Labor Relations Administrator
Job Posted: 25 June 2019
Company:  Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Oakland, CA


$8,919.58 - $10,645.08
$107,035.00 - $127,741.00 Annually

AC Transit has an exciting opportunity in our Labor Relations Department! The District is currently seeking strong candidates for the position of Labor Relations Administrator. Under general direction, the Labor Relations Administrator administers assigned functions and activities of the Labor Relations unit to ensure that the District's interests are advocated for, and represented through cost-effective labor-management relations, principled and ethical negotiations, and strategic implementation of Labor Relations programs. This is an excellent opportunity to work in Labor Relations at one of the largest bus agencies in California. In addition to working with some of the best in the business, AC Transit also has an excellent benefits package that includes pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending and a 457 savings plan.


  • Advises, represents, and advocates for District management on the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), disciplinary actions, grievances, and other Labor Relations issues.
  • Represents the District in regular and expedited arbitrations, contract negotiations, joint labor and union meetings, and in grievance processing and related settlement talks. Ensures that Union grievances and requests for disciplinary hearings are responded to in a timely manner, adhering to all contractual timelines, deadlines, and applicable law. Meets with, and communicates regularly with Union officials to build and maintain collaborative relationships for the advancement of effective and harmonious labor relations, workforce development, service delivery, performance, and sustained employee morale.
  • Acts as Hearing Officer in disciplinary hearings, and two-party meetings with Union officials.
  • Investigates, and analyzes employee complaints, disagreements, and disputes related to potential discipline or termination. Mediates disputes, and recommends appropriate remedial measures.
  • Composes, presents, and explains reports, proposals, memoranda of understanding, hearing decisions, grievance responses, correspondence, and other written documents. Coordinates activities with other District staff in all departments and at all levels; including executives, managers, supervisors; and staff of Human Resources, the Office of the General Counsel, and payroll.
  • Establishes and maintains confidential records and performs and/or delegates administrative tasks such as data entry, writing, and distribution of correspondence and other documents.
  • Performs investigative and disciplinary functions related to the performance, discipline or termination of unrepresented employees.
  • May supervise and train assigned professional and clerical staff; and assign, monitor, and evaluate the work product of subordinates.
  • May act as backup for subordinate staff, or the Director of Labor Relations in their absence; on a temporary basis.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Public Administration, or a related field, from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Equivalent to at least five (5) years of recent, verifiable, and increasingly responsible experience in a Human Resources or Labor Relations department in a unionized environment, in which the primary functions were related to labor and employee relations issues. Post-graduate study in one of the above disciplines from an accredited college or university may be considered in lieu of up to two (2) years of this experience. Additional years of experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.


Physical Requirements: Must maintain the physical condition necessary to (1) perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment; and (2) maintain physical mobility in order to travel expeditiously to various locations and facilities within the AC Transit District.


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The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job-related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation. Per Board Policy, selected candidates may require background checks performed on their criminal and/or financial records.

Benefits: All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.

ADA Compliant and Drug-Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.

Equal Opportunity Employer