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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST/WORKERS COMPENSATION ATTORNEY, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Title
LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST/WORKERS COMPENSATION ATTORNEY
Department/Division
Human Resources
Apply Start Date
02/08/2022
Apply End Date
Open Until Filled
Type
Full Time
Hours
40 Per Week
Wage
$74,114.44 - $92,084.74 annually, commensurate with qualifications
Description

LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST/WORKERS COMPENSATION ATTORNEY
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
CITY OF WORCESTER

The Human Resources Department is looking for a dynamic individual to fill the position of Labor Relations Specialist/Workers Compensation Attorney. Reporting directly to the Coordinator of Labor Relations, this position is responsible for all aspects of Workers’ Compensation and Injured on Duty functions of the Human Resources Department, including claims management and litigation. This position is responsible for the coordination of employee leaves and accommodations, including employer obligations under Workers’ Compensation, Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities, and unemployment matters. This position is responsible for Labor Relations, including, interpretation and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements with the various city unions, advising department heads regarding all aspects of labor relations, including employee discipline and investigations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Analytical, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret laws, rules, regulations and contractual provisions.
  • Ability to work effectively with other city departments and outside agencies.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree.
  • Licensed Attorney in Massachusetts with admittance to the Bar of the Supreme Judicial Court.
  • Knowledge of Workers Compensation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation for travel when necessary.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity with medical conditions and terminology.
  • Experience with Employment and Labor laws.
  • Experience with Family Medical Leave law (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Experience litigating claims before either the Trial Court or state agencies, including hearings and motion practice.
  • Experience with employment investigations and/or related litigation.
  • Experience involving matters pertaining to discrimination and harassment.
  • Experience with unemployment claims.
  • Experience in maintaining accurate records and exercising discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Competence in resolving problems and conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

SALARY RANGE: $74,114.44 - $92,084.74 annually, commensurate with qualifications, full-time, exempt, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Open until filled. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov.

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