May 2013





Under general supervision of a Director within the Office of Human Resources, performs a variety of complex professional level analytical work in the areas of classification, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, equal opportunity, training and development and other special human resources programs.


  • Conducts research and analysis in relation to the collective bargaining process, disciplinary actions, investigations and other employee relations matters;
  • Gathers, analyzes, organizes and compiles documentary evidence from multiple sources for investigative reports, proposed disciplinary actions, responds to state and federal government agencies, administrative hearings and mediations;
  • Maintains confidential case files on investigations and interviews;
  • Assists in responding to government agency complaints, including California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Commission (DFEHC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Department of Labor (DOL) hearings;
  • Assists in the negotiation of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment; formulates and recommends effective bargaining strategies and techniques;
  • Advises management and supervisory personnel on disciplinary and performance management issues;
  • Provides interpretation of collective bargaining agreement in relation to grievance policies and procedures and recommends solutions;
  • Assists management in developing and implementing new operational procedures to accommodate legislative changes; develops and monitors operational procedures to enhance workflow and program effectiveness;
  • Assists departments with organizational issues and resolves concerns regarding the appropriateness of classification and compensation levels;
  • Coordinates the reasonable accommodation interactive process required through Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • Ensures compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and administers the District’s bronze-level medical plan for ACA qualifiers;
  • Provides information and assistance to District personnel and the public in regards to a variety of HR matters;
  • Makes presentations to District personnel as needed;
  • Coordinates complex special projects; compiles and evaluates data to prepare various reports; and,
  • Remains current on related laws, regulations, and practices affecting all aspects of the job.


Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • District policies, procedures and applicable laws related to employee relations;
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, policies and guidelines;
  • Organizational structure, job analysis and job design;
  • Principles and practices of compensation and performance reward systems, including salary and benefits survey and analysis methodology;
  • Employee and labor relations in a public employment setting;
  • Report writing;
  • Research methodologies; data collection and basis statistical analysis techniques;
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Standard office practices, procedures and equipment; and,
  • Records keeping techniques. 

Ability to:

  • Perform professional-level, public agency human resources work independently and creatively;
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Compile, organize and analyze statistical data;
  • Write thorough, comprehensive and factual reports
  • Maintain confidential employee files;
  • Work confidentially with discretion;
  • Plan, organize and prioritize work;
  • Meet schedules and time lines;
  • Work independently with little direction;
  • Organize and maintain files;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions;
  • Review situations accurately and determine appropriate action according to established guidelines; and,
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and four years of direct, increasingly responsible experience required.
  • Six years of increasingly responsible, directly related work experience in excess of the fours years of required experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree.
Physical Demands

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Elements

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.   

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