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Director, Labor Relations (AKI04492)

Skilled Labor

General Labor



Virginia, United States

**Director, Labor Relations****Description****Akima** is a global enterprise with more than 7,500 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E); and construction. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,000 Iupiat shareholders, Akimas core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our Iupiat values. In 2020, Washington Technology ranked Akima #39 amongst the top 100 government contractors. To learn more about building your career with the Akima portfolio of companies,**Job Summary:**The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with experience working in the federal contracting environment. He/she will manage activities designed to establish and maintain effective labor relations through uniform application of the Companys policies, practices and applicable collective bargaining agreements.**ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION*** Facilitates resolution of labor grievances, disputes, employee issues and concerns; conducts investigations & coordinates arbitrations & litigations with HR Operations and Legal.* Works collaboratively to ensure consistent application and interpretation of Labor Relations, policies, contracts, and strategies* Provides and consistently documents corporate-wide decisions in keeping with best practices and to minimize risk and litigation in labor and employee relations situations.* Participates in the investigation of complaints by root cause analysis of workplace issues in aggregate, provides reports and recommendations to the business.* Classifies and catalogs common issues and develops decision trees, standard processes and procedures for addressing going forward* Conducts HR training and/or assists in the implementation of human resources initiatives or projects as they relate to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement.* Partners with HR Operations in providing necessary supporting documentation and feedback for applicable EEOC complaints, unemployment claims, Worker's Compensation, complex leave of absence cases, and/or exit interviews.* Assists with other HR special projects or assignments as needed.**Qualifications*** The ideal candidate is an experienced Labor Relations professional with extensive labor relations experience with a large non-exempt workforce. Experience working for a federal contractor is a must as well as working knowledge of SCA (Service Contract Act).* A minimum of 7 years high-volume Employee & Labor Relations experience* Experience in bargaining contract negotiations, interpretation and administration of collective bargaining agreements* A Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education/experience, Masters Degree preferred* Ability to investigate, analyze and develop plans for effective resolution of workplace issues* Extensive / hands-on knowledge of EEO, ADA, FMLA and other labor and employment regulations* Demonstrated ability to develop and establish processes, procedures, and metrics* Strong consultation skills* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with union representatives, managers and colleagues at all levels within the organization;* Detail-oriented (especially with regard to effectively managing and documenting labor relations issues and investigations);* Proficient with Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point software applications.The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted._We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law._We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or [Register to View] . Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website.Please do not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the status of your job application._In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application._**Job:** Human Resources**Primary Location:** US-VA-Herndon**Shift:** Day Job**Req ID:** AKI04492