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Job Title:  Officer, Contract Interpretation


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  101427
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 101427 
Business Function: Labour Relations 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Term, 1 year temporary assignment with possibility of extension or permanency 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA01 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date : 08/03/2021

Job Description

The Officer Contract Interpretation provides, in accordance with the national policy of the Corporation, strategic advice to internal clients on issues of interpretation and application of the collective agreements in a labour intensive, mechanized, evolving and politically sensitive environment consisting of a large number of unionized employees.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Officer Contract Interpretation.


  • Provides specialist advice and guidance to Head Office, Area and Divisional management in the interpretation of all collective agreements, policies and procedures consistent with Corporate directives.


  • Assists in the determination, development and maintenance of interpretations of all collective agreements, national policies and directives within the assigned area of responsibility in a manner consistent with Corporate objectives and activities.


  • Provides input to Corporate National Policy Development labour relations negotiations and arbitrations, as required.


  • Maintains professional Labour Relations contacts within and outside Canada Post (e.g. unions, labour associations, government departments, private businesses) in order to remain current on trends and developments.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Assists in the development of strategic positions to assist in the implementation of national changes in operations and policies.


  • Establishes, promotes and maintains effective working relationships with National Union Officials and union representatives.


  • Documents and monitors the portfolio, maintaining thorough records of activities.


  • Advises the Manager of potential disruptive issues and/or activities which may arise in the labour force and makes recommendations for resolution.



  • Completed post-secondary, preferably in a related field such as Labour Relations.



  • 2 to 3 years of relevant functional experience.


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Knowledge of labour management principles.
  • Ability to understand the intricacies of mail flow, and have analytical, interpretive and decision making abilities as they pertain to work function.
  • Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Strong communication, analytical, and customer service skills.
  • One or more years of experience in a unionized environment an asset.

Other Information


Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Our Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 

Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.

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