This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
Initial Review Date: 7/9/21
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This is a 12 month contract position that may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department. This position is currently remote due to COVID safety restrictions, and is under consideration for both a hybrid and alternative work schedule.
The individual selected for this position will either be placed at the job level of Employee Relations Representative 3 or 4 based on their level of experience.
The UC San Diego Human Resources Department is the campus central office encompassing numerous core campus organizations that include DisAbility Counseling and Consulting, Equal Opportunity Services, Compensation and Classification, Benefits, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Data Analytics, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Labor Relations, Retirement Resource Center, Policy Development and Work Life, Staff Education and Development, and Temporary Employment Services.
The Employee Relations Specialist is a technical leader who provides guidance to all levels within the organization, utilizing specialized employee relations expertise within area of responsibility to resolve questions, concerns and grievances for individual employees and a large, complex group of employees in creative and effective ways. Internal and external contacts often pertain to significant employee relations programs and objectives. Normally receives little direction on assignments. As an Employee Relations professional, provides E.R. management services and communicates with all department levels, while maintaining an awareness of public relations. Incumbent also provides conflict management and work force modification services, provides litigation coordination, program education and research, and all while completing special projects.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Strong to advanced organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations. Skill to interpret and integrate theories and practices of management, training and development into effective human resources practices.
Strong to advanced knowledge of employee relations function and other subject areas of human resources. Knowledge of current trends/developments in the field of human resources.
Strong to advanced knowledge of union/labor contracts. Demonstrated knowledge of employee relations laws and practices with knowledge of labor relations laws and practices in a collective bargaining environment.
Strong to 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. Demonstrated knowledge of employee relations laws and practices with knowledge of labor relations laws and practices in a collective bargaining environment.
Capable in developing, interpreting, implementing and administering organization-wide human resources policies and processes. Skill to interpret and integrate theories and practices of management, training and development into effective human resources practices.
Effective written and oral communication skills. Strong oral and written communication skills required to effectively interact with the public, faculty, students and staff in daily operations and via formal presentations.
Ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively. Excellent interpersonal skills required to effectively interact with the public, faculty, students and staff in daily operations.
Proven 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.
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