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Employee and Labor Relations Officer

Bend
FULL TIME
High School

Full time work can offer unique opportunities to work on projects that align with your personal interests and values. This job is in Bend, but it's a remote position that can be done from anywhere. The Employee and Labor Relations Officer job listing was released on January 4, 2024, and it will expire on March 22, 2024. It is essential to note that you must have completed High School for this job. The employer's non-disclosure of salary means that you can negotiate based on the company's culture and values.

Employee and Labor Relations Officer Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact:
Bonny Ray
[email protected]
541-737-2806

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community and has a practice of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has “critical or security-sensitive” responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our Background Checks website including the for candidates section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU’s Employee and Labor Relations team at [email protected]
Position Details Position Information

Department Univ Human Rsrcs Central (QFA)
Position Title Officer-Employee Relations 1
Job Title Employee and Labor Relations Officer
Appointment Type Professional Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Benefits Eligible Full-Time, benefits eligible
Job Summary Oregon State University Human Resources is seeking one or more Employee & Labor Relations Officers. These are full-time (1.0 FTE ), 12-month, professional faculty positions.

Appointment may be as an ELR Officer or Senior ELR Officer depending on qualifications. As an Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) Officer or Senior ELR Officer, you will be part of an ELR team that supports multiple employee types at OSU, including academic faculty, professional faculty, sworn police officers and public safety employees, classified staff, graduate assistants and supervisors of these employee populations. You will also work closely with representatives from four collective bargaining agreements. You will work closely with the representing unions and will provide expert advice and recommendations that support policy, laws, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements. You will establish internal program compliance mechanisms for program consistency and collaborate with other HR professionals. You will report to the Director for ELR.
Why OSU? Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.

FACTS :

  • Top 1.4% university in the world
  • More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
  • 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
  • 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
  • 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
  • 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
  • 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
  • 217k+ alumni worldwide
  • For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about

Locations:

Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
  • Retirement savings paid by the university.
  • A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
  • Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
  • Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
Key Responsibilities 50% – PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT : Serves as a subject matter expert for employee and labor relation matters pertaining to represented graduate assistants, sworn police officers, and classified employees.
Responsible for the development, implementation, training, and management of employee and labor relation matters pertaining to the assigned employee populations. This position develops, evaluates, and implements objectives and priorities for personnel programs, policies, and procedures to address new or revised regulations, internal operational needs and controls, and budgetary and programmatic changes to management issues.
When asked to do so, will work with university leadership and administration including the Office of General Counsel, the Office of the President, Vice Presidents, Provost and Vice Provosts, Deans, Department Heads, Directors, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, the Office of Audit Services, the Office of University Compliance and others. Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding rules, regulations, and precedent decisions for impact on existing human resources programs and processes for assigned employee populations. Ensures program compliance with rules, laws, policies, and procedures; evaluates quality of services and responds to University’s changing needs.
The ELR Officer will support program reviews and recommend process improvement to internal operations and controls, as well as internal service delivery. Collaborates with HR Centers of Expertise and other stakeholders on the oversight and administration of human resources administrative processes and activities.
The Senior ELR Officer will conduct all the mentioned responsibilities as well as organizes and conducts employee relations program audits. Provides after-action audit recommendations. Plans and implements program changes in collaboration with the Associate Director-ELR and the Director-ELR.
40% – EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND LABOR RELATIONS : Employee Relations Key fact-finder in represented graduate assistant, sworn police officer, and classified employee performance and/or departmental compliance. Measures the conduct or report against university policy, known best practices, processes, departmental policies, procedures, rules, laws, collective bargaining agreements and other measures. Recommends resolutions to leadership that are consistent with past practice and reflective of the level of the finding, if any, and of the incident or conduct.
Provides expert consultation, advice, and problem-solves with managers and employees on topics related to represented graduate assistants, sworn police officers, and classified employees. Develops, conducts, and publishes specific educational supports for supervisors.
Advises supervisors in the development and communication of formal performance expectations. Recommends action (e.g. discipline) if employees fail to meet performance expectations. Coordinates performance management, evaluation, and administration programs.
The Senior ELR Officer develops and conducts supervisor and manager training programs for the University. Conducts individual and group trainingtailored to needs of individual department or unit.
Labor Relations. When assigned, serves as a negotiation team member, acting as alternate for a negotiation team, and/or serving as a note taker. May develop bargaining proposals, assist with preparation for mediation/arbitration/fact finding, and act as an expert witness for administration. Supports strike coordination with the Associate Director and Director of ELR.
As union liaison, coordinates resolution with departments. Examines disciplinary and other work-related issues, complaints, and grievances. Interviews witnesses, prepares reports of findings, and recommends appropriate action.
Conducts fact-finding relating to grievance and/or legal actions filed by represented graduate assistants, sworn police officers, and classified employees. Collaborates, when asked, with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, the Office of Audit Services, the Office of University Compliance, Office of General Counsel, and others relating to similar actions or filings.
10% – OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED : Supports ELR, as assigned, by serving on committees or participating in various programs or projects, which may include employee educational program design/development/delivery on employee and labor relations topics, or other subjects. As needed, supports the consistent work of the Employee and Labor Relations team members by maintaining sufficient knowledge of each other’s duties and procedures to provide backup coverage in cases of absence with minimal disruption to the workflow.
What You Will Need Minimum/Required Qualifications for the ELR Officer
  • Bachelor’s degree, and two years of professional level Human Resources experience or strongly transferable work experience.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to anticipating, understanding, and responding to customer needs, whether in person, by telephone, or email, in a positive, confidential, and sensitive manner.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and a willingness to contribute to the success of the team or department goals.
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Prior experience or strong transferable skills in coaching supervisors/employees on performance management matters.
  • Ability to analyze complex and sensitive issues and situations, identify alternative solutions, forecast consequences of proposed actions, and implement effective course of action.
  • Ability to research, evaluate and analyze complex or conflicting data/information, develop valid conclusions and recommendations, and prepare clear and concise written reports on subject matter.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness, collaboration and teamwork across organizational levels and boundaries.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

