Monday, July 4, 2022

Labor Relations Analyst I

Recruitment #22-0283-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended. Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Applications will only be accepted on-line.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

 

DESCRIPTION



THE HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

The Human Resource Services Department provides state and local mandated support services to all County agencies, departments and to some special districts regarding: merit-based examinations, position classification, salary administration, grievance resolution, disciplinary appeals, labor negotiations, unemployment insurance, employee benefits, disability case management, training and organizational development and provides departmental personnel support services. The Department further supports the Civil Service Commission and its implementation of the Civil Service Rules. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality and timely human resource services in partnership with County agencies, departments and special districts to enable our customers to reach their organizational goals. To learn more about the Alameda County Human Resource Services Department, please visit their website at:http://www.acgov.org/hrs/aboutus/.

 

THE POSITION


Under supervision, to provide staff assistance and coordination of County
wide employeremployee relations activities; to assist in making policy recommendations on labor relations matters; to participate in labor negotiations activities; to assist in the resolution of grievances and disciplinary matters; to prepare Memoranda of Understanding and other documents relating to Labor Relations assignments; to provide advice, interpretation, and orientation to operating department personnel; to represent the Human Resource Services Department in dealing with other departments, government agencies, labor organizations; and to perform related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This specification describes entry-level classification located in the Employee and Labor Relations Division of the Human Resource Services Department, which provide support for and/or participate in county-wide employer-employee relations activities, including providing labor relations support to the division and is responsible for conducting total compensation analysis and costing related to contract negotiations. The Labor Relations Analyst I is distinguished from the Labor Relations Analyst II in that the latter is the journey level position and is expected to handle the most complex and sensitive Labor Relations, grievance and disciplinary matters independently. Labor Relations Analyst II is distinguished from the Principal Labor Relations Analyst in that the latter class is a first level working supervisor within the Labor Relations classification series.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.

(Additional employee/labor relations experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year for year basis.)  

AND

Experience:  

The equivalent of one year of human resources full-time experience at a professional level which involved working with labor organizations, company or agency management and other labor relations professionals in formulating, interpreting and explaining labor agreements, grievance/disciplinary issues, survey and total compensation analysis, and other labor relations activities.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of collective bargaining process in the public and/or private sector including Federal and State labor legislation applicable to local government.
  • Standard principles of collective bargaining including representation rights, management rights and scope of bargaining.
  • Standard negotiating practices, including preparation of negotiating strategy, tactics and impasse procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles of human resource administration and management.
  • Techniques of administrative and management analysis including the identification of fringe benefit costs and other labor statistics.
  • Statistical and reporting methods used in administrative and management analysis.
  • Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities policies and regulations.
  • Current employer‑employee relations practices, trends and major problems.
  • Techniques of dispute resolution.
  • Administrative procedures and practice for processing grievances up to and including arbitration.

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate in written and oral form.
  • Make decisions.
  • Research, analyze and problem solve.
  • Manage competing priorities.
  • Lead other people.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Be flexible.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Analyze budgets.
  • Use independent judgment.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates' application to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. A review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing:

Monday, June 6, 2022

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

Monday, June 13, 2022

Review of Applications for Best Qualified:

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Oral Examination:

Week of July 18, 2022

*WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN*

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @jobaps.com, acgov.org and Noreply@jobaps.com as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box Noreply@jobaps.com are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions, please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Sam Gee, Human Resource Services Division Manager
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
Email: samson.gee
@acgov.org or Phone: 510-267-9492

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All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.