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Human Resources Specialist -Labor Relations Specialist (Penn State)

When Jul 10, 2017 10:55 AM to
Aug 10, 2017 11:55 PM
Where University Park, PA
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The Labor Relations Specialist (LRS) plays a key role in the University’s goal to continue positive relations with employees and union representatives across all of its campuses. Reporting to the Manager, Labor and Employee Relations Division, the successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of duties including advising management on the resolution of employment and disciplinary issues and counseling employees experiencing workplace difficulties. Working as a member of the Labor and Employee Relations team, the LRS will also be responsible for the day-to-day administration of University-union labor agreements, and interpretation and application of University policy, procedures, and programs. The LRS will develop, recommend, and implement programs and policies; prepare reports and analyses; interact with union representatives on a variety of issues; represent the University at informal problem-solving meetings; attend formal grievance hearings, serving as liaison among management, employees, and union representatives; and support and/or participate in union contract bargaining. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Previous labor relations experience in a unionized workforce is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws; ability to manage multiple projects; ability to work both independently and cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, administrators, and outside agencies; excellent judgment and organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; an outstanding customer service orientation; a commitment to fostering diversity and equal opportunity; and a vision to assess and respond to rapidly changing issues. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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