Date of Posting: April 2024
Team: Representation Services
City: Ottawa, ON (hybrid – requests for telework arrangements considered)
Union: COPE Local 225
Job Term: Indeterminate Full-time (35 hours per week)
Language: English Essential, fluently bilingual (English/French) an asset
Application Deadline: OPEN
Start Date: As soon as possible

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in labour relations on a small, dynamic team with
a federal bargaining agent in the national capital region?

The Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) is the bargaining agent for over 3,100 lawyers who
work for the Government of Canada, including counsel with the Department of Justice, Public
Prosecution Service of Canada, and numerous federal agencies. For more information about the
AJC, please visit our website at

Our people form the foundation of the services we provide to our members. If you are
interested in working with a dynamic, innovative small-team that seeks to improve the working
conditions of our members, with the objective of focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion
(EDI), this may be the opportunity for you.

In this fast-paced and member-focused position, you will work in collaboration with a small
team to provide AJC members with front-line labour relations advice and interpretation of the
collective agreement. You will represent members both informally and formally before
employer officials, including in disciplinary meetings, complaints, grievances, and mediations.
You will conduct research, draft documents (including informational tools for members and
pleadings), and make oral or written submissions. You will review employer directives, policies,
and processes. You will also attend employer-related meetings as needed.

The AJC is committed to building an inclusive and representative workplace where equity and
diversity is recognized and valued. All qualified candidates will be considered, however in
support of achieving our equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) goals, we encourage candidates
to self-identify, and will prioritize Indigenous peoples (Inuit, First Nations, Métis) and Black or
racialized persons, for this opportunity.

Experienced in labour relations or a related area, you are a collaborative team member with
strong critical thinking, advocacy, and interpersonal skills who is committed to union and equity
principles, and cares deeply about the work we do for our members.

Your skills and experience include:

• A minimum of three (3) years experience in the area of labour relations and/or federal
government employee relations, or a related discipline
• Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, interpreting and applying collective
agreements, as well as legislation and case law governing labour relations in the federal
public service, and a union’s duty of fair representation
• Demonstrated experience in providing advice on employment rights and
responsibilities, as well as in representation, advocacy, and dispute resolution
• Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in human rights, employment equity,
labour and employment law, occupational health and safety government policies,
directives, and processes.

Other Competencies
Your other competencies include:
• Strong communication, advocacy, and dispute resolution skills (oral and written)
• Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship building skills
• Strong initiative, planning and time management skills
• Strong critical thinking, research and writing skills
• Demonstrated understanding and commitment to union and EDI principles
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple shifting
priorities and deadlines

Salary: $82,080 to $118,116 (G3 2023)
Group Benefits: Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Pension Plan
Vacation: 4 weeks/year and other paid leave


Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to:
Association of Justice Counsel
Attn: Diana Rodrigues, Director of Corporate Services


The AJC is committed to providing a safe, respectful, harassment and barrier-free work
environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need accommodation during any phase of
this process, we encourage you to submit a request an accommodation. All information
received on accommodations will be kept confidential.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.