Human Resources Employee Relations Open Rank position-(170001PN)
The Office of Human Resource Services, Employee Relations at the University of Maryland, Baltimore develops, implements, and administers labor-management relations for the campus and is currently recruiting for a candidate to join the Employee and Labor Relations Team. The successful candidate will provide guidance and resolutions to customers of all levels. This position will advise employees and supervisors on matters, such as interpretation of UMB policies and collective bargaining agreements; procedures; FMLA; leave; and performance management. The department's goal is to provide comprehensive and timely service in order to foster a supportive work environment, consistent with UMB's Core Values. One position is available, but a broad range of skills will be considered.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Consults with management and staff of all levels to interpret policies and procedures and how they apply to individual employee circumstances.
Communicates with management to provide direction and guidance on employee issues including disciplinary actions, conduct, performance improvement plans, terminations and other HR related issues.
Conducts internal investigations (to include fact finding interviews, obtaining documentation and other background information). Reports investigation findings and provides recommendations to the appropriate leadership. Represents management during administrative hearings in various locations on and off-site.
Develops and facilitates campus wide training on a variety of different subjects.
Reviews and approves FMLA, supplemental leave, and layoff requests.
Drafts correspondence such as: disciplinary/adverse and performance based actions letters (e.g., reprimands, performance improvement plans, and separations).
Communicates and works with union representatives to develop solutions to problems in relation to represented employees.
Mediates and resolves day to day conflicts or issues, maintaining appropriate documentation of proposed or final action and supporting details. Manages Employee Assistance Program and fit for duty referrals.
Researches and analyzes data pertaining to human resources and implementing program goals in all areas of employee relations.
Participates on multi-disciplinary teams/projects and complete long or short-term goals including contributing to the planning, scoping, and completion of projects. Coordinates resources and ensures project or initiative is delivered on-time.
Serves as liaison to community and campus. Supports Human Resources management in the development of strategies, objectives, budgets, and in fostering improvements in policies and procedures. Develops and maintains appropriate metrics/tracking mechanisms to measure results.
Performs other duties as assigned, such as serving as an alternate member of the Behavioral Evaluation & Threat Assessment (BETA) and the Policy Oversight Workgroup (POW) committees.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Employee Relations Specialist: Bachelor's degree in a related field. Three (3) years of experience in the field of employee and/or labor relations, including mediation, policy development or interpretation, applicable personnel law, or other related business experience.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one (1) year of experience.
Senior Specialist, Employee Relations: Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four (4) years of experience in human resources with at least two (2) years focused on employee and/or labor relations, including mediation, policy development or interpretation, applicable personnel law, or other related business experience.
Based on the level hired, the candidate will be expected to have some or all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Substantial knowledge of federal and state employment/labor laws (e.g., ADA, FMLA, FLSA, etc.) and the ability to apply that knowledge in day-to-day activities.
Ability to analyze and assess situations quickly and respond with a variety of options for actions to resolve employee relations issues.
Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness of trends and influences. Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; make effective and timely decisions and recommendations.
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, and Outlook) and Windows-based applications.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Possess strong attention to detail in composing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, and scheduling and meeting deadlines.
Ability to demonstrate professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others, and provide timely follow-up with customers.
Ability to apply specialized and theoretical knowledge, principles, and concepts of a professional discipline normally acquired through advanced education or specialized training. Resolves issues and significant matters on behalf of management by utilizing independent judgment, discretion, creativity, and analytical thinking. Contributes to development and evaluation of goals and objectives. Ensures legal and policy compliance. May supervise, mentor, or coordinate work of others (positions that supervise are responsible for service delivery, quality assurance, and employee performance). May independently manage or administer programs, processes, projects, or resources.
Ability to apply in-depth, senior level knowledge, concepts, principles, and skills. Wide latitude in decision making to interpret unclear or inadequate guidelines. Supervisor and employee collaborate to develop goals and objectives. Confers with supervisor only on controversial or far reaching matters. Proactively resolves broad and unique matters requiring sophisticated analysis and interpretation. Acts as resource to others.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.