Labor Relations Specialist/Sr Human Resources Representative (A-6)
Brookhaven National Laboratory - Upton, NY

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Labor Relations Specialist/Sr. HR Representative - Brookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research. The Labor Relations Group currently has a full-time opportunity for a Labor Relations Specialist .

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Act as the Labor Relations representative on issues related to IBEW, SCPSA, and USW bargaining unit employees for assigned departments/client groups.

Advise client groups on issues related to Labor Relations, including investigations and disciplines, Laboratory/HR policies and applicable laws.

Conduct investigations related to violations of policies or other expectations.

Represent the Laboratory at third step grievance hearings.

Prepare cases for arbitration and assist presenting attorney.

Participate as a member of the bargaining team in labor contract negotiations and preparatory sub-teams.

Provide training to supervisors in Labor Relations and related topics.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Ability & Background Required :

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Labor/Industrial Relations or related field with 4 years relevant experience (e.g., handling Labor Relations, investigative interviews, discipline handling or supervising union employees) (preferably on the management side with private sector employees), or an Associate’s degree and 8 years’ relevant experience.

Knowledge of labor and employment laws, e.g., NLRA, FLSA and FMLA.

Ability to research, understand and apply Laboratory policies, labor contracts, arbitration awards, memoranda or letters of agreement or understanding and grievance settlements

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to resolve conflict

Process and deadline orientation in work assignments

Client service focus

Ability to develop collaborative relationships both with management and unions

Detail orientation

Team player

Superior analytical skills

Multi-tasking skills

Ability to work independently

Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Ability & Background:

Experience in grievance handling, arbitration preparation, labor contract and participating inunemployment compensation issues.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:

Medical and dental plans; 401 (k) plan; retirement plan, life insurance, Vacation; Holidays and

on-site child development center, swimming pool, weight room, tennis courts and many other employee perks and benefits.

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, apply online at www.bnl.gov and click Jobs, then click Search Job List and apply to job #16287.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce.

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