Location: Stroger Hospital Department: Human Resources Labor
Represents Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) in matters of labor and employment and acts as legal advisor and counsel to management on labor and employment related matters. Works with outside counsel, and department heads in matters associated with arbitrations and other labor and employment matters.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Reviews collective bargaining agreements, CCHHS policies, procedures, Personnel Rules, etc. pertaining to all labor and employment related matters.
Counsels management in matters related to collective bargaining agreement provisions, CCHHS Personnel Rules, discipline, layoffs, terminations, transfers and numerous other matters that may arise between CCHHS management and employees/unions.
Interprets collective bargaining agreements, CCHHS policies and applicable laws and regulations.
Assists the CCHHS Senior Labor and Employment Counsel in labor negotiations and the formulation, implementation and enforcement of labor and employee policies for CCHHS, and in doing so is responsible for matters of the utmost confidentiality.
Reviews, manages, and executes labor and employment matters including, but not limited to, discipline, displacements, layoffs, recalls and work rules.
Settles disputes that arise over displacements, layoffs and promotions that were based on provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.
Conducts legal research when and as needed.
Will review policies and provide legal advice when and as needed.
Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Minimum of three (3) years' of full time work experience in labor relations, litigation or other related field is required.
Minimum of two (2) years' of full time work experience counseling on employment and labor law issues, including leave and compliance matters (FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA), wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, reductions in workforce, 1099 contractors, disciplinary actions and wage and hour compliance is required.
Prior experience working with Unions is required.
Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a writing sample which demonstrates their work experience in providing counsel on employment and/or labor law issues. Writing sample is required at time of interview.
Prior experience developing employment policies and providing compliance training is preferred.
Knowledge of the law pertaining to local and municipal government in Illinois, particularly with respect to Cook County government and the Cook County Health and Hospitals System is preferred.
Prior experience in a hospital, medical center, health care organization or related industry is preferred.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of and ability to resolve complex labor disputes through negotiations.
Strong command of the rules of evidence, civil procedure and trial advocacy, and the ability to effectively litigate complex labor and employment actions with minimal direction.
Skill in working directly and independently with department heads, outside counsel and labor groups to develop strategy pertaining to a wide range of matters, including discipline, contract interpretation, salaries, benefits and working conditions.
Knowledge of or ability to quickly and effectively understand and utilize CCHHS policies, protocols and technical vernacular used throughout each union labor agreement with Cook County.
Ability and skill to analyze labor agreements and effectively interpret the terms, conditions and intent represented therein.
Ability and skill in the use of diplomacy and confidentiality while communicating with arbitrators, attorneys, elected officials, department heads, management, employees and union officials.
Ability to communicate effectively with tact and courtesy and conduct oneself in a professional manner. Good communication skills; good negotiation skills; ability to convey information and explain or describe Cook County and/or CCHHS policies and procedure to others.
Strong writing skills with a demonstrated ability to prepare written materials for internal or external use.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, Are you a Military Veteran?
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.