Labor Relations Manager

City of Fresno
Until Filled

The City of Fresno is the largest city in the San Joaquin Valley and the fifth largest city in California, with a population of more than 545,000 residents. Located in the geographical center of California, Fresno offers many sights. From fertile agricultural fields, an abundance of lakes, and the snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range, the scenic variety in Fresno is large. Fresno also features a diverse selection of dining, shopping, farmers markets, vibrant arts and culture, wineries, as well as a variety of attractions. Another advantage to living in Fresno is the exceptional housing that is available at lower price levels than California’s other large metropolitan areas. The people of Fresno enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, athletic, educational and recreational activities in an affordable and clean living environment.

The City is seeking an experienced executive to lead Fresno’s labor negotiations with the City’s 12 employment organizations. The Labor Relations Manager will report to the Personnel Services Director and serve as the Chief negotiator as well as advising the City on all employer/employee matters. The ideal candidate will have a high level of technical knowledge as well as a wealth of experience in labor relations and negotiations as well as a collaborative leadership style. The new Labor Relations Manager will join the City at a pivotal and exciting time. The focus will be leading City’s efforts on negotiating bargaining agreements with the City’s 12 employee organizations consistent with the One Fresno theme. The selected candidate will advise the City on all employee relations matters and ensure compliance with City Charter, Municipal Code, Civil Service Rules, equal employment opportunity objectives, and applicable laws, rules and regulations.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Public Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field; and four years of professional labor relations, human resources, or related experience which included, or is supplemented by, one year at the supervisory level. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two years. The salary range for this position is open DOQ.  To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery. This recruitment is open until filled.