Employee & Labor Relations Analyst

$76,275 - $100,373 yearly
  • City of Hillsboro
  • Hybrid (150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, USA)
  • May 08, 2023
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

Salary Range:  $76,275 - $ 100,373 annually
Placement on salary range determined based relevant experience presented on application
Full-time, exempt position plus full benefits package.
The closing date for this position is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, June 4th , 2023

Join us at the City of Hillsboro as an Employee and Labor Relations Analyst. Hillsboro is a full-service city, providing a variety of services to a population of 110,000, including Police, Libraries, Public Works, Fire, and Parks. As an Employee & Labor Relations Analyst for the City of Hillsboro you will play an integral part in providing advice and guidance on a variety of labor and employee related issues including investigation, analysis, grievances, performance management, and participating in the collective bargaining process.
About This Opportunity
 The Employee and Labor Relations Analyst is a valued member of a talented, full-service HR department committed to creating a culture of collaborative, compassionate, equitable solutions for the benefit of our employees and community.
 The successful candidate will provide a variety of complex professional, technical, and analytical human resources services in support of our employee and labor relations and engagement programs.  This position will also collaborate in the areas of benefits, classification/compensation, risk management, and learning and development.
What You’ll Be Doing
A day in the life of the Employee and Labor Relations Analyst is rewarding and engaging! Here are some things you could find yourself accomplishing…

  • Serving as a resource to managers and employees to ensure a high level of performance for the community, and a positive, engaging experience for our employees.
  • Consulting and coaching on employee engagement strategies, team effectiveness, performance management, conflict resolution, and culture building.
  • Drafting critical documents related to performance and conduct management, investigations, policies, etc.
  • Participating in labor negotiations and coordinating Joint Labor and Management Committees with our Police, Library, and Fire labor partners.
  • Interpreting and administering City of Hillsboro policies, federal/state/local employment laws, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Conducting comprehensive, fact-based investigations of alleged harassment, discrimination, retaliation, ethics, EEO, and policy violations in a timely manner, authoring professional, thorough objective reports and assisting in implementing recommended actions.
  • Supporting the City’s culture of innovation and continuous improvement by collaborating with other HR team members and diversity, equity and inclusion partners on projects that enhance the City’s workplace culture and employee experience.
  • Assisting with manager skill building and leadership development.
  • Maintaining employee and labor relations records, case files, and databases in accordance with retention schedules.
  • Fulfilling the position through an equity lens and demonstrating the City’s value to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strategic consulting, advising and implementation of impactful solutions.
  • Partnering with supervisors to deliver accurate, timely evaluations.
  • Collaboratively and interactively addressing accommodation requests. 

Candidates We Are Looking For Will Have

  • Excellent human relations and customer service skills as well as a high degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
  • The ability to establish positive, productive relationships, build trust, exercise sound judgment, actively listen, manage priorities in a fast-paced environment, achieve results, effectively navigate complex and sensitive situations, and develop sound recommendations.
  • The skills to develop and deliver engaging and compelling presentations and communicate effectively in verbal and written formats.  

Ability To:

  • Conduct research, organize, and analyze information from a variety of sources, and form sound recommendations based on review and findings, strategically weighing benefits and risks of proposed actions.
  • Synthesize complex information into a concise and understandable manner.
  • Influence at all levels of management.
  • Provide high-quality, timely, thoughtful guidance on complex issues consistent with City policy, collective bargaining agreements, and relevant employment laws.
  • Prioritize and complete tasks with optimum efficiency; prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and demonstrate flexibility.
  • Exercise confidentiality and discretion; quickly and effectively establish and maintain credibility and rapport at all levels within the organization.
  • Model respect, courtesy and dignity and project a calm demeanor in stressful situations.
  • Consistently demonstrate the City’s core values of Innovation, Excellence, Communication, Leadership, Trust and Reliability, Responsiveness, and Respect.
  • Effectively solve problems.
  • Facilitate change and offer holistic interventions and remedies. 
  • Proactively address issues across the City as they emerge and provide follow up support.
  • Manage and process grievances and complaints.
  • Utilize sound judgement, remain objective, and consider the big picture, assessing all dimensions of an issue for fiscal, legal and people impact.
  • Effectively multi-task and respond quickly to emerging issues.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy in highly sensitive situations.

 Click on this link for the job classification description: Management Analyst 
Acceptable Experience and Training:          
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Resources, Public Administration, or closely related field; Five (5) years demonstrated professional experience in Human Resources, with an emphasis on Employee and Labor Relations or any combination of education and experience that gives the applicants the skills/knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the job. 

  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • PHR/SPHR or IPMA-HR certification preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred