PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of collective bargaining and labor relations; knowledge of research methods and techniques in the area of labor relations; some knowledge of relevant state and federal laws and statutes; some knowledge of the legislative process; some knowledge of statistics and mathematics; some knowledge of 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
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Labor Relations Research Assistant in Salary Group MP 53 effective February 11, 2000. (Revised to re-title, adjust Salary Group and modify content)