Manager, Talent and Acquisition - Chatham-KENT

Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development

(permanent full-time)

Job # HROD 19-8


Job Description:

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a permanent Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development with their Human Resources & Organizational Development division. The Manager of Talent Acquisition & Development is responsible for talent attraction and acquisition as well as developing, maintaining, and enhancing onboarding, succession plans, leadership development programs, organizational change initiatives, corporate training, and performance management systems. This position participates on the Manager/Supervisor Team.



315 King St W, Civic Centre, Chatham


Position reports to:

General Manager, Corporate Services/Chief Human Resource Officer


Reporting to this position:

Learning & Development Administrator

Recruitment Officer


About Talent Acquisition & Development:

Talent Acquisition & Development provides strategies that promote a system-wide culture of talent excellence and high performance, using assessment data, development tools, change interventions and learning opportunities to maximize leader and team effectiveness in achieving the municipality’s mission, vision and goals.


The Community of Chatham-Kent

When the sun rises on the southeast shore of Chatham-Kent, it’s rising on a rich, colourful landscape. It is rising on a community full of families, recreation, business, agriculture, and opportunity. Stretch out in our wide open spaces, and cruise over our breathtaking expanses of fresh water. Enjoy all four seasons but extended warm months and a mild climate. Chatham-Kent is a safe community which offers a high-quality of life at a low cost of living. For example, in 2018, an average home sold for $787,300 in Toronto, $375,678 in London and only $214,094 here in Chatham-Kent. Live the dream without breaking the bank.


Core Values for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent







Essential responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of the organization's talent acquisition, learning and development approaches and their results
  • Oversee an annual operating budget over $250,000
  • Design and sustain effective recruitment strategies, including employer branding, marketing of positions, recruitment and applicant tracking systems, hiring and promotion processes/policies, onboarding and retention.
  • Design and facilitate organizational development initiatives, including succession planning and leadership development
  • Serve as a liaison with professional organizations and other talent acquisition and development professionals
  • Collaborate with HR business partners and key stakeholders to identify, develop and continuously enhance programs, policies and processes to support talent strategies and HR objectives
  • Consult with senior management to identify current and future talent needs for their departments or business units; analyze recruitment and development challenges, develop, source and implement plans/strategies to solve problems and address needs
  • Develop strategies which support the strategic direction of the organization, and create annual goals and objectives that align with this strategy
  • Identify, define and update development paths for leadership and specialist roles to articulate career progression options and develop targeted skills
  • Participate in conflict resolution process, conduct and coordinate conflict resolution/mediation sessions, develop resolution agreements, assist with/co-ordinate and conduct investigations for respect in the workplace issues, ensure appropriate documentation, and prepare final reports

Essential Qualifications:

Ability to demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s Core Values and Competencies through a combination of education and experience: 

  • Related diploma or degree (preferably in human resources, organizational development, education, etc.), with six to ten years related experience; or a combination of related education and experience
  • Experience working in human resources, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Highly developed understanding and demonstrated ability to apply methodologies, techniques and approaches for talent acquisition, adult learning, strategic planning, organization design, leadership development, change management, performance management, succession planning, coaching, conflict management and workplace investigations 
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and act as subject matter expert for initiatives related to talent acquisition and development
  • Working knowledge of the following software programs: eLearning software, MS Project, FMW, JD Edwards (HRIS)  or similar software programs
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and internet (or other related software programs).
  • All employees will be required to complete their Health & Safety and other on-line mandatory training on or before their first day of employment; other training (including Health & Safety policies) may also be required.

 Certifications, memberships, licenses:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designations preferred
  • Certified to administer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or related assessments is an asset
  • Health & Safety Competency training is required within 6 months of hire date and will be maintained through refresher training once every 4 years

Work Environment:

This position works indoors.

 Hours of Work:

This position works weekday hours, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

 Driver’s license/vehicle requirements:

Because this position would be required to travel, a valid Province of Ontario driver's license with a reliable motor vehicle is necessary.

