Labor Relations Specialist
Job Posted: 9 August 2019
Company:  PacifiCorp
Closing Date: Until filled
Location: Portland, OR



General Purpose

Promotes constructive labor relations by providing leadership, representation, coordination, advice, and support to operations management and human resources staff in all aspects of labor relations, including contract administration, grievance handling, arbitrations, collective bargaining and NLRB unfair labor practice charges. Maintains effective business relationships with unions, legal counsel, and utility industry labor relations contacts.


  • Provide advice and counsel to management and client organizations regarding Labor Relations related issues (grievances, disciplinary problems, incidents, etc.).
  • Conduct special studies, investigations, and analyses.
  • Participate in company negotiations with labor unions, including general negotiations or memorandums of agreement.
  • Develop alternatives and present recommendations to management and influence management decisions.
  • Communicate with and educate management and other stakeholders on industry, legal, and business changes.
  • Communicate Labor Relations goals and objectives within client groups.
  • Proactively identify issues and implement problem solving strategies with clients and staff.
  • Partner with clients to meet business goals in support of overall corporate objectives established by Labor Relations.
  • Provide recommendations to appropriate management groups.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource management, Industrial Relations, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in Labor Relations, Human Resources, or a related field.
  • Project management and leadership skills, including ability to work as a team member.
  • Experience with presenting and conducting training sessions.
  • Knowledge of research, analysis, and consulting techniques, federal, state, and local government laws and regulations.
  • Research and analysis skills including ability to obtain relevant data, evaluate complex situations, develop creative alternatives, provide recommendations, and negotiate and influence outcomes.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and interpersonal skills involving the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence and understand social behavior and interactions.
  • Ability to work with all organizational levels, to influence actions and negotiate outcomes.
  • Ability to work tactically and strategically with client partners on labor issues.
  • Ability to travel within assigned geographical area, occasionally overnight.


  • Potential for candidate to reside anywhere in Oregon along the I-5 corridor.
  • Labor Relations experience, preferably in a public utility or power industry environment.
  • PHR or SPHR Certification.

Additional Information

Req ID: 54822
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon - Potential for candidate to reside anywhere in Oregon along the I-5 corridor.
Department: PacifiCorp
Schedule: Full-time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: 88,000.00 - 107,300.00

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential. 

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.