Civil Service Advocate
Based in Los Angeles, CA
WHO WE ARE:
SEIU Local 721 is a dynamic, and fast growing organization recognized as one of the largest and strongest union of publicly funded employees in the nation. We are on the forefront of local politics, defending public services in the face of budget challenges, organizing workers in the public service sectors and are key players in national reform efforts. We have over 200 staff members covering 6 counties. Our more than 80,000 members provide public services in diverse fields, including health care, social services, special districts, private non-profits, libraries, courts, parks and recreation, public works and mental health in cities and counties throughout Southern California. Through grassroots organizing, identifying and developing leaders within our Union, and organizing worker political power, we are on the front lines of holding government accountable, ensuring efficiency, tackling waste, and improving services.
The Civil Service Advocate provides representation to member grievants, characterized by diverse employee bargaining units and complex employee relations issues. The primary responsibility is to provide effective representation during formal evidentiary hearings. This position also provides advice to members and other Union Staff on labor relations issues. This position reports to the Director of Advocacy.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
SKILLS, APTITUDE, AND COMMITMENT:
Prior demonstrated experience in representation during formal evidentiary hearings, at least three years preferred.
Prior public and private sector experience in labor movement.
You must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary range as of July 1, 2015: $69,898.87 (entry) to $87,993.76 (12+ years).
Fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and a generous life insurance.
The Civil Service Advocate is an UUP bargaining unit position subject to a staff union contract.
Mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume, two-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:
Human Resources Department
SEIU Local 721
1545 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fax: (213) 401-1787
SEIU Local 721 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. SEIU Local 721 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.
Position will remain open until filled.
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