Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Human Resources Division has an opening for a Senior Employee & Labor Relations Consultant to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will create, guide, consult, counsel, lead and contribute to the learning and development of others. This position supports lab-wide strategic HR and ELR solutions in the integration of ELR while instilling cultural values, and supporting achievement of business results.
What You Will Do:
Represent the Laboratory both internally and externally as an expert in labor and employee relations, communicates effectively in both oral and written fashion and conducts business in a professional and ethical manner.
Partner with ELR stakeholders at all levels including HR Division Partners (HRDPs) to effectively support a diverse client group including scientific, technical, clerical, service and skilled trades employees. This includes developing and maintaining positive, productive and reliable Labor Relations partnerships.
Responsible for providing sound counsel and guidance to HRDPs, supervisors, and Lab management in resolving ELR issues and problems, interpretation and application of union contract provisions, employment laws, and internal policies.
Advise, guide, consult and lead Lab management in the interpretation and application of union contract provisions, employment laws, internal policies, and to the extent prudent, the maximum avoidance of employment lawsuits and arbitrations.
Serve as the SME in research and analysis regarding employment regulations and laws such as ADA, FMLA, Weingarten and Skelly.
Conduct, lead and/or partner on investigations or in the Fact Finding Investigatory process and report on findings.
Lead or participate (as necessary) in collective bargaining negotiations in development of Lab positions/proposals and strategies representing the Lab in University of California system wide negotiations, and serving as chief spokesperson in local negotiations where appropriate while providing critical updates.
Lead, represent, or support the Lab in employment lawsuits, grievance arbitration proceedings, and hearings before government agencies such as PERB, EEOC, DFEH and EDD.
Develop, implement, maintain, manage, advise on ELR strategies including policies, procedures and operating standards for the Lab based on trust, mutual respect, and accountability, that are aligned to organizational goals, comply with Collective Bargaining/legal requirements, and promote positive employee relations.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration, or other relevant field, and/or equivalent HR experience/training.
Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience or equivalent.
Extensive knowledge of employee and labor relations principles and practices.
Demonstrated experience in all facets of labor and employee relations, inclusive of labor contract administration, collective bargaining (including significant experience as chief spokesperson), mediation, arbitration advocacy, facilitation/conflict resolution, drafting of settlement agreements, letters of understanding and arbitration post hearing briefs.
Knowledge of state and federal labor law pertinent to the NLRA and HEERA; general knowledge of employment law pertinent to Titles VII/IX, Civil Rights Act, as amended, ADA, EEOC/DFEH, FMLA, etc.
Strong research, analysis and problem solving skills. Proven experience in effective conflict resolution.
Exceptional negotiation, consultation, mediation and facilitation skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Highly organized and comfortable working in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
MA/MS degree with concentration in HR or related field.
Knowledge of LBNL/UC/DOE policies and procedures.
General knowledge of Human Resources management theories, principles and practices as well as Workers Compensation law.
For full consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by May 22, 2023.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
This position is expected to pay $126,660.00 - $140,736.00 annually, which fits within the full salary range of $112,572.00 - $189,984.00 for the B50.4 Senior ELR Advisor. Salary for this position will commensurate with the final candidate's qualification and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, certifications, plus also aligned with the internal peer group.
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S. Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
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