Job Opportunities – Staff Representative, Toronto Regional Office

Job Opportunities – Staff Representative, Toronto Regional Office


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Position: Staff Representative (56-54)
Location: Toronto Regional Office, 31 Wellesley St. E. Toronto, ON., M4Y3A6
Reporting To: Supervisor, Region 5
Start Date: To be determined
Salary: $1,816.00 to $2,018.00 per week (Range 4 – Pro-Tech)
Working Conditions: As provided in the OPSSU Collective Agreement

Applicants interested in applying must be able to fulfill the following qualifications listed below:

Principal Duties:

  • Provides advice to members regarding bargaining/dispute resolution issues etc.
  • Negotiates contracts and other agreements
  • Develops and writes contract/dispute settlement language
  • Develops new, innovative bargaining/dispute resolution strategies and positions
  • Researches and prepares arguments and proposals for Collective Bargaining
  • Provides servicing support to organizing/re-organizing campaigns
  • Provides leadership and advice to members in strike preparation and strikes
  • Provides leadership in development of strong active locals and positive links within the labour community
  • Prepares for and facilitates educational programs
  • Attends and assists in general membership meetings and elections and votes as required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent combination education and experience) and four years of related work experience
  • Requires intermediate PC skills and knowledge of relevant software packages and internal databases
  • Facilitation, advocacy and numeracy skills
  • Tact and Diplomacy skills
  • Knowledge of bargaining trends, settlements, labour and other related legislation, arbitration awards
  • Knowledge of OPSEU organization, structure and policies and of own unit as well as familiarity of operations of other units
  • Understanding and commitment to Labour/Social Democratic Philosophy and Diversity

OPSEU supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Indigenous workers, LGBTQ2S+ workers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For the purpose of statistical data collection, applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify. OPSEU’s diverse workplace also supports Francophone workers and young workers.

A combined total of 60% or greater on the test and a total of 60% or greater on the interview must be achieved to obtain the position.

Expression of Interest:

Please send your letter of interest and resume:

By email: quoting “Job Competition – Staff Representative (56-54), Toronto R.O #20.006”, no later than March 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.. All applications must be sent in as either Word documents or as a PDF.

By mail:

Written applications, should be marked Employment Opportunities, and must be submitted to:  Employee Relations, 100 Lesmill Road, Toronto, M3B 3P8