In the Department of Labor, this class is accountable for the investigation and adjustment of labor disputes for the Board of Mediation and Arbitration.
Receives general direction from the Director of Mediation and Arbitration.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Maintains continuing review of labor contract expiration dates and collective bargaining disputes; arranges and conducts meetings between parties acting as impartial facilitators to build and maintain goodwill and cooperation; suggests possible compromises for settling disputes; acts as mediator in strike situations continuing efforts until termination or immediate jurisdiction is taken by Board; prepares detailed reports of all meetings with parties; advises Board of need for intervention of panel; prepares summary reports prior to Board intervention; does related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act, State Acts governing labor relations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of contract and grievance mediation, conciliation, and arbitration methods and procedures; 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; negotiating skills; considerable ability to mediate and conciliate labor disputes and to act as an impartial agent; considerable ability to deal with all parties concerned in labor disputes; investigative ability; ability to apply law to facts.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in professional labor relations or human resource management involving responsibility for employee relations or collective bargaining issues.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the arbitration, mediation or conciliation of labor problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) semester hours equalling one half (l/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 (l) additional year of the General Experience.
In accordance with Section 3l-96 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Mediator (Board of Mediation and Arbitration) in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective April 25, 1986. (Revised to modify Pay Plan)