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Lead Labor Relations Specialist - 90297871 - Washington

Washington, DC 20004

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move Americas workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Responsible for supporting labor agreement administration in a team environment, including serving as Amtraks spokesperson in meetings with Labor Representatives to review and respond to cases involving discipline, claim and grievances appeals for single and/or multiple labor agreements. Strong analytical skills will be utilized to support primary administrator of assigned CBAs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Investigates and researches areas of concern arising in the business of labor relations and responsible for preparing the timely decisions on claim, grievance and discipline appeals. Acts as Amtraks spokesperson in meetings with Labor Representatives to settle claims and grievances on behalf of the Manager, Labor Relations.

Supports and responds to inquiries from managers about interpretations of labor agreements; conducts problem solving in the labor relations area amongst managers and/or union representatives to improve relations; and participates in special projects in furtherance of contract handling, training and cross functional/Department initiatives at Corporate and divisional levels.

Collaborates with various departments in preparing for, and where warranted, participates in negotiation and writing of local agreements. May assist or be assigned to special projects, including arbitration, from Corporate Labor Relations. Delivers labor agreement and discipline process training to line supervisors and managers.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degreeor equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
3 years of relevant experience in labor relations field, such as contract administration, grievance handling, problem resolution and/or counsel and advice to line managers.

Interpersonal communications skills across departments.

Ability to manage difficult or emotional customers.

Proficiency with databases and search engines, Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Comprehension of general labor agreements, principles of contract construction and relevant legal guidelines.

Ability to analyze and evaluate relevant legal guidelines and correctly apply these principles to relevant facts of cases.

Ability to produce high volume and quality work within contractual deadlines.
Must be a self-starter, self-motivated.
Must have demonstrated experience in managing a highly contested discipline defense.

Must have experience in exercising discretionary judgment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Advanced degree (i.e., Masters Degree in Business, Industrial Relations, Legal, HR, Communications, or JD).

5+ years of relevant experience in labor relations field, such as contract administration, grievance handling, problem resolution and/or counsel and advice to line managers.
Experience in the railroad or transportation industry labor negotiations.

Knowledge of railroad and labor and employment laws, such as: RLA, FRA, EEOC, FMLA, ADA, OSHA.
Knowledge of Amtrak Labor agreements.


COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

NOTE: This position is a tiered position. Incumbents will have a position level assigned based on their skills and experience, and in alignment with position development plans. Position placement is at Amtraks sole and absolute discretion.

Requisition ID:68382
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Human Capital
Relocation Offered:No
Travel Requirements:Up to 25%

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.


All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire. Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.



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Posted: 2021-09-08 Expires: 2021-10-08

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 17 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

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