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Employee Relations Consultant

Mecklenburg County Government

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
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Job ID: 109244
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Full Time
1st Shift
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Mecklenburg County Government
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Job Details

Hiring Range: 50,080 – 65,730

Mecklenburg County is seeking an Employee Relations Consultant to join our Human Resources Department. This class supports Mecklenburg County objectives and department initiatives in a Human Resources program, provides HR expertise and specializes in employee relations.

This position is responsible for: reviewing, consulting and responding to performance management concerns including counseling managers and supervisors on effectively addressing performance, conduct and/or attendance issues through coaching and progressive discipline; reviewing and providing recommendations to managers/supervisors regarding disciplinary documentation; leading internal investigations including general complaints, formal grievances and ethics line violations and completing reports documenting findings and closing out the investigation; serving as point of contact for external issues (ex. respond to the EEOC or other regulatory agencies); training supervisors and staff in employee relations areas, unemployment, mediation, the ADA, and workplace modification requests; processing unemployment claims and representing the County at unemployment hearings; understanding of leave of absence programs and disability management issues; supports Mecklenburg County objectives, departmental initiatives and employee relations activities; addresses employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.



This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Human Resources, three years HR Generalist or progressively responsible experience in the various HR functions; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Must have extensive experience with progressive discipline and employee investigations; strong knowledge of relevant employment and labor laws and regulations; demonstrated skill in conflict resolution, decision making, interpersonal relations, oral and written communication, multi-tasking and prioritizing.


Preferred qualification include: current PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP certification; experience using PeopleSoft software; experience managing compliance issues with various state and federal laws that impact leave management such as FLSA, ADA and FMLA; Master’s degree in Human Resources or related field.


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