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Kaiser Permanente Employee Relations and Labor Relations Consultant II in Portland, Oregon

This individual contributor is primarily responsible for assisting with EEO and other HR investigation efforts, assisting with reporting of Company employee information, assisting with employee relations training and assistance activities, Union relations activities and initiatives and assisting with the negotiation, implementation, and administration of collective bargaining and labor agreements. This position assists with ensuring regulatory compliance and provides research support for business line stakeholder consulting on Human Resources policies, processes, and procedures and assists with the development and implementation of the Regions' and National Labor Relations strategy and assists with case candling and resolution of grievances.

Essential Responsibilities:

Pursues self-development and effective relationships with others by sharing resources, information, and knowledge with coworkers and customers; listening, responding to, and seeking performance feedback; acknowledging strengths and weaknesses; assessing and responding to the needs of others; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.

Completes work assignments by applying up-to-date knowledge in subject area to meet deadlines; following procedures and policies and applying data, and resources to support projects or initiatives; collaborating with others, often cross-functionally, to solve business problems; supporting the completion of priorities, deadlines, and expectations; communicating progress and information; identifying and recommending ways to address improvement opportunities when possible; and escalating issues or risks as appropriate.

Assists with EEO and other HR investigation efforts by collecting data; conducting basic data analysis; raising misalignment with desired compliance actions; preparing materials for and conducting basic investigations under the guidance of more senior team members; and documenting investigation findings.

Assists with reporting of Company employee information by gathering and organizing data; conducting basic data analyses; entering key data (e.g., case management, investigation status) in database; and completing reports.

Assists with employee relations training and assistance activities by researching concerns; drafting internal audit reports; providing materials for education and training; and reviewing the HR Website to ensure information is up-to-date.

Assists with ensuring regulatory compliance by monitoring regulatory changes; raising issues and concerns; reporting non-compliance as appropriate; and supporting the implementation of designated changes.

Provides research support for business line stakeholder consulting on Human Resources policies, processes, and procedures by advising employees and management on policies, procedures, and documentation; researching concerns; coordinating problem resolution; staying abreast of employee relations policies and regulations; and providing research to Legal to resolve issues as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications:




Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Social/Behavioral Science, Education, Public Administration, Liberal Arts or related field OR four (4) years experience in human resources, business operations, or a directly related field.

High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration


Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum one (1) year experience working cross-functionally across departments, functions, or business lines.

Minimum one (1) year experience working in a unionized environment.

Minimum one (1) year experience conducting EEO and/or other HR investigations.


TITLE: Employee Relations and Labor Relations Consultant II

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.