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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/23/24

Applications Due03/04/24

Vacancy ID152003


AgencyGeneral Services, Office of

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 1 Labor Relations (NY HELPS) - VID 152003

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $63266 to $78505 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, 31st Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12242

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS)* and applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for this position:

This title includes a traineeship opportunity, and applicants will be appointed to the appropriate level** based on their experience and education.

Required experience: professional human resources experience. Master's and higher-level degrees will substitute for one year of required experience.

**Human Resources Specialist Labor Relations level requirements:
• Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Labor Relations (equated to SG-13): bachelor or higher degree.
• Human Resources Specialist Trainee 2 Labor Relations (equated to SG-14): bachelor or higher degree and one year of required experience.
• Human Resources Specialist 1 Labor Relations, SG-18: bachelor or higher degree and two years of required experience.

Applicants may also be appointed to this position if currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title OR are a current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 11 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 52.6, 70.1, or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The incumbent will carry out the full range of Labor Relations activities for the Office of General Services. Incumbent must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as the primary role of the position is to interact with program supervisors regarding corrective action for employees and to investigate employee misconduct. The incumbent will utilize their communication skills to coach supervisors, advise supervisors on agency policy, and advise supervisors on employee counseling and discipline. Additionally, these skills will be utilized during investigations of misconduct and presentation at related hearings as outlined below.
Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

Labor Relations:
• Provide guidance to program managers and supervisors regarding agency policy and procedures, negotiated agreements, and policies & procedures of outside agencies such as Civil Service, Office of Employee Relations (OER), Office of the State Comptroller (OSC).
• Assist program managers in the implementation of employee counseling.
• Conduct investigations on employee disciplinary matters, including witness interviews, interrogations and drafting of investigative summaries.
• Draft and issue administrative notices such as cease and desist letters, suspension notices and disciplinary charges.
• Prepare and present OGS case theory and evidence at employee disciplinary arbitrations, to include witness preparation, testimony, opening & closing arguments.
• Conduct agency level hearings on both contract and non-contract employee grievances.
• Assist in the development and delivery of Labor Relations training programs.
• Consult with Legal Services on criminal matters, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Division of Human Rights matters, Office of the State Inspector General referrals and employee disciplinary cases, as necessary.

Labor Management:
• Develop and maintain dialogue with union representatives on Labor/Management topics.
• Assist in preparation of agenda items for and represent OGS at Labor/Management meetings.
• Assist in the negotiation and development of local Labor/Management agreements.

Additional Comments *There is no examination required for appointment to a NY HELPS position. Candidates hired before May 2024 will be appointed on a temporary basis. In May 2024, satisfactory employees will receive permanent, non-competitive appointments and will begin a probationary period.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected that NY HELPS employees will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to take an exam. Employees will then be afforded with all the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Occasional travel may be required.

NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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

Name Human Resources/EP

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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