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#112707 Labor Relations Representative 4

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/13/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Initial review: 11/12/21

This is a 18-Month Contract position that may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.


UC San Diego Human Resources Labor Relations is looking for an experienced labor professional to join our high performing team. This individual would serve as an influential partner and agile thought leader providing strategic advice and guidance on all labor relations matters impacting UC San Diego. The successful candidate will utilize 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 the organization.

Under the general direction of the Sr. Operations Manager, 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.

  • 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.

  • Has advanced 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Proven 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.

  • Demonstrates the advanced level skills necessary to bargain and represent the university's interests effectively.

  • Demonstrated skill to communicate information in an effective manner so as to be persuasive when presenting the University's position during the collective bargaining process.

  • Strong skill to communicate correctly, both verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise and effective manner. Demonstrated skill to do effective public speaking to small and large groups.

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the principles of advocacy in order to represent the organization in complex and sensitive dispute forums.

  • Possesses specialized knowledge within labor relations field. Demonstrates ability to lead and mentor other labor relations professionals.

  • 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 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


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

This position is designated as Confidential under HEERA.

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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:

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