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Salt River Project Labor Relations Representative in Phoenix, Arizona

Labor Relations Representative

Date: Jun 28, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Assists in formulation and administration of industrial and employee relations encompassing a cost effective approach to work while factoring employee moral. Primary functions include preparation for and participation in bargaining, Union contract administration and training, processing grievances, preparation for and participation in arbitration. Assists in control of departmental budget.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with the Union, front-line employees and all levels of management within the Company.

  • Conduct investigations on issues involving employee performance, conduct and attendance & reliability and provide input on appropriate and defensible disciplinary action.

  • Assembles data from areas on problems with present Union contract; reviews grievances for possible Union contract violations; researches industry Union contracts.

  • Participates as a management representative in the grievance procedure as assigned

  • Meets with union as a member of management's bargaining team; responsible for proposal preparation. Assist leaders and front-line employees to ensure pay practices are in accordance with Labor Agreement(s).

  • Identify provisions of the Labor Agreement that lend to inefficiencies and develop strategies to modify same. Negotiating Letters of Mutual Agreements mid contract as needed to enhance efficiencies.

  • Interprets Union contracts to supervisory personnel at all levels of management; maintains records of management-union agreements, activities, trends.

  • Develops Labor Relations Union Contract Administration programs and coordinates the training program. Assists management to ensure compliance with labor laws; reviews and communicates to management possible changes in labor laws.

  • Performs related work, as required and/or assigned; attends training programs, seminars, conferences and meetings; fills in and/or assists others.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Six years of experience including grievance processing, collective bargaining, contract administration, supervising hourly employees and Union position such as Union Steward, Unit Chairperson, Union Officer preferred.

Entry Level: Experience in processes such as grievance processing, collective bargaining, and Union contract interpretation.

Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 13098

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.

Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.

Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

• 401(k) plan with employer matching

• Retirement pension

• Paid vacation

• Parental leave

• Holiday pay

• Sick leave

• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance

• Wellness programs

• Pre-tax benefits

• Short and long-term disability plans

• Tuition assistance