What We Offer
The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes:
A general salary increase of 1.5% effective January 15, 2019.
Educational Incentive for completion of: 2.5% for an Associate's degree, 3.5% for a Bachelor's degree, or 5% for a Master's degree.
Annual Leave Redemption: up to 100 hours (of total 208 hours of Annual Leave accrued) per year.
Deferred Compensation: Section 457 Plan and/or 401(k) Shared Savings Plan with up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions.
Health Plans: You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up to $10,322 annually for purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans. This will increase to $11,622 for the 2019 plan year effective December 16, 2018.
Flexible Spending Account: Pre-tax benefit towards eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses.
Pension Plan: Participation in the County's defined benefit plan.
Bilingual Incentive: Proficiency levels by exam are $.65 per hour (Level I), $.80 per hour (Level II), or $1.10 per hour (Level III).
Holidays: 10 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday.
Under direction, performs and supervises subordinates' work in the Labor Relations unit of the County Executive Office, Human Resources Division, dedicated to the Health Care Agency (HCA).
Typical functions of this Personnel Management Analyst include supervision of subordinate analysts and support staff, union contract administration within HCA, grievance procedures up to and at times including arbitration.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be an experienced labor relations professional who is self-motivated with an aptitude for independent judgment, and a critical thinker with proven ability to take charge of multiple projects at the same time and see them through to completion. Experience performing generalist and/or specialist analytical labor relations work in a unionized environment is necessary. Performing such duties in a Healthcare and/or civil service environment is desired. In addition, the ideal candidate for this position will enjoy working in a very fast-paced, dynamic environment, have the proven ability to collaborate with various groups, and be a seasoned supervisor over other professionals and technicians.
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for education incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.
DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: County Executive Office
Personnel Management Analyst is a Management classification and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents in this classification are eligible for benefits at the MB3 level.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent and Extra Help vacancies for this position only. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.
OPENING DATE: September 17, 2018
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.
FIRST REVIEW: Depending on the number of applications received, a first review may occur the week of October 8, 2018. When a review is conducted all applicants, who have submitted application material will be notified shortly afterward. Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Supervises, trains and evaluates analysts and support staff assigned to the Labor Relations unit of the CEO HR HCA unit;
Handles grievance procedures related to discipline and contract administration; monitors dispute resolution endeavors including appeals, fact-finds, hearing, mediations, arbitration, etc.;
Analyzes, interprets, and enforces collective bargaining agreements, Personnel Rules and Regulations, and County polices in matters rated to wages, hours, terms and other conditions of employment;
Conducts investigations of alleged misconduct, poor performance, unfair labor practices, and allegations of illegal discrimination;
Contributes to the development and assists in the implementation of labor relations goals, policies and procedures in compliance with professional standards, labor contracts, state and federal legislation and civil service rules to assure quality and continuity of service to HCA's diverse departments;
Personally performs complex and sensitive staff assignments including research, development, preparation of draft policies, development of management operations/systems, and preparation and presentation of written and oral reports;
Consults with and provides advice to Management and employees on labor relations matters such as performance management discipline, EEOC/DFEH complaints, investigations, and contract grievances; may consult with private agencies, municipalities, state and federal agencies;
May represent the County before the Board of Supervisors, Grand Jury, Civil Service Commission, and other third-party neutrals;
Other related duties as required.
These are typical entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
Substantial progressively responsible personnel management experience and education, including general competence in major areas of personnel administration and disability accommodations and an in-depth knowledge in labor relations.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Extensive experience (5 years or more) performing labor relations responsibilities at a management level for a large, diverse, unionized organization including conducting investigations and handling grievance/appeals procedures related to discipline and contractual rights
Experience demonstrating an understanding of a unionized work environment and applicable rulings/laws
Strong reading comprehension and written/oral communication skills
Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire
Experience of two (2) years or more of supervising management and support staff
Demonstrated ability to maintain and develop the confidence and cooperation of managers, employees, employee representatives, and the public resulting in effective relationships
Possession of a valid California Driver License
Understanding of a unionized, civil service work environment and applicable rulings/laws, such as Lubey, Lybarger/Spielbauer, Skelly, MMBA, etc.
Labor relations experience within a unionized healthcare organization.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of:
Analytical and investigative research techniques, methods, laws, and regulations related to discipline and alleged discrimination;
Principles and practices of unionized labor relations, wage and salary administrations, performance management, discipline, employee relations, and related laws/rulings;
Labor relations in a civil service, public sector, healthcare work environment and related rulings/laws, such as Weingarten, Lybarger/Spielbauer, Skelly, MMBA, etc.;
Demonstrated ability to:
Supervise professional and support staff effectively;
Maintain and develop the confidence and cooperation of County managers, employees, employee representatives and the public resulting in effective relationships;
Prepare and present comprehensive reports and recommendations in written and oral form to a variety of individuals and groups;
Communicate effective orally and in writing.
Researching, analyzing, and interpreting various forms of data accurately;
Extracting data from a large body of material;
Managing stressful or sensitive situations with tack to achieve resolutions;
Making sound decisions under pressure.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in a variety of Microsoft Office suite applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and internet resources. Recruitment Process
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
First review of applications is tentatively set for the week of October 8, 2018.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit your application to County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and
supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A
resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in
your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
INFORMATION FOR TRANSFER CANDIDATES
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (Download PDF reader) for additional information.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
COMPARATIVE SCREENING - qualifying: If there is a high number of qualified applicants, a comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral exam. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application.
ORAL EXAMINATION/PRACTICAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating applicants' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
NOTE: If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an exam will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list. The oral examination/practical may be consolidated into one process or expanded into two separate exam components contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool.
Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record is required for this position. For those classifications that are subject to Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations, incumbents will be tested prior to driving a commercial vehicle and may be randomly tested thereafter.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Jessica Ruiz by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.
County Of Ventura