Minimum Qualifications NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs employees who have permanent or contingent-permanent status or 55b/c status as a Human Resources Specialist 3 (Labor Relations) and are interested in reassignment; OR current New York State employee with one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a title SG-23 and above and eligible for transfer under section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.
Employees reachable on the Human Resources Specialist 3 (Labor Relations) Civil Service eligible list will be canvassed and should not respond to this posting. This vacancy posting is for the purposes of notifying individuals about transfer opportunities.
Duties Description The incumbent will handle employee relations/labor management matters for the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs and will function as the agency's Director of Labor Relations. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
•Plan, organize, develop and direct the agency’s labor relations program.
•Represent the Justice Center at conferences with agency administrators, union officials, GOER, PERB, Civil Service, etc.
•Review and evaluate changes in negotiated agreements and advise supervisor of their impact on the labor relations program.
•Establish procedures to deal with disciplinary cases in a prompt, efficient and equitable manner.
•Provide expert advice and assistance to program managers and supervisors in counseling and disciplinary matters.
•Conduct or participate in the conduct of disciplinary investigations.
•Interpret terms of negotiated agreements to managers and supervisors.
•Confer with managers and supervisors to insure that negotiated agreements are uniformly administered.
•Assist in the conduct of discussions with employee union representatives on local issues affecting the terms and conditions of employment.
•Present the agency’s position on issues at labor-management committee meetings.
•Personally conduct discussions with employee representatives.
•Assist with personnel duties as needed and will serve as the backup to the Director of Human Resources.
•Perform related duties as required.
Additional Comments The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center’s key responsibilities:
•Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.
•Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.
•Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.
•Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.
•Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.
•Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.
•Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.