Labor Relations Analyst Iii (human Resources Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Sep 03, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County is one of the best employers in the region. Come work in the exciting field of Labor Relations as we move to implement collective bargaining as part of county operations.
Be part of a new labor relations division as the county starts the collective bargaining process.

Reporting directly to the Senior Human Resources Consultant of Collective Bargaining Administration, this position p rovides experienced-level expertise related to the application and interpretation of the County’s collective bargaining policies; serves as a business partner to management and leadership; works with union representatives on items they present; develops and conducts training as needed on labor relations topics, CBA items and reviews written correspondence to ensure proper application of County policies and procedures.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Manages/oversees a major function/program, project or team;
  • Proactively develops, manages, and evaluates programs and procedures that are responsive to the changing needs of the customer and the business environment;
  • Participates in the contracting process, including drafting bid specifications, evaluating proposals, and selecting a contractor;
  • Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies, procedures, and programs consistent with County, State, and Federal laws and regulations;
  • Serves as an expert witness; presents testimony at official proceedings such as Civil Service Commission and in Court;
  • Applies systems solutions to business problems; trains users in system functions;
  • Proactively develops solutions; facilitates problem solving among different individuals/groups to reach effective outcomes;
  • Provides advice and consultation regarding immediate situations;
  • Works independently to define and meet customer needs, facilitating innovation and exploration of non-traditional ideas;
  • Recognizing the implications of proposed changes, identifies and collaborates with appropriate individuals and groups to develop and implement the changes;
  • Leads change initiatives throughout the department or with customers to improve services and meet the needs of the customer;
  • Investigates/responds to individual, agency, or County-wide issues, questions or grievances from the public, employees, and/or County/State/Federal agencies;
  • Develops and presents material on various topics to individuals and groups.

Organizational Development
  • Provides internal consulting services to county agencies, work groups, county-wide task forces, boards and commissions, and citizen groups in the areas of team building, facilitation, organizational interventions, leadership development and coaching, and problem solving;
  • Develops and conducts tailor-made team building and team development work sessions as an intervention for non-functioning or poorly-functioning work groups and teams;
  • Coordinates and evaluates the work of organizational facilitators and/or trainers.

  • Develops, supports and evaluates staff training and development programs;
  • Works with agencies to identify specific training needs, including technology delivered training and development tools;
  • Designs and facilitates professional and leadership development courses.

Employee Relations/EEO Programs
  • Provides interpretation, guidance and training in the application of County rules and regulations, as well as Federal and State laws and regulations.
  • Provides guidance on formal disciplinary actions; administers the County's grievance procedure;
    Mediates and/or assists with problem solving of County employees and/or citizen complaints and grievances;
    Leads or participates in agency or County-wide investigations to reduce the County's liability and to resolve complaints.

  • Performs complex technical, fiscal, regulatory, and organizational work that requires independent planning and evaluation; analysis; data gathering and interpretation; written and oral reports and presentations;
  • Responsible for a program area or function in personnel actions, records management and automated systems including: policies and procedures; subject matter and technical expertise; customer support and service;
  • Supervises personnel staff and/or oversees the work of others in a program area, project or team;
  • Plans and implements training for staff and customers.

Performance Management
  • Trains employees and managers in the use of the County's performance evaluation process;
  • Assists agency managers in linking agency performance measures to employee performance standards.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and problems of organization and management;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public sector human resources administration in relevant areas;
  • Knowledge of group/team dynamics;
  • Knowledge of federal, state and county laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to all aspects of human resource management;
  • Skill in use of computer hardware and software;
  • Skill in budgeting;
  • Skill in facilitation;
  • Skill in mediation and conflict resolution;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and present facts;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with citizens, employees and public officials;
  • Ability to work as a team member or leader;
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in personnel administration, public administration or a related field, plus four years of professional-level human resources experience.


Not applicable.

  • At least two years of professional experience in human resources that included employee relations, labor relations or closely related work.
  • Work experience in management coaching and consultation, application of employment law, employee relations, investigations, and labor relations.
  • Experience utilizing an internal process to intake, manage, and resolve employee relations incidents.
  • At least two years of professional experience providing direct support and consultation to supervisors and managers in addressing employee relations incidents, grievances, progressive discipline, performance management disputes, and discrimination investigations and complaints.
  • Experience with/in collective bargaining agreements and/or unionized work environment;
  • Working knowledge of ADR programs and processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.

Ability to operate standard office equipment and personal computer; ambulation. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview and may include a written exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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