The State Bar of California’s Office of Human Resources seeks an experienced Senior Human Resources Analyst for the Employee & Labor Relations team to perform advanced journey-level professional duties in the areas of employee relations, labor relations, disability and leaves management, workers’ compensation, general personnel administration, and special projects. The Senior Human Resources Analyst exercises independent judgment in performing complex analytical work and providing advice to State Bar management; participates in contract administration, and informal and formal grievance proceedings; conducts workplace investigations; monitors, tracks, and analyzes disability and leaves management processes; provides training; and performs other related duties as required.
This is an advanced journey-level position that reports to the Principal Employee Relations Analyst.
Specific duties and responsibilities include but is not limited to:
- Provide advice and consultation to managers, supervisors and employees in the interpretation of human resources policies, procedures and contract application.
- Independently provide advice and consultation to managers and supervisors on issues of employee performance, conduct or attendance, and interpretation of human resources policies, procedures and contract application. Assist managers and supervisors in all aspects of the performance management process, including counseling, performance evaluations, notices of discipline and the grievance process.
- Conduct and coordinate internal factual investigations into State Bar workplace issues, produce investigation reports, and use sound judgment and professional expertise to make recommendations to State Bar management. Types of investigations include, but are not limited to, complaints of illegal harassment or discrimination; whistleblower complaints; workplace violence; employee misconduct; and employee performance issues.
- Act as a State Bar representative in contacts with the union on meet and confer processes, grievances, disciplinary actions and other employee and labor relations activities.
- Engage with employees in the interactive process for disability accommodations and effectively shepherd the process through resolution, including proper documentation and effective communication with multiple stakeholders, and consult with organizational managers and supervisors as well as the Human Resources team members to provide guidance and expertise on disability/leave management cases consistent with State and Federal laws, applicable policies, and memoranda of understanding.
- Conduct, review, and analyze leave requests, as needed; make determinations regarding eligibility; provide applicable leave and/or accommodation entitlement information; correspond professionally with employees and management regarding leaves and accommodation requests; monitor and track leaves and accommodations to ensure proper administration.
- Assist with the development and implementation of training programs for managers and supervisors on all aspects of employee and labor relations, and leaves management.
- Principles and practices of employer-employee relations, organizational analysis and human resources administration.
- Disciplinary principles, practices and procedures.
- Current disability and leave laws and best practices including but not limited to: ADA, FEHA, FMLA, CFRA, PDL, Workers’ Compensation, and Military Leave.
- Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures.
- Principles and practices of public administration as applied to operational unit and program administration.
- Research and reporting methods, techniques and procedures.
- Applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
- Conduct investigatory interviews.
- Conduct complex research, including evaluation of alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing effective reports and presentation.
- Construct highly complex, analytical documents intended to address multiple audiences with careful consideration of their different perspectives and roles.
- Effectively interpret and assimilate applicable legislation and policies into sound guidance on complex disability and leave management issues.
- Plan and conduct effective management, administrative, and operational review and analysis.
- Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with employee organizations representing State Bar employees.
- Assist with the development and administration of employer-employee relations and leaves management policies, guidelines and procedures.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, human resources, or a related field, and three years of professional level human resources experience which must include two years of employee and labor relations, and leaves management. Experience in a government/public sector environment is preferred.