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POST DATE 9/18/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Masters Degree


Job Number

Recruitment Type

Job Title
Principal Labor Relations Analyst

Business and Administrative Services [314]

Staff Human Resources

Hiring Unit
Labor Relations

Job Open Date

Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on:

Appointment Type
Career [2]

Start Date
Immediate Opening

End Date

Shift Differential


Furlough time period

Full time

Days per week

Average hours per day

Percent of Time

Fixed or Variable*

Average hours per week

Days of the week


Additional Comments
Initial Review Date (IRD) extended.

Current work-site is 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA. In early 2017, the Staff Human Resources department will relocate to the UCSC Scotts Valley Center at 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, CA

Salary Information
Starting Salary Range: $64,785-$100,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits Eligibility
This position is eligible for Full benefits


Personnel Program
Professional Support Staff (PSS)

Salary Grade

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Summary Statement
Under the general direction of the Senior ELR Manager or designee, the Employee and or Labor Relations (ER) Principal Analyst independently provides high level professional analysis, consultation, coaching and training to campus clients on organizational development, strategic planning, policy and regulatory compliance, interpretation and application of academic labor contracts, and resolution of workplace problems. Works collaboratively and establishes highly effective working relationships with clients, campus constituents, and union representatives. Provide campus advocacy and representation on employee and/or labor relations matters with a focus on academic labor relations. The position may lead fact finding investigations and represent the university at arbitration, mediation, and appeal hearings.

Qualifications / Competencies
Education and/or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in a related field

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience in the field of labor relations in the capacity of a senior-level analyst or higher

Extensive experience interpreting and analyzing policies, procedures, state and federal laws, and applicable court decisions

Extensive experience researching and summarizing information from a wide variety of policies, regulations, and other sources to clearly present alternatives and risks

Advanced skills to coach management through conflict resolution, performance management, corrective action, progressive discipline, and just cause in public employment

Leadership skills in leading projects, processes, or functions of significance involving collective bargaining, contract interpretation and administration, and grievance handling

Demonstrated skill and experience with representing management at formal arbitration hearings and proceedings

Critical thinking and problem solving skills or ability to conduct analysis and develop innovative, effective solutions

Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to listen, understand, interpret, consistently apply and effectively explain a wide variety of complex and detailed policies and procedures

Organizational skills to prioritize work and function effectively under time pressure of deadlines with frequent interruptions

Knowledge of public labor laws and regulations

Knowledge of confidentiality requirements regarding personnel, payroll, and other employment matters, with the ability to exercise judgement and discretion in sensitive and/or confidential issues

Strong command of current desktop technology to create professional documents, spreadsheets, and reports

Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, exercise sound judgment, and manage complex situations involving conflict

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with people from diverse ethnic, socio-economic, professional and educational backgrounds

Ability to prepare concise, persuasive, and grammatically correct written material

Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy

Ability to work cooperatively and productively within a strong team environment

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies
Master's degree in a related field, or Juris Doctorate degree

SHRM, IPMA, CALPELRA certifications, and/or certificate in alternative dispute resolution

Experience in higher education

Special Conditions of Employment
The selected candidate will be required to:

- pass a criminal history background check

- work occasional nights and weekends

- work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation

- complete Cyber Security training annually and Sexual Harassment Prevention training every two years

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been
identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report
known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be
required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse
prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions,
requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:*section=pen&group=11001-

Critical position requiring background check(s)*

Background check(s) required
Criminal History Review

If you selected "license, certificate or degree" above, specify the type here:

Does this position require an E-Verify check*

(Note: Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check which confirms the individual's eligibility to work in the U.S.) No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.

Will the employee be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice program*

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Supplemental documents (in addition to application) applicants will be allowed to attach
Cover Letter
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Analysis and Consultation
Advise, coach and counsel campus stakeholders on employee and labor relations implications relating to complex individual and campus-wide issues to facilitate collaborative problem solving strategies, and to minimize exposure to liability for the campus. Core focus is on academic labor relations.

Consult with clients and/or colleagues on performance management and develop recommendations on conflict resolution, corrective action, discipline, termination, and dismissal.

Investigate employees' complaints and conduct workplace