Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/09/21
Applications Due: 09/23/21
Vacancy ID: 91012

Position Information

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleAssociate Director Human Resources 3 (Labor Relations) - Albany

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade663

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $101403 to $128142 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address State Office Campus, Building 12

City Albany


Zip Code12240

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

PROVISIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: One year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55 b/c service an Associate Director Human Resources 2 (Labor Relations) M-2; or Human Resources Specialist 3 (Labor Relations) M-1. The appointed candidate would have to take, pass and be reachable on the next holding of the examination to be appointed permanently.

52.6 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with one year of permanent, contingent permanent or 55 b/c service in a title allocated to a Salary Grade 27/M-2 or higher and designated administrative under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law may be eligible for transfer.

Consecutive transfers cannot result in an increase of more than one M-grade or two salary grades.

Note: A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer is available through Civil Service GOT-IT at

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong leadership skills;
• Technical skills in discipline and grievance matters;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

Under the supervision of the Director of Human Resources 5, the incumbent has oversight of the Office of Employee Relations/Labor Relations Program. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Agency lead on disciplinary matters;
• Review and ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements (PEF, CSEA, NYSCOPBA and Council 82);
• Oversee the grievance process including assisting supervisors at step 1 and hearings at step 2;
• Coordinate and facilitate local labor management committees when necessary’
• Oversee statewide and local safety and health committees;
• Monitor Employee Organization Leave;
• Monitor agency EAP;
• Manage all aspects of the Employee Relations office including providing leadership to the team and developing staff;
• Provide quantitative data to the Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Chief Financial Officer on workload, accomplishments and strategic priorities;
• Work closely with Personnel, Equal Opportunity and Development and Counsel to address agency and employee concerns;
• Work closely with the various divisions to ensure good customer service
• Co-Chair labor/management committees statewide PEF, CSEA and NYSCOPBA
• Participate in negotiations with employee representatives on a variety of issues;
• Review and evaluate agency policies and changes in collective bargaining and agreements and assessing the impact of the implementation/changes of the policies
• Collaborate with the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations to respond to improper practices;
• Conduct Labor Relations training.

Additional Comments Position will be contingent permanent if a transfer appointment is approved, otherwise the appointment will be provisional pending examination.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Kristen Symonds

Telephone 518-457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street State Office Campus Bldg 12 - Personnel Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingCandidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

To be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title, location and vacancy ID #91012 for which you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing your application.