Minimum Qualifications Eligible List: Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service Eligible List, Professional Careers Opportunity (PCO) or OPWDD’s Central Office Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT). Appointment will be made at the traineeship level.
Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section (i.e. 70.1, 70.4, 52.6) of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.
The position may be filled at the Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Labor Relations level equated to SG-13 $48,940, Human Resources Specialist Trainee 2 Labor Relations level equated to SG-14 $51,848, or full performance Human Resources Specialist 1 Labor Relations SG-18 $61,423, based on education and experience. Candidates hired at the trainee level will be advanced to the full performance Human Resources Specialist 1 Labor Relations SG-18 $61,423, following the successful completion of the traineeship.
Duties Description The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) provides high-quality, person-centered services, supports and advocacy to approximately 120,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State. We are guided in our interactions with the people we serve and each other by compassion, dignity, diversity, excellence and honesty.
The Employee Relations Office (ERO) is responsible for the administration of bargaining unit contract agreements with the public employees' unions, (CSEA, PEF, NYSCOPBA and Council 82). ERO represents the OPWDD's Commissioner in the administration of collective bargaining agreements with more than 20,000 state employees. ERO oversees the statewide disciplinary processes of OPWDD employees, answers and resolves grievances, provides advice to human resources professionals related to contract administration issues, offers training to human resource professionals and supervisors on Employee Relations issues such as performance evaluation, grievances, counseling and discipline. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Review and analyze investigation reports.
- Write and issue Notices of Discipline.
- Represent the Agency in Expedited Arbitration.
- Respond to Grievances at Step 1 or Step 2.
- Manage data input and reporting of information to Employee Relations and/or Justice Center databases.
- Participate in Employee Relations training.
- Provide direction and advice to supervisors regarding concerns raised by union representatives and requests for policy or contract interpretation by managers.
- Attend meetings, oversee projects, and assignments and offer advice and strategy on policy-making issues.
Additional Comments Please note:
• The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Administration is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a
diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas
and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our
team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression,
nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State
Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an
excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.