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ProfileLabor Relations Adjudicator/ Mediator I The candidate conducts fair and impartial mediation of contract, grievance, and settlement of unfair labor practice complaint disputes. Assists parties in resolving disagreements and conflicts. Effectively leads a rational process of highlighting issues, enhancing understanding of divergent interests, and identifying common grounds for a workable solution. Prepares written decisions, including findings of fact, conclusions of law and orders. Researches and analyzes legal issues. Applies established legal principles and agency precedents with a commitment to making an unbiased and soundly reasoned decision. Conducts fair and impartial hearings for PERC clientele under statutes regulating labor-management relations between public employers and unions representing their employees. Complies with procedures under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) or the parties' collective bargaining agreement. Determines the relevancy of testimony, rules on admissibility of evidence and maintains order in the hearing. Appropriately prioritizes and concurrently services multiple, long-term case assignments, integrating many factors into case processing decisions. Ensures accurate, timely and high quality service delivery. A Law degree or a Master's degree in labor relations, personnel management, or closely allied field, 3+ years of experience in collective bargaining with major work assignments in negotiations, contract administration or related work as a union or management representative, mediator, arbitrator or educator in the above areas is needed. Experience conducting fair, impartial, and orderly hearings, ruling on relevancy of testimony and admissibility of evidence is essential. Experience writing formal written opinions by organizing the relevant facts, arguments, and conclusions of law in clear and logical sequence, including determination of credibility of witnesses, review of record and legal briefs, and applying established legal principles and case precedents is essential. Experience with active listening and critical analysis of issues and underlying interests to identify common ground and suggest innovative solutions while maintaining neutrality is needed. Experience using mediation and facilitation skills, patience, persistence, and persuasion to manage negotiations and encourage parties to resolve dispute is essential. Experience applying knowledge to diverse and changing work structures and type of public employer is needed.
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The Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC)
PO Box 40919
Olympia, WA 98504-0919