Job Details

Director

Company name

Delaware Department of Human Resources

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Valid Through

Dec 28, 2020

Posted on

Sep 14, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 83111 to 103889 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Wilmington, DE, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Director
Duties: Providing oversight and direction in labor relations and employment practices. Works in partnership with bargaining union leadership, management and staff to implement best practice initiatives for developing cooperative communications and work processes and executing positive Labor Relations and labor strategies and initiatives for the State of Delaware. Responsible for directing and overseeing State of Delaware’s labor relations programs, policies, and procedures. This division represents management at labor-management committee meetings, negotiates and interprets the collective bargaining agreements, administers contractual grievance procedures including arbitrations, serves as Merit Step 3 hearing officer, and assists all levels of management on labor matters. Supervises division staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating work and managing employee performance. Interprets, applies and provides day-to-day leadership, guidance and training on all labor relations and employment practices and issues from the perspective of the State of Delaware as an employer to include collective bargaining agreements, applicable state and federal laws, court decisions, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Serves as chief State spokesperson, if requested, for employer in negotiation of labor contracts for Executive and Judicial branches of government. Facilitates harmonious working relationships among all parties in labor relations and employment practices related cases. Leads and coordinates development of labor contract proposals; drafts and negotiates precise technical contract language to effectuate agreements; reviews and analyzes existing contracts and those of other public employers as well as pertinent grievance and arbitration awards. Conducts and coordinates research concerning comparative contract negotiation settlements; assists in recommending economic guidelines for settlement; conducts research into pertinent labor relations issues to develop negotiating positions and strategies; reviews cost and impact analyses of union proposals and analyzes impact of non-economic proposals. Coordinates State’s case at binding interest arbitration, prepares exhibits and witnesses; facilitates mediation process. Conducts Merit Rule Step 3 grievance hearings; reviews all Merit Step 3 decisions prior to issuance. Conducts pre-arbitration grievance meetings and represents agencies at contractual arbitration hearings. Responds to unfair labor practices complaints, applies consistent policies and procedures and uniform interpretation and administration of agreements. Represents State in administrative proceedings before Public Employment Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Advises and counsels agency officials in labor relations matters. Conducts projects and studies.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: a JD Degree OR Master’s Degree in Labor Relations, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Legal Studies. 5 years' experience in managing labor relations matters, conducting collective bargaining negotiations and grievance arbitrations. 5 years' experience in Labor Relations and Employment Practice administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of labor relations and employment practice programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation. 5 years' experience in labor relations or employment practice policy administration which includes planning, developing, implementing and evaluating labor relations and employment practice policies and procedures. 5 years' experience in developing solutions and providing recommendations, guidance and direction to management/officials in accomplishing organizational and operational goals and objectives and identifying and resolving issues. 5 years' experience in strategic planning such as planning and mapping a path between the present and future usually for 3-5 years by determining key objectives, strategies and activities accomplishing key objectives, and developing performance measures to gauge and report progress or success. 5 years' experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors. 5 years' experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
Closing Date: 10/11/2020 11:59:00 PM

Additional info

Recruitment #091120-MUAH12-160400

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Delaware Department of Human Resources
122 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. South
Dover, DE 19901

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