DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEE RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE

LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Published
November 8, 2019
Location
Los Angeles, California
Job Type

Description

FILING PERIOD
November 12, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) to November 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PT)

EXAM NUMBER
R1907D-R

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Interdepartmental Promotional Opportunity

RESTRICTED TO PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR INITIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD AND MEET THE QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS

Current employees in the unclassified service who meet the following criteria also qualify to participate in this exam:

  • Unclassified employees who have attained permanent County status on a classified position by successful completion of the initial probationaryperiod, with no break in service since leaving the classified service.

OR

  • Full-time employees in the unclassified service with at least six months of full-time experience in the unclassified service by the last day of filing.

DEFINITION:
Assists in the administration of the employee relations program of a large County department characterized by diverse employee bargaining units and complex employee relations issues.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class assist in the administration of the employee relations program of a large County department with diverse employee bargaining units and complex employee relations issues, including representing departmental management in contacts and negotiations with employee organizations, advising departmental management on the interpretation and application of memoranda of understanding, the processing of grievances, and coordinating departmental employee relations program activities with the Chief Executive Office's Employee Relations Division to ensure conformity with Countywide employee relations policies and directives. Positions allocable to this class generally report to a higher level position in the department's human resources or employee relations operation. Positions within this class must have strong written and verbal communication skills and a working knowledge of departmental operations, policies, procedures and Countywide employee relations policies and directives.

Essential Job Functions

  • Formulates and recommends or assists in formulating and recommending policies, procedures, rules, and regulations governing the department's employee relations program.
  • Consults with the Chief Executive Office's employee relations staff to ensure that the department's employee relations program conforms to Countywide employee relations policies and directives.
  • Confers with employees, employee organizations, and departmental management personnel to clarify the employee relations policies of the department and to provide information regarding the rights and obligations of the parties concerned and the recourse available to them.
  • Represents or assists in representing departmental management in formal negotiations with certified employee organizations.
  • Testifies before the Employee Relations Commission on matters concerning the department's employee relations program.
  • Administers or assists in administering agreements reached with employee organizations and in interpreting such agreements to all concerned parties in order to ensure uniform application throughout the department.
  • Analyzes employee problems and individual grievance records and recommends solutions to departmental management.
  • Assists, and coordinates with, central personnel employee relations staff assigned to represent the department in arbitration cases and other employee relations matters before the Employee Relations Commission.
  • Encourages communication from employees, employee organizations, and department management regarding employee relations problems and issues.
  • Uses available administrative, personnel, and staff development resources to aid in the accomplishment of effective employee-management relations.
  • Conducts or assists in conducting surveys, field audits, and related activities in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the department's employee relations program.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

OPTION I: Three years of full-time experience in a staff capacity* analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems of organization, program, budget, or personnel; one year of which must have been in a responsible capacity** AND must have included advising and assisting supervisory and management personnel in the interpretation and application of the terms of labor agreements, processing grievances, and participating in informal and formal contacts with employee representatives regarding employee relations matters.

OPTION II: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's Degree*** in labor studies, industrial relations or a closely related field AND one year of full-time experience representing either management or labor in negotiating or administering labor management agreements. An additional two years of the required experience may be substituted for the required education.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Staff Capacity is defined as work performed in an advisory capacity to line managers to provide program and administrative support in a central administrative organization. This includes assisting and supporting administration by doing research, analysis, and making recommendations on the allocation of funds/budgeting, workloads and workload functions, legislative analysis and programs or procedures for accomplishing administrative and department-wide objectives. Acceptable classes for experience at the level of staff capacity include, but are not limited to, Administrative Aid, Departmental Personnel Assistant, Employment Services Assistant I, Management Assistant, Operations Assistant I, Board Specialist, and Staff Assistant I.

**Responsible Capacity means staff experience at the journey-level requiring working knowledge of rules, regulations, and other guidelines relating to the program area assigned.Acceptable classes for experience at the level of responsible capacity include, but are not limited to, Management Analyst, Administrative Assistant II, Employment Services Assistant II, Financial Specialist II, Head Board Specialist, Operations Assistant II, Principal Departmental Personnel Assistant, Senior Personnel Assistant, Staff Assistant II, and Staff Development Specialist.

***In order to receive credit for any degree, such as a Bachelor's degree, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma and official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the end of the filing period. Unofficial transcripts will NOT be accepted.

Withhold Information: No withholds will be allowed for this examination.

ENDORSEMENT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY QUALIFICATIONS:
Current and former County of Los Angeles employees who wish to qualify using out-of-class experience gained while working within the County of Los Angeles must provide verification of the qualifying out-of-class assignment by providing official documentation in the form of an additional responsibility bonus, out-of-class bonus, or temporary assignment bonus letter with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.Out of Class Bonuses, Temporary Bonuses, and Additional Responsibility Bonuses must be approved/signed by the departmental HR Manager or designated representative or will not be accepted.

Additional Information

This examination will consist of a multiple-choice test weighted 100% assessing Reading Comprehension, Written Expression, Data Analysis and Decision Making, Deductive Reasoning Ability, Professional Potential, Achievement, Influence, Independence, Confidence and Optimism, and Reliability.

MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

Note: All test invitations will be sent to candidates via email. It is important that candidates provide a valid email address in their application. Please add klent@hr.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure he/she receives our email.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.

Final results will be sent by U.S. mail and email. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

TRANSFER OF SCORES
Applicants that have taken identical test part(s) for other exams within the last 12 months, will have their test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your responses will be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.

TEST PREPARATION

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/ . Please click on Job Info Center, then click on Employment Test Preparation. You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html . While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the County of Los Angeles.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.

We must receive your application by 5:00 PM (PT) on the last day of filing. Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS . Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT. Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Specialty Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online us ing their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735 -2922
Department Contact Name:Kyle Lent
Department Contact Phone: (213) 738 -2125
Department Contact Email: klent@hr.lacounty.gov

Closing Date/Time: 11/25/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

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