Location: Manhattan - Midtown Job ID: 94456 Grade: E Salary Range: $66,023 – $72,625 Application Deadline: November 18, 2018 Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.
MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.
Assist in the administration of labor agreements to protect the Company’s financial interests and prevent labor disputes. Provide interpretation and application of labor agreements in support of department and Metro-North corporate goals.
Arrange, attend and participate in monthly conferences with union representatives to discuss grievance and discipline appeals; review claims, grievances and discipline transcripts to discuss at meetings; prepare letters of decision to Union General Chairman.
Answer telephone inquiries and written requests from line management regarding the application or interpretation of labor agreements. Respond to correspondence from outside agencies, employees.
Prepare briefs, review discipline and grievance records for arbitration. Act as Company advocate at arbitration hearings.
Meet with supervisors and managers of other departments to discuss labor issues and implications and application of various rules of the agreements.
Working knowledge of federal and state employment and labor laws.
Working knowledge of mediation techniques.
Familiarity with the interpretation and application of FMLA and ADA.
Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels in the Company and external contacts.
Working knowledge of collective bargaining agreements, arbitration procedures and the ability to analyze labor issues and apply the agreements to those issues.
Must be able to conform to specific time limitations and deadlines.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable applications.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Familiarity with Metro-North Collective Bargaining Agreements
REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Bachelors Degree in Industrial/Labor Relations or related field. Minimum two (2) years of experience in Labor Relations, labor contract administration including grievance handling and the presentation of arbitration cases. A Law Degree or Master's Degree may be substituted for experience above.
Master’s Degree in Industrial/Labor Relations or related field.
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicology testing.
As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $95,534.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends. This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.
Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application. Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer