Labor Relations Specialist 
Job Posted: 25 July  2022
Company: PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Casper or Rock Springs, WY - Hybrid/Remote work available

 

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

General Purpose

The Labor Relations Specialist serves as a primary resource to foster company labor relationships both internally and externally. The Specialist is responsible for interpretating and facilitating collective bargaining agreements and works with client groups to support the leaders represented employees.

This position promotes constructive and collaborative 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 and interpretation, grievance handling, and collective bargaining. This position is also responsible for leading workplace investigations as needed.

The Specialist maintains effective business relationships with union and company leadership, human resources staff and colleagues, and works closely with utility industry labor relations contacts and with legal counsel.

Ideally, the Labor Relations Specialist would reside in Casper, WY or Rock Springs, Wyoming given the need to support our Wyoming clients.

This position is eligible for Remote/Hybrid work with residence in Casper or Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Responsibilities

  • ​Provide advice and counsel to all levels of management and client organizations regarding Labor Relations related issues (e.g., grievances, workplace incidents, employee performance management, etc.).
  • Leverage knowledge of labor relations to partner with Human Resources and client groups to progress company and department initiatives and strategic goals.
  • Understand and proactively identify labor relations trends and issues that help impact company busines units.
  • Serve as liaison to the organization for union business leaders to foster a collaborative working relationship.
  • Interpret collective bargaining agreements for client organizations
  • Participate and lead discussions with stakeholders on letters of agreement/memorandums of understanding and company negotiations.
  • Work with client groups on represented employee performance management activities including the development of performance improvement plans, identifying comparable situations and appropriate course of disciplinary action, when necessary.
  • Develop innovative solutions and present recommendations to management and influence management decisions for topics related to labor relations.
  • Conduct research, special studies, workplace investigations, and analyses.
  • Identify, develop and administer relevant training to client organizations
  • Lead projects that align with Labor Relations strategy.
  • Communicate with and educate management and other stakeholders on industry, legal, and business changes.
  • Partner with clients to meet business goals in support of overall corporate objectives established by Labor Relations.

Requirements

  • 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 independently and collaborate with a team.
  • Experience with presenting and conducting training sessions.
  • Ability to use 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 computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and interpersonal skills involving the ability to establish trust, mediate conflict, 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 and unions on labor issues.
  • Ability to travel within assigned geographical area, occasionally overnight.

Preferences

  • Reside in Casper or Rock Springs, Wyoming to support assigned client groups. 
  • Labor Relations experience in a public utility or power industry environment.
  • PHR or SPHR Certification.

Additional Information

Req Id: 108640
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: Casper or Rock Springs, WY (Remote/Hybrid work available from these areas)    
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea:  Exempt
Hiring Range: $95,800 - $112,700 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15.00% of salary.
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