Employee & Labor Relations Advocate UCLA Campus Human Resources
Our Campus Human Resources Employee & Labor Relations group has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced advocate who represents the University in adversarial labor arbitrations, internal administrative hearings, and proceedings before the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).
The Advocate evaluates the merits of employee complaints (grievances, administrative reviews, and unfair labor practice charges) by interviewing witnesses, reviewing policies and relevant documentation, contracts, conducting complex legal research, and identifying strategies for the University's response. Provides employee relations consultation to University management, employees, and designated representatives including analysis and interpretation of University policies and procedures and applicable employment and labor law, contract administration, organizational development, problem-solving and decision-making assistance and conflict resolution services. Participate in and lead supervisory/management training activities, including seminar design and facilitation on employee relations issues. Coach and counsel managers and employees in clarifying goals and objectives, enhancing problem solving and planning and communication skills. Conducts workplace investigations. Occasional travel is required.
Experience in acting as management advocate in grievances, arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and meet and discuss/confer sessions, including preparing witnesses, direct and cross-examination, opening and closing statements, and preparing motions.
Skill in writing clear, concise, analytical, legally correct, accurate and persuasive briefs, appeals, motions, grievance responses, settlement agreements, and management positions.
Skill in conducting in-depth legal research, including ability to use electronic databases such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and BNA Labor & Employment Law Resource Center.
Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited American Bar Association (ABA) institution is preferred.
Full information concerning the job qualifications are listed on the official UCLA job posting.
How to Apply: Qualified applicants may apply for this position using the UCLA Career Opportunities website, Requisition 32310, https://ucla.in/3cEBzmo
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.