Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Technical Series - Level III - Employee Relations Specialist

Date Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Technical Series Level III- Employee Relations Specialist

Location: Office of the Chief of Staff- Employee Relations

Salary: $19.11-$25.93 (hourly)

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director of Employee Relations

Bargaining Unit: DAEOE

Benefits Eligible: Yes


Position Summary

The Technical Series Level III – Employee Relations Specialist will have direct responsibility for receipt and processing of departmental correspondence, inquiries, complaints, and referrals for disciplinary action. This will include maintenance of data and records, opening and closing of files, scheduling of discipline meetings and other meetings. This position will also be responsible for preparation and transmittal of matters of employee termination/suspension submitted to the Superintendent and Board of Education.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess and provide evidence of a High School Diploma or GED Certificate.  Post-secondary education beyond high school preferred.
  • Requires at least five (5) to eight (8) years of successful experience in Human Resources Administration. Work experience in Employee Relations is helpful. Must have advanced knowledge of word processing; preparation of documents; spreadsheets; PeopleSoft and web-based navigation.
  • an understanding of the functions of various aspects of Human Resources within an organization;
  • knowledge of staffing structures generally within the district;
  • familiarity with the contract language of all collective bargaining agreements;
  • the ability to speak effectively with various groups of customers, employees both management and non-management, outside governmental agencies, and persons filing complaints as well as persons being charged with infractions;
  • the ability to problem-solve and the ability to use sufficient judgment and think independently;
  • the ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
  • the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form;
  • the ability to maintain professionalism and keep confidential all matters handled by office; and
  • the ability to work well under and meet multiple deadlines, and must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Essential Functions

  1. Prepare written disciplinary decisions and written responses to various state and federal agencies; conduct research as necessary;
  2. Create and maintain documentation to be presented to the Superintendent and/or Board of Education regarding employee terminations/suspensions;
  3. Advise principals, administrators on required procedures according to district policies;
  4. Work collaboratively with the divisional managers to provide necessary information;
  5. Employ various software programs to create and maintain various databases and Excel spreadsheets, mail merge, Power Point and other Microsoft Programs;
  6. Manage and maintain policies and procedures; may assist with policy interpretation;
  7. Manage/monitor office budget;
  8. Maintain time sheets for Employee Relations staff and prepare payroll reports; maintain other related confidential documents;
  9. Open, maintain, and close all office files;
  10. Prepare documents/materials required for office staff presentation at district training and in-services;
  11. Train clerical staff on office procedures, when required;
  12. Prepare a variety of necessary reports as assigned;
  13. Assist in planning and decision making as it relates to providing quality service and meeting office, division and district goals;
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Executive Director.


Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of security clearance.

External Applicants

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance. At point of offer to hire, you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or





Share: mail

Similar Jobs

Clerical Series Level II

Detroit, MI, United States