The Employee Relations Associate is responsible for the company s employee relations function. The associate oversees and responds to complex and sensitive employment and employee relations issues; manages employee litigation/claims; consults with managers and employees on Camden s policies and procedures; and works with internal customers to develop appropriate courses of action in employee matters. Functions with a high level of independence and makes decisions based upon policies and procedures.
Provides expert level human resource services to all employees in the area of employee relations, including:
Creating, interpreting and maintaining compliance with HR policies and procedures
Securing corporate-wide compliance with employment laws and regulations
Conducting discrimination and other employment-related investigations
Responding to agency employment-related charges/complaints
Managing/resolving employment-related litigation
Working with managers to address employee performance; and resolving employee concerns
Serves as a contact for Camden s Accounting and Auditing Ethics and HR Hotlines.
Investigates Hotline complaints, works with other departments to resolve complaints, and reports investigation results to designated company officers.
Review and respond to exit interviews.
Remains current with laws, regulations, trends and best practices in employee relations and fair employment practices.
Appropriately manages highly confidential matters. Continually evaluates and improves employee relations services delivered to the company.
Manage Camden s unemployment claims process, including submitting responses and participating as Camden s representative in unemployment hearings.
Respond to subpoenas
Participates in company projects as requested.
Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor s degree is required; J.D. is strongly preferred
3 - 5 years experience in employee/labor relations
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
And here s the fine print HR wants you to know:
Job is intermittently sedentary but requires mobility (i.e., climb stairs) to tour, show, and inspect apartments on a daily basis
Will use some repetitive motion of hand-wrist in using computer and writing
Must have normal range of vision to complete applications, leases, general paperwork and handle computerized bookkeeping duties; hearing and speech to communicate with residents, vendors, supervisors and coworkers on the telephone or in person on a regular basis
Must handle stressful, urgent, novel and diverse work situations on a daily basis
Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this position
Works in a typical office setting with daily exposure to outdoor environment (i.e., heat, cold, damp, rain, etc.) when touring community
Hazards can be avoided with proper lifting techniques, SDS and general safety training
Will be regularly called upon to work long hours and odd schedules (including weekends)
Position requires periodic travel by automobile to handle work-related activities
May require airline travel, out-of-town and /or overnight trips
Attendance and punctuality is essential for success in this position
Contact your HR team for the position s Physical Demands Analysis
This job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. Camden may add or change responsibilities in order to meet business and organizational needs. Employees must meet qualification standards that are job-related and consistent with business necessity and must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Internal Number: 210075
About Camden Property Trust
Camden Property Trust is one of the largest publicly traded multifamily companies in the U.S. Operating as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), we own, develop, acquire, sell and manage apartment communities in 15 major markets. Camden has more than 1,800 employees across the country and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Camden has been recognized by FORTUNE® Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in the country! We are the only multifamily company to ever be included on FORTUNE's famous list. We are committed to the growth and success of everyone we work with, which is the foundation for building focused, effective teams and creating an exciting and impactful work environment. Our shared values (including our commitment to fun!) make Camden an industry-leader and one of the nation’s best employers.