City of Toledo

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Compensation: $75,287.68 – $106,335.84

Under general direction of the Director of Human Resources, the Chief – Bargaining and Representation organizes and administers collective bargaining and labor representation activities. This position acts as lead negotiator and coordinator of all collective bargaining and is responsible for coordinating and administering labor relations functions for the City of Toledo.

·         Coordinates the planning, preparation, and implementation of negotiations of collective bargaining agreements and amendments.

·         Analyzes technical and statistical data for negotiation of labor agreements.

·         Reviews collective bargaining activities and advises City administrators about compliance with Ohio bargaining statutes and other applicable laws.

·         Represents the City in bargaining impasse procedures, including mediation, fact-finding and conciliation.

·         Consults with departments and divisions on employee and labor relations issues.

·         Answers questions concerning the interpretation and application of personnel policies and procedures and labor agreements.

·         Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with department heads and Union representatives.

·         Provides training on the City’s collective bargaining agreements to supervisory personnel.

·         Maintains records of executed collective bargaining agreements and memoranda of understanding.

·         Prepares and presents ordinances, labor relations opinions, and a variety of related reports.

·         Coordinates, monitors and maintains various records and information relating to labor relations functions.

·         Prepares and assists in the City’s cases before the State Employment Relations Board in unfair labor practice cases, representation hearings, and other proceedings.

·         Prepares and presents cases before labor arbitrators, the Toledo Civil Service Commission, and other labor relations forums.

·         May assist other department employees in presentation of labor relations cases.

·         Develops and recommends personnel policy.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or closely related field.

·         Five (5) years of experience in the field of labor relations, collective bargaining, labor contract administration, or a closely related area.

·         Must possess a valid driver’s license.

·         A Doctor of Jurisprudence and licensure to practice law in the State of Ohio is preferred.

The physical demands described within this job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In this position, the employee will frequently stand, walk and sit. The position will occasionally require the employee to drive a personal and/or company owned vehicle. The employee will occasionally lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.

The work environment described within this job description will be encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is continuously indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually low. Occasional travel to various worksites may be required. At times, this position will require extended work hours.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:

·         Medical, dental, and vision insurance

·         Life insurance

·         Retirement options through the State of Ohio, including voluntary 401(k) and 475(b) retirement savings programs

·         Tuition reimbursement to support your ongoing professional development

·         Countless opportunities for personal and career growth

Apply now and be part of a team where your passions, skills, and dedication can truly make a difference in the lives of others!

For more information, contact:

Silvia Fofrich

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