Labor Relations AnalystCity of Kent
|Job Title:||Labor Relations Analyst|
|Salary:||$5,894.00 - $7,187.00 Monthly
$70,728.00 - $86,244.00 Annually
|Job Type:||Regular Full-time|
|Location:||220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington|
The Human Resources Department has an opening in the Labor, Classification, and Compensation Division that will focus on negotiations, compensation analysis, employee relations and performance management. The Labor Relations Analyst will also provide critical internal human resources consultation services to employees, department managers/directors, and City officials. The successful candidate will have excellent analytical and people skills, as well as effective time management and attention to detail.
**This full-time position is a non-represented, overtime exempt position. A cover letter and resume are required with your online application in order for your application to be considered complete. Uploading your resume to auto-fill portions of the application does not automatically attach it to your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. Please note that you cannot attach documents to your application after it has been submitted. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your online application, please call our office at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**
The selection process for this position will consist of the following:
Under the direction of the Labor Relations Manager or designee, performs professional, analytical, and technical duties in labor relations, employee relations, and classification and compensation. The incumbent performs highly complex statistical and contract data analysis in support of labor negotiations; conducts independent research; participates in labor negotiations and contract administration; serves as the City's management advocate in labor and employee relations matters; develops and maintains mutually trusting and collaborative labor and management relations; maintains the City's classification and compensation system; maintains and deploys the City's performance management system; and provides internal human resources consultation services to employees, department managers/directors, and City officials.
Work is characterized by professional-level, analytical Human Resources duties including, but are not limited to, the development, implementation, and administration of policies, programs, and procedures in the areas of labor negotiations and employee relations; classification and compensation; and communication with City officials, departments, staff, and the public regarding a variety of labor relations and classification and compensation matters. While actual duties will vary from time to time, the analyst is responsible for performing work in any or all human resource areas as assigned, which may include labor relations and classification/compensation, benefits administration, recruitment, testing, selection and retention of City employees, and/or risk management.
Work is performed independently under limited supervision. The supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available. The incumbent and supervisor work together to develop the deadlines, projects, and work to be completed. The incumbent is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most conflicts that arise, coordinates work with others, and interprets policies on own initiative in terms of established objectives. The incumbent keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far reaching implications. Work is reviewed in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, and effectiveness of results.
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities:|
Provide professional support in labor negotiations, participate in contract negotiations, conduct related research, and gather and analyze highly complex compensation and benefits surveys and statistical data.
Serve as the City's advocate in labor/management relations matters and grievance resolution. Establish and maintain trust and positive relations with employees and labor groups.
Develop, analyze, and revise job and classification descriptions through multiple methods (interviews, documentation, job analysis, and research); prepare analytical reports to support recommendations; and assist in processing appeal requests as needed.
Provide internal consulting services relating to employee relations and performance; conduct investigations; provide mediation and conflict resolution guidance/services; conduct training on same topics.
Provide assistance in analyzing collective bargaining agreements and interpretation of intent, spirit, and terms of contract to counsel management in development and application of City policies and practices as needed.
Provide assistance in the development, implementation, administration, and review of personnel policies and procedures; performance management and evaluation tools and policies; and department/division goals and objectives.
Undertake special projects as assigned; ensure organizational charts are updated and accurate.
Communicate with and respond to a variety of inquiries and complaints from City personnel, the public, and other agencies.
Actively support the vision, mission, values, and behavior statements of the department and the City.
Chair/conduct/attend committee meetings as needed.
Serve as member of various City committees and task forces as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:|
|Education, Experience and Other Requirements:|
Bachelor's Degree in public or business administration, human resources management, employment relations, psychology, or a related field; and
Two (2) years of increasingly responsible human resources experience at a professional level with labor relations, personnel classification, and compensation; and a familiarity with recruitment, promotion, testing, evaluation, personnel policy and procedures, and benefits administration.
In place of the above requirement, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
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