EMPLOYEE RELATIONS TECHNICIAN 0420
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class assists in performing professional work in town personnel administration. Responsibilities include maintenance of personnel records, preparation of job descriptions, and assistance with the administration of Workers’ Compensation and substance abuse testing programs. Duties are performed under the supervision of a professional personnel administrator and are subject to review through consultation and examination of work performed. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Reviews applications received in response to town job postings to make preliminary determination that applicants meet Civil Service established minimum qualifications;
Monitors provisional appointments and advises appointees of test announcements for specified titles;
Composes job descriptions for submission to Suffolk County Department of Civil Service;
Assists in creation and monitoring of position control;
Reviews annual certified payroll for submission to Civil Service;
Compiles data and information needed for negotiations, salary surveys, or other personnel-related reports;
Assists residents and employees with questions relative to Civil Service employment in the jurisdiction;
Serves as liaison with Civil Service and town departments regarding personnel matters;
Maintains associated records, prepares reports and composes original correspondence on behalf of the town personnel administration;
Assists with Workers’ Compensation program;
Assists with drug and alcohol testing program implementation and coordination.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Some knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of public personnel administration; ability to express ideas and impart information clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to analyze and organize data and prepare relevant reports for departmental use; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and candidates; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to get along well with others; good judgment; tact; courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree, and one (1) year of personnel experience in the public or private sector.