Ottawa Police Service - Chief Human Resources Officer

  • ClassificationGeneralist > Manager / Director
  • Salary
  • Work typeFull-time
  • LocationOntario, Canada
  • Posted on19 Jul 2016
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The Ottawa Police Service is the City of Ottawa’s community police service, committed to ensuring Ottawa remains one of the safest cities in North America by protecting the safety, security and quality of life of its citizens. Created in 1995, OPS employs a staff of over 1900 police officers and civilians, and responds to nearly 350,000 calls per year.

Policing across Canada continues to evolve into a highly sophisticated, resource intensive and complex profession that takes place in a highly dynamic environment.  Having a qualified, well-trained and engaged membership is therefore essential to delivering optimal services to the residents of Ottawa, and ensuring public safety and confidence. 

Through leadership development, performance management, succession planning, and training and development, OPS strives to have a well-rounded, highly capable membership that has opportunities for growth, while balancing the needs of the organization with those of the individual members.

It is within this exciting context that OPS has created a new role: Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).  

Reporting to the Director General, Corporate Services, and as a key member of the Senior Management Committee, the CHRO is responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction, and oversight for the human resources function across OPS including Workforce Management, Talent and Performance Management, Recruiting and Training, Wellness, Health and Safety, and Labour and Employee Relations.

As an ideal candidate, you should:

  • Possess a university degree in Business, Commerce or other related field (a mix of practical experience and formal training may substitute for stipulated requirements);
  • Bring a minimum of 10 years of progressively senior experience in human resource management including:
  • Providing human resources leadership to a medium sized, unionized organization of at least 1,000 employees;
  • Leading human resource teams comprised of first and second line supervisors and managers;
  • Demonstrated experience in strategy, policy, and program development and implementation;
  • Proven organizational transformation experience; and
  • Expertise in performance measurement and tracking.
  • Membership in a recognized HR Professional Association such as the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPAO), and a Human Resources designation (CHRE, CHRL or CHRP) is an asset.
  • Bilingualism in English and French is an asset.

To discuss this exciting human resources leadership opportunity, please contact Andrew Dumont ( or Richard Rankin ( of Boyden global executive search at 613-742-3207.   


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