 Occupational Safety Responsibilities:

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) clearly articulates supervisor responsibilities. This level of the organization includes Managers who are not in SMT (Senior Management Team) and Supervisors (reference Sections 27 of the OHSA and Safety Policy #HS-001, “Individual Responsibilities”). The following list of responsibilities is designed to identify some of the primary responsibilities. It does not provide the exhaustive list of legislated responsibilities:

 Supervisors must perform or adhere to the following:

  • Performing workplace inspections (set up annual schedule); ensures that workplace inspections are conducted
  • Conducting information sessions (safety talks, staff meetings); and documents process
  • Participates in the accident investigation process
  • Discuss safety training needs with staff, and ensures workers receive appropriate safety training
  • Performing employee safety observations (set up annual schedule); correct substandard acts or behaviours, and commends workers for safety performance

 Supervisors must ensure:

  • The working environment is maintained in a healthy and safe condition
  • Ongoing safety education is provided
  • Health and safety performance of subordinates is evaluated
  • First aid facilities are provided
  • Personal protective equipment is provided and used
  • Reporting and investigating of accidents; determine causes of accidents and initiate/recommend corrective actions
  • Understanding and enforcement of safety policies and procedures
  • Compliance with all applicable safety regulations and codes (building code,  fire code)
  • Information and instruction is provided to workers to protect their health and safety
  • Workers are aware of all potential and existing work-related hazards they face
  • Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of workers
  • Identification of occupational safety concerns to superior
  • That a worker works in the manner and with the protective devices, measures and procedures required by the OHSA and regulations and that a worker uses or wears the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the worker’s employer requires to be worn

 For management dealing with contractors/independent operators:

Members of Management who contract for the work of a Contractor or Independent Operator hired to perform work for, or provide services to, the Municipality are accountable for ensuring that all safety requirements are met by the Contractor or Independent Operator

 Essential physical and/or safety requirements:

  • Walking: frequent walking on level surface
  • Sitting: constant sitting in chair
  • Hands: constant fine finger dexterity (movement) and mousing

 Other physical and/or safety requirements:

  • Bending: infrequent stooping, twisting, squatting
  • Sitting: infrequent sitting in vehicle seat
  • Reaching: infrequent reaching above shoulder, below shoulder, forward, handling (office filing and materials)
  • Lifting: infrequent lifting above shoulder, overhead, transferring, pushing at or above shoulder, pulling at or above shoulder; occasional lifting floor to waist, waist to shoulder, at shoulder, pushing below shoulder, pulling below shoulder, dragging; constant carrying (up to 22.73 kgs or 50 lbs) (setting up classrooms and training rooms; moving large tables and chairs; carrying laptop, projection equipment, boxes for meetings and workshops)
  • Standing: occasional standing inside


This permanent full-time job provides for a total reward package that includes an annual salary range of $85,512 to $100,592 (based on grade 10 of the 2019 non-union full-time compensation plan), plus participation in the OMERS pension plan (mandatory), vacation entitlement and a comprehensive benefit package that includes life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short and long term disability, extended health and dental benefits following the successful completion of a 3 month waiting period.


Candidates interested in the above position are asked to submit our application form (found under ‘job posting and application form’ section at the bottom of our job ad at Municipal Jobs) and a resume to the email address below. Please do not include a cover letter, or copies of transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc. Please only download the application form onto a computer or laptop; it doesn’t load correctly onto a phone, tablet, or iPad. You should see boxes beside yes and no that you click in to answer the question.

 What we look for in the application form and resume: Detailed information in the boxes provided under each question in the career profile application form where you have answered ‘yes’. Your resume should provide the same detailed information. In both documents, list under each employer the following: (1) the job titles (2) dates you were in each position (3) a summary of the job duties/ skills/experiences you gained in each position. The same information needs to be in both the career profile application form and the resume. Please be sure to check the box beside yes or no for each question asked in the career profile application form.


Please send attachments in a Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) format only. Attachments must be attached directly to your email; we are not able to download documents from an internet site.

 We encourage all to apply, including women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities.


Applications must be received before 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (Ontario Eastern Standard time):

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Attn. Jan Richards, Recruitment Officer

Corporate Services

315 King Street West

P.O. Box 640

Chatham ON  N7M 5K8


Fax:  519.436.3237

Email address:


The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.