Date of Posting: August 31, 2023

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: September 29, 2023

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?



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 by 4pm on September 29, 2023 to:

Association of Justice Counsel
Attn: Kate Terroux, Acting Executive Director, and Director Legal and Representation 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.