The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Employee and Labor Relations Specialist. This position performs a variety of journey-level professional staff work related to an employee and labor relations program including investigation, analysis, and adjudication of disciplinary actions, grievances, appeals, and complaints, and participating in the collective bargaining process.
MONTHLY SALARY: $8,335 - $9,278*
*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position
Conducts investigations requiring fact-finding and the verification and resolution of facts and issues in matters affecting disciplinary actions, grievances, appeals, and complaints.
Analyzes and evaluates evidence in cases of disciplinary action; develops additional supportive evidence, background information, and documentation; and when appropriate prepares statements of charges for Board of Trustees’ approval and recommends appropriate disciplinary action.
Interprets negotiated bargaining agreements for management and supervisory staff.
Confers with administrators and supervisors on the effective resolution of employee relations problems by providing information on progressive discipline, evaluation procedures, due process requirements and complaint and grievance procedures and recommending courses of action.
Represents the District at classified disciplinary and grievance hearings which includes pre-hearing preparation of witnesses, answering of interrogatories, the production of records and evidence, and preparation of statements and briefs.
Advises employees on the rights, privileges, and burdens of employees and supervisors in filing grievances, appeals, and complaints, and counsels individuals on minor problems of employee conduct or dissatisfaction, poor work habits, leave problems, indebtedness, and provisions related to various employee benefits and services.
Assists in the development of District-wide procedures and standards to assure equitable and impartial treatment of employees in such matters as supervisor employee relations, employee conduct, employee rights, and grievance and appeal procedures.
Mediates discussions between supervisors, employees, and employee representatives regarding problems adversely affecting an employee’s performance.
Researches information used in the collective bargaining process on matters such as salaries, employment practices, employee benefits, and related areas; prepares reports on findings; and makes recommendations.
Prepares and conducts training sessions for administrators and supervisors on disciplinary processes and procedures, grievance resolution, and related areas.
Reviews and evaluates medical reports, reports of arrest, criminal investigations, and related data; interprets health and arrest/conviction standards; and makes disposition on the eligibility of individuals for employment and retention.
Effectively utilizes the capabilities and functions of standard office software applications such as data management, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing in completing assigned projects.
Effectively utilizes the capabilities and functions of specialized software programs in the production of management information and reports.
Establishes and maintains working relationships with Federal, State, and local governmental agencies whose functions are related to employee and labor relations.
Attends and participates in standing and ad hoc committees regarding personnel practices.
Assists in the analysis of the effects upon the District of legislation related to employee and labor relations.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Current vacancies exists in the Office of Employee and Labor Relations at the Educational Services Center, 770 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list. Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College
- Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
- A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
- 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
- At least 15 paid holidays per year.
- Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
- Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
- Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. The employee contribution rate is 6 percent. The District also contributes to the retirement system. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
- Employee Assistance Program
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICATION:
Education and Experience:
A. A master’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major in labor or industrial relations, human resource management, industrial or organizational psychology, public administration, or related field AND one year of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level human resources experience in investigating, analyzing, and resolving employee disciplinary matters, grievances, appeals, and complaints. Collective bargaining experience is desirable.
B. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in labor or industrial relations, human resource management, industrial or organizational psychology, public administration, or related field AND three years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level human resources experience in investigating, analyzing, and resolving employee disciplinary matters, grievances, appeals, and complaints. Collective bargaining experience is desirable.
A valid California Class “C” driver’s license is required. Travel to locations throughout the District is required.
For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.
The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient. In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.
HOW TO APPLY
Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, September 9, 2022. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at https://jobapscloud.com/laccd.
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