Administrative Specialist, Human Resources

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This vacancy is available for up to 2 (two) years. 

Job Details

The focus and main duties of the Administrative Specialist, Human Resources will be to provide front line customer service as the primary point of contact to the HR Division. Providing day-to-day administrative services and support to all functional areas within the Human Resources Division through financial documentation, preparation and distribution of materials, division communication, file management, and support for division initiatives.

This position maintains a portfolio of the Compensation and Benefits Administrators function for both Non-Union and Unionized staff which includes maintaining employee information in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Payroll System, providing the day-to-day administration of the City’s compensation and group health benefits programs and OMERS pension plan.


The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and experience normally associated with completion of a post-secondary program in Human Resources Management plus a minimum of five (5) years of related experience. Must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of HR functional areas. Working knowledge of employment and labour legislation (e.g. Ontario Human Rights Code, Employment Standards Act, Ontario Labour Relations Act, and Occupational Health & Safety Act). Ability to interpret and apply Collective Agreements. Knowledge and experience in the areas of Compensation, Benefits and OMERS Administration. Excellent analytical skills and sound judgement. Well-developed administrative, organization and time management skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. A demonstrated commitment to customer service and continuous improvement. Flexible in meeting the demands of a heavy workload, works independently or as a member of a team.  Demonstrated ability to be tactful and diplomatic. Excellent communication skills (oral and written). Proficient in the use of computer applications such as advanced Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access database applications. Experience with Success Factors and SAP are an asset.

The City requires all new employees, as a condition of employment, to provide proof of vaccination that they are fully vaccinated prior to their first day of employment.



Application Information

Qualified applicants are invited to submit 1 file containing a résumé and cover letter (ensure your name is in the title of the document), quoting file number 21-T-98 on the file as well as in the subject line, no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021, to: Human Resources.

The City of Peterborough is an organization that strives to embrace the spirit of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to the City's goods, services and facilities. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

The personal information submitted for employment is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. We thank you for your application but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.