Under the general direction of the Director, Labor Relations, the incumbent performs a variety of job functions involving complex legal issues that requires advanced knowledge of collective bargaining law and demonstrated advocacy, communication, analytical and organizational skills.
The incumbent represents campus management in formal adversarial dispute resolution processes, coordinates the representation of campus management by University attorneys in employment/labor relations related court cases, represents campus management in collective bargaining negotiations, advises campus management on compliance with employment/labor relations laws and the University's collective bargaining agreements, advises campus management about labor unions and communicates with labor unions.
The incumbent performs work independently and is responsible for the consequences of the actions taken as a result of the advice provided by the incumbent. While performing the job functions of this position, the incumbent is authorized to achieve the labor relations objectives of campus management.
- This position requires the ability to work overtime and travel out of town.
Advanced knowledge of the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act or a comparable collective bargaining law.
Proven skill to provide effective representation as an advocate in adversarial proceedings involving the preparation of witnesses and documents for a hearing; the direct and cross-examination of witnesses, and presentation of documents at a hearing; and, the presentation of oral or written closing arguments at the end of a hearing.
Proven skill to communicate information in an effective manner so as to be persuasive when presenting the University's position during the collective bargaining process, or during cases involving a hearing, investigation or meeting related to a union contract grievance, University policy complaint, PERB unfair labor practice charge, or DFEH/EEOC charge of discrimination, or during settlement negotiations to resolve cases.
Demonstrated skill to communicate correctly, both verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise and effective manner.
Demonstrated skill to do effective public speaking to small and large groups.
Demonstrated ability to understand information contained in statutory law and case law, legal treatises, legal writings, and collective bargaining agreements.
Proven ability to obtain, organize and analyze complex legal information in a manner that involves: a correct identification of the relevant facts, issues, questions or problems; a utilization of the correct statement of the applicable rule as embodied in the law, policy, contract or other authoritative source material; and, a logical application of the rule to the facts resulting in a logical conclusion, opinion, answer or solution.
Ability to work independently and be responsible for the consequences of the actions taken as a result of the advice provided.
Ability to take appropriate actions when authorized to achieve the labor relations objectives of campus management.
Ability to demonstrate organizational skills such as the orderly organization of work, the correct identification of priorities, efficient and effective time management, the completion of a satisfactory amount of work in a correct and timely manner, while working in a very adversarial, contentious and stressful environment.
Ability to : (1) Display high integrity and honesty; (2) Inspire and motivate others; (3) Lead change and innovation; (4) Value diversity and build inclusion; (5) Work effectively with others; (6) Focus on results; (7) Demonstrate personal capability; (8) Increase professional development
ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES
As part of the regular responsibilities of this position, the incumbent:
Formulates or participates in formulating management positions for processing and/or resolving grievances;
Participates in meetings where management positions and/or strategy regarding processing and/or resolving grievances are discussed;
Formulates or participates in formulating management positions regarding current and prospective collective bargaining issues;
Attends meetings for the purpose of developing management positions and/or strategy with respect to collective bargaining matters;
Regularly has access to documents as management is developing its positions in collective bargaining matters;
Regularly has access to documents as management is developing grievance positions;
Researches and assembles data important to the formulation of management positions in collective bargaining;
Analyzes data importa