The Department of Employee Resources seeks a full time Labor Relations Specialist

Labor Relations Specialist

The Department of Employee Resources is seeking a full time Labor Relations Specialist.  The County of Morris has 18 public sector collective bargaining units, comprised of both law enforcement and civilian units. The successful candidate will be a responsive and service-oriented professional who provides exceptional expertise in the field of labor relations. The selected candidate must possess a balance of analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills. The position reports to the Manager of Labor Relations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the daily operations of the County’s labor relations program
  • Comprehensive knowledge of labor and employment laws
  • Analyzes collective bargaining agreement to develop interpretation of intent, spirit, and terms of contract
  • Advises management about interpretation of labor agreements
  • May assist in processing grievances
  • Prepares statistical reports, using records of actions taken concerning grievances, arbitration and mediation cases, and related labor relations activities
  • Responsible for the implementation of labor contracts and record keeping
  • Experience in compensation preferred
  • Ensure compliance with terms of labor contracts
  • Furnishes information, such as reference documents and statistical data concerning labor legislation, labor market conditions, wage and salary surveys, and employee benefits programs, for use in review of current contract provisions and proposed changes
  • May represents management in labor contract negotiations
  • Participates in maintaining satisfactory labor-management relations
  • Assists all levels of management on labor relations matters
  • Provides forecasting and cost analysis reporting
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to interact in person with various union and government officials



  • Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Requires 3+ years of managerial experience within human resources with a strong concentration in labor relations
  • Experience in labor contract negotiations and contract implementation
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of labor relations principle and practices
  • Conflict resolution skills experience
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal abilities
  • Knowledge of Human Resource systems; Internet software; Payroll systems such as Primepoint; Spreadsheet software and MS Office required

Qualified applicants can send their resume and cover letter to  Only the candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.  This is a non-union, on site position.  The work location is in Morristown NJ.