Call for Qualified Applicants WACOPS Labor Defense Group (LDG) Western WA Consultant

The WACOPS Labor Defense Group (LDG) is seeking resumes and letters of interest from qualified applicants motivated to help small law enforcement labor groups with contract negotiations and discipline issues. The position being filled is for a consultant. Please read through the job description below and direct any questions to Teresa Taylor, WACOPS Executive Director.

The selected person will not be an employee of WACOPS LDG. The chosen consultant will be a contractor and will be compensated commensurate to the terms of a signed contract. All compensation will be reported to the IRS through an annual 1099. The initial term of the contract will be 12 months with an automatic rollover.

While we are initially looking for this person to cover the Western Washington territory, we have member organizations across the State.  This person will be expected to be available statewide.  The chosen candidate does not need to live or work in Western Washington.  The selected candidate must be willing to travel.  

Application period: March 1, 2023, thru March 31, 2023

WACOPS Labor Defense Group (LDG)
LDG is a 501(c)(5), nonprofit corporation established to perform all the functions of a labor organization in the public section. The public labor organizations to serve are member organizations of the parent nonprofit, the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS). Member organizations of 50 or fewer officers, may elect to enroll in LDG. Those organizations rely on the LDG and its consultants to assist with collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, mediation, arbitration, and some discipline matters.
Consultant Duties Overview
The LDG is seeking a highly qualified, skilled, dedicated Law Enforcement labor advocate to join the team. This labor advocate is considered the collective bargaining “technical expert” for LDG, responsible for contract and mid-term negotiations as well as representation of members during the grievance process. The consultant will guide the assigned labor organization’s collective bargaining teams, actively participate in the contract development and negotiations, and be the conduit between assigned labor units and the LDG attorneys.
The LDG Consultant will assist and represent assigned bargaining units through the collective bargaining agreements by consulting with local labor leaders on contract development, negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and contract maintenance. The Consultant will also participate in helping the assigned bargaining unit through discipline matters, and Loudermill hearings.
No two days are the same and the consultant will be challenged to independently represent LDG and the individual organizations in all aspects of contract management. Additionally, the Consultant will be responsible for representing LDG and individual organizations in all aspects of the grievance, mediation and arbitration process including but not limited to selection of arbitrators, obtaining evidence, conducting research, preparing pleadings, providing oral presentations, brief writings, and settlement agreements.

Read job posting and required qualifications

ATTN: Teresa Taylor
200 Union Avenue SE
Olympia, Washington 98501

Email submissions are encouraged: [email protected] 

For questions, please call Teresa Taylor at 360-352-8224.


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