SENIOR LABOR RELATIONS CONSULTANT

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$82,971.20 - $139,838.40 Annually
Posted
Sep 02, 2021
Closes
Oct 07, 2021
Ref
1124-22A-HRD-BL
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County's Department of Human Resources is looking for a well-rounded, human resources professional to join our award-winning Human Resources Departmen t as a Senior Labor Relations Consultant to provide critical human resource support to the County's new collective bargaining and labor relations efforts.

The successful candidate will join a team of professional analysts who provide consultation and technical guidance regarding employee relations and total compensation to all levels of employees in the County Government. This position will be responsible for analyzing compensation and benefit scenarios during contract negotiations. Additionally, this position will provide support and assist with managing ongoing employee relations efforts and dispute resolution for unionized employees.

Specific duties include:

  • Promoting positive employee relations and mitigating employee complaints through early employee engagement/intervention strategies;
  • Developing alternatives/options for consideration during the preparation and contract negotiation stages;
  • Conducting meetings with the Labor Relations Administrator (LRA), employees, department representatives, and union representatives to negotiate both formal and informal resolution of complaints;
  • Providing administration of the dispute resolution processes outlined within collective bargaining agreements; and
  • Providing compensation analysis, salary surveys, benchmarking, and budget formation, including the development of multi-year cost projections in preparation for contract negotiations.
The ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to address concerns, build productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a broad knowledge of labor relations.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Employment and Labor Law, Public or Business Administration; or related field plus extensive professional experience in labor relations, collective bargaining, compensation, job and organizational design and/or Human Resource Management.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Senior employee management relations experience in an environment with a formalized dispute resolution and/or grievance process;
  • Serving as a Labor Relations Specialist or similar role within a Local, State, Federal, or other government relations environment; and/or
  • Experience providing compensation analysis, benchmarking, and budget formation, including the development of multi-year cost projections.

Special Requirements
Please attach a cover letter or use the space within the Supplemental Questionnaire to detail your experience with the following:

  • Serving as a Labor Relations Specialist or similar role within a Local, State, Federal, or other Public or Private environments;
  • Senior employee management relations experience in an environment with a formalized dispute resolution and/or grievance process; and/or
  • Providing compensation analysis, benchmarking, and budget formation, including the development of multi-year cost projections.

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