Join our vibrant People Services team and contribute to the health and well-being of our employees!


DOH is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that seeks to continually improve workplace relations. As the Employee and Labor Relations Manager reporting directly to the Chief People Officer, you’ll be the agency’s expert on labor issues, negotiating agreements, overseeing Reasonable Accommodation and Protected Leave, and managing investigations. Your role directly influences salary, benefits, and the overall working environment, making you a key player in shaping the agency’s goal of being an employer of choice. In this role you will address labor and employee-related concerns and grievances, which is critical to enriching the employee experience and ensuring a positive workplace culture. Your expertise will be crucial in navigating complex labor issues, interpreting collective bargaining agreements, and providing guidance to agency leadership.


We’re seeking a highly skilled and innovative individual with proven success in labor relations management and organizational leadership. Ideally, you’ll bring a minimum of six years of progressive experience in labor relations, showcasing expertise in state civil service laws, federal and state labor regulations, and collective bargaining agreements. You should also possess strong negotiation skills, a proven ability to represent organizations effectively, and a commitment to ensuring policy compliance. It’s vital that you exhibit excellent interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a track record of impactful decision-making. Your human-centered approach, commitment to equity, collaboration, and pursuit of excellence will contribute to the agency’s mission of protecting and improving the health of all people in Washington state.

About Washington Department of Health

At DOH, we safeguard public health in an ever-evolving world. Through collaboration with local health jurisdictions and state, federal, and private partners, our programs, and services impact every Washingtonian and visitor daily. We're driven by Equity, Innovation, and Engagement, as outlined in our Transformational Plan for the future of Washington health.