Job Title: Analyst, Labor Management & Employee Relations
Office: Office of the General Counsel
Date Posted: 9/7/2021
Salary Range: 1-5 / $58,374 - $65,847
NTE Date: N/A
The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for providing expert advice of counsel and legal representation to DCPS' Chancellor, Central Office, principals, and other school-based staff to help ensure that all DCPS students, regardless of background or circumstance, receive a world-class education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life. Major practice areas in OGC include: Labor and Employment, General Practice, and Litigation, which includes Special Education due process litigation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA).
The Labor Management & Employee Relations (LMER) work group is responsible for supporting DCPS on a wide range of employee relations matters, including but not limited to: ensuring compliance with EEO laws; facilitating the proper implementation of progressive discipline; assisting employees with workplace problems; collaborating with unions to resolve issues and address concerns; working with managers to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and policies; scheduling meditations and hearings to address grievances; investigating allegations of misconduct by employees, contractors, and volunteers; and conducting background investigations to determine suitability for DCPS employment and service providers.
The Analyst, Labor Management & Employee Relations provides essential support to the director and two managers within LMER to ensure that the Office operates efficiently and effectively.
The Analyst, Labor Management & Employee Relations will report to the Deputy Chief, Labor Management & Employee Relations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Performs a wide variety of program planning and development, as well as data collection and analysis activities.
- Manages team inbox and disseminates inquiries to the appropriate team member.
- Manages team phone line and distributes messages to the appropriate team member(s).
- Reviews and analyzes performance measures and effectiveness of past and prospective programs.
- Manages physical and electronic filing system.
- Conducts program and administrative interviews, surveys, data analyses, and cost analyses.
- Compiles relevant information and derives best practices for broader dissemination.
- Researches, develops, and composes position papers, special purpose reports, and other documents for use in presentations, program development, policy formulation, data processing, and other program-specific purposes.
- Designs and implements data preparation, processing, retrieval, and storage systems.
- Provides technical support assistance for data capture and report generation or analysis efforts.
- Analyzes the compatibility of program requirements and implementation procedures.
- Bachelor's degree and one year of experience OR two years of experience (no degree requirement).
- Master's degree preferred.
- Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
- Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills.
- Strong organizational skills, including keen attention to detail and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
- Excellent time-management skills and a willingness to work non-standard hours.
- Exceptional writing and oral communication skills.
- Ability to learn quickly, work in a fast-paced environment, and multi-task effectively.
- Ability to remain flexible and adaptable in a dynamic work environment.
- Ability to proactively identify challenges and actively work to find solutions.
- Ability to work well independently while collaborating with others on meeting common goals.
- Strong quantitative and computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite.
- Knowledge of the DC Public School System preferred.
- STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
- COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
- EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
- EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
- TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
- JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.