Under the direct supervision of the Director of Education and Training, this position designs, develops and implements education and training programs that meet the stated needs of officers, stewards and members in Regions, Locals and Units. Labor Education Specialists are considered to be part of the field services available to the regions, locals and units and as such, are viewed as professional staff members who are responsible for statewide workshops and meetings, regional education committee meetings and regional events on an as needed basis.
The Labor Education Specialist is responsible for the following duties, including but not limited to:
1. Knowing how adults acquire and use knowledge, skills and attitudes; understanding individual differences in learning.
2. Selecting and using audio visual hardware and software and ability to use computers technology.
3. Identifying the knowledge and skill requirements of officers, stewards, grievance representatives and members.
4. Planning and coordinating logistics in an efficient and cost effective manner. Able to accept responsibility for facility planning and coordination with regional and local representatives. Responsible for all areas of participant materials production and distribution.
5. Communicating opinions, observations and conclusions with the Director, professional and support staff and the membership such that they are understood both in a written and verbal format.
6. Knowing key concepts and variables that define public and private sector labor relations, including the NLRB, Taylor Law, collective bargaining, contract administration and the duty of fair representation.
7. Recognizing, exploring and using a broad range of ideas and practices from all sources. Thinking logically and creatively without undo influence from personal bias.
8. Gathering information from printed and other recorded sources. Identifying and using information specialists and reference services. Able to work independently in producing education materials.
9. Developing practical frameworks which explain complex ideas in understandable and usable ways.
10. Presenting information to large and small groups using appropriate formats and materials.
11. Knowing and using the techniques and methods used in training and understanding their appropriate uses, including the development of needs assessments and other instruments that measure needs, interests and/or performance.
12. Preparing written material which follows generally accepted rules of style and form and is appropriate for the audience, creative and accomplishes its intended purpose.
13. Traveling extensively (on weekdays and weekends) throughout New York State to accomplish these responsibilities and other duties as may be required by the Department.
14. Able to produce timely and accurate materials.
15. Serving as a back‐up to other Department staff, during critical work periods or in covering planned activities of the Department.
16. Performing other responsibilities/duties as required that pertain to the education and training of the leadership and activists of CSEA.
Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in human resources, labor relations, political science, public administration or other related field as determined by CSEA,Inc., and a minimum of eighteen months of acceptable full‐time experience in providing direct labor relations service, preferably in education and training, in a unionized environment.
Associates degree in human resources, labor relations, political science, public administration or related field as determined by CSEA, Inc., and a minimum of three and a half years of acceptable full‐time experience in providing direct labor relations service, preferably in education and training, in a unionized environment.
High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of five years of acceptable full‐time experience in providing direct labor relations service, preferably in education and training, in a unionized environment. Experience in adult education is especially desirable. Certificate of Study in Labor Relations from an accredited college or university may be substituted, at the discretion of the employer, for some amount of acceptable full‐time experience in a unionized environment.
A satisfactory equivalent combination of appropriate training and experience as determined by CSEA. Promotion to the Grade 18 position is based upon successful completion of two years of satisfactory performance as a Grade 15 as determined by the Director of Education and Training. Promotion to the Grade 20 position is based upon successful completion of two years of satisfactory performance as a Grade 18 as determined by the Director of Education and Training.
NOTE: Candidates must possess a valid New York State driver’s license and personal vehicle for business use in order to be appointed and continue in this position.
NOTIFY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, IN WRITING, (WITH RESUME) OR VIA E‐MAIL TO STAFFPOSTINGS@CSEAINC.ORG NO LATER THAN CLOSE OF BUSINESS, OCTOBER 30, 2014.
143 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210