Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Human Resources Officer


Closing in 4 days

Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Support Staff (CUPE)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


Closing date for internal CUPE applicants


Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” and may continue until the position is filled.

Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be recognized. Applications received after the "closing date for internal CUPE applicants" will be considered alongside external applicants.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Support Type


Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (If Applicable)

The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental requirements


The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Schedule Description


The Human Resources Officer provides confidential support to all employee groups within the University and the Human Resources staff in the coordination of bi-weekly Payroll, recruitment processes, benefit and leave plans, and co- ordinates auxiliary placements on campus. Provides administrative support on the interpretation of collective agreements and the exempt working conditions and processes paperwork in accordance with the terms and conditions of the language.


  • Maintain confidential employee records and corresponds with managers/supervisors and all employee groups for enquiries regarding disability, sick, vacation, pension, unassisted/assisted leaves, maternity/parental leaves, payroll, collective agreement or working conditions, and benefits.
  • Respond to and interpret general collective agreement and exempt working conditions document inquiries.
  • Prepare projections and calculations for retirement, termination, maternity/parental leave, disability plans and other leaves for all employee groups.
  • Coordinate, process, and prepare salary calculations, increases, increments and adjustments, process changes in workloads or work plans, and maintain data using Banner relating to bi-weekly payroll and employee benefits.
  • Coordinates, processes and verifies the recruitment process for all employee groups and contract types including the verification of contracts for payroll submission.
  • Initiate and conduct semi-annual review of Chair appointments and prepare resulting payroll documentation for Chair stipend assignments. Liaise with Deans and Department Chairs to obtain such information.
  • Conduct annual review of CUPE specified term appointments, authorizing and compiling the final list and generating annual specified term appointment letters with written notification to the employee, CUPE and the employer. Manage and maintains payroll documentation and processes benefit adjustments.
  • Conduct regular reviews and audits to ensure accuracy for benefits, overage dependents and OLFM seniority/sick/benefit/vacation, update eligibility, and maintain data using Banner and Manulife systems. Coordinate all aspects of employee benefit program including enrolment and orientation to all employee groups on the benefit plan (Medical Services Plan, Manulife, Disability, and Insurance). Communicate with external parties and other Universities regarding benefits and communicate any changes in benefits to employees.
  • Coordinates the billing process for benefits and transfer confidential documentation to insurance carriers. Conduct monthly review and verify employee and dependant benefit coverage eligibility for all groups and make appropriate changes to benefit groups as necessary.
  • Coordinates auxiliary placement services on a rotating schedule, which includes scheduling and/or conducting interviews with the exempt Manager and/or HR Advisor/Consultant for all auxiliary employees, conducting reference checks, determining suitability of placement based on qualifications and seniority in accordance with job descriptions. Reviews auxiliary evaluations and provides HR Advisor/Consultant with reviews requiring follow up. Processes all HR related functions including setting up new and existing auxiliaries.
  • Generate and review 560 hour seniority report and calculates hours accrued to establish the final seniority date with written notification to the employee, CUPE and the employer. Processes payroll documentation and generates leave plans. Process terminations from the Auxiliary List in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
  • Provide instruction, orientation and training on a regular basis to staff, auxiliary and work study students.
  • Provide research, support and assistance with Ad hoc HR projects, plans, process and procedures in the areas of Disability management, tuition waivers, Continuing Sessional tracking, Grievance Settlements, Severance and HRIS enhancement.
  • Verify and approves eligibility of applications for tuition waiver requests on a per semester basis.
  • REPORTS TO Manager,Human Resources Operations



  • Grade 12 plus 2 year post-secondary business diploma or equivalent

  • 4 years' directly related Human Resources experience working with recruitment, computerized payroll systems and benefits and pension plan functions as well as advanced level experience with MS Office products

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform electronic word processing at 60 wpm and data entry
  • Accurate processing skills ensuring attention to details
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain benefit packages in a manner in which they are easily understood
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with employees in potentially highly emotional and personal situations
  • Ability to work within an integrated team environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with staff in a strictly confidential setting
  • In-depth knowledge of group benefits and payroll (including computerized integrated payroll systems)
  • Advanced computer skills, MS Office

  • Sitting at desk and computer for long periods of time
  • Dealing with challenging or difficult personalities
  • General office conditions
  • The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.

    Pay Band

    $31.18 - $34.65 ( CUPE Grade 09 (90% - 100%) )

    Salary rate

    This Position is not subject to a 90% start rate for new Employees.


    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> People and Culture

    Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

    Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

    Job details


    Human Resources Officer


    Thompson Rivers University




    February 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 26, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.

    The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.

    Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.

    The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.

    With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.

    TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.

    33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.

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