PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
Directs the operations of the Mediation and Arbitration unit of the State Labor Department, serving as Chief Mediator and representing the Board of Mediation and Arbitration in the absence of the Board Chairman or Labor Commissioner.
Works under the direct supervision of the Labor Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the operations of the Mediation and Arbitration Unit, overseeing the work of its clerical and para-professional staff and supervising its mediators.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, directs and coordinates the administrative functions of the Board of Mediation and Arbitration; develops, implements and evaluates Board policies and objectives; represents the Labor Commissioner at Board meetings; ensures compliance of the Board with laws and regulations; mediates the most high impact and complex cases; assists in the preparation of legislation relating to Board operations; represents the Board in the establishment and maintenance of a uniform system of reports and procedures for State and Federal mediation agencies; prepares and administers the Board budget; supervises mediators and the administrative operations of the Board including staff and financial record keeping of fees and expenditures including payroll; administers the statutory fact finding and binding arbitration process for municipal and State contract disputes; prepares testimony for court presentation; acts as liaison in adjusting complaints of individuals or agencies; performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Thorough knowledge of Connecticut labor laws, especially as concerns labor relations, municipal, State and private employer contracts; ability to prepare narrative and statistical reports; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of labor relations, including the organization and operation of labor unions; knowledge of laws relating to arbitration; knowledge of and ability to apply the techniques and methods of mediation and arbitration; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral communication skills; considerable negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (l0) years of experience in labor relations work involving the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements, State and Federal labor laws, and settlement of labor disputes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General experience must have been as a mediator.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) hours equals one-half (l/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years.
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.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Mediation and Arbitration in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective September 23, 1996. (Revised to modify Organizational Level)