Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”) has exclusively retained Major, Lindsey, and Africa (MLA) to conduct a search for a Chief Labor Relations Officer, to be located in its Washington, DC headquarters. Interested candidates please submit your resume (in MS Word) to the recruiters managing this search by submitting your resume to WMATALaborRelations@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact the organization directly; all resumes sent to the organization will be re-routed to MLA for handling and will create delays in the process.
Overview: This is a senior management level position of an extremely difficult and complex nature, with broad strategic responsibilities for highly sensitive issues affecting WMATA’s programs and strategies for labor relations and collective bargaining. The Chief Labor Relations Officer will be responsible for oversight and management of the labor relations programs and staff, and will operate with extensive latitude and independent judgment, in strategic partnership with the Chief of Internal Business Operations (CIBO), the Chief Operations Officer (COO), and the General Counsel.
Experience: At least seven (7) years of substantive labor relations and union law experience obtained in a law firm setting.
Compensation: Competitive salary and generous benefits commensurate with experience.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Relos: Local candidates strongly preferred.
Bar: Admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia and the ability to become licensed to practice law in Maryland or Virginia within one year after commencement of employment.
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong,London and Tokyo MLA recruiters a...re dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and have been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.
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