LABOR RELATIONS MANAGER

Recruitment #21-133-2177

Job Description

Loudoun County's Department of Human Resources is seeking an experienced Labor Relations Manager to develop, implement, and manage the County's new labor relations program. This new role will serve as the County's subject matter expert in all aspects of labor relations, to include the establishment and administration of 'meet and confer' and formal collective bargaining arrangements.

As the Labor Relations Manager you will utilize knowledge of HR policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations, and best practices to advise executive leadership and senior management on labor relations matters. This position reports directly to the Director of Human Resources but will work closely with the County Administrator, members of the Executive Team, and the Office of the County Attorney. Responsibilities include:

  • Review and provide feedback on local ordinances and federal and state legislation governing labor relations in the County.
  • Negotiate and administer labor-management agreements, to include Memorandums of Understanding and/or Collective Bargaining Agreements and ensure the County's compliance with agreement terms.
  • Advise managers, employees, and other HR staff on the interpretations of labor agreements.
  • Develop and maintain open communication and a productive and collaborative working relationship with representatives of unions and other employee associations.
  • Develop the strategic direction of the labor relations program consistent with the goals and priorities of the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator.
  • Oversee day to day administration of the labor relations program to include managing, coordinating and/or advising on the certification/decertification of unions, establishment of bargaining units, the administration of grievance hearings, and representing management in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
  • Attend meetings of public and private interest groups, other local jurisdictions, regional and national organizations to represent Loudoun County and discuss issues relative to labor relations.
  • Consult and collaborate with the Department of Finance and Budget on costing labor agreements and the County Attorney's Office on the development and interpretation of agreement terms.
  • Complete special projects as assigned, independently or as a member of a team.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master's degree in Labor/Industrial Relations, Human Resources Management, Public Administration or a related field, and four (4) years of directly related progressive experience in labor relations. 

A Juris Doctor, public sector experience, and/or designation as a Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP) from the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) strongly preferred but not required.

 *Please note, the salary offered will be determined based on education and experience*

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo criminal, credit, and DMV background checks.

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