In the Office of Policy and
Management, Office of Labor Relations this class is accountable for
independently performing labor relations activities.
a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor or
for independently performing labor relations activities that involve collective
bargaining agreements not under the jurisdiction of the Office of Labor
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
Employees fulfilling this
role will be assigned to the Office of Labor Relations or deployed at a State
agency(s) at the sole discretion of the Undersecretary of Labor Relations based
on both the individual agency’s labor relations activity and the State’s need
to develop expertise in occupational areas.
Deployed at a State agency,
with primary responsibility for a full range of complex employee and labor
relations activities within a matrix organization.
within the Office of Labor Relations, with primary responsibility for labor
relations activities, labor contract negotiations and/or presentation of
arbitration or prohibited practice complaints.
Works under broad supervision of the
Undersecretary of Labor Relations or designee and direct supervision of assigned
Agency Labor Relations Manager or other administrative official of higher grade.
May lead labor relations staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts a variety of investigations
and determines appropriate action;
interprets collective bargaining agreements;
discipline and conducts grievance hearings;
administrators, managers and supervisors on collective bargaining agreements
and other employee relations issues;
workplace situations and issues and leverage solutions;
Prepares and maintains
Serves as a member of
labor contract negotiating teams; as assigned;
situations and recommends appropriate action in conjunction with appointing
May administer agency
employee assistance program and recommend counseling to employees;
Participates in the
recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties
OF LABOR RELATIONS:
Acts as a negotiator;
relations contract proposals;
Conducts research into
current labor relations issues and assists in recommending economic guidelines
Prepares information and
testimony concerning negotiated contracts or other labor relations matters;
conferences with agency and union officials and responds on behalf of state
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;
eads the recruitment
and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May advise agency
officials in matters of contract interpretation or employee discipline;
May consult with and
assist Office of the Attorney General in preparation of court action;
May serve as a witness;
Performs related duties as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
and ability to apply
management principles and practices within a matrixed organization;
relevant state and
federal laws, statutes, regulations, policies and procedures;
labor relations, collective bargaining and human
employee classification and compensation;
oral and written communications skills;
conflict resolution skills;
in writing technical contract provisions;
effectively conduct investigations;
analyze and interpret collective bargaining
agreements, laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
effectively serve as an
strategically plan and apply innovative solutions to
prepare for and present cases at arbitration or other
some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in labor relations or human
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must
have been in the administration of investigations, progressive discipline or
handling of grievances and arbitrations.
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.
Master's degree in human resources management, labor relations, business
administration, public administration or a closely related field may be
substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
A law degree may be
substituted for two (2) additional years of the General Experience.
in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle
in this class may be required to travel.
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 Agency Labor
Relations Specialist in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective October 25, 2019.
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