Employee Relations Analyst

City of Eugene


Eugene, OR 97401


$62,212 – $80,496
per year

The first review of applications will be those received by:
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST


Are you passionate about serving your community, making a difference in employees' lives, and solving problems? The City of Eugene Human Resources Division is seeking a motivated, innovative, and solutions driven Employee Relations Analyst who encourages an engaged, productive, compliant, and professional workforce by advising and consulting with management and employees regarding performance management, employee misconduct, workplace professionalism, progressive discipline, and workplace complaint investigation and resolution.

The Employee Relations Analyst reports to the Director of Human Resources and works within a leadership team concept with the Director, other Human Resources managers and professional staff. The purpose of this position is to serve as a business partner/consultant to employees, supervisors, and managers in City departments by providing guidance and assistance on a wide variety of human resources issues and concerns.  The successful candidate will establish a collaborative relationship with union leaders and will stay abreast of current and future employee relations issues to help prevent potential employee relation problems.  

Our Ideal Candidate has the following experience and attributes:

  • Experience conducting workplace investigations for an employer with a formalized discipline/grievance process.
  • Experience developing and delivering citywide training in employee relations related principles and practices including performance management, corrective actions, performance improvement plans, employee discipline, etc.
  • Employee relations experience working with employees within a variety of occupational groups including but not limited to professionals, trades, public safety, information technology, administrative, etc.  
  • Ethics and Integrity; respects and maintains confidentiality, earns trust, respect, and confidence of coworkers and customers through honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Respectful and Inclusive; helps create and support a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity; understands the importance of inclusivity in service delivery.

The Organization
The City of Eugene has a strong city manager form of government. In this form of government, the city council develops legislation and policies to direct the City. The city manager, hired by the city council, provides administrative direction to the organization, oversees City of Eugene personnel and operations, and carries out the city council's direction. The City of Eugene has over 1,400 employees and a $722 million total budget. The City of Eugene is service-oriented and a welcoming organization that provides services through six departments: Central Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Police, Public Works, Planning and Development and Library, Recreation and Cultural Services. State of the City shows how the city is meeting new challenges, learning from one another, building connections, and celebrating our city.

The Division
The Employee Relations Analyst resides in the Human Resources (HR) Division which is part of the Central Services Department. The HR team delivers innovative human resource services to help the City attract and retain a high performing, diverse workforce that creates an overall positive place to work. With a staff of 15 full-time, regular employees, our focus is building trust and confidence within the organization and community as we support departments in reaching their strategic goals and initiatives.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Behavioral Science or a closely related field.
  • An equivalent combination of relevant professional experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
  • Relevant high-level or complex administrative support and/or paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the required years of educational training on a two for one year basis.


  • Two years of professional human resources experience conducting workplace investigations; consulting with employees, supervisors, and management on employee relations matters; and working with federal and state employment laws including the ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FMLA/OFLA and the National Labor Relations Act.



Preference given to those candidates who have the following:

  • Experience in a multi-union, public sector environment.
  • HRCI, SHRM or IPMA-HR certified HR professional or successful completion of advanced level training on conducting workplace investigations, conflict resolution and/or labor relations.

How to Apply

Only applications submitted through www.eugene-or.gov/jobs, click on "Current Job Openings", will be reviewed and considered for this position.