Senior Labor Relations Analyst

$81,360 - $113,904 yearly
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • 1400 29th Street, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time Human Resources Legal Transportation

Job Description

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 01/29/2020 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $81,360.00 - $113,904.00 Annually
Job Type :Full Time
Location: 1400 29th Street Sacramento, California
Department: Labor Relations/Employee Relations

The purpose of this position is to provide professional and technical support for complex Labor Relations programs and processes. This is accomplished by administering all aspects of the District's drug and alcohol program in accordance with DOT/FTA regulations, representing the District in various resolution processes, advising department managers, supervisors and employees regarding interpretation and proper application of bargaining agreement provisions, ensuring compliance with negotiated terms and agreements, administering unemployment insurance process, researching and recommending changes to employee relations policies and administering department projects and other programs. Specific responsibilities depend on assignment and incumbents may be cross trained or reassigned as necessary. This position is responsible for directly or indirectly supervising staff.

• Administers the District's drug and alcohol program as mandated by DOT/FTA regulations. Reviews applicable policies and procedures and makes recommendations for revisions. Oversees District's random testing process to ensure tests are completed and dispersed as required. Monitors vendors and contractors to ensure compliance with regulations. Conducts random field audits of selected vendors and contractors, identifies non-conformances and deficiencies and provides documented findings and recommendations for corrective actions to Director. Communicates and coordinates with other departments to ensure policies and guidelines are followed. Develops and/or administers training to current and new supervisors and employees. Coordinates with Director on oversight of the District's rehabilitation program (voluntary and involuntary). Represents the District in grievance arbitration, discipline appeal hearings as well as grievance settlement discussions. Participates in negotiations and prepare language for collective bargaining provisions, memorandums of understanding and management proposals prior to and during negotiation process. Analyzes management and union proposals in order to determine cost and policy implications. Coordinates communication and implementation of negotiated changes with appropriate management and supervisors. Provides consultation, advice and training to management and supervisors on various labor relations issues including grievances, discipline and interpretation and application of collective bargaining provisions and workplace polices that affect represented employee groups. Communicates with representatives of recognized employee organizations to discuss compliance and interpretation of collective bargaining agreement provisions, memorandums of understanding and side agreements. Recommends selection of other members of the District negotiating teams. Develops and administers training on employee relations matters and processes. Administers unemployment insurance process including responding to claims, preparing District appeals and representing the District in appeal hearings.

• Analyzes data to develop and present reports, informational documents and statistical summaries to department, EMT and General Manager on labor and employee relations issues or programs such as employee availability, bargaining unit statistics and the District's drug and alcohol program. Ensures accurate compilation of required data to provide to the FTA annually. Provides ad hoc reports as needed. Provides analytical support to the Director for all collective bargaining activity by costing proposals to determine economic viability within Board authorized spending limits. Coordinates with other department management to obtain projections to include in analysis. Creates proposals for settlement reports. Conducts research and analytical studies on a variety of labor and employee relations programs and issues. Coordinates and expedites reports and program information from departmental input.

• Directly or indirectly supervises staff in Labor Relations, external departments or project teams by planning, prioritizing, assigning, monitoring, and reviewing the work of staff members. Participates in the selection of staff, plans and coordinates training, plans and monitors the correction of deficiencies. In the case of direct support staff, writes, conducts and administers performance evaluations and associated corrective action/performance requirements.

• Plans, organizes and administers various special projects or programs. Prepares complex reports, white papers and internal memos related to project tasks. Makes presentations to senior management/Executive Management as it relates to project work. Develops scope of work for RFP's, participates in the evaluation and selection of vendors and contractors and monitors contract budget. Recommends or develops and assists in implementing improved administrative methods and procedures. Provides staff support to committees or other departments as assigned. Provides recommendations for budget projections and assists with budget preparation and administration.


A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. SacRT reserves the right to determine the equivalences of education and experience.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Labor/Industrial Relations or Economics.

Experience: A minimum of four (4) years of experience in labor and employee relations that may include administration of collective bargaining agreements, acting as a representative in negotiation and resolution processes, administration of disciplinary and grievance processes, conducting grievance and/or arbitration hearings, administration of drug and alcohol program, labor cost analysis or project management. Public sector experience is preferred.

Proof of required education beyond high school, such as college transcripts, diplomas, and/or certificates must be submitted at the time of application, if not substituting experience for the education requirement.


The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application is required for this position. Applications, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at our website at

Completed employment application and proof of education, as outlined above, must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. RT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.

RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans