Labor Relations Manager

Full-time
County of Solano
4/05/2017
wendi@wbrowncreative.com
541-664-0376

For complete job description and more details please see: http://wbrowncreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Labor-Relations-Manager-Solano-FINAL-II.pdf

 

Solano County is seeking an experienced and talented LABOR RELATIONS MANAGER who will oversee the labor and employee relations needs 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, you should bring some experience negotiating in a public sector labor environment and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

THE JOB

This position reports to the Human Resources Director, and will interface with outside Chief Negotiators, the Assistant Human Resources Director, County Administrator, County Counsel and the Board of Supervisors. The Labor Relations 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 (grievances, disciplinary actions, etc.), and partners with leadership and labor consultants.  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 employee representatives. In addition, you will manage outside negotiators, prepare closed session materials, attend labor negotiation closed sessions, manage disciplinary action appeals and grievances, process PERB complaints, write policy, conduct compensation studies, compile survey materials, and may produce cost proposals for labor negotiations, etc.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

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, you should bring some experience negotiating in a public sector labor environment and have excellent written and verbal communication skills and mathematic ability to provide labor costs and data for decision makers.  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, have a passionate interest in employee and labor relations, and reflect our County’s Core Values as you work with internal and external partners:

  • INTEGRITY – is ethical and fair.
  • DIGNITY – treats all persons with respect.
  • EXCELLENCE – provides quality, integrated, sustainable and innovative public services.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY – takes ownership, is fiscally responsible and results driven.
  • LEADERSHIP – is personally responsible and is a positive example to others.

 

Background and Education:

  • Bachelor’s in public or business administration, industrial/labor relations, law, human resources/personnel management, economics, or a field closely related to the intent of the class; and
  • 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; and
  • Two years of public sector personnel administration experience that included administering and overseeing employee discipline processes.

~OR~

  • Six years of collective bargaining experience involving direct responsibility for labor contract negotiations; grievance investigations, and/or labor agreement and memorandums of understanding administration; and impasse resolutions.  One of the six years of experience must have been in the capacity of a Chief Negotiator.
  • Completion of a professionally recognized certification program in labor relations or possession of a Master’s Degree in one of the above named educational fields may substitute for one year of the collective bargaining experience; but not for the Chief Negotiator experience.
  • Professionally recognized certification in Labor Relations is desirable.
  • Sound understanding of employment and labor law.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary: $112,916 – 137,250 DOQ/DOE

Salary is supplemented by a generous benefit program

HOW TO APPLY:    Open and continuous, but apply by April 5, 2017 for first consideration

Apply Here: http://wbrowncreative.com/capabilities/job-board/

  • Questions: Call 541-664-0376 - Direct; or 866-929-WBCP – Toll Free or email Wendi at wendi@wbrowncreative.com
  • Mark your calendar for a potential two day interviewing process on April 27th and 28th (first and second interviews) – please reserve your calendars.

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