EMPLOYEE RELATIONS PROGRAM MANAGER
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under general direction, to plan, organize, and manage the day-to-day employee relations program for the County; to conduct special studies and projects; to plan, organize and direct the systems and records division; and to do other work as required.
This single position class is responsible for managing the day-to-day employee relations program, and the systems and records division of the Personnel Department. The incumbent prepares and administers the departmental budget and acts for the Personnel Director in his/ her absence, or as directed. This class differs from the class of Supervising Personnel Analyst by the Employee Relations assignment and the assignment of acting for the Director as directed.
Plans, organizes and manages the day to day Employee Relations Program; administers and implements the memorandum of understanding by updating codes and regulations, developing procedures and coordinating changes to personnel/payroll system; may serve as the chief negotiator or serves as a negotiations team member for the County; meets and confers with recognized employee organizations to reach agreement on conditions of employment and compensation; prepares drafts, proposals, position papers and summaries for presentation to the Board; gathers, analyzes and interprets data; participates in the formulation of the management position; provides advice and interpretations to departments on rules, regulations, policies and provisions of the memorandum of understandings, and on other employees relations matters; in conjunction with County Counsel, researches and prepares responses to appeals and grievances; acts as the departmental liaison for data processing and information system requirements; supervises the records section which processes new employees, maintains employee records and control files; selects, trains and evaluates the work of clerical support staff; assists in the preparation and administers the department budget; acts as the County representative for PERS, coordinates amendments to the contract and answers employee/retirees questions or makes referrals to PERS; conducts special studies of complex problems, makes recommendations for resolution and implements solutions as approved; acts for the Personnel Director in his/her absence; may operate a computer to store, retrieve and analyze data; prepares and presents reports; attends meetings and conferences.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. a typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: