Department of Administrative Services

Labor Relations Associate (0190MP)

$38.25-$52.16 Hourly / $3,060.31-$4,172.68 BiWeekly /
$79,874.00-$108,907.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of Labor Relations, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of labor relations activities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Principal Labor Relations Specialist.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Acts as a negotiator; coordinates labor relations contract proposals; assists in recommending economic guidelines for settlement; conducts research into current labor relations issues; prepares information and testimony concerning negotiated contracts or other labor relations matters; advises agency officials in matters of contract interpretation or employee discipline; conducts grievance conferences with agency and union officials and responds on behalf of state employer; facilitates dispute resolution through mediation; prepares and presents state's case at grievance arbitrations and hearings before State Board of Labor Relations and other administrative bodies; assists in preparing and presenting interest arbitration cases; assists in coordinating labor relations activities of state agencies to assure consistency of policies and procedures and uniform interpretation and administration of agreements; may consult with and assist Office of the Attorney General in preparation of court action; may serve as a witness; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and guidelines; considerable knowledge of collective bargaining and labor relations; knowledge of rules of evidence and hearings procedures before administrative bodies; knowledge of employee classification and compensation; knowledge of personnel administration; knowledge of principles and practices of employee compensation and benefits; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; negotiating skills; skill in writing technical contract provisions; ability to interpret and apply statutes, contracts and regulations; ability to prepare for and present cases at arbitration or other administrative hearings; investigative ability; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of professional experience with some responsibility for labor relations, labor contract negotiation, administration of progressive discipline or handling of grievances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2. A law degree or a Master's degree in labor relations may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.

3. Two (2) years at the level of a Human Resources Specialist with some responsibility for labor relations may be substituted for the General Experience.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(27)-Personnel

BARGAINING UNIT

(03)-CONFIDENTIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 62

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Labor Relations Associate in Salary Group MP 60 approved effective October 10, 1997. (Revised to adjust Salary Group and modify Minimum Qualifications) Action No. 19-025 

EFFECTIVE DATE

5/8/2019

CLASS: 0190MP; EST: 10/1/1987; REV: 5/8/2019;