Labor Relations Analyst Ii

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Human Resources and Personnel
  • Salary: $94,805.16 - $127,047.96 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position



3% additional COLA effective July 1, 2020



Bargaining Unit: Management-MgmtClasses, Classified & Exempt

The Contra Costa County Administrator's Office is seeking to add two (2) talented individuals to serve as key members of its dynamic Labor Relations team. Self-motivated analysts who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are inspired to solve problems, and who have a strong work ethic are encouraged to apply. Under general direction of the Labor Relations Manager-Exempt, Labor Relations Analysts represent the County in administering provisions of County Memoranda of Understanding and act as staff specialists performing specialized labor relations activities within a comprehensive labor/management program. Labor Relations Analyst II's are responsible for exercising sound judgment in providing labor relations advice to operating departments and participate in contract negotiations, contract administration, grievance handling, departmental training, and other labor relations responsibilities.

We are looking for someone who is:
  • Meticulous, analytical and solution-oriented in all aspects of Labor Relations
  • Has a solid understanding of interpreting and applying labor laws with minimal supervision
  • Able to use shrewd judgment in decision making
  • A professional individual who can effectively represent the County in routine and controversial situations
  • Possesses strong written and verbal persuasion skills
  • Able to communicate and maintain relationships with many types of people and personalities
  • Organized and self-motivated with the ability to multitask and prioritize multiple assignments to meet strict deadlines

A few reasons you may love this job:
  • You will be part of the County Administration Team which provides a great viewpoint of the County and how local government works
  • You will work with a group of outstanding and caring professionals who work hard and are recognized for doing so
  • Every day is different and you will learn all the time, from the best people
  • You will be working in a newly-constructed modern workspace and office

A few reasons you might find this job challenging:
  • You will be working in a fast-paced environment involving time constraints and other external pressures
  • Frequent and often complex change, which can take time to fully implement
  • You will need well-honed political savvy and a solid understanding of your role in the organization

What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Exercising sound judgment in providing labor relations advice to operating departments
  • Participating in complex contract negotiations, contract administration, grievance handling, arbitration preparation, training and other labor relations duties independent of ongoing supervision
  • Representing the Labor Relations Division in communications with labor organizations, County departments, other government agencies and the public
  • Investigating grievances, conferring with employees and labor representatives, researching facts and past practices, making recommendations and/or assisting with resolution, and negotiating settlements and last chance agreements
  • Conducting research on positions and issues including costing management and labor proposals, evaluating alternatives, preparing and writing contract language
  • Responding to and resolving employee and employee representative inquiries in a courteous manner

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, human resources, labor relations, organizational development, industrial psychology or closely related field. Juris Doctorate is preferred.
  • Four (4) years of full-time experience or its equivalent professional labor relations experience including experience in the areas of contract negotiations, contract administration and grievance dispute resolution. Experience in the public sector is preferred.
  • Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education.

Competencies Required:
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics - Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Delivering Results -Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
  • Political & Organizational Savvy - Working skillfully with politics, procedures, and protocols across organizational levels and boundaries
  • Professional Impact - Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization
  • Self-Management - Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability
  • Analyzing & Interpreting Data - Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation - Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations

To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr and link to the job brochure: Labor Relations Analyst II
The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.

TENTATIVE ORAL EXAM: Week of July 27, 2020
Typical Tasks
  • Counsels and advises managers and supervisors regarding issues governed by collective bargaining agreements; interprets Memoranda of Understanding, County Ordinance provisions, and Personnel Management Regulations
  • Serves as a member of the management team during contract negotiations and participates in all aspects of labor negotiations; keeps related records. May act as chief spokesperson on meet and confer issues or sub-committees
  • Represents the Labor Relations Division in communications with labor organizations, County departments, other government agencies and the public
  • Investigates grievances; confers with employees and labor representatives, researches facts and past practices and makes recommendations and/or assists with resolution; negotiates settlements and last chance agreements
  • Provides departments with advice and guidance in preparation of pre-disciplinary and disciplinary memoranda/letters
  • Assists with arbitration proceedings, researches and determines facts, confers with legal staff, briefs witnesses for hearings, prepares formal documentation and implements resolutions
  • Implements or assists in the implementation of negotiated agreements and arbitration awards
  • Prepares and presents, or assists in the presentation of discipline appeal cases to the Merit Board or hearing officer
  • Conducts research on positions and issues including costing management and labor proposals, evaluates alternatives, recommends solutions, prepares and writes contract language
  • Prepares costing exhibits such as graphs, charts, tables, and summaries of economic implications of labor and management proposals
  • Develops and implements training programs on labor relations topics
  • Evaluates trends, practices and patterns in labor relations, analyzes data, prepares reports and documentation, recommends modifications to programs, policies and procedures and maintains accurate information, documentation and records
  • Responds to and resolves employee inquiries in a courteous manner and provides information within the area of assignment
  • Performs a variety of special projects relative to assigned responsibilities
  • May assign and/or direct the work of subordinate level Labor Relations Assistant

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, human resources, labor relations, organizational development, industrial psychology or closely related field. Juris Doctorate is preferred .
AND
Experience: Four (4) years of full-time experience or its equivalent professional labor relations experience including experience in the areas of contract negotiations, contract administration and grievance dispute resolution. Experience in the public sector is preferred.

Education Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education.
Selection Process
  1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate
    candidates in job-related areas. (Weight 100%)The process will include a structured panel interview. The results from the structured interview will result in a list of candidates to be forwarded to the CAO's Office for consideration. The CAO's Office may conduct additional interviews before a final selection is made.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

CONVICTION HISTORY
After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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