Employee Relations Analyst II (#RB5401)
$38.97-$47.36 Hourly / $6,754.09-$8,209.64 Monthly / $81,049.16-$98,515.76 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs professional, public employee and labor relations duties of average difficulty within the Human Resources Division; investigates grievances and complaints; serves as a member of management negotiation team during contract negotiations; advises management on proper interpretation and application of union contracts; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules. 


This is the journey-level class in the Employee Relations Analyst series. Employees in this class perform the full range of moderately-difficult, professional employee and labor relations assignments with significant independence as well as latitude for individual judgment and discretion.


  • Investigates a wide variety of grievances and complaints, determines if violations occurred, and makes recommendations for resolution; prepares the County response; prepares materials for hearings and assists in representing County management in hearings.
  • Conducts surveys and gathers information related to collective bargaining; participates in developing the County’s position on matters within the scope of bargaining; participates in the preparation of materials needed for negotiations; serves as a member of the negotiating team.
  • Advises County supervisors and managers regarding the interpretation and application of Memoranda of Understanding, the Employee-Employer Relations Policy, and various other policies and ordinances dealing with employee relations.
  • Advises County supervisors and managers on a wide variety of disciplinary matters; recommends strategies for handling discipline cases; reviews proposed actions for consistency and compliance with policy.
  • Provides training to County supervisors and managers regarding MOU changes, employee relations policies, and the proper practices for handling complaints, grievances, and other areas of employee relations.
  • Prepares correspondence and analytical reports.
  • Directs clerical staff on the processing of arbitration hearings.
  • Participates in activities relating to certification and decertification elections as specified in the County’s Employee-Employer Relations Policy.
  • Assists in the development, review and maintenance of assigned budgets.


Experience:  One year as an Employee Relations Analyst I in San Joaquin County Service.


Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably with a major in public or business administration, industrial psychology, social science, or another area that included coursework in human resources or labor relations.

Experience:  Either one (1) year performing professional collective bargaining, negotiations, and employee/labor relations work;  OR one (1) year performing professional personnel work that included participation in employee/labor relations activities such as employee discipline, complaint investigations, or other activities that required interfacing with union representatives.

Substitution:  Additional experience performing professional or paraprofessional personnel, employee/labor relations, or personnel-related administrative/analytical work may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Principles and practices of human resources management, including employee and labor relations, position classification, and salary administration; principles and practices of collective bargaining; principles and practices of employee supervision and training; business statistics and mathematics; methods of gathering and presenting data; language mechanics and report writing.



Perform professional employee and labor relations work; read, comprehend, and interpret technical written material; apply standard business statistical and mathematical concepts; interpret and apply labor laws and provisions of Memoranda of Understanding; gather and analyze data and prepare comprehensive reports; use good judgment and make sound decisions in situations involving time pressures; take accurate, detailed notes at meetings; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered during the course of the work, including representatives of employee organizations.


Mobility—Constant operation of keyboards; frequent sitting for long periods of time, standing and walking, driving; occasional pushing, pulling, bending, squatting and crawling; Lifting—frequent lifting of 30 pounds or less; Vision—constant use of good overall vision; frequent reading/close-up work; occasional color, depth, and peripheral vision; Dexterity—frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; occasional grasping, holding, reaching; Hearing/Talking—frequent talking/hearing in person, in large meetings and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological— constant concentration; frequent decision making, public contact, and working alone; occasional working nights, weekends and traveling; Environmental—frequent exposure to noise.

CLASS: RB5401; EST: 11/10/1999; REV: 3/9/2016;