This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
The UC San Diego Human Resources Department is the campus central office encompassing numerous core campus organizations that include Disability Counseling and Consulting Services, Benefits, Compensation and Classification, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Data Analytics Services, Equal Opportunity Services, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Labor Relations, Retirement Resource Center, Policy Development and Work Life, Staff Education and Development, and Temporary Employment Services.
This position manages and directs day-to-day employee relations operations and activities. Provides advice to supervisors, managers and directors on the full range of employee relations matters. Participates in short and long range strategic planning for the unit. Formulates and/or participates in formulation of establishing unit goals, objectives, and policies. Designs, develops, interprets, revises and implements department processes, procedures and guidelines. Participates in UC San Diego and UC-wide ER committees and teams, as needed.
Serves as an adviser to unit/section to meet schedules and resolve issues. Plans and directs the delivery of employee relations services and also responsible for providing the full scope of professional employee relations activities for the UC San Diego campus. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Interacts with peer supervisors and managers across the campus. Essential functions include Employee Relations Management, Departmental Relations, Conflict Management, Communication and Public Relations, Work Force Modification, Corrective Action, Discipline and Dismissals, Special Assignments, Program Evaluation and Research. Provides a safe and neutral process that acknowledges an individual's right to address concerns and encourages the resolution of such without reprisal. Oversees Employee Relations and Work/Life teams.
As part of the regular responsibilities of this position, the incumbent sees confidential documents which are used by management in developing positions related to collective bargaining, attends meetings where management positions and strategies regarding collective bargaining issues are discussed, and gathers data important to the formulation of management positions in collective bargaining. Therefore this position is designated as Confidential under HEERA.
Must have access to reliable transportation. Must be willing and able to travel.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Must have effective management and organizational leadership skills. Understanding of the principles related to management, supervision and leadership to provide expert level advice and counsel. Advanced knowledge of organization policies and procedures; advanced knowledge of functional area and understands how work impacts other areas in Human Resources and the organization.
Maintains effective professional relationships with campus department managers as well as other managers in human resources. Skills to provide guidance to managers and employees on complex and significant employee relations issues. Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of management and staff to incorporate their ideas, adapt to their needs and to encourage them to accept actions and decisions to implement UCSD best practices.
Provides written analyses, recommendations and oral presentations to management. Strong oral and written communication skills required to effectively interact with the public, faculty, students and staff in daily operations and via formal presentations.
Maintains a thorough understanding of the goals of the campus and ways in which this position can support those goals. Capable in developing, interpreting, implementing and administering organization-wide human resources policies and processes. Ability to exercise excellent judgment in responding to employee relations related requests. Skill in developing programs that are client service driven.
Thorough knowledge of employee relations field and other areas of HR. Knowledge of current trends/developments in the field of human resources. Demonstrated skill to interpret and integrate theories and practices of management, training and development into effective human resources practices.
Thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state labor laws and regulations. Advanced knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations. These include FLSA, EEO/AA, State Labor Code, ADA, Workers' Compensation regulations, DFEH, EEOC, FMLA and CFRA.
Proven knowledge of administering labor/union contracts, dispute resolution, griev
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