In the Office of Policy and Management, Office of Labor Relations this class is accountable for performing technical assignments in labor relations including responsibility for labor relations research projects and assisting in the administration of labor relations programs and collective bargaining agreements.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
Supervises lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in a wide range of day to day office and program management activities including making grievance and arbitration assignments, scheduling and tracking administrative hearings, reviewing and processing union business leave requests, office database development and related records management activities;
Assists administrators in budget tracking, development and implementation;
Develops and implements research projects and assists professional staff with more comprehensive and complex research assignments in labor relations;
Conducts surveys of wages, salaries and benefits;
Responds to inquiries or survey requests from other jurisdictions;
Analyzes, interprets and prepares data in a variety of ways to support labor relations activity in negotiations and arbitrations; prepares narrative and statistical reports;
Interprets computer generated reports;
Identifies and tracks introduction of proposed bills before the Legislature that have labor relations impact;
Testifies at hearing regarding various program administration topics;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
collective bargaining and labor relations;
research methods and techniques in the area of labor relations;
Some knowledge of
relevant state and federal laws and statutes;
the legislative process;
statistics and mathematics;
human resources administration, public sector employee job classification and compensation;
Interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills;
Ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in labor relations or human resources with some responsibility involving labor relations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a paraprofessional level.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Labor Relations Program Assistant in Salary Group MP 57 approved effective December 3, 2010. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007