Maryland Department of Transportation
Maryland Transit Administration
Labor Relations Specialist
Administrator III (2588)
Open to all qualified applicants
**Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply**
Are you seeking a job where your work is rewarding and provides excellent benefits?
The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) invites you to apply today to be considered for a position that provides customer service to the citizens of Maryland every day. MDOT MTA is one of the largest transit systems in the United States and is seeking dynamic and energetic individuals to join the MTA team.
This is a MDOT MTA position specific recruitment for a generic job classification. The resulting list of eligible will be used to staff this MDOT MTA position or function only. You will need to reapply for any future generic or job specific recruitments for this job classification.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is recruiting for Labor Relations Specialist. The Labor Relations Specialist will be responsible for providing counseling and guidance to all levels of management, and is responsible for interpreting MDOT policy in relation to complex Employer/Employee Relations issues. The position represents the Transportation Business Unit in grievance proceedings, disciplinary actions, and unemployment insurance hearings to officially present, defend and negotiate the Agency's position before the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and at the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). The position interfaces with the Equal Employment Opportunity Unit, Classification Unit, Recruitment and Selection and Employee Services, on matters that impact employer-employee relations. The position will be involved in conducting investigations on behalf of management, interpreting cited rules, and policies, and reviewing initiated requests proceeding to a Step Two Grievance Hearing at The Secretary's Office (TSO). This position also assists the EER Manager with managing all aspects of the Administration's Substance Abuse Program, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), referrals to the State Medical Advisor, and collective bargaining liaison functions.
The position is located in Baltimore City.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Five years of experience in administrative or professional work. One (1) year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures. *Two (2) years of which must have involved professional Employer/Employee Relations (EER) experience advising and representing management on employee disciplinary appeals and grievances as well as experience interacting with collective bargaining units, specifically in the area of contract negotiations.
*A Selective Qualification Recruitment is conducted for a job or position when there is a specific or additional bona fide occupational qualification (i.e., knowledge, skill or ability).
The ideal candidate will have experience in developing, conducting and facilitating training in grievance procedures and resolution and disciplinary procedures for both Transportation Service Human Resources System (TSHRS) and collective bargaining employees.
1. Additional experience in administrative or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-to-year basis for the required general experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.
Licenses & Certifications
You must complete a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) application (Form DTS-1) to be considered for this recruitment. Resumes may not be substituted for the application. Since the examination for this recruitment may be an evaluation and rating of the information you provide on your application, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant experience in detail and addressing the specific requirements shown above. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for within MDOT, one of the Transportation Business Units, or the Authority.
: Applications not completely filled out will not be considered. The selected candidate may be subject to background and reference checks. Employees are subject to the State Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing.
It is highly recommended that applications be completed and submitted online by registering at www.mdot.maryland.gov/employment. Make sure you meet the minimum and selective qualifications and follow the instructions on MDOT's Online Employment Center website.
Applicants not applying online may obtain a DTS-1 Application form by calling (410) 767-3860 and mail to: MTA Office of Human Resources, 6 Saint Paul Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Applicants may also submit their application directly to the Office of Human Resources.
Applicants with degrees granted outside of the United States will be required to provide a written evaluation of education documentation by a credentialing organization such as:
World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (WES), https://www.wes.org/.
MTA Does Not Discriminate Based On: Age, Ancestry, Color, Creed Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Mental or Physical Disability, National Origin, Race, Religious Affiliation, Belief or Opinion, Sex or Sexual Orientation.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided as requested.
The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.
The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees; all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
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The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Issue Date: 5/16/18
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*Benefits are offered to all full-time, part-time permanent and contractual (partially subsidized) employees. Temporary employees do not receive benefits.
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