I want to . . .
- Apply for a position as a state mediator
- Apply to join the SMCS panel of private arbitrators
- Contact SMCS
- File a wage claim (to DLSE)
- Find out more about SMCS’ private arbitrator panel
- Make a payment to SMCS
- Report labor violations (to DLSE)
- Request an arbitration list
- Request mediation
- See available publications
- California Labor & Workforce Development Agency
- DIR Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
- National Academy of Arbitrators
- California Public Employee Relations (CPER),
- Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
- National Mediation Board
How to apply for a position as a state mediator
Eligible candidates must have four years of experience, one year of which must have been within the last five years, in the conciliation of labor disputes or work stoppages resulting from labor disputes, or in the negotiation, administration, and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements where these duties constituted the major element of the job. This experience shall have been comprehensive and shall have included major problems of management-labor relations such as wage levels, work hours, job security, health and welfare, working conditions, and related provisions of collective bargaining agreements. At least one year of this experience must have been in California. (One year of experience within the last five years performing the duties of an apprenticeship consultant, deputy labor commissioner, Fair Employment and Housing consultant, or an equivalent position in the Department of Industrial Relations involving comparable labor-management relationship duties may be substituted for one year of the required experience) and equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis). The pay range for state mediators is $6267 - $7619 per month, with a comprehensive benefit and retirement package.
For more information, or to be placed on a list of individuals to be notified of the next examination, contact SMCS at (510) 873-6465 or fax (510) 873-6475.
The California State Mediation and Conciliation Service, Department of Industrial Relations, is an affirmative action employer-equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation.