The position is open until filled with the first review cut-off
at 11:59pm on Friday, September 1, 2017.
The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.
In the role of Manager, Employee Relations, you will report to the Director, Human Resources (HR) and will be responsible for employee and labor relations programs for the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans). You will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective union and management relations and develop Employee Relations strategies, programs, and policies to ensure a quality work environment for employees.
As the Manager, Employee Relations, you will serve as a key member of SamTrans’ collective bargaining team. You will provide advice, interpretation, and counsel regarding collective bargaining agreements, personnel policies and procedures, and employment laws. The Manager, Employee Relations will hire, mentor and develop staff ensuring equal employment opportunity policies and procedures are followed. The Manager, Employee Relations has the responsibility to promote the consistent and fair administration of employee corrective and disciplinary actions. The incumbent will oversee the administration of the following employee and labor relations programs: grievance and arbitration, DMV pull notice, drug-free workplace programs, reasonable accommodation, Workers’ Compensation, and leave of absence (e.g. FMLA, CFRA, Military, and Pregnancy Disability). On occasion, the incumbent may act as an advocate or panel member at arbitration hearings.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, human resources management, or related field with five years of full-time increasingly responsible employee/labor relations management experience, plus three years management experience. Must have effective written and oral communication skills. Must have knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques involved in the administration of a comprehensive employee relations program; principles and practices of effective supervision and progressive discipline; State and Federal laws related to equal employment opportunity, employee working conditions, disability and leave, including but not limited to: Title VII of the Civil Rights Acto of 1964; California Fair Act; Fair Employment and Housing Act; Age Discrimination Act; California Rehabilitation Act; Americans with Disability Act Amendment Act; Equal Pay Labor Standards Act; California Labor Code; Family Medical Leave Act; and California Family Rights Act. Experience as an employer advocate in arbitration proceedings is desirable. Experience with collective bargaining is desirable. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheel paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, also is the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.