Private sector union agent job description

Duties and Responsibilities
This position provides staff support and assistance to the Special Assistant to the Executive Director relating to private sector unit governance and contract negotiations.  This position independently performs assignments of a routine to complex nature in providing general services to members of HGEA/AFSCME.  The candidate must have a working knowledge of the NLRA, NLRB, and OLMS relative to the representation of Union members.  The candidate should also be able to demonstrate a high level of experience and success in contract enforcement, grievance handling, arbitration handling, ULP filings, member recruitment/organizing, education and training and other membership services.  Experience in a healthcare environment preferred.

Minimum Qualifications
The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in handling complaints and resolving problems directly with employees/union members; and have work experience and knowledge of Collective Bargaining Laws, Union principles, best practices, and labor relations or relevant work experiences will be considered.  
The candidate must have effective verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated experience in effectively speaking/communicating complex issues before small and large groups.  Computer skills in Microsoft Office programs are required.  Must have a valid Hawaii driver’s license and a reliable personal vehicle to use for work.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please read the duties and responsibilities and minimum qualifications stated above and submit a completed application form with job reference number to the Human Resources Office.  Please download the application form and mail the application form with your cover letter and resume to: HGEA (Attn: Human Resources), P.O. Box 2930, Honolulu, HI 96802 or email to: .   Internal applicants must submit a completed internal application form (include job reference number) with your resume to the Human Resources Office by the deadline stated above.