Thursday , February 2 2023

AC Transit Careers (Employment Opportunities) for Labor Relations Manager

Website AC Transit

Job Description:

Alameda Contra Costa Transit District is seeking a Labor Relations Manager to maintain primary responsibility for all activities and staff implementing the District’s labor relations functions and collective bargaining strategies. Incumbents in this position plan, organize, and direct the staff and activities that include contributing to the development and implementation of policies, goals objectives, and short and long-range strategic plans; leading and coordinating complex, technical projects; developing and administering the budget for the Labor Relations work unit. The incumbent in this position provides consultation and recommendations to District staff regarding the progress and ramifications of traditional and interest-based collective bargaining negotiations, represents the District in contract negotiations, and manages the work and activities of assigned staff. Assignments include confidential activities relating to employee and management relations.

This is an excellent opportunity to work for the largest bus agency in California. In addition to working with some of the best in the business, AC Transit also has an excellent benefits package that includes pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending and a 457 savings plan.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts, directs, and supervises research and analysis on a wide variety of interest-based labor relations issues, employment law, labor trends, and legislation; develops findings, alternatives, and recommendations for higher-level management; and implements policy and procedural improvements related to labor relations.
  • May provide advice and support to District staff in performance, discipline and other employee relations matters. Oversees the resolution of grievances and other labor issues; and assigns subordinate staff to represent the District in disciplinary hearings, expedited arbitrations, grievance resolutions, and labor management councils.
  • Provides highly complex staff assistance to an assigned Director or Executive; develops and reviews staff reports, correspondence, and other documents related to assigned activities and services; may present information to the Board of Directors and various commissions and committees; leads or participates in various labor/management committees and projects.
  • Interprets, explains, and provides expert advice to staff concerning compliance with labor-related federal, state, local, and District rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • May represent the District in full-length arbitrations, major discipline cases, and unusual or escalated circumstances; and confers with Legal department staff when indicated.
  • Participates in the development and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, work standards, policies procedures, and short and long-range strategic plans for the work unit.
  • Formulates strategies and District bargaining positions for labor negotiations, and acts as the District’s lead labor negotiator in collective bargaining activities, including labor-union contract negotiations.
  • Facilitates and maintains a collaborative consultation process between the District and the various unions and union officials representing its employees.
  • Plans, manages, analyzes, and evaluates the District’s Labor programs and activities; develops and recommends cost-effective strategies and solutions and implements after approval.
  • Provides high-level technical assistance, contract interpretation, and resources as needed to District management staff to ensure consistency and uniformity in the application of contract provisions, employment and labor laws, and regulations.
  • Manages staff within the Labor work unit; selects, trains, develops, mentors, and guides staff in achieving goals and objectives; coaches and develops employees; provides constructive feedback on performance and behaviors; reviews and evaluates work; counsels and addresses personnel actions as needed.
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with various functional and departmental areas of the District; serves as a liaison for the assigned work unit to other District departments, divisions, and outside agencies; attends meetings as necessary; provides staff support to committees and task forces as necessary; negotiates and resolves significant and potentially controversial issues.
  • Develops, administers, and controls the budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments.
  • Reviews and interprets all current collective bargaining agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, and related documentation; drafts proposed contract language.

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, industrial/organizational psychology, human resources management, or a related field.
  • Six (6) years of recent and verifiable experience in a labor relations capacity including three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Job Details:

Company: AC Transit

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Truck Transportation

Job Location: Oakland, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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