Job Posting: Labor Relations Analyst – Alameda County


Under supervision, at the lower level, and under general direction, at the higher level to provide staff assistance and coordination of ACMC employer‑employee relations activities; to make 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.


This specification describes two flexibly staffed classifications located in the Labor Relations function of the Human Resource Department, which provide support for and/or participate in county-wide employer-employee relations activities. Labor Relations Analysts I are trainees and are expected to gain experience and demonstrate proficiency that qualifies them to promote to the higher level after the equivalent of one year of full-time experience. Appointment at the level I generally will not be extended beyond one year. The Labor Relations Analyst II is expected to handle the most complex and sensitive Labor Relations, grievance and disciplinary matters independently. Labor Relations Analyst II is distinguished from the comparable level class of Supervising Human Resources Analyst in that the latter class is a first level-working supervisor.


· Develops detailed, technical staff work in support of negotiations.

· Acts as ACMC management representative in contacts with union representatives and/or departments on meet and confer processes, grievances, disciplinary actions and other labor relations activities; conducts negotiations and may serve as chief spokesperson.

· Coordinates with “at the table” negotiating team, operating departments, contract agencies and other interested parties.

· Provides research and analysis of facts pertaining to potential or stated employee organization demands. This may include cost or budget impact information relating to salary or benefit proposals.

· Consults with and provides advice to departmental management and supervisors on matters pertaining to employer‑employee relations and Memoranda of Understanding; may provide training to management personnel regarding the impact of agreements with labor organizations.

· Assists in the preparation of the Memoranda of Understanding which includes developing contract language; prepares other correspondence and memoranda as required; makes presentations as necessary.

· Keeps abreast of labor relations laws, court decisions and trends affecting both the private and public sector.

· May attend and participate in closed sessions with the ACMC Board of Trustees regarding negotiations.

· Studies statutory requirements and recommendations; analyzes pending State legislation for effect on operations and cost impact for ACMC and recommends ACMC position on passage.


· Must have California Driver’s License

· Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND the equivalent of two years of increasingly responsible experience in labor relations activities including at the table negotiations. Two additional years of this kind of experience may substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree.


· 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.

· Written & oral communication, decision-making, analysis and problem solving skills; management control, leadership, interpersonal sensitivity, flexibility, planning and organization, budget analysis and independent judgment.

If you share our passion for providing high-quality, compassionate care for everyone, we invite you to apply by visiting EOE.


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