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Senior Labor Relations Specialist DBM

Recruitment #21-004953-0001

Introduction

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is seeking an experienced and energetic individual to fill the position of Senior Labor Relations Specialist in their Employee Labor Relations Division.

 

Limited to current employees of the Department of Budget and Management,
Office of Personnel Services and Benefits only.

GRADE

STD 0021

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent represents the State in negotiations with exclusive bargaining representatives and as a participant in Statewide Labor-Management Committee meetings. The incumbent plays a key role in developing and interpreting contract language in the collective bargaining process. 

POSITION DUTIES

The incumbent represents the State in negotiations with exclusive bargaining representatives and as a participant in Statewide Labor-Management Committee meetings.  The incumbent plays a key role in developing and interpreting contract language in the collective bargaining process.

Represents the State in collective bargaining matters, including negotiations and Statewide Labor Management Committee meetings; presents proposals and counterproposals, drafts contract language, responds to inquiries relating to negotiations, etc.

Represents DBM in conferences and hearings at the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) related to grievances filed by employees of any SPMS agency.

Prepares and delivers training in a variety of areas including employee and labor relations (e.g., including MOU interpretation) 

Advises State managers, supervisors, and employees in the areas of employee relations and labor relations, including MOU interpretation, leave use and leave management issues (including FMLA), and the performance evaluation process, applying using federal law, State personnel laws and policies, and relevant MOUs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in employee or labor relations, of which one year must include representing management before an administrative law judge in hearings at the Office of Administrative Hearings, or similar adjudicatory setting, that involves all types of grievance and disciplinary appeal cases, or labor-management disputes, on a regular and recurring basis. 

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school for the required experience. 2. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree for up to two years of the required experience. 3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 

Note: Employees in this classification are required to obtain certification in State Personnel Management System policies and procedures and in the functionality of the Statewide Personnel System from the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits, Department of Budget and Management within six months from the time of appointment to the position. Employees are also required to obtain recertification every six months thereafter.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALS:

Juris Doctor (degree). 

Experience representing management in:   
Collecting bargaining;  
Conferences related to grievances and disciplinary appeals;  
Hearings at the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). 

Knowledge of and experience advising management on interpretation and application of State personnel laws, policies and relevant MOUs.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to current employees of the Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits only.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:    

Department of Budget and Management     

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Recruitment # 21-004953-0001

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please call 410-767-4767.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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