Los Angeles Community College District

Assistant Director of Employee and Labor Relations (#5005)

$59.23-$73.37 hourly / $10,265.89-$12,717.64 monthly / $123,190.68-$152,611.68 annual


Definition

Assists the Director of Employee and Labor Relations in planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day operations of the District’s employee and labor relations unit.

Typical Duties

Assists the Director of Employee and Labor Relations in administering the District’s employee and labor relations program by:

Planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the work of assigned professional and technical staff engaged in performing duties related to disciplinary actions, grievances, appeals, complaints, employee arrests and convictions reports, contract negotiations, HR policy development and reporting, and other related areas.

Recommending policies, 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.

Participating in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and may serve as negotiator for assigned bargaining units.

Participating in the development of negotiation strategies for collective bargaining sessions.

Researching information and making recommendations for proposals and counter proposals for discussion at the collective bargaining table.

Interpreting negotiated agreements for management and supervisory staff.

Participating in consultation sessions with bargaining unit representatives, as designated.

Conferring with administrators and supervisors to determine the need for disciplinary action and developing a plan of progressive discipline.

Developing and conducting training sessions for administrators and supervisors on progressive discipline and grievance processes and procedures.

Mediating discussions between supervisors, employees, and employee representatives regarding problems adversely affecting an employee's performance.

Analyzing and evaluating evidence in cases of disciplinary action, developing additional supportive evidence, background information and documentation; preparing statements of charges and recommending appropriate disciplinary action.

Advising the director of projects status and issues needing attention, evaluation, resolution, and decisions.

Representing the District at classified disciplinary and grievance hearings, which includes pre-hearing preparation of witnesses, answering of interrogatories, and the production of records and evidence, and the preparation of statement and briefs.

Reviewing and evaluating medical reports, reports of arrest, and criminal investigations, and related data; interpreting District health and arrest/conviction standards; and making disposition on the eligibility of individuals for employment and retention.

Conducting investigations regarding highly confidential and sensitive personnel matters and may make reports both orally and in writing to the Board of Trustees.

Participating in a variety of standing and ad hoc committees regarding personnel practices to provide subject matters advice and guidance related to assigned responsibilities.

Analyzing state legislative and administrative decisions, laws, regulations, and policies to determine their impact on assigned areas, and making recommendations related to implementation and compliance requirements.

Assuming responsibility on designated matters for the Director of Employee and Labor Relations in the his/her absence.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Assistant Director of Employee and Labor Relations assists the Director of Employee and Labor Relations in planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day operations of the District’s employee and labor relations unit, which includes the areas of collective bargaining, disciplinary actions, appeals, complaints, grievances, HR policy development and reporting, and other related areas.

 A Director of Employee and Labor Relations plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day operations of the District’s employee and labor relations unit which encompasses the functions of collective bargaining, contract administration, disciplinary actions, appeals, complaints, grievances, HR policy development and reporting, and other related areas.

Supervision

General supervision is received from the Director of Employee and Labor Relations. General supervision is exercised over professional, technical, and clerical staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles and techniques of bargaining contract negotiation

Public sector labor relations laws and precedents

Sections of the Education and Penal Codes and rules, regulation, and policies of the District related to the employment and retention of personnel

Principles and techniques of arbitration advocacy

Policies of the District related to the employment and retention of staff

Principles and techniques of arbitration advocacy

Trends in human resource management

Fact-finding methods and procedures

Collective bargaining agreements covering District employees

Rules and regulations related to unemployment insurance

District Board of Trustees rules and administrative policies related to employee relations

Personnel Commission laws and rules

Administrative organization, staff, and policies of the Los Angeles Community College District

Principles of organization and management

Principles and techniques of counseling and guidance

Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware used in human resource management

Ability to:

Plan, organize, and direct assigned activities of an employee and labor relations unit

Effectively present and argue management's position in negotiations and arbitrations

Express difficult situations and concepts effectively in oral and written presentations

Interpret, apply, and explain applicable laws, policies, and precedents to employee and labor relations problems

Work independently on complex assignments

Maintain a fair and impartial attitude

Exercise sound judgment and maintain poise in stressful and/or sensitive situations

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of District administrators, employees, employee organization representatives, representatives of private and public agencies, and individuals of a variety of ethnic, social, and economic background

Effectively utilize information and documentation systems in the performance of duties

Train, supervise, and motivate assigned staff

Stimulate teamwork and promote cohesiveness toward achievement of goals

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet schedules and deadlines

Maximize the use of human, fiscal, and physical resources

Travel to off-site locations to conduct investigations

Entrance Qualifications

Education:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in labor or industrial relations, human resource management, public administration, industrial or organizational psychology, or a related field.

Experience:

Five years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in labor negotiations and investigating and resolving employee disciplinary matters, grievances, appeals, and complaints. Two years of the required experience must have been in an administrative or supervisory position.

Special:

A valid Class “C” California driver's license is required.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

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 his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 5005; EST: ; REV: 1/15/2020;