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Labor Relations Specialist

Walnut Creek, CA, US, 94598

Requisition ID # 34401 

Job Category : Human Resources 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Human Resources

Job Location : Walnut Creek

Department Overview

The Labor Relations Department provides labor relations support in the areas of negotiations, contract interpretation, grievance administration, performance management consultation, and management of Company/Union relationships. Over 13,000 of PG&E's employees are represented by three labor unions.


Position Summary

The Labor Relations Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day operations of labor administration which includes grievance handling through the third step of the grievance procedure. The position provides consultation on contract administration, disciplinary process, and providing consistent, timely and accurate advice to supervisors, managers and directors. This role will negotiate local agreements and provide labor related training to supervisors as appropriate. The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and will also have strong analytical, organizational, and consulting skills, in addition to  researching, compiling, analyzing data and presenting findings.


The work location will be based in Walnut Creek or San Jose, CA.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business with HR emphasis, or related
  •  2 years of experience working with bargaining unit employees or in a related Human Resources position



  • MS/MA Labor Relations/Industrial Relations
  • SPHR – Senior Professional in Human Resources certification
  • PHR – Professional in Human Resources certification
  • 4 years of job-related experience
  • Competency in planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Competency in making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Competency in developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Competency in effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization

Job Responsibilities

  • Consult at first step of grievance procedure with supervisor. Manage second step of the grievance procedure (Local Investigating Committee): responsible for researching, investigating and answering grievances. Manage joint committee, negotiate settlements and write joint statement of facts for referral to next step. Participate in third step of grievance procedure.
  • Acts as area expert on the Labor Agreements. Provides timely and accurate advice on contract interpretation to supervisors, superintendents, managers and directors.
  • Researches and makes recommendations to supervisors on performance management and disciplinary action for bargaining unit employees.
  • Negotiates local letters of agreement as delegated by Labor Agreements.
  • Participates on Labor-Management Committees.
  • Delivers technical training on Labor Relations and the Collective Bargaining Agreements for supervisors/superintendents/managers.
  • Responsible for implementation of negotiated ad hoc agreements, including administration of bargaining unit displacement procedure.

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland