In the Department of Labor, Board of Labor Relations, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in assisting the Agent for the State Board of Labor Relations in administering legislation within the Board's jurisdiction.
Receives general direction from the Agent for the State Board of Labor Relations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Investigates and seeks to resolve any prohibited practices, complaints or representation petitions arising under Labor Relations Act, Municipal Employee Relations Act, State Employee Relations Act and School Board - Teacher Negotiations Act; convenes conferences and determines truth and accuracy of information from employers, union representatives and employees in order to settle dispute; makes recommendations for necessary action by the Board; mediates disputes connected with unfair and prohibited labor practices and representation cases; investigates federal and state case law and proposes comprehensive solutions to disputed issues; writes proposed settlement agreements and/or reports of findings and recommendations; conducts pre-trial evidentiary hearings to stipulate facts and issues; arranges and conducts elections to determine unit parameters and appoint representatives for bargaining purposes in accordance with existing legislation; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of 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 concepts and terms used in labor relations; knowledge of functions of other state and federal labor related agencies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; negotiating skills; investigative ability; ability to apply law to facts.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Eight (8) years of experience in professional labor relations or human resource management involving responsibility for employee relations or collective bargaining issues.
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.
A Master's degree in industrial or labor relations may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
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.
This cancels the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 58 approved effective April 6, 1979.