Employee & Labor Relations Advocate

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Employee and Labor Relations Advocate
UCLA Campus Human Resources

Our Campus Human Resources Employee & Labor Relations group has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced advocate who represents the University in adversarial labor arbitrations, internal administrative hearings, and proceedings before the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).

The Advocate evaluates the merits of employee complaints (grievances, administrative reviews, and unfair labor practice charges) by interviewing witnesses, reviewing policies and relevant documentation, contracts, conducting complex legal research, and identifying strategies for the University's response. Provides employee relations consultation to University management, employees, and designated representatives including analysis and interpretation of University policies and procedures and applicable employment and labor law, contract administration, organizational development, problem-solving and decision-making assistance and conflict resolution services. Participate in and lead supervisory/management training activities, including seminar design and facilitation on employee relations issues. Coach and counsel managers and employees in clarifying goals and objectives, enhancing problem solving and planning and communication skills. Conducts workplace investigations. Occasional travel is required.


  • Experience in acting as management advocate in grievances, arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and meet and discuss/confer sessions, including preparing witnesses, direct and cross-examination, opening and closing statements, and preparing motions.
  • Skill in writing clear, concise, analytical, legally correct, accurate and persuasive briefs, appeals, motions, grievance responses, settlement agreements, and management positions.
  • Skill in conducting in-depth legal research, including ability to use electronic databases such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and BNA Labor & Employment Law Resource Center.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited American Bar Association (ABA) institution is preferred.

    Full information concerning the job qualifications are listed on the official UCLA job posting.

    The target salary range for this position is between $6,883 and $10,833 monthly.

    This position will be able to work mainly remotely and will require minimal presence on-campus until mid-March 2021.

    How to Apply:
    Qualified applicants may apply for this position using the UCLA Career Opportunities website,
    Requisition 32750, https://ucla.in/3irCGHw

    The University of California offers a competitive benefits program. To learn more, click here: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/6/2020
    Application Due: 10/6/2032
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