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Employee and Labor Relations Specialist

Employer
Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)
Location
90017, Los Angeles
Salary
$110,254.44-$122,715.96 annually
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

Job Details

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Employee and Labor Relations Specialist. An Employee and Labor Relations Specialist 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.

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COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

 

Monthly Salary: $9,187.87-$10,226.33 monthly / $110,254.44-$122,715.96 annual

 

*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

Health Benefits: District-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for employee and dependents. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee. A Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with $1,500 contributed by LACCD annually.

 

 

 

Paid Time Off: 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave per year, at least 16 paid holidays per year, and accrued vacation time from 10-24 days per year depending on the position.  Other paid time off options are also available.

 

 

 

Retirement: Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) pension. Employees are also covered by Social Security.

 

 

 

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TYPICAL DUTIES

 

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.

 

 

 

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VACANCIES

 

A vacancy currently exists at the Educational Services Center, 770 Wilshire Boulevard, 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.

 

 

 

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Special:

 

A valid Class "C" California 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.

 

 

 

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HOW TO APPLY

 

Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system https://www.jobapscloud.com/LACCD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=24&R2=5016&R3=001. Please see our job board for the filing deadline.

 

 

 

For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District refer to our Web Page at https://jobapscloud.com/laccd/jobboard.asp.

 

 

 

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SELECTION PROCESS

 

The selection process may consist of one or more exam parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

 

 

 

Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are placed on an eligibility (hiring) list based on their overall exam score. In accordance with legal requirements, hiring departments may make job offers to candidates in the top three ranks of the eligibility list.

 

 

 

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ACCOMMODATION

 

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

 

 

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about their ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, they should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 

 

 

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CONTACT US

 

Personnel Commission: class_jobs@laccd.edu

 

Phone: (213) 891-2129

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM

 

 

 

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DISTRICT INFORMATION

 

The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in the nation offering educational opportunities to students in more than 40 cities covering an area of 882 square miles serving approximately 9.8 million residents. The LACCD is composed of nine comprehensive colleges and a District Office, which together employ approximately 2,200 classified (non-teaching) employees in 315 job classifications.

 

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LACCD

LACCD is the largest community college district in California and among the largest in the nation.

During the 2021–2022 Academic Year, LACCD distributed $205,454,319 in financial aid awards, not including student loans. This financial aid is critical to opening the doors of higher education to those who could not otherwise afford college. Research shows that an education at LACCD’s colleges is an important source of economic stability and upward mobility for some of the neediest residents of Los Angeles County. An LACCD graduate with an Associate degree is likely to earn 33 percent more than persons who only have a high school diploma.

The Los Angeles College Promise Program entered its sixth year of operations with the fall term of the 2022–2023 Academic Year. The student success program  provides two full years of free tuition, free laptop computers, priority registration and access to educational and financial aid counseling for first-time, full-time students who enroll in the program. Nearly 30,000 students enrolled and more than 4,250 students graduated with Associate degree since the program first began in 2017.

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