PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Office of Policy and Management, Office of Labor Relations, this class is accountable for assisting in the development and administration of the programs and operations of the state's labor relations program including collective bargaining negotiations, contract administration and employer representation in administrative hearings and before State courts.
Receives administrative direction from the Undersecretary-Office of Policy and Management.
Assists in the administration of the programs and operations of the Office of Labor Relations; assists in directing all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in administering staff and operations of the Office of Labor Relations; assists in development, implementation and evaluation of policies, goals and objectives; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; advises elected and appointed state officials on labor relations issues and strategies; develops related policy; directs or assists in direction of research and analysis of programs involving compensation and benefits; mediates and resolves most complex labor issues; administers and may negotiate collective bargaining agreements; recommends economic guidelines for settlement; develops and implements labor relations training programs for state agencies; trains, reviews work and coordinates activities of staff negotiators; represent state at various hearings, adversary proceedings, negotiations or labor meetings; prepare and represent the State in cases before State courts; reviews and analyzes draft legislation; prepares and presents testimony before the legislature; assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Office in absence of the Chief; may oversee Executive Branch contract negotiations and labor relations activities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of collective bargaining and labor relations; considerable knowledge of program development and administration; considerable knowledge of legal principles and practice, civil procedure and rules of evidence; considerable knowledge of rules of practice and procedures before administrative and judicial bodies; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public sector employee job classification, compensation and benefits; knowledge of human resources administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable negotiating skill; considerable ability to interpret and apply statutes, contracts and regulations; ability to identify statewide labor relations training needs and develop relevant programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A law degree and five (5) years of professional experience in labor relations, labor contract negotiations and presentation of arbitration or prohibited practice complaints.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have involved performing a full range of labor relations activities related to the administration of an employer's labor relations program and collective bargaining agreements.
NOTE: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Labor Relations Specialist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A Master's degree in labor relations may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Labor Relations Assistant Chief in Salary Group MP 73 approved effective December 3, 2010. (Revised to modify Supervision Received)