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Director of Employee and Labor Relations

Los Angeles Community College District
Los Angeles, California 90017
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The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Director of Employee and Labor Relations. This position plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day operations of the District’s employee and labor relations unit which encompasses the functions of collective bargaining, contract administration, disciplinary actions, appeals, complaints, grievances, HR policy development and reporting, and other related areas.

MONTHLY SALARY: $13,405 - $16,607*
*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

Administers the employee and labor relations program of the District which includes:

                Labor contract negotiations

                Contract administration

                Employee Counseling and guidance

                Employee discipline

                Grievance processing and hearings

                HR policy development and reporting

Develops, recommends, evaluates, and implements policies, rules, procedures and standards designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness of provided services related to assigned areas.

Establishes and implements short-range and long-range strategic goals for the assigned areas; evaluates outcomes and recommends adjustments that align with key division strategies.

Serves as Chief Negotiator in the negotiation of labor contracts for assigned bargaining units.

Collects survey data and develops proposals and strategies for collective bargaining sessions.

Ensures the proper and effective administration of collective bargaining contracts on a district-wide basis; provides guidance to administrators and supervisors and others in the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements and develops and conducts in-service training as needed.

Advises the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, through oral and written reports of objectives, critical problems, achievements, improvement recommendations, and on requirements and restrictions of laws, rules, and policies affecting assigned areas.

Provides technical advice and guidance to administrators and supervisors on employee performance improvement plans, employee development, grievance and conflict resolution, mediation, and disciplinary process.

Prepares or proposes District case position/response regarding PERB, discipline, and grievance issues; interfaces with attorneys and law firms.

Reviews and evaluates medical reports, reports of arrests, and criminal investigations, and related data; interprets District health and arrest/conviction standards; and makes disposition on the eligibility of individuals for employment and retention.

Analyzes state legislative and administrative decisions, laws, regulations, and policies to determine their impact on employer-employee relations functions; and makes recommendations on how to implement new requirements.

Writes formalized agreements reached with bargaining units.

Consults with exclusive bargaining representatives on contractual matters.

Coordinates with other offices the administrative transfer of staff tied to discipline related matters.

Directs and personally conducts objective and timely investigations of highly confidential and sensitive personnel matters and may make reports both orally and in writing to the Board of Trustees.

Represents the Division of Human Resources at various councils and committee meetings on and off-site, as designated.

Coordinates the work of the employee and labor relations unit with that of other offices.

Evaluates computer software and systems applicable to assigned areas and recommends system enhancements.

Coordinates District’s response to subpoenaed student and employee records.

Develops the office budget; reviews and controls the expenditure funds.

Directs and/or prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations regarding assigned functions.

Plans, schedules, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.

Acts as the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, in his/her absence, on designated matters.

Performs related duties as assigned.

A current vacancy exists at the Educational Services Center (District Office), 770 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list. Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College


  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District.  Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System.  The employee contribution rate is 6 percent.  The District also contributes to the retirement system.  Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program




A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in labor or industrial relations, human resource management, public administration, industrial or organizational psychology, or a related field. An advanced degree in one of the aforementioned majors is desirable.


Five years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in a senior human resources management position with responsibilities for managing a multi-faceted agency/corporate-wide employee and labor relations program for an organization employing 500 or more employees. Public agency personnel management experience is desirable.


A valid Class “C” California driver’s license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California. Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.


The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient.  In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.


Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, February 21, 2020 or until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at https://jobapscloud.com/laccd.

Contact Us
Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM

Posted: 2020-01-27 Expires: 2020-02-26

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