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Field Representative

Affiliate:
ACE-AFSCME Local 2250
Location:
Maryland
Salary:
Starts at $56,171 to $90,153
Posting Date:
January 06, 2022

This is a bargaining unit position responsible for all areas of collective bargaining, contract and local union administration for ACE-AFSCME Local 2250. This is a highly visible position with extensive contact with union members, officers, Prince George's County Board of Education and local, county, state legislators and officials.

Summarv of Responsibilities:

Assist with the preparation of contract proposals and with contract negotiations.  Assist bargaining unit employees in all aspects of employee/employer labor and employment relations.  Represent members at pre-disciplinary (Loudermill) meetings and attends and presents cases during grievance procedures, including meetings and arbitration hearings.  Assist with administrative appeals before the local Board of Education.  Assist with investigating complaints/unfair labor practices filed pursuant to the State of Maryland, Public School Labor Relations Board.  Attend and present reports at monthly local membership Chapter meetings.  Visits job sites/bus lots to communicate with workers.  Participates and supports campaigns conducted by the local.  Participates in community, political and union events.  Prepare correspondence as needed.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Special Requirements:

High School Diploma/G.E.D. and experience working in a union environment is required. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in labor relations, including contract administration and the presentation of grievance arbitration cases and Unfair Labor Practice complaints is preferred. Post-secondary education in labor or industrial relations may be substituted for the experience requirement. Bilingual (Spanish) skills are also desirable, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A thorough understanding of public sector unionism and labor law;

Exceptional attention to accuracy and detail is required;

Strong strategic, problem solving, and critical thinking are necessary;

Strong organizational and time management skills;

Representatives operate with general supervision and must be self-motivated and able to prioritize and effectively manage a large volume of complex issues.

Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize competing tasks and manage work under weekly, monthly and quarterly deadlines;

Demonstrated positive attitude and effectiveness in working independently and in a team environment;

Adept interpersonal relationship skills to work harmoniously with ACE-AFSCME Local 2250 staff, management, union leaders, and affiliates;

Strong work ethic and self-motivation are essential;

Ability to operate within an office and field setting;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong listening skills, ability to compose simple correspondence and verbally convey information clearly;

Experience with Zoom and Microsoft Office applications is required;        

Ability to maintain a valid US driver's license that complies with the state of Maryland.

Submission:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resume to:

martin.diggs@ace-afscme.org

Submission deadline:  Open until filled