|EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SPECIALIST|
|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Performs professional work formulating, implementing and administering Labor Agreements. Employee performs research, counsels managers and employees and assists in the development, implementation and interpretation of Labor Union contracts. Position also conducts investigations and some training on labor relations related issues. Work is performed under the supervision of the Labor Relations Manager/Chief Negotiator and is reviewed through conferences and reports submitted|
|Interprets union contracts and City Policy and Procedures and advises employees as to interpretation and application. Counsels supervisors and managers on disciplinary actions so as to avoid grievances or complaints as well as employees in Employee Relation matters.
Represents the City in investigating and settling potential grievances and employee complaints in a union and non-union environment and serves as hearing officer in formal grievance process. Investigates and makes recommendations in alleged discrimination cases.
Conducts independent research on policy questions, proposed contract changes, etc. as directed.
Acts as a member of various negotiating teams, i.e. IAFF, LIU, FOP sworn officers and OCPBA "Blue Shirt" bargaining units. Assists with preparation and maintenance of minutes for the bargaining sessions with the different unions. Responsible for the preparation of official records of contract negotiation sessions.
Assists in developing and presenting training seminars for managers and supervisors on grievance processing, contract administration, contract negotiations, supervision, sexual harassment, interviewing techniques, and similar management training subjects.
Assists in preparation for and conduct of hearings held by State agencies, grievance arbitrations, and impasse procedures.
Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations for updating of City policies, Civil Service regulations, and conforming procedures of various bureaus with labor contracts.
Conducts wage and fringe benefit surveys of other municipalities as required.
Represents the City in labor and professional organizations. Property custodian for bureau.
Serves on various committees as designated by the Bureau Chief.
Provides support to Bureau's Benefits and Risk Management functions.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Considerable knowledge of applicable federal, state and local legislation, policies, standards and practices in labor relations activities and personnel management.
Considerable knowledge of the objectives, methods and problems of public administration.
Considerable knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
Knowledge of Workers' compensation laws, regulations and administration.
Knowledge of employee benefits theory, practice and administration.
Knowledge of learning theory and of contemporary training and development principles, practices, and methods.
Ability to assist in the negotiation of formal group and personal agreements and to resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
Ability to collect and interpret data through administrative studies and surveys.
Ability to develop a sound course of action or strategy based on a thorough understanding of available information and data.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City administrative officials, department heads, employees, and representatives of labor organizations.
Ability to operate computer terminal/personal computer to edit information and to produce reports.
|Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business or Public Administration or related field and two (2) years experience in Labor Relations or Human Resources; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in discipline/grievance processes and union contract interpretation highly desired. A valid Florida Driver's License is required at time of employment. SPHR/PHR and/or IPMA-CP certification a plus.|