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Minimum/Required Qualifications for the Senior ELR Officer:
  • Bachelor’s degree, and four years of professional level Human Resources experience or strongly transferable work experience.
  • Experience working in an environment which includes a union represented workforce.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to anticipating, understanding, and responding to customer needs, whether in person, by telephone, or email, in a positive, confidential, and sensitive manner.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and a willingness to contribute to the success of the team or department goals.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Prior experience or strong transferable skills in coaching supervisors/employees on performance management matters.
  • Ability to analyze complex and sensitive issues and situations, identify alternative solutions, forecast consequences of proposed actions, and implement effective course of action.
  • Ability to research, evaluate and analyze complex or conflicting data/information, develop valid conclusions and recommendations, and prepare clear and concise written reports on subject matter.
  • Effectiveness in collaborating and building relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness, collaboration and teamwork across organizational levels and boundaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and resolve problems.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Experience working in an environment which includes a union represented workforce.
  • Professional work experience at a University/College.
  • Preferred Qualifications for the Senior ELR Officer:
  • Professional work experience at a University/College.
  • Experience in Title IX matters.
  • Complex employee relations communication skills, which may Include: open-ended questioning, withholding judgment, deep/empathetic listening, re-framing/redirecting, discerning credibility of sources, remaining neutral, interacting with angry/emotional people, providing supportive feedback, maintaining boundaries.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule The work assigned to this position will be located onsite with an opportunity for a hybrid schedule that will allow some flexibility to work remotely; Work may be performed during standard working hours, M-F, but may occasionally require work on evenings or weekends.
Pay Method Salary
Pay Period 1st through the last day of the month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range $70,000 - $86,904
Link to Position Description https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/position_descriptions/148060
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P07635UF
Number of Vacancies 1-2
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 02/01/2024
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 12/22/2023
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 01/05/2024
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact:
Bonny Ray
[email protected]
541-737-2806

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community and has a practice of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has “critical or security-sensitive” responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our Background Checks website including the for candidates section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU’s Employee and Labor Relations team at [email protected]

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