Compensation and Classification Advisor

Work Area: 
Human Resources
Base Site: 
Hornby Street
Temporary Full Time
End Date: 
Sep 2, 2022
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


The Compensation/Classification Advisor provides comprehensive work design, job evaluation and classification services for unionized and excluded positions. The position provides specialized leadership related to compensation/classification issues to Human Resources staff, Providence Health Care’s (PHC) management and senior leaders, and provides advice on job design, compensation and classification issues. The position interprets multiple collective agreements, as well as industry jurisprudence, assesses the impact of job design and classification changes, and monitors changes within the health sector to assess potential impact on PHC. Develops and prepares job descriptions in support of PHC’s recruitment, developmental and performance needs, and advises in the re-design of workflow for areas within the organization, including identifying the potential impacts of changes to classifications, job content and organizational structure. The position provides leadership in resolving union objections, grievances and Job Review Requests, negotiates settlements with Union representatives and stewards, consults with HEABC and various health authorities, and participates on internal and external groups and committees on behalf of PHC. The position may provide work direction to the Compensation/Classification Associate and Job Analyst as applicable


Ability to organize work of self, identifying and managing multiple and complex priorities, meet deadlines, and work under pressure with minimum supervision.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Effective mediation, facilitation and negotiation skills.
Ability to work effectively, independently and in collaboration with others. 
Ability to deal with others effectively, at all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze, and resolve complex problems.
Demonstrated ability to utilize a customer service approach to staff and clients.
Ability to provide leadership and advice to others.
Demonstrated ability to operate related office equipment and computer programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of collective agreements, applicable legislation and regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge of classification/job evaluation systems.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Baccalaureate degree in a related field plus three (3) years of recent related experience in work design and job evaluation within a unionized environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Provides specialized leadership advice on job design, job classification issues, and compensation issues, and provides advice on short and long term impact of job structure/job classification changes. Ensures understanding, and clear interpretation and application of collective agreements, as well as jurisprudence related to classification and/or compensation systems, to facilitate informed decisions.

Develops, prepares and updates job descriptions that are accurate and consistent outlining job responsibilities and qualifications consistent with PHC standards, and multi-classification system requirements, and to help support the job evaluation, recruitment, development, structural design and performance needs of PHC.

Analyzes and reviews work, conducts job audits, and makes recommendations on appropriate jurisdiction, qualifications related to duties, reporting structure, financial and operational implications, and the appropriate job classification and pay structure. Advises in the re-design of workflow for areas within the organization, including identifying the potential impacts of changes.

Provides compensation/classification leadership by investigating, analyzing, responding to, and resolving union objections, grievances and job review requests. Negotiates with Union representatives and stewards to resolve issues, researches, consults with HEABC, prepares for and presents, as required classification grievances and third-party interventions.

Assesses the impact of changes in job roles and/or classifications, including changes resulting from industry wide jurisprudence. Plans, develops and implements changes, and provides leadership to ensure understanding of financial and/operational implications.

Participates in internal and external groups and committees and represents PHC to review work design, organization structure, job classification and total compensation i