The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices
of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada

Human Resources Manager

Based in Annapolis, MD
(occasional travel may be required)


Organization Description: The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO-CLC (“UA”) is a leading international labor union with a dynamic membership of over 355,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders. The UA is supported by a dedicated team consisting of more than 63 international union officers and representatives and approximately 67 employees in its U.S. headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland, its Canadian headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, and in other locations throughout North America.

The UA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Annapolis, Maryland. Occasional travel may be required.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. The UA also offers a highly competitive package of benefits, including, but not limited to, an employer-funded Defined Benefit Pension Plan; generous medical, dental and vision benefits; a 401(k) plan; paid holidays; paid vacation, sick, new child, compassionate and other leave; and group life insurance.

Hours: Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a two-shift work schedule; 8:30-4:00/9:00-4:30. The work schedule for this position will be mutually agreed upon at time of hire. Flexible and longer hours may be required as dictated by the needs of the organization.

Job Description: Working under the direction of the UA General Secretary-Treasurer, the Human Resources Manager will conduct recruitment and hiring, administer compensation, benefits and payroll, and manage internal policies and the collective bargaining agreement covering most office professionals. The Human Resources Manager will also oversee employee training and performance, and develop and execute strategies for promoting the professional development, satisfaction and success of employees. Specific responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, assisting the General Secretary-Treasurer with the following:

  • Overseeing the employee hiring process, including preparing job descriptions and conducting interviews.
  • Assisting the employer in ensuring regulatory compliance and preparing reports and policies as required by state, federal, and provincial law.
  • Maintaining and overseeing collection of employment records and other documents.
  • Planning and conducting new employee orientation and ongoing employee trainings.
  • Overseeing employee payroll functions, including generating reports, maintaining accurate records and ensuring compliance with applicable tax and employment laws.
  • Administering employee compensation and benefits, including ensuring compliance with U.S. and Canadian taxation and employee benefits laws.
  • Administering the collective bargaining agreement and internal office policies.
  • Administering employee discipline when necessary.
  • Managing relationships with the Employer’s contractors.

Education and Work Experience:

  • College degree in human resources management, business administration, labor relations, organizational behavior or related field.
  • At least seven years’ progressively responsible experience in the human resources field.
  • Experience in human resources management in unionized workplace is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to work independently, exercise good judgment, and effectively solve problems.
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid computer literacy, including with Excel and other Microsoft-based platforms.
  • Knowledge and experience with payroll systems, including ADP and Ceridian, preferred.
  • Knowledge of relevant tax, labor and employment laws and regulations.
  • Honest, ethical and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Attentive to detail and thorough in completing tasks.
  • Ability to work as a team and demonstrate a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

To Apply:
Please send a detailed cover letter and résumé to Brian Walters, Comptroller, by email to: brianw@uanet.org, or by mail to Three Park Place, Annapolis, MD 21401. Applications should be submitted by February 28, 2020.

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