Oct 17, 2019
$90,312 - $126,420 yearly
SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT invites applications for the position of: Manager, Labor Relations SALARY: $90,312.00 - $126,420.00 Annually DEPARTMENT: Labor Relations/Employee Relations OPENING DATE: 10/17/19 CLOSING DATE: 10/30/19 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this position is to manage and oversee the activities of SacRT's labor relations programs that include labor contract negotiations and administration, drug and alcohol testing, employment law compliance, resolution of employee complaints and grievances, and disciplinary actions. The manager is also responsible for higher level projects that integrate business strategy and labor agreements as well as supervising, developing and evaluating staff assigned to various labor relations programs. Participates in the activities of all functional levels as needed and may perform the duties of subordinates when necessary. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Grievance Management: Oversees all activities related to the processing and monitoring of contract and disciplinary grievances. Provides guidance and advice; addresses and resolves sensitive and controversial issues; reviews, negotiates and documents settlements; may conduct grievance review meetings and participate in arbitration hearings; develops and delivers training for supervisors regarding grievance responses and disciplinary processes and appeals. Contract Administration: Interprets CBA's MOU's and other union-management agreements and advises managers and supervisors regarding administration of their provisions. Communicates with employees, union representatives, supervisors and managers regarding the application of such agreements and oversees the day-to-day compliance with their provisions. Drug and Alcohol Program Administration: Oversees all activities related to the drug and alcohol testing and rehabilitation programs, including the identification of safety sensitive positions, administration of Federal Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations and SacRT policies relating to drug and alcohol use and testing. Monitors random selection procedures to insure compliance with Federal regulations. May meet with employees testing positive for prohibited substances or misuse of alcohol referring them to rehabilitation programs and monitoring their progress and completion of required program components. Oversees and may participate in required training of SacRT managers, supervisors and employees related to drug and alcohol regulations and policies. Negotiations: Prepares for and participates in negotiations for primary collective bargaining agreements, interim agreements and side agreements. May serve as chief negotiator at delegated bargaining tables. Develops proposals and counter proposals consistent with SacRT goals, objectives and operational needs. Consults with Finance and other departments to determine the financial and other impacts of proposed modifications to agreements. Oversees the implementation of new and/or successor agreements including working with other service departments responsible for implementing systems and other changes and providing direction to staff, managers and supervisors regarding new or modified contract provisions. Supervision: Supervises staff responsible for various labor relations functions by planning, prioritizing, assigning, monitoring and reviewing the work of staff members. Acts as a resource or subject matter expert for staff in the performance of their duties. Participates in the selection of staff, plans and coordinates staff training and development, evaluates performance, develops performance expectations and improvement plans and monitors performance. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Formal Education: Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four (4) years of an accredited college or university resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Labor Relations, Organizational Development, Psychology, Sociology, Industrial Relations, Labor Economics, or a related field. Additional directly related experience beyond the minimum requirement may substitute for the required education based on the ratio of one and a half (1.5) years of experience for each (1) year of education. Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of experience in grievance handling, preparation and presentation of arbitration and at-the-table bargaining, including two (2) years of experience participating in collective bargaining and a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience. First chair, chief negotiator experience preferred. Experience with a public transportation agency a plus, but not required. FILING INSTRUCTIONS/SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 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 www.sacrt.com . A completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online. RT does not accept late applications and 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 SacRT has a stand alone pension plan which is not part of, nor does it have reciprocity with CalPERS.
Sacramento Regional Transit District 1400 29th Street, Sacramento, CA, USA Full time