Employee & Labor Relations Manager (Administrator I)/Human Resources California State University, San Bernardino
Overview **Re-Released** Employment Status: Full-time, 'exempt' position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, occasional evening and weekend hours.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. This recruitment has been extended. Applications will be reviewed beginning, January 30, 2020.
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for the position of Employee & Labor Relations Manager. This position is an Administrator I in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) and reports to the Director of Employee and Labor Relations, Human Resources Department, in the Administration & Finance Division.
CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in inland Southern California. Set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire, and it has the second-highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
Required Application Materials: All applicants must submit 1) Letter of interest or cover letter, 2) Current resume or curriculum vitae, 3) Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments, and prospects for success in this position, and 4) Diversity Statement - may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).
Under general direction from the Director of Employee and Labor Relations, the incumbent is an experienced professional with a comprehensive understanding of employee and labor relations matters. The incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert in the areas of contract administration, grievance and arbitration issues; complaint investigations and will advise client groups to resolve questions or concerns regarding grievances and administrative complaints. The individual will exercise independent judgment and professional discretion, relying on experience within the field, to determine the appropriate course of action in areas including but not limited to CSU policy, collective bargaining agreements, corrective action, performance management, compliance and adherence to local, state, and federal statutes governing employment practices.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the CSU Chancellor's Office and the campus Human Resources Office, the incumbent will serve as a consultant to managers, employees and others with labor and employee relations concerns.The incumbent will perform a wide variety of duties related to contract administration; grievance and arbitration issues; complaint investigations; and employee relations concerns including, but not limited to, providing definitive direction, interpretative guidance and support to colleges and administrative units on multiple collective bargaining agreements; policy and procedure compliance; and adherence to local, state and federal laws governing employment practices. May require the supervision and training of staff.
The incumbent will perform a wide variety of duties related to contract administration; grievance and arbitration issues; complaint investigations; and employee relation concerns including, but not limited to, providing definitive direction, interpretative guidance and support to colleges and administrative units on multiple collective bargaining agreements; policy and procedure compliance; and adherence to local, state and federal laws governing employment practices.
Applicants must possess the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related field along with five years of significant labor management, employee relations and complaint investigation experience in both union and non-union environments.
Experience in conducting complaint investigations is required along with experience working with highly sensitive and confidential information.
Applicants must possess thorough knowledge, technical mastery, skill and judgment in the application of relevant federal, state and local employment and labor laws and regulations.
Effective conflict resolution, facilitation, and consultation skills are required along with a skill in fact-finding, analysis, problem-solving and consulting to identify problems and recommend solutions.
Applicants must possess excellent written verbal and presentation communication skills, and strong leadership skills.
Also, applicants must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships across the University.
Applicants must have the ability to be a team player with a superior ability to work independently.
Familiarity with the uses of databases, data analysis and modeling as management tools is required.
A Master's degree is preferred along with knowledge and experience working with the Police Officer's Bill of Rights (POBR).
Experience in human resources, employee and/or labor relations experience in higher education and/or public agency setting is also preferred.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.