The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA),
operator of the METROLINK Commuter Rail System, is seeking a
Manager I, Human Resources who will be primarily responsible for
facilitating employee relations and resolving human resource issues
on behalf of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority
TO APPLY: This recruitment will have a first review
of applications beginning October 4, 2019. Interested applicants
are encouraged to apply immediately.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties listed below are intended to describe the general
nature and level of work being performed and are not to be
interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities. Administer
SCRRA's labor and employee relations programs and work in close
coordination with recognized employee organizations.
Serve as EEO Officer and implement agency wide EEO program in
compliance with Federal, State and local regulations.
Serve as liaison and support to the Chief, Human Resources
during labor negotiations.
Develop strategies, goals, proposals and policies for the labor
and employee relations.
Assist in the implementation and administration of the
Employee-Employer Relations Resolution (EERR).
Act as management representative in interactions with union
officials on matters pertaining to management's decision with
regard to disciplinary action, promotions, demotions, transfers,
separations, layoffs, and wage and salary adjustments.
Conduct research and prepare reports, requiring compilation and
analysis of data.
Develop program management, data tracking, and other software
Develop and implement records maintenance and analysis
Advise professional staff in the interpretation of collective
bargaining agreements and personnel policies.
Provide resolution of grievances through the grievance
procedure, including arbitration.
Serve as an arbitration advocate.
Develop policies, practices, and systems to assist in the proper
administration of the collective bargaining agreements and
Support the design and delivery of labor and employee relations
training and information programs.
Develop and recommend changes to the labor contracts, procedures
Coordinate SCRRA's action during union campaigns, representation
elections or work stoppages.
Communicate and implement safety rules, policies, and procedures
in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; maintain
accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate
Contribute to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of
SCRRA are carried out.
Provide direct support to the Chief, Human Resources for Board
Agenda Items, Board Committee Items and other work that may be
necessary and require Board approval.
Prepare and present written and oral reports to the Executive
Leadership Team, the Board of Directors and member agencies.
Analyze and interpret State and Federal legislation and
regulations regarding employment practices; make recommendations
and implement changes; interpret personnel policies and procedures
and advise staff on correct interpretation. Conduct special
research assignments, including gathering and analyzing data and
preparing recommendations for consideration by management.
Plan, administer, and control budgets for Administrative
Services contracts, equipment, and supplies.
Manage the administrative programs including overseeing office
supplies, mail distribution, vehicle pool maintenance, and
Agency-wide Travel Request Authorization services.
This is the entry level of the Manager (various) series. At this
level, incumbents may independently represent the organization. May
be responsible for a specialty program area that has a major impact
on the organization.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised and Received Receive general oversight
from departmental management and executive level roles.
This position is responsible for managing and monitoring work
performance of a group of employees within a division or
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources
Management, Business/Public Administration, or a related field.
A minimum of (5) years of work experience in human
A minimum of (2) years of work experience in employee and labor
A combination of training, education and or experience that
provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be
considered when determining minimum qualifications. Advanced
relevant coursework may also substitute for a portion of required
A valid class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving
record of no more than three moving violations and no DUI's within
the last three years.
Preferred Qualifications Master's degree preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of : SCRRA policies and procedures
Principles and practices of employee supervision and performance
Principles, practices, laws, rules and regulations related to
Federal, state, and local laws governing employment such as,
Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) or
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Meyer-Millias Brown Act
Skilled in : Use of Microsoft Office Suite
Mediate, negotiate, and maintain effective and cooperative
relationship with management and unions
Strong and effective leadership, communication, team building
and time management
Ability to : Keep multiple projects on schedule, within budget
and in compliance with contract specifications
Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations,
policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management
Physical Requirements Transition between standing, walking and
sitting at varying lengths of time
Climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Use hands to finger, handle, feel and grasp tools to perform the
duties of the position
Ability to lift, hold and move objects up to 25 lbs.
Hear and perceive the nature of sounds
Listen and express or exchange ideas by means of spoken
Position requires work in a normal office environment with
little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Based on
job duties, work may also be conducted in outdoor environments, at
construction sites, railroad track and right-of-way environments,
and warehouse environments, with possible exposure to individuals
who are hostile or irate, moving mechanical parts, and loud noises
(85+ decibels, such as trains, heavy trucks, construction,
Selection Process: Following a review of resumes and/or
applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be invited
to continue in the selection process. Eligible applicants will be
notified of the exact time and place of assessments and interview.
Candidates will be interviewed to determine their relative
knowledge, skills and ability in job related areas. Offers of
employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a
reference check, including degree verification and criminal records
check provided through SCRRA.
Internal Candidates: Employees with active discipline as defined
in the HR Policy No. 5.3 Positive Discipline Program and/or with
performance that does not meet the standard for "meets
expectations" as defined in the Performance Planning and Appraisal
Process may be precluded from consideration and placement in the
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
the SCRRA will provide reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both
prospective and current employees to discuss potential
accommodations with the employer.
The SCRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.