Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Labor Relations Analyst I

Human Resource Services

Recruitment #RT-0283-01

Introduction

This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County.

Reinstatement:
Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Transfer:
You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Voluntary Demotion:
You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

DESCRIPTION



THE DEPARTMENT

 

The mission of the HRS Department Labor Relations Division is to promote a high quality work force and collaborative relationships between management and employee organizations by providing training and guidance on managing performance, contract interpretation, resolving complaints at the lowest level and by negotiating timely and fiscally responsible agreements. We value prompt and courteous customer service and teamwork.

 

THE POSITION

 

Under supervision, to provide staff assistance and coordination of County‑wide employer‑employee relations activities; to assist in making policy recommendations on labor relations matters; to participate in labor negotiations activities; to assist in the resolution of grievances and disciplinary matters; to prepare Memoranda of Understanding and other documents relating to Labor Relations assignments; to provide advice, interpretation, and orientation to operating department personnel; to represent the Human Resource Services Department in dealing with other departments, government agencies, labor organizations; and to perform related duties as required.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

 

This specification describes entry-level classification located in the Employee and Labor Relations Division of the Human Resource Services Department, which provide support for and/or participate in county-wide employer-employee relations activities, including providing labor relations support to the division and is responsible for conducting total compensation analysis and costing related to contract negotiations.  The Labor Relations Analyst I is distinguished from the Labor Relations Analyst II in that the latter is the journey level position and is expected to handle the most complex and sensitive Labor Relations, grievance and disciplinary matters independently.  Labor Relations Analyst II is distinguished from the Principal Labor Relations Analyst in that the latter class is a first level working supervisor within the Labor Relations classification series.

 

For more information, please click Labor Relations Analyst I (#0283)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.

(Additional employee/labor relations experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year for year basis.)  

AND

Experience:  

The equivalent of one year of human resources full-time experience at a professional level which involved working with labor organizations, company or agency management and other labor relations professionals in formulating, interpreting and explaining labor agreements, grievance/disciplinary issues, survey and total compensation analysis, and other labor relations activities.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of collective bargaining process in the public and/or private sector including Federal and State labor legislation applicable to local government.
  • Standard principles of collective bargaining including representation rights, management rights and scope of bargaining.
  • Standard negotiating practices, including preparation of negotiating strategy, tactics and impasse procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles of human resource administration and management.
  • Techniques of administrative and management analysis including the identification of fringe benefit costs and other labor statistics.
  • Statistical and reporting methods used in administrative and management analysis.
  • Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities policies and regulations.
  • Current employer‑employee relations practices, trends and major problems.
  • Techniques of dispute resolution.
  • Administrative procedures and practice for processing grievances up to and including arbitration.

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate in written and oral form.
  • Make decisions.
  • Research, analyze and problem solve.
  • Manage competing priorities.
  • Lead other people.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Be flexible.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Analyze budgets.
  • Use independent judgment.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

Conclusion

To apply, please contact Annie Wong at (510) 208-4873 or Annie.Wong@acgov.org to apply.

You are encouraged to apply immediately as this posting is open until filled and may close at anytime.

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer