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The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.


Specialist, Compensation and Classification

Req #63492

Vancouver, BC


The PHSA Compensation and Classification team is seeking a passionate and experienced compensation and classification specialist to join a team of talented and analytic individuals working to provide creative and strategic solutions to a diverse group of specialized healthcare professionals working across the diverse agencies, programs and services offered province-wide by PHSA.  Working closely with all levels of the organization you will have the opportunity to provide guidance to leaders on complex issues regarding both unionized and non-contract roles. The Specialist provides leadership to the Human Resources team in the area of classification and compensation, contributing to strategies and implementing new and/or revised processes while facilitating consensus.


Key Accountabilities

  • Consults with clients on an ongoing basis to determine evolving classification and compensation requirements for a diverse and wide group of health professions that form part of the organization. Analyzes requirements and develops strategies and options to enable clients to achieve required business objectives working collaboratively with Human Resources and other Corporate Service partners.
  • Provides expert advice to clients on the interpretation of related policies, programs and collective agreements ensuring consistent advice is provided and followed throughout the PHSA.
  • Advises on appropriate bargaining unit or appropriateness of being established as non-contract. Examines the potential impacts of issues within portfolio that maintain consistency with broader organizational vision and strategies, mitigates risks and realizes efficiencies. Promotes, educates, coaches and supports leadership staff in developing expertise in classification and compensation practices.
  • Negotiates on behalf of PHSA and its agencies, services and divisions on classification related concerns, maintaining a positive relationship with Union representatives at various levels. Facilitates open communications between necessary parties, both internal and external to the organization, to reach consensus. Presents at third party hearings and/or works closely with legal counsel or representatives of the Health Employers Association of BC in the presentation of the Employer’s case.
  • Identifies process improvements to ensure that the services provided by the Classification and Compensation team are effective and efficient and meet the needs of the client. Recommends solutions and participates in the development of related tools.
  • Participates in industry committees and working groups, advocates for the organization’s interests, and influences change and assesses trends.


The successful candidate will:

  • Be confident working autonomously, utilizing their expertise in providing sound advice to leaders and developing courses of action.
  • Have experience navigating collective bargaining agreements.
  • Possess previous hands-on experience with job classification, evaluation systems.
  • Be experienced with salary administration or have knowledge of its basic principles.
  • Be able to perform complex analytical thinking, both in relation to data as well as job scope determination.
  • Have the ability to provide sound advice and support work as a collaborative business partner to leaders across the organization. The Specialist will establish and maintain good working relationships with maturity, manage and resolve conflict, and to promote best practices and a coordinated approach to various industry issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to productively use spreadsheet, word processing and database applications, and a human resource information system.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a compensation focused role. This will be supported by a solid understanding of classification and compensation practices, proven ability to precisely interpret organizational policies and procedures and collective agreement requirements, and a demonstrated ability to consistently apply expertise in job design techniques and industry job evaluation systems.


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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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