The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Human Resources and Recruiting
$76,987.99 - $100,084.88 / year
Competition Number: COR 24021

Human Resources Business Partner
Corporate Services
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Full-time, Term up to 2 years
Union Status: Excluded (Non-union)
Competition #: COR 24021
Closing Date: February 28, 2024

About Our Opportunity

Under the direction of the Director, Human Resources, the Human Resources Business Partner builds strong relationships within designated client groups, works collaboratively while leveraging relationships with subject matter experts and is committed to understanding the business and needs of internal clients. This role provides research and advice to leaders on collective bargaining, negotiations, labour relations, classification, compensation, ability case management, policy development, and related projects.

What you'll do


• Works closely with colleagues, and other subject matter experts, to coordinate HR programs and initiatives including labour management relations, collective agreement negotiations, workforce planning, classification/compensation, and organizational design and development.
• Provides subject matter expertise and services related to job content, job analysis and job description development support.
• Provides strategic advice through research and uncovering emerging issues and HR best practices. Gathers data and feedback from internal clients and use this information to work with colleagues to guide future HR initiatives.
• Provides advice on designing new processes and systems to achieve professional standards and desired outcomes. Researches, develops, evaluates, and prepares for implementation, a broad range of human resources policies and programs, including classification and job evaluation systems.
• Collaborates with internal clients to outline the organization's HR goals, identify opportunities to improve processes, and provide recommendations to improve employee engagement and performance.
• Provides specialized training or coaching in area of expertise to colleagues within the HR group and to others throughout the organization.

What you'll need


• Completion of a post-secondary education in Human Resources including several years of progressive, practical experience as an HR Business Partner/Generalist or Specialist.
• Working in an environment with multiple collective agreements, candidates must demonstrate previous experience and strengths in negotiation, mediation, and interpretation of collective agreements.
• Experience with job evaluation and classifications systems, preferably with HAY system preferred.
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of desktop software is required with emphasis on Microsoft Office.
• Knowledge of Labour Standards, Human Rights, privacy laws, and experience working with and negotiating collective agreements is required.


• Knowledge and experience in collective agreement negotiations and classification/job evaluation methods.
• Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) Designation.
• Valid Nova Scotia driver's license with access to a motor vehicle and ability to travel throughout the Housing Agency locations.

Competencies required at this level of work are: Conceptual Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Outcome Focus, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

If you are a team player, who is passionate about improving the lives of Nova Scotians, you are the candidate we are looking for to join our team. We will assess qualifications using one of more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks. Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. Checks may include one or more of the following: criminal background checks, driver's abstract, child abuse registry and confirmation of education credentials.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Collective Bargaining HR Policies HR Project Management Human Resources

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency

Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency (NSPHA) is the provincial government agency responsible for the administration and delivery of affordable housing solutions for low-income Nova Scotians.

We contribute to the prosperity of Nova Scotia by helping individuals and families find a home that's right for them, at a price they can afford, in a healthy and vibrant community that offers the services, support and opportunities they need. We accomplish this by working closely with other levels of government as well as private and community partners.

Across its districts, NSPHA provides more than 11,200 safe, affordable homes as part of its Housing Services to seniors and families. District offices manage the day-to-day operations of Nova Scotia's housing stock. Their responsibilities include administering tenant applications and placements, collecting rent, resolving tenant issues, and maintaining and repairing properties.

Are you interested?

Work With Us


Based on the employment status, eligibility and union agreement, the Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs and flexible working schedules.

Classification: MC 21
Salary Range: $76,987.99 - $100,084.88
Work Week: 35 hours

Note: This is not a Civil Service position.

We are committed to employing staff who are representative of the diverse community we serve. If you are a member of one or more of the following designated groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your cover letter or resume: Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

To Apply

Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document when applying.

Our preferred method of applying is through Career Beacon.

Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted