The State of Connecticut is currently recruiting for 2 full-timeLabor Relations Trainee (Leadership Associate) positions
with the target class of Agency Labor Relations
With the centralization of Human Resources under the State's Department of Administrative Services and the redeployment of Labor Relations functions under the Office of Labor Relations (OLR), one of these positions will be assigned to support the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the other position will be assigned to support the Department of Children and Families (DCF). DDS' position will be based out of the DDS office in Wallingford, CT and DCF's position will be based out of DCF's office in Hartford, CT. Travel through the State is required.
As a Labor Relations Trainee (Leadership Associate), you will be required to successfully complete a training plan, not to exceed three (3) years (dependent on candidate's education and experience). The selected candidates for these positions will participate in a development program designed to provide the knowledge and technical skills required to perform the full functions of the target class of Agency Labor Relations Specialist.
This is a full-time forty (40) hour per week position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday on first shift. However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job.
This position is ideal for candidates who desire to work in and thrive in a challenging fast pace, high demand, multifaceted environment.
Note: The certification list generated from this recruitment may be considered for future Labor Relations Trainee (Leadership Associate) opportunities with a target class of Agency Labor Relations Specialists for a period of one year.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify both the minimum and preferred knowledge, skills and abilities on their application for consideration.
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At any point later in the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance, supervisor references, college transcripts, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain
a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Incumbents in this class will be required to travel statewide.
This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Daimar Ramos at Daimar.Ramos@ct.gov, (860) 263-2625.
The development program is designed to provide the knowledge and
technical skills needed to master professional duties associated
with Labor Relations including, but not limited to the
- Conducts a variety of investigations and determines appropriate
- Administers and interprets collective bargaining
- Administers progressive discipline and conducts grievance
- Advises executives, administrators, managers and supervisors on
collective bargaining agreements and other employee relations
- Analyzes complex workplace situations and issues and leverage
- Oversees performance management system;
- Prepares and maintains relevant documentation;
- Serves as a member of labor contract negotiating teams; as
- Performs job audits, or other fact finding techniques, related
to individual job classification and job classification
- May administer agency employee assistance program and recommend
counseling to employees;
- Performs related duties as required.
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook)
- Exemplary written communication skills
- Experience conducting research
- Experience in preparing reports
- Experience in state government, municipal, and/or in a
- Effective interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to manage a large volume of work and prioritize
effectively to meet deadlines
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a
- Ability to cultivate and maintain effective working
- Ability to problem solve/exercise critical thinking
- Detail oriented
Preferred Education: A law degree or a Master’s Degree in human resources management, public administration or other closely related field.
2. The work schedule for this classification is full-time. Incumbents must work a full-time forty (40) hours per week schedule.
3. Incumbents in this class will be eligible for reclassification to the designated class without competitive examination upon successful completion of the development program and satisfactory service. The length of the development program should be designed around the requirements of the designated class and the prior experience of the incumbent but in no case should be less than one (1) year or exceed three (3) calendar years in accordance with C.G.S. 5-234.
4. All appointments to this class shall be under terms of an approved development program and in accordance with a time schedule approved by the Department of Administrative Services.
5. No additional working test period shall be required upon successful completion of the development program.