Assoc Dir Human Resources 2 Labor Relations - Grade 62

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 27 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Labor Rel
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Labor Rel 13 $51,920 $65,219
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 2 Labor Rel 14 $55,005 $68,805
Human Resources Specialist 1 Labor Relations 18 $65,164 $80,860
Human Resources Specialist 2 Labor Relations 23 $84,246 $105,255
Human Resources Specialist 3 Labor Relations 61 $90,931 $114,940
Assoc Dir Human Resources 2 Labor Relations 62 $100,845 $127,474
Assoc Dir Human Resources 3 Labor Relations 63 $111,925 $141,439
Assoc Dir Human Resources 4 Labor Relations 64 $123,793 $156,224

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Job Duties

As an Associate Director Human Resources 2 (Labor Relations), you would:

•Plan, develop, and direct the labor relations program for an agency or a group of facilities.

•Direct the implementation of collective bargaining agreements.

•Represent the agency in both statewide and agency level negotiations; and direct or participate in labor management committees.

•Provide expert advice and assistance to program managers and supervisors in disciplinary matters.

•Review and evaluate policies and procedures; and recommend and implement new and revised ones.

•Review and evaluate changes in negotiated agreements; and advise management of their impact on the labor relations program.

•Supervise lower level professional and clerical staff involved in labor relations activities.

•Schedule and assign work to subordinate staff; and adjust work load to reflect changes.  Monitor work progress and review completed work.

•Provide advice and consultation to supervisors and managers to ensure proper interpretation and administration of contract provisions and avoid misunderstandings that may lead to employee dissatisfaction and grievances.

•Conduct the most difficult and sensitive hearings and investigations.

•Make recommendations for appropriate action in disciplinary cases; draft and issue written communications; and ensure responses are consistent and adhere to procedure across the agency.

•Assess labor relations training needs; and develop training materials and curricula regarding employee relations, collective bargaining, contract administration, and employee discipline.

•Assist the Governor's Office of Employee Relations in presenting the States case at improper practice hearings before the Public Employment Relations Board.

•Prepare witnesses for both direct and cross examination at disciplinary arbitration hearings, prepare and present opening statement outlining witness testimony, case evidence, and theory of the case.  

•Deliver closing argument summarizing major points of State's case or draft written brief summarizing main arguments and presenting persuasive discussion of management's case.

•Act as liaison with legal office on issues involving employee relations activity, including litigation involving disciplinary action or grievance determinations, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Division of Human Rights complaints.

•Develop proposals for funding labor management projects from the various quality of work life committees and assist in their implementation.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

The Agency Labor Relations Representative 3 exam is used to fill this position.

To take this examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State.  At the time of filing your application for the exam, you must have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either A. as an Agency Labor Relations Representative 2 or Agency Labor Relations Representative 1;
Or B. as a Director of Personnel D, Assistant Director Personnel B, Director Institutional Human Resources Management 1, Associate Personnel Administrator, Administrative Officer 1, Administrative Officer 2, or Director Human Resources Management 1.

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Mobility Options

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