City of Tucson


$28.21-$50.14 Hourly / $58,676.80-$104,291.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 817

General Description

Promote and maintain effective communications between labor groups and management. Interpret and administer labor group agreements regarding issues such as wages, salaries, benefits, pension, and union and management practices.

This job reports to: Director of Human Resources 

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the work of at least two full-time employees ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the city, community, department, and unit.     

Facilitate on-going communication and working relationships with employee representative groups including coordination of joint labor and management meetings.

Communicate effectively with managers, executives, and labor representatives daily to create positive working environment, address worker grievances, and verify compliance with contractual protocols.

Coordinate with Human Resources and other departments to create and sustain positive employee relations and facilitate effective communications between employees and management.

Develop and recommend to the Director of Human Resources policies and procedures concerning employee relations and personnel practices.

Monitor adherence by all parties to agreements.

Present the position of the city during arbitration, meet and confer processes, negotiations and other related meetings.

Draft proposals or counterproposals for agreements or other labor relations processes.

Train management on labor relations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s degree in labor relations, human resources, business, or related field.

Experience: At least five (5) years working with employment and labor relations issues.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt
Occupational Group Code: 02
Occupational Group Description: General Administration
EEO Job Category Code: B
EEO Job Category Description: Professionals
Organizational Level: Individual Contributor
NCCI: 8810
Bargaining Unit: No Representation

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Incidental or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D, or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Incidental

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 1023; EST: 11/28/2022; REV: 11/28/2022;