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Senior Employee and Labor Relations Analyst

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$63,295.44 - $111,385.04 Annually
Closing date
Feb 1, 2023

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Senior Employee and Labor Relations Analyst

An Overview:
The Alexandria Department of Human Resources is seeking a highly qualified Senior Employee and Labor Relations Analyst who will be integral to the Department’s employee and labor relations mission. The Senior Employee and Labor Relations Analyst is responsible for a variety of functions including employee relations, labor relations, workplace investigations, and engagement with the City’s labor groups.

The individual in this role provides guidance and assistance to City agencies and departments; administers the grievance process and provides interpretation of grievance-related language and mandates; makes recommendations to the Employee and Labor Relations Manager, prepares and implements personnel policies and procedures based on Administrative Regulations, collective bargaining agreements, federal, state and local law..

The Employee and Labor Relations Team in the Department of Human Resources is a staff of four full-time team members who provide guidance, counsel and information to City government agencies on employment laws, regulations and policies to enhance the employee experience. The office is responsible for administering all collective bargaining agreements, grievance process and disciplines citywide.

What You Should Bring:
  • The ideal candidate will be someone with exceptional senior level human resources experience within a municipal, educational, private or nonprofit environment who understands the unique circumstances that are encountered. A demonstrated experience in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism within a complex organization. The ideal candidate should drive labor relations policy, processes, and practices to ensure effective execution and compliance. The incumbent is expected to exercise considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently and with awareness of municipal government structure and culture and human resource issues and sensitivities. The incumbent should have thorough knowledge of human resources administration, experience developing, advising, guiding, motivating, and recognizing personnel, communicating effectively as well as stress, conflict, and crisis management. The ability to handle multiple projects, professional written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills. Willingness to work a flexible remote schedule. Experience in employee relations and labor relations and policy formulation experience.
Examples of Work:
  • Participates in assessing and assisting all levels of citywide managers in employee relation issues;
  • Participates in departmental initiatives to strengthen infrastructure to achieve optimal performance;
  • Assesses employee engagement and directs the strategies/action planning process to positively impact employee engagement;
  • Establishes partnerships with subject matter experts in the areas of organizational development, change management, diversity/intercultural development, strategic planning, performance management and other specialties as needed to a work environment citywide that supports the City’s mission and vision;
  • Collects and analyzes data for short and long-range planning and evaluates services to make recommendations for improvement;
  • Develops employee and labor relations program-related procedures, and processes;
  • Administers the grievance process and provides interpretation of grievance-related language and mandates;
  • Represents the Department in formal/informal hearings regarding labor relations issues and preliminary discussions with employee organizations;
  • Represents the department effectively on equity issues in a variety of forums within the City and the region;
  • Exercises sound, expert independent judgment, and political acumen within general policy guidelines;
  • Exercises tact and diplomacy in dealing with highly sensitive, complex, and confidential issues and situations;
  • Conducts and attends meetings as a Departmental representative;
  • Provides guidance and assistance to managers at all levels citywide regarding State/City personnel regulations and procedures, and in resolving employee and labor relations issues and challenges;
  • Participates in formulating and recommending policy on matters having citywide implications, assists in implementing changes policies and procedures, presents new or revised written standard operating procedures and monitors changes in State and Federal law affecting employee and labor relations.;
  • Provides as needed, research of data processes and data analysis to establish/revise management methods and procedures to improve workflow, simplify reporting procedures, and increases efficiencies.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

About the Department
The Department of Human Resources comprises a dedicated team of professionals working to support the strategic direction of the City government through the recruitment, development, and retention of a high-quality workforce capable of delivering public services in a complex and stimulating community environment. Through thoughtful planning and the diligent execution of work, the Department of Human Resources focuses on the critical needs of our dynamic organization and its employees. If you are curious for a broader view, click the City of Alexandria to learn more about our great City.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Four-Year College Degree; five years of progressively-responsible human resources experience with a concentration in compensation and classification in the public sector, employee and labor relations; five years experience in Federal, State and City laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to human resource management; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Though not required, fluency in Spanish is a plus.


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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