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Union Labor Relations Representative (1,2 or Senior)


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  May 18, 2024

Requisition ID: 16956


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

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 and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. 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.


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:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Acts as the Human Resource liaison for all SRP employees. Provides counsel and interpretation on key federal, state and local laws. Assists in formulating, interpreting and administering SRP policies and guidelines. Participates in Union negotiation, Contract administration, Contract training, and preparation for grievances and arbitration.  

What You'll Do

  • Advises management and employees on the interpretation and application of company policies, guidelines, procedures, union contracts, and federal, state, and local laws.  
  • Conducts investigations related to conduct, performance, and/or attendance reliability violations and/or alleged job discrimination, harassment, internal and external equity complaints, etc. Provides recommendations for positive discipline as appropriate.  
  • Participates as a management representative in the grievance/arbitration procedure, union contract discussion and union contract negotiations. 
  • Prepares, counsels, and administers all separations of service. 
  • Partners with other HR departments in order to assist in resolving management and/or employee concerns. 
  • Maintains effective relationships with SRP leadership, employees and Union representatives to assist in problem resolution. Consults on strategic workforce initiatives.  
  • Provides training to SRP leadership and employees on HR policies, guidelines and procedures. 
  • Drafts responses to external charges or inquires for legal review (EEOC/OFCCP).
  • Recommends and assists in the development of HR policies, guidelines and procedures relating to the employee relations and labor relations function. 

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Preference given to those with 3+ years Employee and Labor Relations experience in the Utility industry.
  • Experience creating presentations (PowerPoint) and presenting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  
  • Understanding and working knowledge of employment law
  • Negotiating skills
  • SHRM/PHR preferred.


Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at Level 1 and demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of 3 years experience at Level 2, is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.


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


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

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.


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.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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