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Mgr Labor Relations Administration

Job ID: 3511
Business Unit: Long Island Rail Road
Location: Jamaica, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Vice Pres Labor Relations Det
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2023



Title:                              Manager- Labor Relations Administration                   

Department:                  Labor Relations

Post Date:                     9/07/2023

Close Date:                   9/20/2023

Hay Point Evaluation:   551

Salary Range:               $80,564-$105,740

Position Classification:  Non- Safety Sensitive

Location:                       Queens

Reports To:                   Director- Labor Relations


This is a Non-Represented Position.


Please note that this position has been designated as a “Policy Maker” pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics.  As such, you will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Statement that will be provided to you by the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.




Manage all administrative functions for the Long Island Rail Road Labor Relations Department, including all activities relating to project, personnel, technology, information and data management.  Review and maintain internal control procedures for the department and maintain highly confidential files for the Deputy Chief. Assist in drafting memos and correspondence on behalf of the Deputy Chief or Director, Labor Relations as required.  Coordinate response and provide case tracking oversight of all grievances, discipline, and arbitration cases filed with the Labor Relations Department.  Assist with research and advisement on the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements, including updating collective bargaining agreements.  Manage and process all budgetary and financial obligations for the department, including invoices, travel expenses, reimbursement, timekeeping, payroll and departmental budget oversight.  Supervise Labor Relations administrative staff.




Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Manage day-to-day, labor relations’ administrative activities, including important business functions such as budgets, internal controls, personnel actions and case tracking.  Evaluate information and data to make decisions and solve problems by choosing the best solution.  Identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts and providing clear direction to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with research and advisement on the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements, including the use of internal and external research databases.  Assist in the development of new technology and research methods to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of labor relations activities.
  • Handle all personnel actions within the department, including oversight of the onboarding, promotion, offboarding and any transactional requirements for the department’s employees.
  • Assist in the review, application and implementation of collective bargaining agreements and side letter agreements, including maintenance and updates to electronic filings, rate reviews and integration of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Perform other assignments as requested by senior management in Labor Relations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in labor relations, Human Resources, Business or related field of study. 
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in labor relations and related administrative work.
  • Ability to successfully manage and coordinate complex and diverse issues simultaneously with minimal supervision.  Must be a self-starter. 
  • Project management skills with the ability to take on projects from conception to completion with adherence to deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills; effective problem solving, decision-making, and judgment proficiency.
  • Must possess proficient PC skills with working knowledge of various Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Prior experience managing budgets and financial functions.



  • Preferred prior experience in the LIRR Labor Relations Department, including knowledge of the CBAs, labor unions, Railway Labor Act, National Mediation Board, and all related activities.
  • Knowledge of LIRR operations and organization, policies and procedures, and record-keeping procedures for correspondence control. 


Other Information


In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the position, the selection process may include, but is not limited to a pre-screening assessment (i.e., physical, written and/ or practical evaluation) and interview. Candidates forfeit further consideration in the process if they fail to participate in any step of the process when scheduled. Make up dates/times will not be given. In addition, LIRR employee applicants must be in their current position for the 12 months immediately preceding the close date of this posting and must possess a satisfactory work history, including attendance and discipline record. A record of more than ten sick days without medical documentation in two of the last three years is considered unsatisfactory attendance.  Not all qualified applicants are guaranteed an interview due to the competitive selection process. A medical examination and safety sensitive drug/alcohol test may also be required.


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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