PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Labor, Board of Labor Relations this class is accountable for administering legislation within the Board's jurisdiction.
Receives administrative direction from the State Board of Labor Relations.
Supervises Assistant Labor Relations Agents and clerical staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Acts as agent for the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations; supervises the investigation of complaints of violations of the Labor Relations Act, the Municipal Employee Relations Act, the State Employee Relations Act, the School Board - Teacher Negotiations Act and other legislation within the jurisdiction of the State Board of Labor Relations; convenes conferences, interviews employers, union representatives and employees and attempts to settle disputes; prepares reports of findings and recommendations; develops, implements and evaluates Board policies and objectives; prepares agenda and conducts elective sessions of the Board; researches and prepares material for court presentation; arranges and conducts elections to appoint representatives for bargaining purposes; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act, State Acts governing labor relations, and administrative and judicial case law; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of contract and grievance mediation, conciliation and arbitration methods and procedures; considerable knowledge of mandatory, permissive and illegal subjects of bargaining; knowledge of the concepts and terms used in labor relations; knowledge of the functions of other State and Federal labor-related agencies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable negotiating skills; investigative ability; ability to apply law to facts.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of experience in professional labor relations or human resource management involving responsibility for employee relations or collective bargaining issues.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in an administrative capacity.
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 Master's degree in Industrial or Labor Relations may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. A Law degree with courses in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, labor law or administrative law may be substituted for two (2) additional years of the General Experience.
Appointment to this class will be made in accordance with Sec. 31-103 C.G.S. Incumbents will serve a four year term.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Labor Relations Agent in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective September 19, 2002. (Revised to modify Pay Plan and EEO Code)