• Full Time
  • Sacramento, CA
  • $67,526.18 - $106,353.72 Annually USD / Year

Website City of Sacramento

The City of Sacramento requires that all applications be submitted online; paper and email applications are not accepted. To apply for the Labor Relations Analyst position, please use the following link:


The Labor Relations Analyst recruitment is open until filled. Application cut-off dates are the second and fourth Friday of each month.

With supervisor approval, incumbents may be eligible for intermittent remote work; however, they must physically reside within the Sacramento region or have the ability to regularly report to a City of Sacramento physical worksite with little notice.

The City of Sacramento’s Human Resources Department is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated administrative professional to join their team as a Labor Relations Analyst. Labor Relations is the primary contact between the City’s twelve (12) autonomous departments and the recognized labor organizations (i.e., unions) which represent City employees.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to analyze and interpret laws, rules, MOUs, regulations, and policies, and apply knowledge of a broad range of human resource management principles and practices. The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude and demonstrate competence, professionalism, a strong work ethic, and excellent organizational and customer service skills. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be a team player who is comfortable working with staff at all levels within the organization, and must have the ability to multi-task, work independently, and effectively prioritize and manage their workload. Possession of effective written and oral communication skills is essential to the position. The ideal candidate will have a strong command of the Microsoft Office suite, with heavy focus on Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn the City’s proprietary software and electronic document filing systems.

Under general direction, the Labor Relations Analyst performs professional labor relations work such as assisting and supporting the in the following areas: compiles and analyzes data, participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, advises department managers on disciplinary matters and contract interpretations; helps assure Citywide compliance with labor relations contractual agreements, City employment policies, and applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, and codes.

This journey level classification is populated with multiple incumbents. The Labor Relations Analyst performs employee relations duties that are of routine to moderate difficulty, working with independent judgment toward established goals. Labor Relations Analyst is distinguished from the next higher classification of Labor Relations Officer in that the latter performs the full range of Labor Relations duties, including serving as chief negotiator, and represents the City in grievance, arbitration, and Civil Service Board proceedings.

General direction is provided by the Labor Relations Manager or higher-level staff. May exercise direct or indirect supervision over lower level technical and clerical staff.

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed:

  • Assists in providing City officials, department managers, and employees with appropriate information, technical assistance, and recommendations regarding a variety of labor and personnel management issues; analyzes, interprets, and explains provisions of labor agreements, labor law, and City policies/procedures regarding labor relations issues; coordinates related actions and outcomes with all involved parties as required.
  • Assists in assuring consistent and uniform application of the disciplinary process Citywide when required; advises department managers and supervisors regarding their options and recommends an appropriate course of action; and participates in fact-finding investigations; evaluates evidence; assists managers in implementing disciplinary actions where needed.
  • Participates and assists in the meet-and-confer process, either during the contract labor negotiation process and/or on individual matters; meets with department managers in order to identify management concerns and possible resolutions; analyzes the impacts and costs of proposals and assists with making recommendations for City positions.
  • Assists in the grievance and arbitration process and/or assists in advising and representing the department managers regarding grievances; assists in investigating issues and developing remedies; may develop and conduct training programs for managers, supervisors, and others regarding labor relations issues; participates in the development of labor relations and/or human resources policies and procedures.
  • Compiles and analyzes data and makes recommendations on policies and procedures; conducts surveys and performs research and statistical analysis on administrative, fiscal, and operational problems.
  • May provide supervision over technical and clerical staff including assigning, directing, training and evaluating subordinate staff.
  • May participate on committees, boards, and/or task forces, if assigned; attends meetings, conferences, and workshops as assigned; may represent the City’s position in front of various boards, commissions, and individuals.
  • Prepares narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other documents; gathers and compiles salary and benefit data from other agencies; organizes and presents information.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of modern public administration.
  • Analytical processes and procedures.
  • Federal and State laws pertaining to labor relations and human resources management in the public sector.
  • Principles and practices of collective bargaining and labor contract administration; negotiating strategies, tactics, and impasse procedures; methods of grievance investigation/resolution and arbitration.
  • Public relations practices and techniques.
  • Research methods; report writing techniques; statistical concepts and methods.
  • Principles and techniques of project management.
  • Principles of supervision.

Skill in:

  • Use of modern office equipment, including computers, computer applications, and software.

Ability to:

  • Understand, analyze, interpret, and act upon a variety of labor relations and human resources issues in accordance with applicable labor agreements, legal requirements, and policies.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with labor representatives, public officials, public/private agencies, and the general public on a variety of issues.
  • Meet critical deadlines; make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Prepare and present complex narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other documents.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Train and provide project direction and supervision to subordinate staff.

Experience: Two years of experience performing professional-level employee relations, labor relations, or human resources work.


Education: Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment.

Driver License: The employee is not required to hold a driver license but must be able to arrange reliable and timely transportation through private or public transportation for attendance at off-site meetings, events, and trainings.

Physical Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.

Environmental Conditions: Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with members of the public or with staff under emotionally stressful conditions while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Working Conditions: May be required to attend meetings outside of regular work hours.

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