Labor Relations Coordinator I/II

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $82,248
Maximum: $156,293
Details: See Salary Schedule

Published

07/23/2018

Address

5350 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa
California
95403
United States

Description

Definition:

Under the general supervision of the General Counsel, acts as the representative in meeting and

negotiating with some of the exclusive representatives of contracting school districts, county

offices of education, and community college districts; assists clients with collective bargaining

agreement interpretation and implementation; and performs related duties as assigned. This

position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


Distinguishing Characteristics:

Employees in this class are responsible for negotiations of employee contracts for contracting

school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts. This position

requires additional hours, work outside regular business hours, and travel time.


Supervision Exercised and Received:

This classification works under general direction and reports to the General Counsel.


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Represents the management of contracting school districts and community colleges and

county offices in their relationships with exclusive representatives.

• Meets and negotiates with exclusive representatives as directed and maintains records of

same.

• Provides guidance to the County Superintendents, General Counsel and contracting

agencies in matters relating to employer/employee relations and recommends who shall

be identified as management, bargaining unit and non-represented.

• Coordinates management responsibility for consultation with exclusive representatives

and employee organizations that are not exclusive representatives.

• Recommends, interprets and administers employee relations policies, procedures and

contract language and coordinates interpretation of other district policies and procedures

as they relate to employee relations.

• Assists in the final preparation of contract language or policy and regulations agreed

upon in negotiations.

• Assists in development and implementation of in-service training in employee relations

and grievance procedures.

• Provides an information service to all employees about administration of contracts; meets

with superintendents and management as required to carry out the negotiations function.

• Develops and prepares district proposals and counter-proposals with appropriate input

from district board, legal counsel and management personnel.

• Supports the General Counsel or designee in representing contracting school districts in

grievances, arbitrations, and proceedings before PERB.

• Assists the General Counsel or designee in administering the district’s grievance

procedures for all employees, serves as the district grievance officer and maintains

records of grievance proceedings.

• Keeps abreast of legislation and case law that is concerned with employer/employee

relations and represents the district as an advocate before legislative and/or administrative

agencies in such matters.

• Assists in representing the County Office at state and county workshops and seminars

relating to the negotiations process.

• Assists the General Counsel or designee in various research projects; acts as a resource in

collection of data and information concerning certificated negotiations.

• Performs other duties as required to accomplish the objectives of the position.


Employment Standards:

Knowledge of and skills in:

• Applicable federal and state laws and district policies and procedures.

• School district, county office of education, and community college finance.

• Basic office methods, practices and procedures.

• Standard office machines including computers, printers, and scanners.

• Requires math skills sufficient to compute sums, quotients, fractions, percents, and ratios.

• Requires sufficient command of English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation to

prepare professional correspondence.

• Requires sufficient human relations skill to communicate technical concepts to others and

convey a positive, service-oriented image of the department.

• Knowledge of safe work practices.

Ability to:

• Must be able to perform all of the relevant duties of the position with only general

supervision.

• Must be able to operate a personal computer terminal, laptop computer, mobile telephone

with internet, printers, and specialized database software.

• Requires the ability to analyze technical problems and to develop and apply appropriate

solutions.

• Must be able to read, understand and apply information from labor contracts, and state

and local laws and regulations.

• Must be able to write correspondence in a professional manner.

• Requires the ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

• Respond promptly to requests of internal and external clients; provide needed

information, assistance, training, materials and resources.

• Participate in planning, organizing and prioritizing own work to meet deadlines and

accomplish assigned tasks within established timelines including maintaining accurate

records and files.

• Maintain and improve professional skills and knowledge.

• Be flexible and receptive to change.

• Understand and apply principles, techniques and procedures required for effective job

performance; conduct research, collect information and organize material into

manageable form. Formulate recommendations, proposals and counter-proposals.

• Prepare and present effective oral and written reports, recommendations, county office

and district policies and procedures.

• Assist with development, maintenance and coordination of effective relationships with

members of boards of education at the district level and with employee organizations.

• Analyze relationships among complex data and/or employee groups.

• Maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, clients, and representatives of

employee groups and exclusive representatives.

• Must be able to work effectively as part of a team devoted to customer service.


Education and Experience:

Education:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with emphasis in educational

administration and/or school and labor laws, industrial relations, public administration or

business administration desirable.

Experience:

• Experience in educational administration and/or employer/employee relations, including

but not limited to, negotiations.

• Labor relations experience in California state/county/municipal or school settings is

desirable.

Physical Abilities:

• The position requires ordinary ambulatory ability to retrieve work materials, intermittent

walking, standing, stooping, and carrying and lifting of light weight materials (under 20

pounds).

• Requires visual acuity sufficient to recognize people, words, and numbers.

• Requires hand-eye-arm and finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard, tenkey,

and other common office equipment.

• Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to hear over phone and carry on routine

conversations.

• Ability to drive and sit for long periods of time to attend meetings, negotiations, and

conferences.

Work environment:

• Work is performed in an office environment with minimal exposure to health and safety

considerations.

• Travel, including long periods of driving, is necessary.

Other Requirements:

• Requires fingerprint clearance prior to employment.

• Requires a California Driver’s License and proof of insurability.


LABOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR II

Definition:

Under the general supervision of the General Counsel, acts as the representative in meeting and

negotiating with some or all of the exclusive representatives of contracting school districts,

county offices of education, and community college districts; assists clients with collective

bargaining agreement interpretation and implementation; and performs related duties as

assigned. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


Distinguishing Characteristics:

Employees in this class are responsible for negotiations of employee contracts for contracting

school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts. This job class

requires a high degree of technical and specialized skills in all areas of collective bargaining.

This position requires additional hours, work outside regular business hours, and travel time.


Supervision Exercised and Received:

This classification works under general direction and reports to the General Counsel. This

classification may supervise support staff in the legal office.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Represents the management of contracting school districts and community colleges and

county offices in their relationships with exclusive representatives.

• Meets and negotiates with exclusive representatives as directed and maintains records of

same.

• Provides guidance to the County Superintendents, General Counsel and contracting

agencies in matters relating to employer/employee relations and recommends who shall

be identified as management, bargaining unit and non-represented.

• Coordinates management responsibility for consultation with exclusive representatives

and employee organizations which are not exclusive representatives.

• Recommends, interprets and administers employee relations policies, procedures and

contract language and coordinates interpretation of other district policies and procedures

as they relate to employee relations.

• Assists in the final preparation of contract language or policy and regulations agreed

upon in negotiations.

• Develops and implements in-service training in employee relations and grievance

procedures.

• Provides an information service to all employees about administration of contracts; meets

with superintendents and management as required to carry out the negotiations function.

• Develops and prepares district proposals and counter-proposals with appropriate input

from district board, legal counsel and management personnel.

• Assists the General Counsel or designee in representing contracting school districts in

grievances, arbitrations and proceedings before PERB.

• Administers the district’s grievance procedures for all employees, serves as the district

grievance officer and maintains records of grievance proceedings.

• Keeps abreast of legislation and case law that is concerned with employer/employee

relations and represents the district as an advocate before legislative and/or administrative

agencies in such matters.

• Represents the County Office at state and county workshops and seminars relating to the

negotiations process.

• Assists the General Counsel or designee in various research projects; acts as a resource in

collection of data and information concerning certificated negotiations.

• Provides mentorship and assistance to colleagues as to collective bargaining and labor

relations matters.

• Performs other duties as required to accomplish the objectives of the position.


Employment Standards:

Knowledge of and skills in:

• Applicable federal and state laws and district policies and procedures.

• School district, county office of education, and community college finance.

• Basic office methods, practices and procedures.

• Standard office machines including computers, printers, and scanners.

• Requires math skills sufficient to compute sums, quotients, fractions, percents, and ratios.

• Requires sufficient command of English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation to

prepare professional correspondence.

• Requires sufficient human relations skill to communicate technical concepts to others and

convey a positive, service-oriented image of the department.

• Knowledge of safe work practices.

Ability to:

• Must be able to perform all of the relevant duties of the position with only general

supervision.

• Must be able to operate a personal computer terminal, laptop computer, mobile telephone

with internet, printers, and specialized database software.

• Requires the ability to analyze technical problems and to develop and apply appropriate

solutions.

• Must be able to read, understand and apply information from labor contracts, and state

and local laws and regulations.

• Must be able to write correspondence in a professional manner.

• Requires the ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

• Respond promptly to requests of internal and external clients; provide needed

information, assistance, training, materials and resources.

• Plan, organize and prioritize own work to meet deadlines and accomplish assigned tasks

within established timelines including maintaining accurate records and files.

• Maintain and improve professional skills and knowledge.

• Be flexible and receptive to change.

• Understand and apply principles, techniques and procedures required for effective job

performance; conduct research, collect information and organize material into

manageable form. Formulate recommendations, proposals and counter-proposals.

• Prepare and present effective oral and written reports, recommendations, county office

and district policies and procedures.

• Develop, maintain and coordinate effective relationships with members of boards of

education at the district level and with employee organizations.

• Analyze relationships among complex data and/or employee groups.

• Maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, clients, and representatives of

employee groups and exclusive representatives.

• Must be able to work effectively as part of a team devoted to customer service.


Education and Experience:

Education:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with emphasis in educational

administration and/or school and labor laws, industrial relations, public administration or

business administration desirable.

Experience:

• Increasingly responsible experience in educational administration and/or

employer/employee negotiations.

• Labor relations experience in California state/county/municipal or school settings is

desirable.

Physical Abilities:

• The position requires ordinary ambulatory ability to retrieve work materials, intermittent

walking, standing, stooping, and carrying and lifting of lightweight materials (under 20

pounds).

• Requires visual acuity sufficient to recognize people, words, and numbers.

• Requires hand-eye-arm and finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard, tenkey,

and other common office equipment.

• Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to hear over phone and carry on routine

conversations.

• Ability to drive for long periods to attend meetings, negotiations, and conferences.

Work environment:

• Work is performed in an office environment with minimal exposure to health and safety

considerations.

• Travel, including long periods of driving, is necessary.

Other Requirements:

• Requires fingerprint clearance prior to employment.

• Requires a California Driver’s License and proof of insurability.

Benefits

SCLS is a joint powers of authority public education law firm with a competitive salary schedule, flexible billable hour requirements, a collaborative work environment, and generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, and other leaves). Our employees are eligible for retirement through PERS.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Other


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