Job Title: University Hearing Officer - Labor Hearings and Appeals Unit
Job ID: 21205
Location: Central Office
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Reporting to the Executive Director of Labor Hearings and Appeals, the University Hearing Officer is responsible for conducting grievance discussions and hearing disciplinary appeals at Step Two that have been brought under collective bargaining agreements regarding the University's instructional and classified civil service staff.
The University Hearing Officer's responsibilities will also include, but are not limited to, the following:
Drafts decisions based on the evidence presented at the hearing, taking into account applicable University policies and procedures, University and College governance plans, and relevant legal precedents.
Negotiates and prepares settlement agreements between the University and the unions or other employee representatives, and assists In the negotiation of settlements with the Colleges at Step One.
Assists in the preparation of grievances and disciplinary appeals for arbitration and to appropriate University appeal committees.
Provides proactive guidance to the labor relations and human resources executives at each College, and develops and leads workshops on grievance and disciplinary issues as well as labor law developments for the University community.
Conducts research, drafts memoranda and reports, and participates in planning activities for the Unit.
Submits summaries for the Unit's case compendium and serves as a resource to his/her labor
Works collaboratively with other offices within the University's Central Office, including the Offices of Legal Affairs, Human Resources Management, and Public Safety.
May serve on committees and/or represent the Unit at interoffice and intercampus working groups.
Participates In Special Projects as assigned by the Executive Director, and may serve on collective bargaining subcommittees and participate in the collective bargaining process.
Fulfills other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Labor Hearing and Appeals.
Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.
Baccalaureate degree and at least eight years of related experience required. Master's degree in a
related field or JD preferred and may substitute for up to two years of the required experience.
The successful candidate will have superlative written and oral communication skills, excellent
interpersonal and relationship management skills, and strong organizational and computer skills.
Experience working on grievance, disciplinary, and arbitration matters, and negotiating settlement agreements is strongly preferred.
Experience in higher education is helpful but not necessary.
Must possess the ability to work In a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities while meeting deadlines.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Acts as University Hearing Officer and is a member of the Labor Hearings and Appeals Unit within the University Office of the Vice Chancellor for Labor Relations.
Represents the Chancellor's Designee at grievances and disciplinary proceedings at Step Two
Negotiates settlements and writes decisions
Assists in the preparation of cases at arbitration
Conducts research and provides time-sensitive reports, memoranda and other information
Serves as liaison to the University Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management, Office of the General Counsel, and University Office of Public Safety
Develops and conducts training workshops
Performs related duties as assigned
Higher Education Officer
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.
The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:
Review of applications will commence October 22, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
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CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Internal Number: 21205
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