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Human Resources Department

Human Resources Department
Tel: (306) 786-1708
Fax: (306) 786-6880

Employment Opportunities

Competition Number:

When applying for a position, please ensure you identify the City of Yorkton Competition Number indicated on the posting and the title of the position you are applying for, to ensure you are considered for the specific position of interest.


Resumes may be submitted to:

Kaylee Diduck– Human Resources Advisor
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, SK
S3N 2W3
Fax: (306) 786-6880

Electronically submitted resumes are preferred (but not required) and must be sent in Microsoft Word or PDF formats.

Director of Human Resources

Human Resources Department
Competition Number: 2016-44

Do you aim high? Are you genuinely helpful? Are you forward thinking? Are you looking for a place where you can make a difference, receive ongoing support and training, and build a rewarding, long-lasting career? If you are looking for a position that offers breadth of scope and the ability to make positive changes, then you may be a good fit for the City of Yorkton. We’re about serving our community and employees, and as we continue to grow, we’re looking for even more quality people who share our dedication to doing what’s right, improving employee’s quality of life, building great relationships and truly making a difference for their colleagues and themselves. Is that you? If so, we think you should get to know us.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for leading the efficient and consistent management of the organization’s people practices, culture, programs and processes, and strategic planning. The City of Yorkton consists of 200 employees comprised of non-unionized, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). The Director of Human Resources hours of work consist of Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:00pm, 7 hours a day, 35 hours per week.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides guidance and leadership to the organization and employee development initiatives which include: performance management, training and development, coaching, team building, leadership development, change initiatives, career development, and succession planning.
  • Conducts benefit carrier reviews and analysis of annual contract renewals, providing recommendations to City Manager and Council.
  • Represents organization and supports departments in issues related to labour relations (labour/management committee, collective bargaining, negotiations, mediation, resolution of grievances, interpretation, and administration) for CUPE, and IAFF ensuring ongoing amicable employer and union relations.
  • Manages the terms and conditions of employment for the out-of-scope employee group.
  • Coordinates the performance of legal due diligence in employment related cases and assists management in complying with legislated and statutory human resources requirements.
  • Provides corporate consulting, coaching and counseling on human resources directives, programs, conflict resoltion, disciplinary processes, intervention strategies, and terminations.
  • Develops Business Plan and departmental strategies to fully integrate with the overall strategic plan, mission, vision, and values.
  • Develops and maintains human resources budget, aligned with the departmental business plan.
  • Assesses and monitors internal and external market, trends, forecasts, opportunities, and threats.
  • Supports the Management Team in maintaining a productive organizational structure and provides appropriate strategies as necessary.
  • Provides support, advice, guidance and leadership to Council as it relates to Human Resources; prepares and presents Human Resources reports to Council.


  • Bachelor Degree in related field, with Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.
  • A minimum of 5 years Human Resources experience with a minimum of 3 years in supervisory role.
  • Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of labour and municipal legislation affecting human resources (eg. The Saskatchewan Employment Act, Human Rights, Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Trade Union Act, The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy, Cities Act, etc.).
  • Experience with collective bargaining and administering collective agreements, training in negotiation, mediation and facilitation skills.
  • As a condition of employment, must possess and maintain an RCMP Security Clearance and a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's License.


The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation package consisting of a six step band, benefits and pension plan are included.

Click here to view the Job Fact Sheet for this position which includes additional information.

Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter before 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 21st quoting competition number 2016-44 to:

City of Yorkton: Human Resources Dept.
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3
Fax: (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.

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