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Director Labor Relations (Field Operations)

Job ID: PS103740
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary:
Department: People and Labor Relations
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2023

Description

Job Information:

JOB TITLE:                            Director, Labor Relations (Field Operations)
DEPT/DIV:                             Labor Relations 
SUPERVISOR:                      Senior Director, Labor Relations Field Operations 
LOCATION:                           2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 and/or Field Location 
HOURS OF WORK:              Managerial
DEADLINE:                           Open Until Filled    
 
Candidates selected for this position on the NYC Transit payroll may be placed in a competitive or non-competitive class position based on their qualifications. Qualified candidates who are placed in a competitive class position are eligible for the 55-a Program.  Please indicate in your cover letter and in the upper right corner of your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.  For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please visit the following link https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcas/employment/55-a-program.page

Summary

The Director is the Chief Labor Advisor to multiple General Managers and/or Division Chiefs.  The incumbent will perform labor relations functions for several Bus, Subway and/or Operations Support Divisions to ensure consistent application of collective bargaining agreements.  The incumbent will ensure the correct application of Transit’s progressive discipline policy within all Divisions, represent the Divisions at pre-arbitration hearings and actively participate in the preparation of cases for arbitration.  Also, advise all levels of management within the Division on employee availability issues, the drafting of disciplinary charges and the proper responses to grievances.  

Compensation:

SALARY RANGE: $128,000- $133,000

HAY POINTS: 775

Responsibilities:
  • Strong oral and written communication and diplomatic skills.

  • Ability to analyze complex problems and come to direct solutions through independent decision making.

  • Proficiency in drafting contractual language, grievance decisions & internal/external correspondences.

  • Strong knowledge of public sector labor law.

Education and Experience:
  1. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a major in Labor Relations or a satisfactory equivalent. Eight (8) years relevant experience of which four (4) years must be in a managerial/supervisory capacity, or
  2. A satisfactory equivalent of education and experience.
Specialized Experience:
  1. Five (5) years of labor relations experience
  2. A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) may substitute for three (3) years of labor relations and general experience.
Desired Skills:
  • Strong oral and written communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and come to direct solutions through independent decision making.
  • Proficiency in drafting contractual language, grievance decisions & internal/external correspondences.
  • Strong knowledge of public sector labor law.

Selection Method:

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.

Other Information:

NYC Transit offers competitive compensation and a robust benefit package that includes:

  • Pension Plans
  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • New York’s 529 College Saving Plan
  • Municipal Credit Union

As an employee of MTA New York City Transit, you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $105,472 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

How to Apply:

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link.

Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

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