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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

General Information


Job title: Labor Relations Manager
Job location: Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Requisition code: 447991
Date posted: 03/12/14
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Labor Relations Specialist

Job Description

Job description:

Labor Relations Manager

Opening Date/Time:
Thu. 02/27/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:

$4,104.92 - $4,900.62 Biweekly
$8,894.00 - $10,618.00 Monthly
$106,728.00 - $127,416.00 Annually

Job Type:
Regular Full Time

General Office, Oakland, California

AC Transit is actively recruiting for the position of Labor Relations Manager. This position manages complex labor relations functions and activities for the District, provides consultation and recommendations to upper level management regarding the progress and ramifications of traditional and interest-based collective bargaining negotiations, and represents the District in arbitrations, disciplinary hearings, and contract negotiations.

Example of Duties:
• Plans, analyzes, and evaluates the District’s Labor Relations programs and activities; develops and recommends cost-effective strategies and solutions to the General Manager and Executive staff; and implements and manages Labor Relations functions, including the activities of assigned staff.
• Coordinates and supervises research and analysis on a wide variety of interest-based labor relations issues, labor trends and legislation; develops findings, alternatives, and recommendations for higher-level management; and implements policy and procedural improvements related to labor relations
• Formulates strategies and District bargaining positions for labor negotiations, and acts as the District’s lead labor negotiator in collective bargaining activities, including labor-union contract negotiations
• Reviews and interprets all current collective bargaining agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, and related documentation; and writes proposed contract language.
• Provides high-level technical assistance, contract interpretation, and resources as needed to District management staff to ensure consistency and uniformity in the application of contract provisions, labor laws, and regulations.
• Facilitates and maintains a collaborative consultation process between the District and the various unions and union officials representing its employees.
• Represents the District in full-length arbitrations, major discipline cases, labor-management councils, and unusual or escalated circumstances; and confers with Legal department staff when indicated.
• Plans, organizes, assigns, motivates, reviews, and evaluates the activities of assigned professional staff, and provides training, staff development opportunities, performance evaluation, and discipline.
•  Oversees the resolution of grievances and other labor issues; and assigns subordinate staff to represent the District in disciplinary hearings, expedited arbitrations, grievance resolutions, and labor management councils.
• Leads or participates in various labor/management committees and projects.
• Works with District management in the coordination and implementation of labor relations related training activities.
• Writes and prepares, or supervises the preparation of reports, correspondence, and other documents.
• Makes presentations to the District’s Board of Directors, and Executive Staff.
• Manages the preparation and administration of the budget for the Labor
Relations unit.
• Performs related duties, as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor’s degree form an accredited college or university in Labor Relations, Business Administration, Public Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources or another directly related field.

Equivalent to at least eight (8) years of recent and verifiable experience in a labor relations capacity in a Labor Relations or Human Resources department, and in a union environment; including at least three (3) years of supervisory or management level experience. Experience must have included direct participation in management-union contract negotiations, disciplinary hearings, grievance resolution, and arbitrations. Public sector experience preferred.

Knowledge of:
Federal and state of California labor laws and regulations; the principles and practices of labor relations and human resources, organizational development and management, supervision, leadership, motivation, team-building, and budget preparation and administration; computers and current software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation at the intermediate level of proficiency, and current office practices and procedures.

Ability to:
Plan, organize, and manage a complex labor relations program, and professional relationships with officials of multiple unions; establish Labor unit objectives and goals, and effectively motivate and supervise staff to accomplish them; assign and monitor work by staff, and track productivity; analyze and interpret collective bargaining agreements, laws, regulations, and complex problems and issues, evaluate the impact and cost-effectiveness of alternative approaches and concepts, make creative and sound recommendations, and effectively advocate for the District’s best interests; exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines; prepare and administer the Labor unit budget; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; write, prepare, and present a wide variety of reports, memoranda, and correspondence; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work using principles of excellent customer service.

Additional Information:
Physical Requirements: (1) Must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting and operate computers, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment. (2) Must possess the mobility necessary to travel expeditiously within the AC Transit District to perform the duties of the job.


The Selection Process:
The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is “Continuous,” it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on a ranked Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation.
ADA Compliant and Drug Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.
The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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