|Performs professional work in contract negotiations and administration of collective bargaining agreements. An employee assigned to this position is responsible for the negotiation and administration of the City's labor agreements and the interpretation and explanation of labor laws, statutes, ordinances or resolutions. Exercises considerable initiative sound judgment, tact and diplomacy when consulting with City management officials, union organization representatives and individual employees. Work is performed under the direction of the Human Resources Division Manager, and is reviewed through conferences and evaluation of results obtained.|
|Plans, organizes, and directs collective bargaining negotiations with representatives of union organizations pursuant to laws and ordinances governing wages and salaries, fringe benefits, hours of work and working conditions. Serves as the City's Chief Negotiator; develops appropriate language for labor agreements and submits ratified labor agreements to City officials.
Reviews and analyzes negotiated proposals, counter proposals and contractual agreements for their impact on the City.
Keeps abreast of the latest data concerning wages and salaries, fringe benefits, hours of work and working conditions for use in preparing recommendations and in conducting discussions with employee organizations; develops related policies and procedures.
Consults with and advises Chief Administrative Officer, General Administrative Department Director, Human Resources Division Manager, City officials and supervisory employees on all labor relations matters involving the City and is responsible for all contact with employees or union organizations regarding matters of labor relations.
Maintains constant awareness of laws, ordinances or statutes effecting labor relations; keeps abreast of arbitrator decisions and changing labor relations concepts and unions' doctrines and philosophies.
Analyzes and submits recommendations on pending legislation that may affect collective bargaining activities.
Promotes employer/employee understanding of the purposes, policies and programs involving collective bargaining.
Performs other related duties as needed to accomplish goals and objectives.
|Considerable knowledge of the principles and techniques of public employee collective bargaining, multi-program administration, and supervision.
Thorough knowledge of prevailing federal, state and local ordinances, policies, standards and practices in labor relations activities.
Knowledge of the principles, objectives, methods and problems of public administration.
Ability to negotiate agreements and adjust differences in labor or employee relations.
Ability to win the confidence and cooperation of city officials and union or employee representatives.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to collect and interpret data through administrative studies and surveys, and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
Ability to develop a sound course of action or strategy based on a thorough understanding of available information and data.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City administrative officials, department heads, employees, and representatives of labor and employee organizations.
|Bachelor's Degree in Personnel or Public Administration with major course work in labor relations and a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in contract negotiations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Prior supervisory experience is required.|