Labor Relations/Human Resources Manager

  • County of Solano
  • Fairfield, California
  • Feb 20, 2020
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: $127,003 – 154,373 DOQ/DOE USD
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 541-664-0376
  • Apply By: Mar 19, 2020

Job Description

Solano County is seeking an experienced and talented LABOR RELATIONS / HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER who will oversee the County-wide labor and employee relations program and direct the classification and compensation activities for the Human Resources Department.  This position will serve as the County’s Chief Labor Negotiator on meet and confer and employee relations matters, and partner with leadership and labor consultants. The successful candidate will have excellent analytical, collaborative, project management and communication skills and have the ability to think well on their feet, as well as a high degree of emotional intelligence. Additionally, our ideal candidate brings excellent written and verbal communication skills, and preferably some experience negotiating in a public sector labor environment.

 

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THE JOB

This position reports to the Human Resources Director, and will interface with the Assistant Human Resources Director, County Administrator, County Counsel and the Board of Supervisors. The Labor Relations/Human Resources Manager serves as the chief negotiator on some successor negotiations and provides professional and complex labor relations services to the County on meet and confer and employee relations matters, and hears and renders a decision in grievance matters and serves as a consultative expert to the Director on other appeals (grievances, disciplinary actions, etc.), and partners with leadership.  This position will also plan and direct the County’s classification and compensation activities. This position will work with 19 bargaining units and all other departments in the County to gather information and support employee and labor relations.

 

This position will play an active role as a member of the County’s senior management team and be the main point of contact with all labor representatives. In addition, you will manage any outside negotiators, prepare closed session materials, attend labor negotiation closed sessions, process PERB complaints, review and comment on proposed policies, conduct compensation studies, compile survey materials, and may produce cost proposals for labor negotiations, etc.

 

This position will also oversee classification review which includes analyzing current duties and responsibilities as described in existing position descriptions, determining the appropriate classification and minimum qualifications required, and identifying the most appropriate classification and competitive compensation rate for individuals based on their experience and education.  Classification reviews are conducted by other Human Resources Department staff or through consultant services.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The successful candidate will have excellent analytical, collaborative, project management and communication skills and the ability to think well on their feet, as well as a high degree of emotional intelligence. Additionally, our ideal candidate brings excellent written and verbal communication skills, a mathematic ability to provide labor costs and data for decision makers, and preferably some experience negotiating in a public sector labor environment.  Political savvy, superior organizational skills and someone who enjoys a challenging, fast-paced work environment are a must. You will be a proven negotiation professional who has either been first or second chair at the negotiation table, and someone who takes initiative, is results oriented, builds positive relations through collaboration and diplomacy.  You should be able to manage competing demands and have a passionate interest in employee and labor relations.

 

Job Requirements

Background and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major preferably in public or business administration, industrial/labor relations, employment law, human resources/personnel management, or a closely related field; or active membership in the California State Bar Association.
  • Four years of public sector labor relations experience that included negotiating collective bargaining agreements, developing bargaining proposals, and responding to grievances at precedent-setting levels;
  • Public sector experience is preferred;
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C.

Special Instructions

HOW TO APPLY:    Open and continuous, but apply March 19 for first consideration

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  • Questions: Call 541-664-0376 - Direct; or 866-929-WBCP – Toll Free or email Wendi at wendi@wbcpinc.com
  • Mark your calendar for a potential two day interviewing process on April 16th and 17th, 2020 (first and second interviews) – please reserve your calendars.

 

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary: $127,003 – 154,373 DOQ/DOE

Salary is supplemented by a generous benefit program, see the complete recruitment brochure for details.

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Job Address

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