Human Resources Advisor – District of West Vancouver

21 June 2023

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Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community.

The Human Resources Department has an opening for a permanent, full-time Human Resources Advisor. If you are an energetic, resourceful problem solver who is excited to work with and learn about a variety of departments in a municipal government setting, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Human Resources, this position is responsible for:

  • Providing consultation and advice to managers and staff on a wide range of human resource programs, processes, initiatives and labour relations matters;
  • Ensuring that practices are consistent and comply with legislation, collective agreements, administrative regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, managers, bargaining agents, and external contacts, and interacting in a manner that builds trust, credibility, and rapport;
  • Coordinating, guiding, and participating in the recruitment and selection process; and,
  • Participating in other duties and special projects as assigned.

The ideal candidate has: completed a degree in Human Resources or a related field; experience in all functional areas of HR in a unionized environment; a record of accomplishments which demonstrates effective teamwork, collaborative problem solving and excellent customer service; a high energy level; an appetite for progressive change and continuous learning; strong organizational and time management skills;  success in building and maintaining strong working relationships; and exceptional facilitation, negotiation, and communication skills. A CPHR designation would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be required to supply an acceptable police information check and a copy of their credentials. A personal vehicle and a valid BC Driver’s License are required.

Position Status:
Exempt – Permanent, Full-time

Hours of Work:
35 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)

Closing Date:
Open until filled

To Apply:
Please contact Harbour West Consulting with your letter of introduction and CV at or 604-998-4032

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted