Industrial/Labor Relations Specialist

Booth Management Consulting, LLC. - Richland, WA (8 months ago)

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Booth Management Consulting, LLC (BMC) is a diverse CPA firm providing accounting, auditing, acquisition, and grants management consulting services to public and private clients nationwide. With an employee-friendly company environment that emphasizes quality of life, initiative, creativity, strong work ethics, and loyalty, we are seeking qualified, motivated, and progressive individual to join our team as an Industrial/Labor Relations Specialist to work onsite with our federal client, the Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) Procurement Support Division (PSD) and Contractor Industrial Relations (CIR) team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

  • Provide support with contract transition activities related to incoming prime contractors, including reviewing, analyzing, and providing recommendations on completeness and acceptability of contractor submitted deliverable as well as participate in meetings with contractors on multiple issues
  • Assist with the negotiation of settlements on pensions or welfare benefit plans
  • Assist with the review and evaluation of changes to contractor pension, compensation, savings, and welfare benefit plans
  • Advise and assist with negotiations of contract termination, plan termination, plan spin-off, plan merger, and review fiduciary documents
  • Assist with the review and evaluation of contractor compliance with all applicable contract clauses, statutes, regulations, and guidance
  • Assist with monitoring contractors to verify that they develop employee compensation and benefit programs that will attract and retain competent and productive employees
  • Assist with the evaluation of contractor compensation, labor, and benefit programs to assess program costs and assure costs are reasonable and allowable
  • Assist with the review and evaluation of currently approved contractor welfare benefits programs utilizing submitted Benefit-Value and/or Cost studies
  • Assist with evaluating contractor pension, savings, welfare benefit, compensation, and labor relations programs
  • Support evaluation and audits/assessments of contractors in areas of CIR to include contractor corrective action plan(s) and monitor contractor progress against the plan(s)
  • Provide guidance and assistance in planning and/or conducting contractor assessments and evaluations. Assessments focus areas include, compensation, employment practices, appropriate corporate, industry or area practices, and adherence to contract sound principles and practices, appropriate corporate, industry or area practices, and adherence to contract requirements
  • Assist with assuring that appropriate insurance and other benefits program clauses are included in each applicable solicitation and contract
  • Support oversight on contract termination and benefit continuation.
  • Provide advice and support in the development of resolutions to especially difficult and complex compensation issues or problems
  • Support task groups to evaluate issues and develop appropriate responses to contractor program vulnerabilities or weaknesses
  • Assist with the review of contractor Davis-Bacon Act certified payroll submissions for completeness, accuracy, and compliance
  • Support field assessments at construction sites and review payroll data to ensure conformance with laws, contractual requirements, and contractor collective bargaining arrangements
  • Assist with labor relations
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of contractor and government staff
  • Keep appropriate Points of Contact (POC) advised of work progress, new issues, concerns, and other areas of significance
  • Utilize proper processes and systems (hardcopy and electronic) as implemented by DOE.
  • Weekly interface meeting with PSD/CIR POC, or designee, to submit and review schedules and/or activities, weekly accomplishments, impediments to progress, and/or discuss potential realignment of efforts and priorities where required

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; degree in Human Resources preferred; Master’s degree preferred
  • 7 years of relevant experience required; Hanford experience preferred
  • Experience in supporting programs and/or projects with sufficient management experience and capabilities for evaluating, monitoring, documenting, planning and coordinating contractor pension, savings, and welfare benefit plan changes
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interface skills; ability to elicit information and utilize in development of products and provision of support, engage in meaningful dialogue
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, & Outlook
  • Experience with contractor pension, savings, and welfare benefit plans
  • Knowledge of federal statutes and regulations, including ERISA and the Pension Protection Act, and alignment with industry practices concerning pension, savings, and welfare benefit plans; Departmental regulations and directives, preferred
  • Extensive business experience in applying analysis techniques, performing various types of review, developing process improvements, and using automation tools
  • Ability to work with groups in problem solving and formulating strategies
  • Ability to independently perform multiple tasks with dynamic priorities
  • Knowledge of DOE regulations, directives, policies and procedures related to contractor HR functions, as well as familiarity with the Hanford Site mission, activities and priorities, preferred
  • Knowledge of the RL, ORP, and PNSO complex and related facilities, preferred

BMC is EOE.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Experience:

  • Industrial/ Labor Relations: 7 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)