The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Human Resources Manager I

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2607
Posted Date
4 weeks ago(3/22/2024 1:24 PM)
Application Filing Period
March 22, 2024 - April 21, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
# of Openings
USD $161,658.00/Yr.
USD $220,958.00/Yr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)
Human Resources Group

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is looking to hire an HR Manager I. This position requires expertise in discipline, grievances, internal investigations, and labor relations principles in a public agency.  The position also requires a deep understanding of all State and Federal labor laws.

In this role, you will coordinate internal investigations in response to concerns or complaints from employees or management. You will work directly and collaboratively with the business, management, and Employee Relations staff to proactively resolve issues as they escalate through the discipline and grievance process. You will also review and make recommendations to management through Employee Relations staff regarding discipline, grievances, investigations as well as advising the Employee Relations staff on the appropriate application of contractual language, personnel policies, Human Resources Programs, standards, regulations, procedures, and practices. As an HR Manager I, you will consult with the Legal Department to resolve issues related to EEO, reasonable accommodation, Public Employment Relations Board and other litigation ensuring the appropriate procedures, preparation, documentation, and presentation of cases involving employee actions.  In addition, you will also participate in negotiations with the bargaining units.  


The HR Manager I will collaborate with all other Human Resources functions to provide teamwork, comprehensive solutions, and recommendations. You will review operational efficiency and develop processes, methods, and data systems to improve business and service functions. This position will introduce and implement new Human Resources policies, programs, processes, and services as required as it relates to Employee Relations. You will demonstrate your excellent communications skills; prepare and deliver clear, concise, and well-organized presentations to management and employees, the Board, and external organizations.


The successful candidate will have a record of resolving a variety of human resources issues while ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. The successful candidate will have a record of demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity while working to improve employer-employee relations.  This individual will also be extremely organized with a history of showing attention to detail.  This classification performs work that requires maintaining confidentiality and is routinely privy to matters that either involves confidential information, sensitive personnel issues, or exposure to confidential and sensitive strategic corporate information.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.


To view the full job description click here: Human Resources Manager I



Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and eight years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory, or lead capacity; or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university and 6 years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory, or lead capacity.


Responsible relevant experience is defined as: strong experience with Internal Investigations, processing disciplinary actions, grievances, participating in the hearing and arbitrations processes.



  • Juris Doctor Graduate degree from an accredited law school


Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.




• Competitive compensation 
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans. 
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan. 
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System 
• Tuition reimbursement 
• Training and advancement opportunities 
• Excellent working environment 

• On-site fitness center

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
• Public transportation reimbursements 

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link:
Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Unrepresented)



The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).


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