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Labor Relations Officer


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Mar 14, 2023



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At Utah Transit Authority (UTA), we share a passion for community in our work, we help keep Utah connected and understand that people are at the center of the UTA Way.  We are looking for a Labor Relations Officer to lead UTA’s Labor Relations program. 

As the Labor Relations Officer you will be instrumental in building long-lasting collaborative working relationships with agency and union leaders.  You will report to the Chief People Officer (CPO), participate on the People Office leadership team, and lead as staff of one. You will work in coordination with the CPO to implement and maintain the company’s labor relations programs, policies and procedures.  You will be instrumental in developing specific collective bargaining strategies and provide counsel to leadership related to collective bargaining, joint resolutions, grievances and represented employee relations.  This position may also serve as the chief negotiator during collective bargaining. 


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


A minimum of five (5) years progressive responsibility, professional experience in collective bargaining and labor relations activities.  Ability to construct and interpret financial models to facilitate economic analysis throughout the collective bargaining process.  Previous supervisory experience is preferred.

  • Labor relations, contract interpretation, and grievance processing.
  • EEO rules and regulations
  • Employment law
  • Human Resources best practice


  • Strong communication and facilitation skills, including clear written and oral communication and effective listening skills.
  • Cultural awareness and experience fostering equitable and inclusive employee and labor relations.
  • Negotiating skills with demonstrated capabilities in interest-based bargaining methodology.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to negotiate with and influence peers and management on policy and strategic issues.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to manage and motivate employees, use oral and written communication to create a vision, communicate strategy, and effectively interface with other company leaders.
  • Knowledge of the company’s strategic plan, regulatory and political environment, as well as the company’s policies, procedures and practices, and applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

Ability to:

  • Weigh and evaluate issues, consider previous actions taken in similar circumstances, and make recommendations including    options and risks
  • Remain sensitive to employee and manager needs, while making the well-being of the overall agency paramount
  • Establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Practice and adhere to departmental norms

This job requires regular and predictable attendance.

 - OR -

An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

This job requires regular and predictable attendance.

Salary: From $97,000.00 to $121,000.00 depending on experience

Open until filled

UTA has a rich benefits package to include:

  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts.
  • Health and Wellness Clinics for on-site medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
  • 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for both bachelor’s and master’s degree.
  • Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.

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