Senior Employee & Labor Relations Analyst

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Confidential, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Human Resources, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Senior Employee & Labor Relations Analyst

Classification Title: Confidential Administrative Support III

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, January 3, 2024 @ 11:55pm PST

Position Summary

Under general direction of the Director of Employee and Labor Relations (ELR), the Employee & Labor Relations Analyst provides high level professional and analytical support in the areas of employee relations services to campus, including consultation and support to University management, employees and designated representatives, through analysis and interpretation of University policies and procedures, applicable labor law, contract administration, problem-solving and decision-making assistance, organizational review and analysis and third party mediation and conflict resolution services.

Incumbent is responsible for advising the campus at-large regarding staff and Administrators (MPP) personnel policy implementation as it relates to represented, non-represented staff and MPP. Advise management on corrective actions and personnel actions and develops multi-dimensional strategies for complex and critical employment matters. Coach and counsel managers and employees in clarifying goals and objectives, enhancing problem solving and in planning and communications skills. Design, conduct or participate in supervisory/ management training activities.

In coordination with the Director of ELR, the incumbent will facilitate campus procedures, training and implementation procedures and serve as the subject matter expert for represented staff, non-represented staff and MPP.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,864 per month - $9,300 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,102 per month - $12,118 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  3

Recruitment TypeRegular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. May be eligible for a partial telework schedule, upon management approval, following conclusion of the probationary period.

Department Information 

Employee and Labor Relations represents the University in system-wide labor negotiations, implements labor agreements, and assists managers and supervisors with employee issues, including corrective action.

Minimum Qualifications 

To enter this classification at position skill level I, the incumbent must have a basic foundation of knowledge of the principles of organization, administration and management; and the ability to analyze and find solutions to problems, work independently, communicate effectively, and write clear and concise reports. Some positions may require a basic knowledge of research techniques and statistical methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a
bachelor's degree or professional training program specific to the position (e.g. Certified Public Accountant) and
directly related work experience, or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to
perform the essential functions of the position.

Required Qualifications 

Education and Experience

1. Human resources experience in the field of employee and/or labor relations.
2. Experience working with human resources practices, policies, and procedures.
3. Extensive experience interpreting and analyzing policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements, state and federal laws, and applicable court decisions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

4. Working knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to employment human resources functions.
5. Skills to mediate differences between people and organizations, explore options for mutual gain, and resolve issues to the satisfaction of those involved when possible.
6. Skills to analyze complex problems or information in an objective manner and derive logical conclusions and use original and innovative approaches and techniques to solve difficult problems with multiple variables.
7. Communication skills to express ideas clearly and to train large and small groups for the purpose of enhancing organizational effectiveness, or for professional development classes.
8. Excellent writing skills to produce clear, well organized, concise, publishable analytical reports, procedures, and/ or disciplinary memos as well as copy for web publication and correspondence.
9. Analytical and problem solving skills.
10. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with people from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, professional and educational backgrounds.
11. Ability to make oral presentations to individuals and groups in order to persuade others to accept a new or established idea or policy.
12. Ability to effectively foster and build strong work relationships with all ELR clients on campus.
13. Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, exercise sound judgment, and manage complex situations involving conflict.
14. Organizational skills to prioritize work and function effectively under time pressure of deadlines with frequent interruptions.
15. Computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Mail programs.
16. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community

Conditions of Employment

Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

17. Knowledge of CSU personnel policy, procedures, practices, and Collective Bargaining agreements between the University and various unions.
18. Ability to acquire working knowledge of employee and labor relations practices, procedures and law, in a HEERA collective bargaining environment.
19. Ability to acquire technical expertise to interpret and effectively explain complex collective bargaining agreements, policies and procedures to all levels of MPP and staff personnel.
20. Ability to learn and demonstrate techniques in negotiating; exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/ or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.
21. Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources or related field.

Documents Needed to Apply


Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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