Senior Labor Relations Employee Relations Consultant
Job Posted: 13 August, 2021
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Portland, OR


When you join Kaiser Permanente, you’ll be part of an organization dedicated to total health. At every level and in every department, it’s what we stand for. By using your innovation and your creativity, you can play a role in the health of communities across town and around the country by serving 12.5 million of our members. No matter your background, your ideas can help drive a health care pioneer. You can play a role in the future of health.

In this role, you will perform both labor relations and  employee relations functions. You will be responsible for conducting Kaiser Permanente labor relations activities by preparing information for management to utilize during the collective bargaining process; collecting information on industrial labor relations programs to ensure compliance with the unions negotiated contract; and providing information for resolve disputes or grievances between employees and management. Other duties include researching labor policies; processing complaints from unionized employees; participating in arbitration processes as appropriate; and developing new or revised union contracts. In addition, you will also compile labor statistical information and maintain records of wage and salary surveys or correspondence.  

Qualifications Include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, social/behavioral science, education, public administration, liberal arts, or a related field
  • At least five years of experience in HR consulting, including at least three years in employee and/or labor relations
  • Additional equivalent work experience in a directly related field may be substituted for the degree requirement

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • One year of experience working in a unionized environment
  • Three years of experience working cross-functionally across departments, functions, or business lines
  • Human Resources Professional Certification (SHRM-CP or PHR) or other accredited HR certification
  • Senior Human Resources Professional Certification (SHRM-SCP or SPHR)
  • One year of experience consulting senior leaders or executives
  • Two years of experience in a leadership role with or without direct reports
  • Four years of experience conducting EEO and/or other HR investigations

For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 977285.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures. 


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