Job Title: Supervisor of Employee Relations

Reports to:Director of Employee Relations
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1408
Salary Schedule:MGT08B

JOB GOAL

Responsible for assisting with all processes and procedures related to collective bargaining, employment contracts, drug and alcohol testing, discipline, performance, employment law and equity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Contribute to the formulation, development, and implementation of related to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  2. Provide assistance to all District employees in regard to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  3. Provide assistance to administrators in regard to the District’s evaluation system, employee performance, and behavior.

Communication

  1. Assist with the dissemination of information related to the collective bargaining agreements.
  2. Help distribute information regarding the Code of Ethics.
  3. Help disseminate information regarding nondiscrimination and harassment policies and procedures.
  4. Assist in providing information to administrators and other employees regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  5. Assist in the distribution of information to administrators and other employees regarding the District’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies and procedures.
  6. Help disseminate information regarding the District’s Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (OTETA) and Pasco’s Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing Program policies and procedures.
  7. Assist in the distribution of information regarding the District’s Sick Leave Bank policies and procedures.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Serve as the Board’s chief negotiator for the Instructional or School Related Personnel bargaining unit.
  2. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District.
  3. Demonstrate initiative in performance of assigned responsibilities.
  4. Anticipate problems and design processes or procedures to address them.

Critical Thinking

  1. Assist in preparation for collective bargaining.
  2. Provide recommendations when developing the policies for employee relations.
  3. Assist in the analysis of new legislation related to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA and unemployment law to determine its impact on the District.
  4. Collect and analyze data from administrators relative to areas of employee relations.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Set high standards and expectations for self and others.
  2. Participate in conferences and other activities related to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  3. Maintain current knowledge of all local, state, and federal legislation related to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  4. Assist in the development and training of all District employees in the area of collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  5. Aid in the development and training to all administrators who sit on the collective bargaining teams.
  6. Assist in the development and training to District administrators on the utilization of the district’s evaluation system.

Facilitation

  1. Assist in the administration of the two collective bargaining agreements and Board policy relative to labor and employee relations.
  2. Help in the process for reviewing requests for reasonable accommodations under the ADA.
  3. Aid in the review process for FMLA leave requests.
  4. Assist in the review process for Sick Leave Bank requests.
  5. Assist in the process for unemployment compensation claims and appeals.
  6. Aid in the coordination the Teacher Assistance Team Process.
  7. Assist the process for employee grievances and complaints.
  8. Help in the process for staffing of new schools.
  9. Assist in the administer of the District’s OTETA program.
  10. Aid in the coordination of Pasco’s Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing Program.

Managerial

  1. Assist in the development of the budget for the department.
  2. File required reports with the Education Practices Commission of certificated employees who are alleged to have violated the Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida.
  3. Develop and coordinate the Annual Equity Program Update to the Department of Education.
  4. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Serve on committees, councils, and/or task forces.
  2. Exhibit support for the District’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.
  3. Represent the District in a positive and professional manner.
  4. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  5. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.

Decisiveness

  1. Investigate situations that may result in formal disciplinary action against instructional and non-instructional employees.
  2. Assist in preparing recommendations for actions related to employee misconduct and/or deficient job performance.
  3. Investigate and respond to complaints related to EEOC, Veteran’s Preference, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, Sick Leave Bank, unemployment compensation, OTETA, and drug testing policies and/or procedures.
  4. Make and share decisions in a timely manner.
  5. Respond quickly to emergency situations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills with a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner
  • Exhibit appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to facilitate problem-solving by individuals or groups
  • Knowledge of the collective bargaining process, employment law and equity, and school personnel law in Florida
  • Knowledge of effective teaching practices and noninstructional work skills and the related employee contracts and assessment systems
  • Knowledge of employee investigation and disciplinary procedures

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of human resources, business, public administration, or education
  • Training or experience in collective bargaining for a school system or public entity
  • Training or experience with employee performance issues

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Teaching and/or administrative experience in a public school system
  • Training or experience in the area of employment law and all laws, regulations and codes governing Equity
  • Training or experience with employee investigations and discipline

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Assigned Support Personnel

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Supervisor of Employee Relations;   EST: November 17, 2009;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: November 17, 2009