Senior Human Resources Analyst - Employee & Labor Relations (Fixed-Term)

  • San Rafael, California
  • Apr 10, 2024
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Human Resources and Personnel
  • Salary: $109,096.00 - $131,830.40 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 131830 USD Annually

Job Description


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here . Read on to find out more about this opportunity.

The Human Resources Department comprises approximately 40 positions and provides centralized services to the County’s 22 Departments. The divisions/units within Human Resources include recruitment, classification and compensation, employee and labor relations, disability management, employee health and welfare benefits, equal employment, employee learning and organizational development, volunteer and interns, and departmental administration.


The Senior Employee and Labor Relations Analyst functions as a specialist, providing complex advice and services to departments across the organization. This position is in the Employee and Labor Relations Division of Human Resources. The position works closely with department managers and supervisors in the interpretation and application of personnel policies and regulations, advising on human resources procedures and practices, and performs a variety of analytical studies and projects.

The position independently handles aspects of employee and labor relations services within a designated set of departments and bargaining units. It conducts and/or provides support to meet and confer processes and successor bargaining, responds to union requests for information, advises departments regarding subjects of bargaining and strategies to support effective labor relations, and researches and evaluates claims, grievances, and complaints. The position also provides advice and assistance on employee performance management, progressive discipline, employee rights and due process associated with disciplinary and adverse actions, and employee leaves such as the interactive process and reasonable accommodation. It provides consultation and recommendations to staff and managers in the interpretation of policies and procedures and conducts training/educational sessions to staff and managers.

There is currently one fixed-term vacancy (see additional information below); however, the eligible list from this recruitment may be used to fill other future vacancies. Candidates interested in this position, or future similar vacancies are strongly encouraged to apply.


Our Highly Qualified Candidate : The ideal candidate is an experienced Human Resources professional with strong knowledge of employment best practices and employment laws, and has worked in large and varied organization(s). The primary work will be split between employee and labor relations duties. The ideal candidate will possess strong working knowledge of employee performance management and labor relations. They will have strong analytical, research, and project management skills and demonstrate a solution-oriented and exceptional customer service orientation. They will have effective communication and interpersonal skills and possess the ability to work collaboratively with others at all levels of the organization, including high-level managers, employee representatives and external partners. The ideal candidate possesses an ability to exercise responsibility, initiative, ingenuity, and independent analysis and judgment. Experience in a public sector environment is highly desired.


Considerable Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of human resources administration, particularly related to the area of assignment.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.
  • Computer applications related to the work, including spreadsheet applications and database applications.
  • Research methodology, data collection and basic statistical analysis techniques.
  • Practices of conducting research and preparing effective reports, procedures, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Business writing and editing.
Ability to:
  • Perform professional-level, public agency human resources work independently and creatively.
  • Interpret, apply and explain complex federal, state and local laws, ordinances, policies and procedures, and bargaining unit agreements.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret and evaluate a variety of complex data.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations, policies, procedures, correspondence and other work products related to the assignment.
  • Communicate effectively, including making presentations of findings, recommendations and policies before public officials, other officials, employees, employee representatives and community groups, in order to gain concurrence and cooperation through discussion and consensus building.
  • Recognize and resolve problems of a sensitive or political nature, analyzing situations, selecting alternatives, recognizing consequences of proposed action, negotiating mutually satisfactory solutions to problems and implementing recommendations.
  • Plan and direct the work of professional, technical or support staff on a project or day-to-day basis.
  • Use initiative and sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships of those interacted with in the course of the work, including County officials and managers, employee representatives, representatives of other governmental agencies, employees, and the public.


Any combination of education, training, and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge and abilities listed. Qualifying experience includes at least two years of professional/journey level human resources work in a large and varied organization that involved advising managers and supervisors on a variety of complex human resources subjects, interpretation and application of human resources laws and policies, and conducting analyses of human resources related data and information. Significant college coursework or a Bachelors’ degree in human resources, business, industrial relations, law, public administration, psychology, sociology, or a related field, and/or experience in public sector is desirable.

Depending on the position(s) to be filled, qualifying experience may be limited to experience directly related to the assignment as specified on the job announcement.


Open & Continuous Recruitment Because this recruitment is Open and Continuous, applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible. The filing period for an Open and Continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.

This is a five-year fixed-term position. This position is budgeted for a five-year period and by definition expires at the end of this timeframe. However, there may be opportunities for the hired individual during this time-period to move to a regular, ongoing position as other vacancies or promotional opportunities occur, or the position may be funded and convert to an ongoing position. Fixed-term employment ends when the position’s funding finishes and employees in these positions are exempted from the County’s policies regarding lay-off order and reduction-in-force rights. The official class title for this position is Senior Human Resources Analyst.

Telework. The Human Resources Department supports telework. The current standard is two-days a week in the office; however, that could be subject to change, and employees are expected to flex their telework schedule based on operational needs. During heavy periods of bargaining, this position will need to be in office more frequently.

Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill the current vacancy, and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: The County of Marin is committed to diversity and invites all qualified people to apply, including persons of color, women, and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, reasonable accommodation may be made for persons with disabilities and for religious reasons, where necessary. If you have questions regarding equal employment opportunities, please contact Roger Crawford, Equal Employment Opportunity Director, at ext. 2095. If you have questions concerning this position announcement, please contact Diane Ooms, Principal Human Resources Analyst, at ext. 3045.

All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your account to view these emails.

PLEASE NOTE: The benefits described herein do not apply to temporary (contingent) or to part-time employees that work less than 50%.

Below are some of the excellent benefits the County offers. More information about our benefits can be found on the Marin County's Benefits Homepage .

Paid Time Off : Competitive vacation accrual; 12 holidays per year; and generous sick leave accruals. Additional types of paid leaves are available for some bargaining units.

Health Plan : Choice of four health plans (two Kaiser HMOs, Western Health Advantage HMO,and an Anthem Blue Cross PPO) along with dental through Delta Dental PPO, and vision through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is a County contribution toward the premiums (the contribution amount varies depending on coverage tier elected such as employee only, employee + 1, employee + family). Plus, the County offers excellent Life Insurance, Disability, Flexible Spending Plans, a Dependent Care Assistance Program, professional development and more.

Retirement : Defined benefit plan under the County Employees Retirement Act of 1937. More information can be found online at

IRS 457 Plan : Choice of pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.

Retiree Medical : The County provides access to group health plan coverage to eligible retirees.

For specific questions regarding the employment process, please contact Human Resources at (415) 473-6104. For additional details about the benefits or retirement, please contact the Benefits Division at (415) 473-2197.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

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