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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Human Resources
Pay:$57911 - $92252 per year
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The Charter County of Wayne is Michigan's largest county. We are home to 34 cities and nine townships. From Rockwood to Livonia, from Sumpter Township to the Grosse Pointes, each community in Wayne County offers residents and businesses a unique blend of opportunity to live, work, play and raise families. Headquartered in Detroit, our largest city and the automotive capital of the world, Wayne County offers a diversified economy and high standards for our residents' quality of life. Our history is rich and we take pride in being one of the most diverse communities that values culture, arts, and world-class amenities. The Wayne County Executive Office provides leadership that ensures the County operates efficiently, effectively, and responsibly.

The Personnel and Human Resources Department (P/HR) is responsible for management of Wayne County's human resources and labor relations functions. The Department develops and manages strategic programs, services, administration and projects related to talent management, civil service appeals, collective bargaining/union relations, payroll/timekeeping administration, health and welfare benefits, leaves of absences, accommodations, workers' compensation, organizational analytics and employee engagement initiatives for employees, departments, other Elected Offices, and job applicants, in accordance with the County Charter, Civil Service Rules and human resources best practices. Wayne County classified employees are represented by twenty-six (26) Local unions covered under seventeen (17) different bargaining unit contracts ("Agreements").


Under the direction of the Director of Labor Relations and the Chief Labor Relations Analyst, the Labor Relations Analyst administers collective bargaining agreements to resolve disputes between employees and managers, negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and coordinates grievance procedures to handle employee complaints. The Labor Relations Analyst presents Wayne County's position in contract negotiations and grievance arbitrations. The position is also responsible for drafting contract proposals and compiling information and statistics on the economic proposals of both labor and management. The Labor Relations Analyst participates in meetings between labor and management to discuss and attempt to resolve issues of mutual concern. Generally, the position serves as resource for managers and County executives.

  • Advise managers on the proper application of collective bargaining agreements ("CBAs") and various other labor relations matters
  • Serve on the management bargaining team for collective bargaining negotiations
  • Investigate allegations of employee misconduct and make recommendations on proper course of action
  • Counsel managers regarding the appropriate steps for employee discipline or other corrective action.
  • Investigate employee and/or union complaints alleging harassment, improper conduct, workplace violence, and/or CBA violations
  • Advise managers on proper utilization of the grievance process
  • Serve as Step 4 grievance hearing officer and draft responses for assigned unions
  • Advocate on behalf of County at grievance arbitrations and other labor hearings
  • Draft briefs related to above mentioned administrative hearings
  • Research various aspects of labor and employment law, as needed
  • Maintain knowledge on changes to applicable labor laws, case law, and best practices
  • Assist in the development of strategies for collective bargaining negotiations, the preparation of County proposals, and the implementation of newly negotiated CBAs
  • Participate in collective bargaining negotiation sessions as member of the management negotiation team
  • Develop and deliver training to management regarding proper application of the CBA provisions, including newly negotiated provisions
  • Prepare and draft memoranda of understanding, settlement agreements, and other writings setting forth the terms of agreements made between the County and the various unions
  • Any other duties or responsibilities as assigned


At the time of application, eligible persons must have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Juris Doctor degree or MBA highly desirable
  • Public Sector labor relations experience, Human Resources certification, and/or legal training preferred
  • One (1) to three (3) years relevant experience preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer: Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO Utilization Report, please visit

Accommodations: If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

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