Labor Relations Analyst II/III
County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

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Salary:
Labor Relations Analyst II: $64,700.72 - $78,642.68 Annually
Labor Relations Analyst III: $72,757.00 - $88,431.27 Annually
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The Human Resources Department is seeking an energetic and solution-oriented professional to fill one (1) full-time Labor Relations Analyst II/III position. If you are an experienced labor relations analyst driven by intellectual challenges, resolving issues, working in a fast-paced environment, opportunities for career growth, continual learning, and being a strategic business partner, this is an excellent opportunity!
The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for this vacancy and future vacancies should consider applying to this recruitment.
THE POSITION
The Labor Relations Analyst performs journey level professional labor relations analyst duties. Responsibilities include conducting and supporting negotiations of collective bargaining agreements (including drafting and costing proposals, researching and preparing data, and responding to union information requests); consulting with and providing advice to managers regarding disciplinary actions, grievance process, contract interpretation, County policies and procedures, and other labor relations matters; researching and analyzing technical and statistical data for use in grievance processing, mediation, arbitration, and other labor relations activities; understanding complex concepts such as actuarial analysis; and drafting reports and making recommendations.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with superior and persuasive verbal and written communication skills who is able to demonstrate excellent technical and analytical proficiency in current labor relations practices and procedures. In addition, the ideal Labor Relations Analyst will possess the following:
Experience in negotiations of collective bargaining agreements with a variety of unions and in developing proposals and counter proposals for negotiation, preferably in the public sector.
Knowledge of mandated bargaining subjects and experience conducting meet and confer sessions.
Ability to understand a variety of departmental specific operational issues and legal concepts.
Ability to be resourceful to research and gather information from a variety of sources, analyze findings, and provide recommendations.
Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to understand the ripple effect and the bigger picture of day-to-day decisions.
Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and consult with a variety of audiences and stakeholders.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and the ability to analyze complex data and reports.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Human Resources Department has a staff of 43, and works under the guidelines of a Civil Service Merit System. The Department provides a wide range of Human Resources services including: recruitment and examination, classification plan management, EEO, Employee/Labor relations, County training, employee benefits, safety, and risk management functions. Under the guidance and leadership of the Human Resources Director the department’s Mission is to provide county departments with human resources by recruiting, developing and retaining an outstanding workforce who are committed to quality public service for the County of Sonoma. The department values customer service, professionalism, consistency, proactive planning and flexibility, and innovative problem-solving.
For more detailed information about examination steps and the hiring process, you are encouraged to go to http://hr.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1024&id=1464 and review the Hiring Process Overview.

The Civil Service Title for this position is Human Resources Analyst II/III.
Application submissions require the supplemental questionnaire be completed.

Minimum Qualifications:
LABOR RELATIONS ANALYST II
Education: Academic course work which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, substantial course work in public administration, business administration, human resources, political science, psychology or closely related courses would provide such opportunity.

Experience: Training and/or experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, at least one year of professional experience as a Human Resources Analyst I would provide such opportunity.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level, including special endorsements as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.
LABOR RELATIONS ANALYST III
Education: Academic course work which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, substantial course work in public administration, business administration, human resources, political science, psychology or closely related courses would provide such opportunity.
Experience: Training and/or experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, at least two years of professional personnel experience, including at least one year at the level of Human Resources Analyst II would provide such opportunity.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level, including special endorsements as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
LABOR RELATIONS ANALYST II
Working Knowledge Of: selection and Merit System principles and practices to include employee selection and advancement, classification and compensation, equal employment opportunity and employee/management relations; data research, compilation, and report writing; department rules, policies, procedures and work practices related to job analysis, examination development and management, or other assigned areas of activities; written and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; interview techniques sufficient to efficiently obtain and evaluate information related to employment and compensation matters; computer applications related to work including basic methods of graphic presentations.
Ability To: plan and organize research and statistical work related to various aspects of human resources administration such as job analysis, recruitment and examinations, volunteer programs, compensation and negotiations; synthesize information sufficient to produce complete, relevant, accurate, and logical results; apply analytical skills (i.e., discover, clarify and explain interrelationships of parts; examine and evaluate data with reference to criteria, standards and requirements) sufficient to arrive at and explain logical conclusions; apply problem solving skills (i.e., define issues, identify alternative solutions and related consequences, and make a logical decision) sufficient to reach appropriate solutions, take action, document, and complete work in a timely manner; manage a variety of simultaneous work projects or a recruitment and examination caseload sufficient to meet established timetables and commitments; set aside personal values related to differences in sex, cultural and ethnic groups in order to impartially conduct recruitment and examinations, complaint investigations, grievances, classification studies, and participate in negotiations; establish credibility and maintain cooperative working relationships with County management personnel, County employees, and the public in carrying out human resources administrative practices; perform data collection, interpretation and evaluation pertaining to human resources management; communicate ideas and information in a clear, organized, accurate and timely manner; make effective oral presentations before public bodies, community agencies, and other public groups.

LABOR RELATIONS ANALYST III
Considerable Working Knowledge Of: public human resources administration in one of the following areas of activity; test development and analysis, classification, equal employment opportunity reporting and complaint investigation, ADA guidelines, negotiations and contract administration, supervisory and management training, grievances and discipline; county regulations, ordinances, and procedures relating to public human resources management; PC-based software programs and use of the Internet.

Good Working Knowledge Of: written and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition.

Working Knowledge Of: Merit System principles and practices relating to employee selection and advancement, classification and compensation, equal employment opportunity, and/or employee management relations; the fundamentals of data research compilation and report writing; test development methodology sufficient to develop and analyze selection devices; interview techniques sufficient to obtain information related to employment, complaint investigation, and compensation matters.

Ability To: understand, interpret and apply appropriate provisions of applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, memoranda of understanding and operating procedures; analyze complex classifications, task analysis and job restructuring, and compensation; technically examine problems and to make logical recommendations for their solution; synthesize information sufficient to produce complete, relevant, accurate and logical results; apply analytical skills (i.e., discover, clarify and explain interrelationships of parts; examine and evaluate data with reference to criteria, standards and requirements) sufficient to arrive at and explain logical conclusions; apply problem solving skills (i.e. define issues, identify alternative solutions and related consequences, and make a logical decision) sufficient to reach appropriate solutions, take action, document, and complete work in a timely manner; establish credibility and maintain cooperative work relationships with county management personnel, employees, employee organizations and the public in carrying out human resources activities; manage a variety of simultaneous work projects or a recruitment and examination caseload sufficient to meet established timetables and commitments; set aside personal values related to differences in sex, cultural and ethnic groups in order to impartially conduct recruitment and examinations, training, complaint investigations, grievances, classification studies, and act as a spokesperson in negotiations; perform data collection, interpretation and evaluation pertaining to human resources and employee relations; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and present rational conclusions before advisory and policy making bodies; provide direction to and obtain cooperation of subordinate personnel and technical personnel staff.

Selection Procedure:
The information contained in the application and responses to the supplemental questions will be evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the employment process. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
For more detailed information about examination steps and the hiring process, you are encouraged to go to http://hr.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1024&id=1464 and review the Hiring Process Overview.
Application submissions require the supplemental questionnaire be completed.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination(s):
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass), and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination . Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additionally, a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screening, will be required prior to employment.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma is committed to a policy and actively pursues a program of equal employment and non-discrimination. More information can be found at: http://hr.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1024&id=1304

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