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Labor Relations Manager

North Los Angeles Regional Center

Chatsworth, California 91311
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  • Employee Relations
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North Los Angeles Regional Center
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Responsible for planning, directing, responding to and coordinating the labor relations activities of the Center. Analyzes and interprets the application of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) including participating and directing the employee grievance process. Advises the Chief Organizational Development Officer and executive/senior management in the developing, applying and interpreting of labor relations policies and practices.

SUPERVISION: Receives supervision from the Chief Organizational Development Officer.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (These are examples of the types of duties that may be performed. Additional duties may be added.)

1. Analyzes and interprets the intent, spirit and terms of the CBA.

2. Participates in the Center’s long-term planning and implementation of the CBA as it relates to labor relations.

3. Partners with Human Resources and other departments implementing in a proactive and positive manner employee and labor relations strategies and initiatives consistent with the Center’s mission, vision and values.

4. Directs the employee grievance and dispute resolution process under the CBA, and advises possible resolutions to issues. Responds on behalf of the Center in matters pertaining to labor relations.

5. Compiles information and develops statistical reports on all matters pertaining to the CBA. Develops recommendations consist with the CBA and current labor practices under regulations and statutes. Develops and writes policy based on approved recommendations.

6. Provides training and coaching to all levels of management on labor relations.

7. Advises collective bargaining unit members on new and proposed changes to the Center’s policies and practices.

8. Monitors implementation of policies concerning wages, hours and working conditions to ensure compliance to CBA terms.

9. Participates in labor contract negotiations and identifies bargaining issues.

 10. Investigates complaints as it relates to employee and service providers, to include whistleblower, personnel, etc.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Law or related field

PHR Certification, preferred

Minimum of 6 – 9 years’ progressive experience in human resources with particular focus on employee and labor relations preferred

Proven record of excellent organizational, communication and time management abilities

Experience in conflict resolution methods, including facilitation and mediation of agreements

A valid CDL and transportation, or acceptable substitute required for this position

This position is exempt

Knowledge, Requirements and Skills:

Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of employment principles, practices and applicable regulations, to include employee/labor relations, negotiations and the collective bargaining process.

Knowledge of policies, procedures and practices involved in personnel/human resource competencies

Experience in conducting formal investigations and providing appropriate recommendations to senior management

Ability to maintain objectivity, confidentiality and focus during complex and demanding investigations

Knowledge of all state and federal employment laws

Self-directed with a proven ability to build and work collaboratively in a team environment.

Possess strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Possess strong critical thinking skills. Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weakness of different approaches

Ability to build trust and strong partnerships with all levels of management and employees

Ability to act timely and accurately in a fast paced environment

Ability to identify downstream consequences and determine the long-term outcomes of change in the policy, procedure and/or practice

Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational skills with effective detail orientation and multi-tasking abilities

Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications


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