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HR Generalist

September 29 2021
Industries Security
Categories HR, Training, Generalist, Recruitment, Staffing, Training - Development - Improvement, Health, Security, Disability, Labor Relations - Legal
Ottawa, ON

Working from our Ottawa office, we are currently looking for a bilingual HR Generalist to support HR in all our branches.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Human Resources Programs and Services (DHRPS), the Human Recourses Generalist (HR Gen) provides day-to-day support of Human Resources requirements and services in the following functional areas: staffing and recruitment, orientation, health & safety, records management, training coordination and administration, HR policy and procedure administration, HR best practices and employee/labour relations support, while facilitating a positive relationship between staff and management.

Some of your duties include…

  • Coordinating the daily logistics of the recruitment process
  • Coordinating new hire paperwork and onboarding
  • Entering and maintaining all active personnel files in electronic format by scanning, coding and saving documents to the appropriate directory
  • Liaising with other departments regarding new employees, changes, terminations and leaves of absence
  • Responding to routine inquiries related to HR policies and procedures from employees
  • Supporting the HR department in implementing programs to help improve the employee experience
  • Drafting correspondence with respect to human resources issues
  • Providing support to the Employee Relation Manager on individual cases in the areas of sick leave, accommodation, complaints, etc


We ask all applicants to clearly identify related / relevant experience pertaining to the qualifications listed below.

Education and Professional / Technical Knowledge:

  • HR Management certificate, diploma or degree.  CHRL designation (or CHRL progress) preferred.  A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • 2 years of related human resources experience
  • Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite & HRIS)
  • A thorough knowledge of employment and related legislation (e.g., Ontario Employment Standards Act, Les Normes du travail Quebec, Human Rights Code and WSIB/CNESST)
  • A thorough knowledge of best practices and trends in Human Resources management
  • A strong understanding of the recruitment process 
  • Experience in providing advice and guidance to management
  • Security Clearance to Enhanced Reliability with ability to obtain secret


The right candidate will have:

  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Superior organizational and time-management skills
  • Exceptional discretion, ability to record and maintain highly sensitive and confidential information
  • The ability to prioritize their workload in a fluid environment with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • The ability to work independently and as part of productive work teams with diverse personalities to meet organizational goals
  • Demonstrated maturity and well established skills in dealing with sensitive personnel issues
  • Exceptional customer service orientation, including the ability to simplify explanations of complex processes
  • Act as a reliable and supportive team member
  • A high degree of self-motivation and initiative

Other Requirements:

  • Must be bilingual (French & English)
  • Hold or be able to obtain a Secret security clearance

Application Process

If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter, quoting reference #CN-21-031.


Only those candidates that meet the specified requirements will be considered for this position. Candidates that do not meet the requirements may be considered for similar opportunities.

ComNet values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender and age.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and ComNet's Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of ComNet's hiring process.

We appreciate all who apply, however we will only be contacting candidates of interest. network