Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

Posting Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Various Locations, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) 

Job Requisition ID: 33800

Ministry: Public Service Commission

Location: Various locations, AB

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Both

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until filled

Classification: Human Relations Level 2 (512HRA)

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

The Public Service Commission (PSC) ensures Alberta has a professional, non-partisan and diverse public service that proudly serves Albertans. The expertise and talent that PSC staff bring to their work is critical to our overall success, as our Ministry is responsible for delivering to the Government of Alberta HR services in all HR functional areas, internal communications, and employee engagement.

To learn more about the work that we do, please visit:

This competition will be used to fill current and future vacancies for temporary and permanent Human Resource Business Partner positions


From one day to the next, it is never the same.  We strive to provide excellent HR solutions to help clients meet their business outcomes.  We partner with our clients.  We recognize your professional expertise.  If this sounds like how you want your HR career to go, then keep reading about the opportunity we have for you at the Public Service Commission!

As the HR Business Partner for an assigned client portfolio, you will provide HR expertise to your clients by coordinating, advising and providing strategic direction on a variety of human resource functions.  Reporting to the HR Operations Manager, you will focus on workforce initiatives and people management, as well as supporting workforce related initiatives. To be effective in this role, you will have a proven track record of fostering and maintaining collaborative relationships with operational leaders, HR service partners, and Union representatives. You are adaptable, able to prioritize and multi-task in an environment that changes quickly. Success as an HRBP will require you to work through challenging employee/labour relations issues. You bring with you a strong understanding of employee relations, performance management, and interpretation of a collective agreement. You will also provide consultation on talent acquisition, job evaluation/organizational design, HR metrics and data, and organization effectiveness. 


A post-secondary degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related area supplemented with a minimum of two years of directly related Human Resources experience. 

The following knowledge and experiences will be considered as assets;
•    Experienced HRBP or HR Generalist in a multi-stakeholder, preferably unionized, environment with large employee volumes

•    Employee/Labour Relations experience in a large private or government organization, including managing employee relations issues, interpreting collective bargaining agreements and employment legislation, and ensuring compliance with HR policies to promote fair employment practices

•    Demonstratable knowledge and experience supporting HR programs and initiatives that enhance organizational performance and effectiveness. This includes conducting needs assessments, analyzing HR metrics and data.


Equivalencies will be accepted based on a related two-year diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution and a minimum of four years of directly related human resources experience; or a related one-year certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution and a minimum of five years of directly related human resources experience.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.  This link will assist you with understanding competencies:


The following competencies you have developed will support your success. These include:

Systems Thinking Solid understanding of how HR scenarios might impact other employment systems and/or create precedent for the department or broader Government of Alberta. Also, integrating many diverse considerations when formulating options for resolving issues related to the employment relationship.
Creative Problem Solving – Ability to initiate and develop solutions to address client workforce needs. Focuses on continuous improvement and increasing breadth of insight. Constantly looks for new ways to improve results and activities.
Agility – Monitor organizational priorities and proactively shift focus as appropriate to achieve intended outcomes.  Ability to initiate shifts in priorities for working group and monitor progress.
Drive for Results – Providing courageous and options for leadership to consider when dealing with concerns related to the employment relationship.
Develop Networks – Builds collaborative relationships to ensure diverse perspectives are represented in decision-making. Consistently connects with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and ensures their needs are represented.


$2,556.48 to $3,505.76 bi-weekly ($66,724 to $91,500/yearly)


Candidates may be considered at a lower classification and salary. This competition will be used to fill future vacancies at the HR2 and HR1 levels.  

Position Terms:
In addition to permanent opportunities, there are also temporary positions with various terms. 

Hours of Work:
7.25 hours per day/36.25 hours per week  

What we offer:

More information:

How To Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information.  

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Cindy Zaiffdeen at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.