Human Resources Officer - Human Resources Department

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Date of Posting: 
April 4, 2014
Human Resources Department
Human Resources Officer
Full-Time Permanent
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week
Must be available to work flexible and additional hours.

Commensurate with qualifications


Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Officer will coordinate and provide guidance on all matters related to recruitment and employment at UPEI; oversee applicable aspects of the HR information systems (HRIS and attendance databases); support and participate in labour relations issues and collective bargaining as required; provide direction to unit supervisors on campus and HR support staff on related issues, support other areas and duties of the Human Resources function as required.


The role of HR Officer is a critical position in the department of Human Resources and is one of two more senior positions within the department that report to the Director.  The work requires a thorough knowledge of the recruitment and classification processes, a thorough knowledge of HRIS systems, collective agreements, government legislation and regulations.  The applicant should also possess a sound knowledge of benefit plan administration and employer contractual obligations.  The incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, as well as organizational skills and be able to participate as a team member.  Computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills and mathematical skills are also required. A Degree/Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent experience, preferably in Human Resources Management, and 5-7 years’ experience in a Human Resources department is required for this role.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below.

You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

D. McKie

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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