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Labor Relations Coordinator (BOCES)
Albany, NY - Posted on: Friday 12/02/16
Vacancy Number: 2017-114
Location: 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, New York, 12205
Basic Function: This work involves primary responsibility for assisting with collecting and coordinating data in support of a regional labor relations service that negotiates and administers collective bargaining agreements. An employee in this class also assists in the interpretation and administration of all labor agreements and assists in compiling information for grievance procedures. The work is performed under general supervision of a BOCES Supervisor, with considerable leeway allowed for the exercise of independent decision making. Does related work as required.
-Evaluates collective bargaining agreements provided to public employees and prepares reports;
-Gathers data from a number of sources on compensation and fringe benefits provided to employees of public schools in the region;
-Prepares a variety of records and reports related to the labor relations program, including consumer price index reports, statistical reports and spreadsheets;
-Develops and maintains up-to-date reference files which include negotiated contracts, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) decisions, court rulings, practices and procedures utilized by mediators and arbitrators;
-Assists in the interpretation and administration of all labor agreements and assists in compiling information for grievance procedures;
-Makes recommendations on how collected data may best be utilized during collective negotiations with representatives of employee groups;
-Gathers data to aid the school district’s position in mediation, arbitration, fact-finding, and in improper practice proceedings before the PERB or other relevant agencies;
-May assist in drafting of formal agreements.
-Good knowledge of techniques and tools used in the collection of numerical and narrative information for the purposes of making recommendations relating to economic and noneconomic factors in contract negotiations;
-Good knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource administration and employee relations as practiced under applicable state and federal civil service and labor legislation;
-Working knowledge of labor laws including the Taylor Law, Fair Labor Standards Act and other State and Federal labor laws;
-Working knowledge of principles and practices of public administration inclusive of organizational principles, management principles, fiscal processes and human resource administration;
-Ability to present orally and in writing clear and logical arguments on a variety of issues germane to the labor relations process;
-Ability to prepare detailed written correspondence for the purpose of explaining recommendations;
-Ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail and database software (such as Microsoft Excel and Access) in performing work assignments;
-Discretion; initiative; sound professional judgment; tact;
-Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Starting Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 prorated to the amount of service rendered. The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university in New York State with at least a Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience in labor relations and/or union-side grievance or contract negotiations; OR
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university in New York State with an Associate’s degree and seven (7) years of experience in labor relations and/or union-side grievance or contract negotiations.
NOTE: Serving as a Union Officer in the role of Secretary or Treasurer is not considered qualifying experience.
Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.
Please visit CRBRecruitment@neric.org which should include your letter of interest and resume.
Application Deadline: December 5, 2016
Further Information Contact: Capital Region BOCES 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12205