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Equity & Employee Relations Specialist

Prince William County Public Schools
Manassas, Virginia 20112
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF THE WORK: This is highly skilled work involving the exercise of judgment and discretion in the Office of Equity and Employee Relations. The work includes assisting employees, responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, processing and responding to ADA requests, subpoenas for employee records, inactive employee file requests, facilitates presentations on ADA requirements and other related employee relations topics, and clerical tasks. The work is performed independently and in a highly sensitive environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to, the following.

  • Works collaboratively with all stakeholders in Providing a World-Class Education
  • Responds to all inactive employee file review and reproduction requests.
  • Serves as the School Division’s FOIA point of contact by handling and tracking all requests for public records in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
  • Responds to all subpoenas issued by attorneys and the courts for employee records.
  • Assists with conducting exit interviews and compiling data and reports related to the process.
  • Develops and provides training on employee relations topics.
  • Under the direction of the Equity and Compliance Officer, assists in monitoring complaints and employee investigations throughout the process to include closure and follow-up.
  • Assists Equity and Compliance Officer to coordinate grievance hearings and compiles relevant records for legal counsel.
  • Organizes and maintains document and case files as well as confidential files.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations for changes to PWCS employee policies and regulations.
  • Responds to all written requests from other school divisions verifying employee conduct.
  • Keeps abreast of current federal and state employment laws.
  • Works with minimal supervision and within time constraints.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provides front line support to employee relations issues.
  • Maintains accurate and appropriate files and records.
  • Supports Equity and Compliance Officer with all clerical tasks.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to employees and managers to support resolution of employee issues and concerns at the lowest administrative level possible.

Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, human resources or related field; or five years of experience in human resources; employee relations experience desired; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of school system policies and regulations.
  • Knowledge of both federal and state employment laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of and experience with application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related civil rights laws to employees with disabilities, including the interactive accommodations process.
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate knowledge of Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
  • Understanding of confidentiality, privilege and ethical principles applicable to office operations and communications and ability to maintain confidentiality of the same.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and make decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, policies, regulations, and established procedures.
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate orally and in writing to large and small groups, as well as individuals.
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across schools and departments and with diverse employee groups.
  • Skill in the use of a personal computer/Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data, compile information and prepare reports.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Apply online at:  www.pwcs.edu select "Employment" and "View Current Vacancies". Only applications submitted through the PWCS web site will be considered.

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Posted: 2019-09-25 Expires: 2019-10-25

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