Senior Labor Relations Consultant
Job Posted: 5 August, 2021
Company: Arlington County
Closing Date: Until Filled, preferred filing August 30
Location: Arlington, VA

 

 

Salary Range: $82,971.20 - $139,838.40 Annually

Announcement No: 1124-22A-HRD-BL Closing Date: Continuous

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Reasonable Accommodation upon Request
Work Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*

POSITION INFORMATION

Arlington County’s Department of Human Resources is looking for a well-rounded, human resources professional to join our award-winning Human Resources Department as a Senior Labor Relations Consultant to provide critical human resource support to the County’s new collective bargaining and labor relations efforts.

The successful candidate will join a team of professional analysts who provide consultation and technical guidance regarding employee relations and total compensation to all levels of employees in the County Government. This position will be responsible for analyzing compensation and benefit scenarios during contract negotiations. Additionally, this position will provide support and assist with managing ongoing employee relations efforts and dispute resolution for unionized employees.

Specific duties include:

  • Promoting positive employee relations and mitigating employee complaints through early employee engagement/intervention strategies;
  • Developing alternatives/options for consideration during the preparation and contract negotiation stages;
  • Conducting meetings with the Labor Relations Administrator (LRA), employees, department representatives, and union representatives to negotiate both formal and informal resolution of complaints;
  • Providing administration of the dispute resolution processes outlined within collective bargaining agreements; and
  • Providing compensation analysis, salary surveys, benchmarking, and budget formation, including the development of multi-year cost projections in preparation for contract negotiations.
  • The ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to address concerns, build productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a broad knowledge of labor relations.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Employment and Labor Law, Public or Business Administration; or related field plus extensive professional experience in labor relations, collective bargaining, compensation, job and organizational design and/or Human Resource Management.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Senior employee management relations experience in an environment with a formalized dispute resolution and/or grievance process;
  • Serving as a Labor Relations Specialist or similar role within a Local, State, Federal, or other government relations environment; and/or
  • Experience providing compensation analysis, benchmarking, and budget formation, including the development of multi-year cost projections.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Please attach a cover letter or use the space within the Supplemental Questionnaire to detail your experience with the following:

  • Serving as a Labor Relations Specialist or similar role within a Local, State, Federal, or other Public or Private environments;
  • Senior employee management relations experience in an environment with a formalized dispute resolution and/or grievance process; and/or
  • Providing compensation analysis, benchmarking, and budget formation, including the development of multi-year cost projections.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Work Hours: Flexible and telework options typically between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Note: This recruitment is open until the position is filled with a preferred filing date of August 30, 2021. Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Qualified applicants in this first group will be referred to the hiring manager and interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. Applications received after August 30, 2021 may be considered only if a hire is not made from applicants received by the preferred filing date. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when enough qualified applications have been received.

An online application is required. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applicants must submit an online application (unless the job announcement states otherwise) for each position for which they wish to apply. The application must be submitted by the posted deadline.

To apply online go to https://careers.arlingtonva.us/, click on Apply Now, scroll down the alphabetical list of job titles and click on the one in which you have an interest. The link to the employment application (APPLY) is found on each job announcement. Once completed, your application information remains in the system for you to review, edit and submit for future Arlington job openings.

Applicants who have questions or need assistance with the application may telephone (703) 228-3500 or visit the Human Resources Department. Our staff will be happy to work with you to get your application into the system. Public access computers are available at all County Libraries, and in the Human Resources Department.

The examination for this position may include one or more of the following: (1) evaluation of training and experience; (2) written and oral examination; (3) performance test; (4) personal interview; and (5) physical examination.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process. Please call the ADA Coordinator at 703-228-3559 (voice) or email [email protected].

ARLINGTON COUNTY
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-3500 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, weekdays;
or e-mail [email protected]
(no resumes to this e-mail address, please)

Posting Date: 07/30/21

SENIOR LABOR RELATIONS CONSULTANT Supplemental Questionnaire

1. Please attach a cover letter or use the space below to detail your experience with the following:

  • Serving as a Labor Relations Specialist or similar role within a Local, State, Federal, or other Public or Private environments;
  • Senior employee management relations experience in an environment with a formalized dispute resolution and/or grievance process; and/or
  • Providing compensation analysis, benchmarking, and budget formation, including the development of multi-year cost projections.