HR Specialist
Job Posted: 11 November 2022
Company: Montgomery College
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Rockville, MD


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Montgomery College has an immediate need for a full-time Human Resources Manager in the Employee Labor and Relations department. The typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Hours can vary based on College needs. This is an exempt, non-bargaining, grade 33 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. After successful completion of initial employment probationary period, this position is eligible for telework. Flexibility will be required based on needs of the College.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Administers and manages the employee and labor relations program of the College.
  • Assists in negotiation strategies to develop bargaining goals consistent with the College’s mission, values and goals. Participates in negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Manages administration of labor contracts; provides interpretation and training of labor contracts to managers and employees; oversees processes for review and resolution of employee grievances including appeals.
  • Supervises the employee relations team to provide guidance to managers and employees on sensitive labor and employee relations matters, including grievance and arbitration procedures, performance issues and disciplinary actions; advises and assists managers in identifying employee relations issues and determining appropriate course of action.
  • Maintains current knowledge of employee and labor relations trends, legal decisions, and statutory changes; conducts research necessary to support contract negotiations and employee relations.
  • Oversees the employee relations team in conducting confidential investigations, development of performance management plans, disciplinary issues, and employee assistance referrals.
  • Facilitates on-going communication and working relationships with employee representative organizations including coordination of joint labor-management committees.
  • Supervises staff. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of employees as necessary.
  • Manages the process to investigate and respond to complaints from the Bureau of Labor or other agencies.•May represent the College in arbitrations and Employment Relations Board hearings related to unfair labor practice complaints.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of management training programs designed to educate on College Policies and Procedures.
  • May be assigned responsibility for program administration in areas such as ADA compliance or other related Human Resource programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Serves in an advisory capacity to senior leadership, staff, and faculty concerning resolution of employee and labor relations matters, assessing and mitigating legal and organizational risk.
  • Serves as a key contributor to development and maintenance of comprehensive Human Resources policies and strategies as well as analytics and policy development.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources Management, Social Sciences, Psychology, Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in Employee and Labor Relations/Human Resources Management, including conflict resolution along with legal and strategic analysis.
  • One year supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the principles and practices of Employee and Labor Relations/Human Resources Management and the operations of an organization.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and training is acceptable to meet the experience requirement.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state legislation and local laws applicable to the governing of Labor Relations/Human Resources Management (HRM), particularly the administration of investigations, collective bargaining contracts, negotiations, and employee relations.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations or related discipline;
  • Juris Doctorate strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of progressive experience at an executive level, including conflict resolution and legal and strategic analysis.
  • At least two years of experience working with collective bargaining units.
  • Conducted detailed investigations regarding complex employee relations issues.
  • Highly developed presentation skills, including the ability to present cases internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach employees and managers in conflict and issue resolution, disciplinary actions, and training.
Hiring Range $80,945 to $111,300 annually. Initial salary placement is based on candidate experience and internal equity.