EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ANALYST

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
May 22, 2017
Closes
Jun 30, 2017
Function
Analyst, Management
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ANALYST Salary: $55,660.80 - $110,614.40 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Are you an experienced Employee Relations Specialist? Arlington County is looking to fill a key senior position in the Human Resources Department's Employee/Management Relations Unit. The successful candidate will bring a thorough knowledge of federal employment laws, experience working with a formal discipline/grievance process in a public sector/local government organization, experience providing human resources and employee relations guidance on a variety of complex and sensitive issues to senior leadership and staff at all levels of the organization.

The Employee/Management Relations Unit serves a workforce of 3500 employees, develops maintains, and administers personnel policies and regulations for employee performance, discipline, grievances, medical fitness for duty, and more. The employees in this Unit also develop strategic solutions and advise managers and employees on more complex employee relations issues; and interpret the County's personnel rules and policies and federal employment laws.

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 Working as part of a team, specific duties of the position include:
  • Identifies, intervenes, investigates, and facilitates solutions to a variety of employee relations problems;
  • Advises managers, other human resources staff, employees, advisory groups, and employee organizations on employee relations matters;
  • Drafts, reviews, and edits a variety of employee relations documents and correspondence;
  • Works collaboratively with the County Attorney's Office on sensitive, complex issues and during the discipline/grievance process;
  • Designs and delivers employee relations training; and,
  • Develops systems and documents including checklists, reference guides, and sample letters for common employee relations issues.
The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and have demonstrated accomplishments in improving organizational performance through innovative human resources policies and practices. The employee will analyze highly complex situations, identify options, and determine the appropriate course of action. Attention to detail is critical as this highly skilled and utilized employee must be able to meet deadlines and work collaboratively. The successful candidate will have strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills and the ability to maintain the employee management relations program as a neutral non-adversarial problem solving model.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Psychology, Public Administration, or a related field PLUS significant experience in human resources management which includes advising and counseling managers and employees on employee relations issues, administering discipline and grievance processes, and researching and developing personnel policies. Experience must have included working with federal employment laws including ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FMLA, and/or FLSA.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in a closely related field may substitute for up to one year of experience.
 Desirables: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Senior employee management relations experience in an environment with a formalized discipline/grievance process;
  • Senior level experience working as an employee relations professional in a public sector/local government organization;
  • Legal background in employee relations;
  • Employee relations experience working with employees for a variety of occupational groups to include professionals, trades, public safety, administrative support; and/or
  • Proficiency in the use of office technologies including Microsoft Office Suite, (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and HRIS Systems.

 Special Requirements: Please complete the online application and Supplemental Questionnaire which includes a letter to the Director of Human Resources. Please provide full details in your responses to receive credit for your experience.  A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 Additional Information: Normal work hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Some evening work (1 night per month) may be required to attend Civil Service Commission hearings.

This position is part of an alternative pay program that includes pay-for-performance. Entry salary within the band is negotiable dependent upon qualifications and experience.