28 days old


University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92697
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Senior Investigator and Workforce Relations Consultant


As a member of the UCI HR Partnership for Strategy and Innovation (Partnership), and reporting to the Senior Director for Enterprise Workforce Relations (EWR), the Senior Investigator and Workforce Relations Consultant is responsible for independently managing and assigning all HR investigations as well as leading and conducting complex investigations. The incumbent provides employee and labor relations support to managers and supervisors in order to resolve all levels of issues. The Senior Investigator and Workforce Relations Consultant plays an integral role in UCI HR’s goal to reduce and mitigate employment liability claims and achieve informal resolution wherever possible.

Recognized functional expert who regularly leads employee relations projects of criticality to organization. Utilizes comprehensive and in-depth employee relations expertise to provide guidance and recommendations regarding strategic direction for the organization. Works on employee relations matters that are the most diverse and complex in scope and where analysis of data and situations requires evaluation of many factors and implications with broad impact on the organization. Develops internal and external contacts often pertaining to organization-wide plans and objectives. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and functions as a lead with other employee relations professionals. Is considered a subject matter expert of the organization.

The HR enterprise is comprised of three unique business units: Medical Center, Health Sciences, and Main Campus. The Partnership serves as a strategic center responsible for planning and implementing strategic initiatives across the entire UCI HR enterprise. Members of the Partnership work in close collaboration with all three business units to leverage expertise across the enterprise.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Total Hours: 8-5, M-F

Career Position.


Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.

In-depth knowledge of employee relations function and other subject areas of human resources.

In-depth knowledge of organization policies and procedures; advanced knowledge of functional area and understands how work impacts other areas in Human Resources and the organization.

Strong knowledge of dispute resolution and grievance procedures and expert knowledge of administering and ensuring adherence to labor / union contracts.

Exhibits in-depth knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations needed to minimize exposure.

Capable in developing, interpreting, implementing and administering organization-wide human resources policies and processes.

Superior written, verbal and presentation skills for presenting and communicating complex information to managers at varying levels in the organization on employee relations issues.

Demonstrated ability to handle the most difficult or volatile situations / individuals effectively.

Demonstrated skills to provide guidance to managers and employees on highly complex and significant employee relations issues.

Demonstrated skills and abilities in conflict and change management.

Demonstrated ability to exercise excellent judgment in responding to highly complex employee relations related requests.

Understanding of the principles related to management, supervision and leadership to provide expert level advice and counsel.

Demonstrated success in developing and administering performance management systems.

8-10 years’ experience in field of human resources.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of work experience as it relates to this position and/or education.

Experience in working in employee relations with success in early, informal resolution.

Demonstrated skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices and /or procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant concerns, identify patterns and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and recognize alternatives and their implications.

Interview and/or investigation skills.

To review a complete job description and apply, please follow this link: Senior Investigator and Workforce Relations Consultant or visit UCI's job site at http://jobs.uci.edu and search job 2019-0986.

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Posted: 2019-07-22 Expires: 2019-08-21

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