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Principal Employee Relations Specialist - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is looking to hire a Principal Employee Relations Specialist. This position will support a Human Resources Strategic Partner in all aspects of Employee Relations, including handling grievances and disciplinary actions; representing the District in negotiation meetings with bargaining units; advising managers and supervisors on employee relations matters; and providing training to managers as needed.

Duties will include but are not limited to providing consultation to managers and supervisors on a daily basis on employee relations matters, including but not limited to grievance handling; administering employee discipline as appropriate; MOU interpretation; and performance management. This role will also represent District management in grievance and disciplinary meetings; represent the District in negotiation meetings with bargaining units, and negotiate settlements/resolutions where possible. This role will also provide Employee Relations training to managers.

The ideal candidate will have a record of demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.
To view the full job description click here: Principal Employee Relations Specialist

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, and eight years of relevant experience; or four years as an MWD Senior Employee Relations Specialist.

Relevant Experience is defined as: a combination of eight plus years in Human Resources with at least six years handling employee related issues, grievances, disciplinary actions, dispute resolution, contract application and labor negotiations.

This classification performs work that requires maintaining confidentiality and is routinely privy to matters that either involves confidential information, sensitive personnel issues, or exposure to confidential and sensitive strategic corporate information.


Understanding and working knowledge of relevant labor laws (e.g., MMBA; FLSA; FMLA) as well as basic labor relations principles arising out of court decisions (e.g.,
Weingarten; Skelly)

Strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience in successfully negotiating agreements with union representatives


  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: [email protected].

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).