Human Resources Specialist (ELR)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Washington, DC
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Website DC Housing Authority

Description:ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESEMPLOYEE RELATIONSReceives, responds to, and resolves employee relations issues from employees, supervisors and managers.Provides a full range of advisory services to supervisors, managers, administrators, and employees.Advises supervisors regarding performance and behavior, corrective and adverse actions, and resolves grievances and appeals. Provides information to supervisors and managers on DCHA and District regulatory requirements affecting employee relations.Assists in the development of performance evaluations and recognition plans. Advises employees and managers regarding performance management programs.Assists in the development of progressive discipline for DCHA employees. Guides employees in resolving work related personal problems adversely affecting performance.Counsel’s employees and provides information on rights and obligations pursuant to DCHA’s policies, as well as District of Columbia and Federal laws.Meets with operating officials to gather information regarding complaints, grievances, corrective and adverse actions, disciplinary problems, and official hearings. Advises on DCHA policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements for initiating actions.Assists in the establishment, coordination and maintenance of the employee relations program and/or segments for the program. Devises special emphasis projects to meet the needs of employees, supervisors and managers.Provides information to employees on policies, practices, and procedures of the employee relations program.Assists in evaluating and appraising the effectiveness of the employee relations program and recommends changes or additions to existing procedures.Completes special projects, and studies and prepares reports related to the employee relations program.Assists in investigations and consultations on EEOC, harassment, and other employment related matters.Assists in determining the need for employee relations training within the agency and develops and/or conducts trainings to mitigate risks, promote employee engagement, and maintain compliance with mandatory Agency trainings.Works closely with the Labor and Employee Relations Manager and other Human Resources Specialists to propose integrated solutions to employee relation issues.LABOR RELATIONSDevelops collective bargaining positions, proposals, counterproposals, rebuttals, strategies and tactics. Responsible for developing negotiating goals and for analyzing cost of union and management proposals and agreements in compensation negotiations.Briefs and instructs members of the management negotiating team in proper negotiating procedures and techniques. Drafts ground rules for conducting negotiations. Advises management representatives on effective presentation, rebuttals and counter proposals. Analyzes proposed collective bargaining agreement provisions.Advises management on employee-management relations, including legal and regulatory issues, trends in labor relations, and potential back pay and unfair labor practices issues.Represents management in a variety of administrative hearings under the negotiated contract and hearings established under the authority of the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB). Investigates, researches, and represents management at grievance arbitration hearings and PERB unfair labor practice hearings.Consults with management and labor organizations on the implementation of new laws and changes in policies affecting terms and conditions of employment, collective bargaining unit definition, coding, exclusion, certification, and questions of jurisdiction.Conducts training sessions for supervisors and other management officials in the area of labor and employee relations, grievance proceedings, and contact administration and negotiation techniques. Participates in seminars for DCHA management on contract provisions and impactPerforms special projects and drafts substantive personnel documents as directed by the Vice President of Human Resources, and/or supervisor.Performs other work-related duties as assigned.Minimum Requirements:Education and/or ExperienceBachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and at least (4) four years related experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience which meet the minimum qualifications requirement may be substituted. SPHR Certification desired but is not a requirement.The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) conducts pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include but is not limited to a criminal background check, drug and alcohol testing, verification of academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, and/or verification of work history.This position has been designated by the department to require a drug and alcohol screening and background check. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to drug and alcohol testing and will be required to consent to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.Job Type: Full-timePay: $36.47 – $47.58 per hourSchedule:8 hour shiftCOVID-19 considerations:The Housing Authority of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are invited to join.Education:Bachelor’s (Preferred)Experience:Employee relations: 3 years (Preferred)Grievances and appeals: 3 years (Preferred)Employee evaluation: 3 years (Preferred)LABOR RELATIONS: 3 years (Preferred)Work Location:One locationWork Remotely:Temporarily due to COVID-19Work Location: One locationShow more