Employee & Labor Relations Analyst (Human Resources Analyst)
Job Posted: 16 August 2023
Company: City of Berkeley
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Berkeley, CA


Link to application and full position listing


Berkeley, California is a small city with a big reputation. At just ten square miles of land and seven square miles of water, Berkeley is famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech, and the arts, and home to over 50 parks, a top-ranked university, and the largest public marina in the San Francisco Bay. 

As an employer, the City of Berkeley offers all the benefits of a career in the public sector while fostering diversity, creativity, and innovation. Join a team of high-caliber, experienced staff with a shared mission of serving the Berkeley community and promoting an accessible, safe, healthy, environmentally-sound and culturally-rich city.

Benefited employees receive a myriad of financial and other benefits, including CalPERS pension and other retirement plans, medical and dental coverage, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and more.


We’re looking for collaborative and communicative mediators who can help ensure a positive and fair workplace environment! As Employee & Labor Relations Analyst, you will have the opportunity to represent management during meet and confer processes, grievances, disciplinary actions, and other labor and employee relations activities. You will analyze a variety of situations to evaluate options, determine the best approach, make recommendations and implement policies. You will also advise staff on a range of labor and employee relations topics, such as policies, procedures, regulations, collective bargaining agreements, conflict resolution, and performance management.
The City of Berkeley currently maintains agreements with five unions representing over 1000 employees. Learn more about the City's agreements with unions, associations, and bargaining units on our website.

There are two vacancies in Employee & Labor Relations; one at Associate level and one at Senior level. Senior Human Resources Analysts perform more complex work and may be assigned to supervise the work of others.

See the full job class specifications for additional information:
Associate Human Resources Analyst: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/berkeley/classspecs/105779
Senior Human Resources Analyst: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/berkeley/classspecs/105784


A typical way of gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position is:
Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, human resources management, industrial relations, or a closely related field, and:

  • Associate level: Two (2) years of professional human resources experience in more than one HR functional area or program. 
  • Senior level: Four (4) years of professional human resources experience in more than one HR functional area or program, which includes at least one (1) year of experience functioning in a lead capacity. 
Additional professional-level relevant work experience may be substituted for the required college education on a year-for-year basis.
Other requirements include:
Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, maintenance of a valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required. 


Applicants must submit a completed application and responses to the supplemental questionnaire. Please note that attachment of a resume is not a substitute for a completed application. 

Applications are available in alternative formats (audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc.) upon request to [email protected]Please allow 10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.


The exam process will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Application review for minimum qualifications

  • Review of supplemental questionnaire

Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content and may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The examination process and dates are subject to change. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any assessment component as needs dictate. Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that hiring departments will use to conduct final selection interviews.

Reasonable Accommodations: The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must submit a request in writing to [email protected] at the time of application. 


Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City will undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, other credentials, credit check, criminal history check, and Live Scan fingerprinting. 


The City of Berkeley is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All employment actions shall be administered regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, veterans’ status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. 


All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster Service Workers in the event of an emergency/disaster.