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#104441 Labor Relations Representative 4

Filing Deadline: Mon 4/6/2020

This is a full-time eighteen (18) month contract position, which may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.



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.


Technical leader who provides labor relations guidance to all levels within the organization, utilizing specialized labor relations expertise within area of responsibility to resolve highly complex issues in creative and effective ways. Internal and external contacts often pertain to significant labor relations programs and objectives. Normally receives little direction on assignments. Serves in a lead capacity, providing guidance to other professionals in department. Under the general direction of the Director, Labor Relations, the incumbent performs a variety of job functions involving complex legal issues that requires advanced knowledge of collective bargaining law and demonstrated advocacy, communication, analytical and organizational skills.

The incumbent represents campus management in formal adversarial dispute resolution processes, coordinates the representation of campus management by University attorneys in employment/labor relations related court cases, represents campus management in collective bargaining negotiations, advises campus management on compliance with employment/labor relations laws and the University's collective bargaining agreements, advises campus management about labor unions and communicates with labor unions.

The incumbent performs work independently and is responsible for the consequences of the actions taken as a result of the advice provided by the incumbent. While performing the job functions of this position, the incumbent is authorized to achieve the labor relations objectives of campus management.

  • This position requires the ability to work overtime and travel out of town.


  • Possesses advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. Proven ability to obtain, organize and analyze complex legal information in a manner that involves: a correct identification of the relevant facts, issues, questions or problems; a utilization of the correct statement of the applicable rule as embodied in the law, policy, contract or other authoritative source material; and, a logical application of the rule to the facts resulting in a logical conclusion, opinion, answer or solution.

  • Strong organizational skills such as the orderly organization of work, the correct identification of priorities, efficient and effective time management, the completion of a satisfactory amount of work in a correct and timely manner, while working in a very adversarial, contentious and stressful environment.

  • Possess thorough knowledge of labor/employment law and the principles and techniques of labor negotiations. Advanced knowledge of the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act or a comparable collective bargaining law.

  • Possess advanced knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and court decisions regarding employment related matters. Demonstrated ability to understand information contained in statutory law and case law, legal treatises, legal writings, and collective bargaining agreements.

  • Advanced level skills necessary to bargain and represent the university's interests effectively. Strong skill to communicate information in an effective manner so as to be persuasive when presenting the University's position during the collective bargaining process. Demonstrated skill to communicate correctly, both verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise and effective manner.

  • Strong skill to effectively speak in public to small and large groups. Ability to work independently and be responsible for the consequences of the actions taken as a result of the advice provided. Ability to take appropriate actions when authorized to achieve the labor relations objectives of campus management.

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles of advocacy in order to represent organization in complex and sensitive dispute forums. Skill to provide effective representation as an advocate in adversarial proceedings involving the preparation of witnesses and documents for a hearing; the direct and cross-examination of witnesses, and presentation of documents at a hearing; and, the presentation of oral or written closing arguments at the end of a hearing.

  • Possesses specialized knowledge within labor relations field. Skill to communicate information in an effective manner so as to be persuasive during cases involving a hearing, investigation or meeting related to a union contract grievance, University policy complaint, PERB unfair labor practice charge, or DFEH/EEOC charge of discrimination, or during settlement negotiations to resolve cases.

  • Proven ability to lead and mentor other labor relations professionals. Ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively. Ability to : (1) Display high integrity and honesty; (2) Inspire and motivate others; (3) Lead change and innovation; (4) Value diversity and build inclusion; (5) Work effectively with others; (6) Focus on results; (7) Demonstrate personal capability; (8) Increase professional development

  • Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • This position is designated as Confidential under HEERA.

  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (18 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$100,000 - $115,000 /year
Torrey Pines Center South
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8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri