22

Position Title:                          Human Resources Generalist

Reports to:                              City Manager

Business Division:                  Corporate Services

Summary:                               Reporting to the City Manager, the Human Resources, Generalist is primarily responsible for administration of Human Resources policies, procedures, and programs including but not limited to; recruitment and orientation, training and development, labour relations, benefits and compensation, performance management, and organizational development.

Duties Include:

  • The design and distribution of human resources and labour relations related communication.
  • Plans and implements projects in keeping with organizational principles to achieve outlined management objectives.
  • Performs organizational job planning including creation and maintenance of job descriptions, job evaluations and classification, and comparative compensation evaluation.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and selection of new staff utilizing a variety of methods to reach new potential candidates in the job market.
  • Performs onboarding and orientation of new staff, or of staff that have made a significant internal movement.
  • Performs the research, evaluation, development, and implementation of training and development programs requested by division managers and aligned with organizational goals.
  • Consults with Managers on disciplinary and performance management matters.
  • Consults with Managers on matters of employee/labour relations management by providing support and recommendations. This includes coordination and delivery of responses to varying stages of arbitration, grievances, or mediation.
  • Responsible for conducting internal audits and investigations when required and assisting with audits and investigations conducted by third parties.
  • Responsible for the administration and maintenance of the Human Resources files, both physical and digital.


NOTE:  The duties listed are not set forth for the purpose of limiting the assignment of work.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally performed outside of the listed duties above.


  • University degree or college diploma in Human Resources, Labour Relations or related discipline.
  • Minimum 3 year’s generalist Human Resources experience
  • Professional designation such as CHRP or CHRL preferred
  • Experience in municipal and/or unionized environments is an asset
  • Candidate must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Human Resources Best Practices
  • Knowledge and experience in Labour Relations
  • Knowledge of Federal and Provincial Human Rights and Employment Standards
  • Knowledge of Canadian payroll processing requirements
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of office technology including a variety office software
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to work both independently with minimal supervision as well as in both large and small team environments
  • The ability to work with a high degree of confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully navigate sensitive and stressful discussions and situations

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Normal office environment conditions apply with considerable use of computers and time spent in meetings.
  • Primarily weekday business hours with irregular evenings and weekends, in order to accommodate business needs
  • Tactfully and respectfully handling of information of a confidential nature. A high degree of professional confidentiality is required.
  • Ability to conduct presentations to employees, management group, council or other stakeholders as required.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Lifting or moving up to 20 lbs may be required.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The City of Estevan offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package.

For further information or to apply, please contact:


Sheryl March, Human Resources

1102-4th Street

Estevan, SK S4A 0W7

Ph: (306) 634-1841


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.