Benefits Collective Bargaining Analyst (hr Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,752.58 - $121,254.64 Annually
Sep 04, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is a reannouncement. Applicants who wish to revise their original application are encouraged to reapply with a revised application. Otherwise, all applicants who previously applied to job #21-01558 do not need to reapply to be considered.

Serves as senior-level analyst for the Benefits Division and provides subject matter expertise for Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining. Provides guidance and assistance to county employees, supervisors, and managers on the full range of the County's Benefit Programs. This position reports to the Division Director of the Benefits Division but will support the Labor Relations/Collective Bargaining Division. Specific duties include:

  • Participates in the development and implementation of collective bargaining strategy related to benefits in the negotiation of labor agreements;
  • Administer and interpret HR Benefits policy and procedures and related items;
  • Reviews and recommends benefit options to support division and agency mission;
  • Coordinates with vendors to determine cost and feasibility of recommended benefits;
  • Ensures high-level performance and outstanding service delivery to business partners.

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;
  • Recommends, and implements personnel policies, procedures, and programs consistent with County, State, and Federal laws and regulations;
  • 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;
  • 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.

  • Researches enacted laws and prepares action plans to ensure compliance;
  • Investigates and resolves complex disputes, problems, and issues between employees and benefit plans.

  • Provides quarterly expenditure projects.

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.


  • Two or more years of experience in Human Resources and benefits administration ( including administering self-insured medical plans), ideally in the public sector.
  • Experience in administering and communicating benefits;
  • Proven organization and time management skills;
  • Excellent presentation and consultative skills;
  • Subject matter expert who can drill down to explain complex benefits and plan designs;
  • Ability to work autonomously and produce timely results in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Excellent written and oral skills;
  • Strong commitment to delivering excellent customer service, both internal and external;
  • Experience and knowledge of Collective Bargaining agreement (CBA) process;
  • Experience a dministering benefits using a Human Capital Management (HCM) software;
  • Professional Human Resources certification.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
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).
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated 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 religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

This position requires ability to operate standard office equipment and personal computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview.

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 status as a veteran 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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