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NJ Transit Labor Arbitration Specialist in Newark, New Jersey

Labor Arbitration Specialist

Bus Labor Relations and Administration

Job Description:

Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you'll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time—and we’re looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Main Functions:

  • Prosecutes and defends arbitration cases on behalf of Bus Operations involving disciplinary and contract issues arising out of labor agreements in forums including AAA and the New Jersey Board of Mediation.

  • Thoroughly prepares cases for arbitration including interviewing and preparing relevant witnesses, obtaining and reviewing all relevant documents and other evidence, and issuing necessary subpoenas.

  • Prepare arbitration briefs and dissent opinions.

  • Prosecutes and defends matters before NJ PERC on behalf of Bus Operations when designated to do so.

  • Conducts Third Step grievance hearings in accordance with applicable labor agreements. Determines agreement employees’ responsibility for alleged violations of the labor agreements, operating rules and regulations, and NJ TRANSIT policies and procedures in disciplinary hearings and the appropriateness of management actions in contract grievance hearings.

  • Properly investigates issues, rendering appropriate decisions and remedies. Articulates in writing the positions of the parties and the decision rationale.

  • Performs legal research and writing.

  • Works with the in-house counsel and/or senior management to develop regulations, procedures, policies, guidance documents and legal agreements.

  • Provides ongoing guidance to ensure proper implementation and enforcement of the labor agreements and consistent practices across Bus Operations.

  • Handles assignments, as may be required from time to time, by the DGM and/or the Director.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from a US Department of Education accredited college or university.

  • Three (3) years of litigation and/or arbitration experience required.

  • Must be a New Jersey-licensed attorney in good standing.

  • Experience handling labor related grievances strongly preferred.

  • Must have superior verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong Trial or Arbitration experience.

  • Experience handling labor related grievances strongly preferred.

  • Strong communication in writing and verbal.

  • Must be proficient using Microsoft Office.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Must be a current member of NJ Bar Association.

At NJ Transit you will enjoy a competitive salary, TOP NOTCH benefit packages and MUCH MORE:

  •  Comprehensive Family Health Insurance – Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Leave

  • Tuition Assistance

  • 401(a), 401(b), 401(k) Retirement Plans – up to 9% employer contribution

  • Qualified Transportation Expense Plan (QTE)

  • Travel Assistance & ID Theft Protection

  • Ability Assist Counseling Services

At NJ TRANSIT, diversity and inclusivity are vital to our success as we are committed to hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and veteran status. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply and join our team.

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