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Manager, Employee Relations

San Mateo County Transit District

San Carlos, California
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Manager, Employee Relations

Annual Salary: $120,642-$174,931


This position has an application deadline of Friday, November 17, 2017


The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.


We seek a Manager, Employee Relations who will serve as a key member of SamTrans’ collective bargaining team. You will provide advice, interpretation, and counsel regarding collective bargaining agreements, personnel policies and procedures, and employment laws. The Manager, Employee Relations will hire, mentor and develop staff ensuring equal employment opportunity policies and procedures are followed.


The Manager, Employee Relations has the responsibility to promote the consistent and fair administration of employee corrective and disciplinary actions. The incumbent will oversee the administration of the following employee and labor relations programs: grievance and arbitration, DMV pull notice, drug-free workplace programs, reasonable accommodation, Workers’ Compensation, and leave of absence (e.g. FMLA, CFRA, Military and Pregnancy Disability). On occasion, the incumbent may act as an advocate or panel member at arbitration hearings.


Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, human resources management, or related field, with five years of full-time increasingly responsible employee/labor relations management experience, plus three years management experience. Your strongest attribute will be approachability; we seek someone who is willing to be visible, and interact with employees at all levels. You will be a manager who possesses excellent communication skills and the ability to use their skills to help all District employees. You must have integrity, honesty, and the demonstrated ability to effectively manage sensitive issues with confidentiality. You will convey options that solve the problem(s)/issue(s) in a persuasive manner and be confident in your ability to provide sound advice and counsel in employee and labor relations. You will also be a business partner who creates organizational/team synergy, with the District’s best interest in mind. You must regularly monitor and manage ER programs to remain compliant with all FTA and other Federal, State, and local regulations.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at,

and follow the related application instructions.


The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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