Chief Labor Relations Officer (Assistant City Manager)
The Chief Labor Relations Officer (CLRO), under direction from the City Manager, performs the complete work of planning, organizing, and directing and leading negotiations of a comprehensive collective bargaining program for the applicable workforce under the City’s recently enacted collective bargaining ordnance which was adopted by city council in April of 2022. Under authority of new state enabling legislation up to five bargaining units are authorized (police, fire, EMS, labor and trades, professionals, and administrative and technical). The CLRO advises the City Manager and all managers within the City on collective bargaining matters. In this role, the CLRO will be responsible for building, maintaining, and promoting positive relationships with the various unions’ representatives and City management.
To qualify for this role, all candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business administration or a closely related field. Seven (7) years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in municipal government or public administration. Experience in developing collective bargaining agreements as a representative is required.
To be considered an ideal candidate, you must also possess at least seven (7) years of experience in labor/employee relations and resolving legal matters, preferably in the public sector, which must have substantial experience as the primary negotiator in management-union contracts.