Published on Mar 31, 2020

HR & Labor Relations Policy Analyst

Contact: Recruiting

Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is recruiting for a full-time HR & Labor Relations Policy Analyst to join our dynamic and fast-paced team. The top candidate will be highly motivated and detail oriented.

What you'll be doing

  • Conduct research and analysis in subject areas under review or consideration by the legislature and state agencies primarily in the areas of human resources, labor relations, pensions, and employee benefits related to cities and towns
  • Write and edit articles, fact sheets, research reports, and technical information for print and electronic publications
  • Respond to inquiries from members, state agency, and legislative staff regarding subject matter issues
  • Provide technical assistance in response to city and town member inquiries
  • Oversee data collection and research efforts including the AWC Salary and Benefits Survey
  • Oversee development and updates of educational and training publications
  • Develop and coordinate training opportunities including the annual Labor Relations Institute conference, webinars, and stand-alone workshops
  • Deliver presentations and speak at training and education events
  • Serve as the liaison and provide support to the Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association (WAPELRA)
  • Collaborate as an effective team member or team leader to plan, organize, and implement projects, workshops/conferences, and committee meetings
  • Establish and maintain subject area relationships with members, affiliate groups, state agency and legislative staff

What you bring to the team

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, finance or a related field or demonstrated equivalent of education and experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years demonstrated work experience and familiarity with Washington local government, the state Legislature or intergovernmental relations. City-specific knowledge and human resources or labor relations experience is preferred
  • Working knowledge of local government operations; city, human resources or labor relations experience preferred
  • Familiarity with local and state legislative processes
  • Strong research and analytical skills; basic statistical skills
  • Possess strong communications skills, articulating clearly both with written and spoken word
  • Possess strong public speaking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Professional and have the ability to learn and use a wide variety of proprietary software
  • Ability to work in a team environment, assisting or leading team members as needed
  • Ability to condense research and complex legislation and rules into concise statements
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple diverse work tasks, meet deadlines, and complete assigned tasks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to make effective decisions and to act independently in managing and coordinating assigned duties
  • Ability to model the organization’s high standards of quality customer service to all internal and external customers

How to apply

Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications listed on the job description will be considered.

Applications no longer accepted.

We value our employees hard work, integrity, and dedication to our members. In return for your service, we offer you a starting annual salary range of $78,524 – 87,152, DOQ and an outstanding benefits package.

AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, which provides a wide array of legislative, training, and other services to all 281 cities and towns in the state of Washington.

We subscribe to the principles of an equal opportunity employer and shall recruit, interview, hire, classify, train, promote, demote, discipline, transfer, terminate, and set rates of pay or other compensation on the basis of merit and qualification without regard to race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, color, national origin, physical disability, sex, age, gender identity, or genetics.

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