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Labor Relations Consultant

Human Resource Analyst 3 – Labor Relations Consultant
Oregon Department of Transportation
Support Services Division – Human Resources Branch  
Employee Relations Section / Labor Relations Unit


Salary Range: $5,958 - $8,794


The role:  


We are recruiting for a labor relations consultant to join our team in Salem! In this role, you will interpret and apply laws, rules, statutes, policies and collective bargaining agreements for our Human Resources (HR) Branch, regional and section managers and our executive team. You will also provide labor relations and collective bargaining support for statewide negotiations including representing our agency and implementing negotiated changes. Apply today!


We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions. We hope you’ll join us on our path to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging through our values, commitments, strategies and actions.


Minimum qualifications:

Six years human resource experience related to the position. Four of the six years must have been at the professional-level.


Valid certification as a Professional in Human Resource awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute and four years human resource professional-level experience related to the position.


A bachelor's degree in human resource management, organizational behavior or development, business or public administration, the applied behavioral sciences, industrial relations or a job-related course of study determined by the appointing authority; and three years of human resource professional-level experience related to the position.


  • A master's degree in any of the above listed courses of study may substitute for one year of professional-level experience.
  • The State Certified Human Resources Professional (SCHRP) certification, awarded by the Oregon Chief Human Resources Office, substitutes for six months of human resource professional-level experience.
  • Valid Certification as a SHRM Certified Professional awarded by a nationally recognized organization, substitutes for one year of human resource professional-level experience.


Special qualifications:

Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.


What we’d like to see:

If you have these attributes, let us know in your application materials! It's how we will choose whom to move forward! You do not need to have all these qualities to be eligible for this position. We may also use transferable skills, experience, education and alignment with ODOT values to help us decide who will move forward.

  • Experience conducting, managing or facilitating labor relations activities. 
  • Working knowledge of and experience applying state, local, and federal employment laws, rules, and regulations. 
  • Proven partnerships with labor union(s) and working knowledge of collective bargaining agreements. 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with managers, peers, staff, and labor representatives through a solutions-oriented approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to transform objectives and goals into results through improvement strategies and information organization.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills, including experience responding to and understanding workforce needs and navigating sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Learn more and apply:

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 23, 2024.


Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.


For questions, call 971-273-8687 or email


ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer