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Principal Human Resources Analyst - Labor Relations Officer

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County of El Dorado
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Provides high-level professional assistance to the Director of Human Resources and other County management staff by performing the most complex human resource work. As the County’s Labor Relations Officer, extensive knowledge of labor relations, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, conflict resolution and mediation skills are required.

The Director of Human Resources seeks a human resources professional who will relentlessly seek improvement in the assigned areas of responsibility, and can create realistic and actionable plans to translate improvements into achievable goals. Strong experience in collective bargaining will be key, as the Principal Human Resources Analyst will be expected to play a leadership role in this area. The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate:

•Extensive experience in public sector labor relations, including primary responsibility for labor negotiations and grievance arbitration in a public service environment.
•Exceptional labor negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation skills; effective in managing conflict and oppositional views. •Comprehensive work experience in the human resources field with strong knowledge base in local, state, and federal labor laws are required.

DEFINITION Under direction, provides expert professional assistance to the Director of Human Resources and other County management staff in human resource and related matters, including labor relations, grievance investigation and resolution, and discrimination and/or harassment complaint investigation; may assist in the administration of the daily operation of recruitment and selection, affirmative action, and classification and compensation activities; may act as chief spokesperson in employer/employee relations matters as assigned.

This class provides high-level professional assistance to the Director of Human Resources and other County management staff by performing the most complex human resource work in the areas of labor relations, grievance investigation resolution, and discrimination and/or harassment complaint investigation. Incumbents may oversee daily operations and activities in specified areas. Incumbents in this class are expected to work with significant independent judgment and with limited supervision.


•Oversee the day to day collective bargaining efforts; serve on the County's negotiating team; assist with the development of contract language and implementation of contract changes; interpret and implement of employee labor contracts.

•Interprets and explains a variety of collective bargaining agreements, countywide policies, personnel rules and regulations to union representatives, managers and employees; ensures compliance with employee/labor relations related laws (Meyers-Milias-Brown Act).

•Monitors investigations and fact-finding processes for resolution on employee relations matters; reviews and approves disciplinary actions for consistency and compliance.

•Resolves differences with employee organizations and communicates the County's position during negotiations, grievances, and labor/management meetings.

•In coordination with the Director of Human Resources, administers the County's Employee Relations Policy and responds to inquiries from the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and other similar agencies.

•Provides advice and counsel to departmental management on handling grievances, workplace disputes, and administering and interpreting negotiated labor agreements.

Job Requirements (Optional): 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, employee relations, industrial psychology or a related field -AND- two years of journey level experience in various areas of the human resource function in a centralized personnel or human resources setting at a level equivalent to the class of Senior Human Resources Analyst. Experience in a public agency setting is desirable.

How To Apply (Optional): 

For more information or to apply please visit: OFFICIAL COUNTY APPLICATION IS REQUIRED El Dorado County Human Resources 330 Fair Lane Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 621-5565; TDD: (530) 621-4693 EEO/ADA Employer and a Drug Free Workplace