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Employee Labor Relations Officer

Baltimore City Community College


Location:
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Date:
06/15/2017
2017-06-152017-07-15
Job Code:
2017-055
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Categories:
  • Employee Relations
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
Baltimore City Community College
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Job Details

Overview of position: The HR Employee Labor Relations Officer is responsible for fostering a collegial relationship amongst employees and the College. This includes developing, implementing, administering and analyzing the employer-employee relationship through ongoing performance management initiatives. This position will ensure that relations with employees comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and resolving workplace disputes. Additionally this position will assist the Executive Director of Human Resources with the Colleges collective bargaining agreement negotiations and administration, the development and administration of appropriate policies /procedures, employee performance management and disciplinary measures as well as other strategic employee relations initiatives. This position will serve as second chair.  Also, the position works to minimize the College’s exposure to occupational safety and health injuries by administering a comprehensive safety program, emphasizing a proactive approach to employee safety and accident & illness prevention.

 

An HR Employee Labor Relations Officer is responsible for:

  • Responsible for assisting management and their staff with addressing work – related conflicts by providing advice and recommendations;
  • Designs and implements college’s Affirmative Action  and Equal Employment Opportunity plans; environment, management and other factors that may affect employee morale, motivation and efficiency
  • Provides guidance to supervisors/managers and employees on the College’s performance evaluation process in an effort to properly manage performance expectations; conducts annual training on the subject matter and when requested;
  • Participates in negotiations with union representatives and College with a view to achieving positive, mutually beneficial outcomes;
  • Serves as a second chair in negotiations;
  • Manages the College Family Medical Leave (FMLA), Unemployment Insurance and Workers Compensation processes to insure compliance with federal/state laws; develops and conducts trainings on specific subject matter as needed;
  • Collaborates with the State of Maryland Worker’s Compensation representative to ensure accuracy of workers compensation data and records; enforces all appropriate Occupational Safety and Health regulations as it pertains to workers compensation;

 

 

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or related field.
  • Minimum Five years’ experience in human resources management with an emphasis on collective bargaining, employee & labor relations, and/or workplace health & safety;
  • Experience in conducting Investigations.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field.
  • Professional Human Resources (PHR) designation or Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR).  
  • (5) Five years’ experience preferred;
  • Experience in an institution of Higher Education.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee relations;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of collective bargaining;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of workplace health and safety;
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing labor management, workplace health & safety and equal employment opportunity;
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials, occupational hazards and safety precautions; 
  • Ability to interpret and apply employment laws and policies;
  • Ability to interpret, evaluate and assess collective bargaining contracts/proposals;
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts;
  • Ability to prepare recommended strategies, solutions and approaches;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and related hardware and software;

 

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