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Under general direction from the General Counsel of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, is responsible for managing a complex agricultural regional office; planning, directing, organizing, and overseeing the work of a regional office; ensuring that the policy mandates of the General Counsel are implemented as they relate to unfair labor practice and compliance activities; on behalf of the five-member Agricultural Labor Relations Board, plans, directs, organizes, and oversees regional work pertaining to election/representational matters; and performs other related work.
Plans, directs, organizes, and oversees operations and personnel assigned to regional office to effectuate: timely investigation of unfair labor practice (ULP) charges and prosecution of ULP complaints; resolution of unfair labor practice charges via negotiated settlements; maintenance of appropriate legal and administrative records, documents and files; submission of accurate and timely reports; coordination, through subordinate supervisors, of the assignment of field examiners and attorneys to unfair labor practice and representational cases; timely and accurate review and processing of petitions for elections; and job performance evaluation of all staff assigned to the region, preparation of probationary and annual reports of performance, and taking of corrective action as necessary. Reviews staff recommendations and is responsible for decisions to dismiss ULP charges or issue complaints. Develops regional training plans, budgets, programs and events for the education and development of staff in accordance with General Counsel and Agricultural Labor Relations Board training policies and procedures. Performs other managerial, supervisory and administrative duties as directed by the General Counsel which include public relations and education programs, media contacts, meetings with elected and appointed officials, and other liaison activities to promote general public knowledge of the agency, its purposes and primary program mission.
Experience: Experience applicable to one of the following patterns may be combined on a proportional basis with experience applicable to the other to meet the total experience requirement. Experience in California state service applied toward "Pattern II", the open experience pattern, must include the same level of qualifying experience as required in "Pattern I", the promotional experience pattern, performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that described in "Pattern I", the promotional pattern. and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-to-year basis.) and Possession of a valid driver license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Applicants who do not possess this license will be admitted to the examination but must secure the license before appointment. and Either I One year performing the duties of a Field Examiner III, Agricultural Labor Relations Board; or one year of experience as an Assistant General Counsel II, Agricultural Labor Relations Board.
Five years of experience in one or a combination of the following types of labor relations work, one year of which must be in a full supervisory capacity:
l. Interpretation and settlement of grievances arising under labor agreements. or
2. Negotiation and preparation of labor agreements. or
3. Conciliation, mediation, or arbitration of labor disputes. or
4. Responsible work in the investigation and settlement of complaints regarding the violation of State or Federal labor relations laws. or
5. Investigation work related to agriculture.
Knowledge of: Managerial and supervisory principles; the Agricultural Labor Relations Act and the National Labor Relations Act; collective bargaining processes as they relate to farm labor employer/employee relations; applicable labor/employment laws; the case laws and precedents of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board; administrative hearing procedures; court procedures and rules of evidence; the organization and functions of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board; the Agricultural Labor Relations Board's Affirmative Action Program objectives; the manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Effectively plan, organize, direct, and oversee the work of a regional office; effectively apply managerial and supervisory principles; accurately interpret and apply the provisions of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act and the applicable provisions of the National Labor Relations Act; accurately interpret and apply the case law and precedents of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board; effectively implement and uphold the policies of the General Counsel and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board; accurately interpret and apply the regulations of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, apply investigative techniques; negotiate constructively and persuasively; analyze testimony and other types of evidence and draw correct conclusions; conduct informal hearings to resolve disputes, and conciliate aggrieved parties; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; work effectively under stress and unfavorable conditions; effectively communicate both orally and in writing; prepare clear and logical reports; interpret and apply established policies and procedures of the General Counsel and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board; establish and maintain effective working relationships; deal tactfully with labor and management groups in critical situations; and, effectively contribute to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated managerial ability; demonstrated objectivity; demonstrated proficiency in dealing effectively with differing temperaments, biases, loyalties, and personal attitudes, and in commanding respect from subordinate employees, peers and the parties engaged in proceedings under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act; willingness to work irregular hours and to travel to all parts of the State on short notice.
l. Post graduate study in labor relations or a related field; and/or
2. Legal studies.