Future Opportunities in Human Resources

  • Future Opportunities in Human Resources 

    Join the OPS HR community - where PEOPLE matter most!

    The Ontario Public Service is seeking to add new talent to its already dynamic human resources team of professionals who proudly deliver HR management advice and services that enable the achievement of government priorities and business results. If you're a highly driven, results-oriented HR professional with a strong focus on providing excellent customer service and looking for a new challenge, we want to hear from you!

    We invest in employee development, provide employees with constructive feedback to foster career growth, and opportunities to collaborate with talented people. Join us and work in an open and inclusive environment and make a difference!

    About the OPS

    The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, employing more than 60,000 people. Every day we are modernizing government operations and improving public services. We have a wide range of meaningful and rewarding career opportunities in communities across Ontario. WN/Ae welcome new ideas and new people, encourage learning and development, and reward achievement. No matter the position, we live the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness.

    The Opportunity

    The results of this competition will create a talent pipeline of qualified HR professionals to fill permanent and temporary opportunities in the following roles: HR Business Advisor, Workforce Planner, HR Advisor, Assistant HR Advisor, Talent Specialist, Talent Assistant, Job Evaluation Specialist and Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Advisor

    Role descriptions are available by clicking on the view job description link at top of the job ad when on our OPS Careers website. Detailed job descriptions will be provided to those candidates selected for an interview.

    The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. The pipeline will be used to fill current and future opportunities within the next twenty-four months.

    The Location

    Most HR head offices are in the province's capital. With more than 50 per cent of residents belonging to a visible minority, over 200 distinct ethnic origins represented, and over 150 languages spoken, Toronto is regarded as one of the most diverse cities in the world.

    In addition, the HR community is in centres outside of Toronto, in cities across the province, from London to Ottawa and Thunder Bay to St. Catharines. The work locations for each position are identified at the top of the role descriptions.

    What a career in the OPS can offer you

    The OPS is committed to be an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

    In addition to flexible work arrangements, collegial and professional work culture, career growth and development and on-the-job training to help you succeed, we offer a competitive total compensation package, which includes an attractive salary and may include the following:

    • Defined benefit pension plan
    • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which cover adoptive parents
    • Comprehensive health and dental plans
    • Life and disability insurance

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    We are a community of diverse and collaborative professionals who proudly deliver client-centred HR services in Ontario ministries.

    Ministry-based strategic HR business units are responsible for providing strategic advice and services to senior executives on key people management strategies and solutions in talent and succession management, workforce and human capital planning, data analysis and workforce metrics, organization design, capacity and change management, and ministry-level labour relations. Positions: HR Business Advisor and Workforce Planner

    HR Service Delivery Division of Ontario Shared Services resides in the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, and is responsible for providing centralized, enterprise HR advice and services in the areas of talent acquisition, health, safety & wellness, job evaluation and general HR advisory services.

    The HR Advisory Services team provides human resource management advice to help clients make informed decisions about their workforce, promote positive labour relations, enable organizational transformation and improve employee performance. The Talent Acquisition team delivers first-in-class, modern and customized talent acquisition strategies and services for the staffing of non-executive positions across ministries. The Job Evaluation Initiatives team develops and implements new job evaluation systems and delivers an enterprise-wide job evaluation program, providing classification services, promoting consistency and equity in how jobs are evaluated and ensuring compliance with pay equity legislation. The Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Office implements the Respectful Workplace Policy by providing strategies, advice and front-line resolution services that support OPS managers and staff in addressing allegations of workplace discrimination and harassment and promoting an inclusive and respectful workplace environment. Positions: HR Advisor, Assistant HR Advisor, Talent Specialist, Talent Assistant, Job Evaluation Specialist, Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Advisor

    What you bring to the team

    You understand the impact HR has on public service outcomes and align advice, expertise and services to meet the needs of the organization and the workforce.

    You demonstrate sound judgement, can remain impartial and have a strong commitment to client service.

    You strongly believe diversity and inclusion help create conditions for people and organizations to thrive, knowing that the best ideas come from everywhere and everyone.

    How do I qualify?

    Assessment Criteria

    Applicants must demonstrate concrete examples of the following competencies within their cover letter and resume to be given further consideration in the assessment process. Successful candidates will be placed on a talent pipeline and contacted as vacancies arise.

    Trusted Relationships

    You can build and maintain respectful, ethical and collaborative working relationships with clients and stakeholders.

    Required competencies: consulting and advisory, collaboration and partnerships and client service focus

    Technical Application

    You enable clients to make strategic, evidence-based decisions that will drive organizational performance by presenting solutions that integrate your HR expertise with your analytical findings. You can use technology to optimize your work processes and analyze data.

    Required competencies: application of HR theories, principles and practices, critical thinking and analysis, digital proficiency, data analytics and metrics

    Business Acumen

    You can influence clients to implement HR programs and strategies that will drive results and support the achievement of their business goals.

    Required competencies: impact and influence, capacity building and strategic orientation


    You can adapt your way of planning, working and communicating with others to develop team members and deliver results within a changing work environment.

    Required competencies: project management, planning and coordination, flexibility and adaptability

    Salary Range: $54,665 - $103,944 per year


    Security Screening: Some positions may require security screening. You will be notified should you be required to undergo a security screening check.

    In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. The type of screening check required is a Criminal Record Check.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

    Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 139250, by Monday, September 30, 2019. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

    If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.


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