Public Works Employee Relations Analyst



JOB CODE: 1580

PAY GRADE: 2200

SALARY RANGE: $37,293 - $63,488

LOCATION OF WORK
Office of Business Operations and Capital Programs

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Public Works Safety, Health, and Training Coordinator performs responsible work for Public Works departments in advising employees and processing family medical leave requests, workers' compensation claims, and accident and injury claims. Work also involves processing random drug testing documents and the coordination of training enrollment. Work involves the use of independent judgment and is reviewed through conferences and for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Facilitates the correct and timely distribution of accident, injury, and incident reports to the claims administrator; releases pertinent accident documents to the Parish Attorney's Office. Works with the claims administrator regarding employee's workers' compensation claims and return to work status; advises department leaders of employee's status. Advises employees and processes family medical leave requests; ensures confidentiality of all records. Processes random drug testing documents and notifies department leaders of results. Coordinates training enrollment; works with safety officers, department leaders, and Human Resources to schedule employees for training courses/programs to assist with proper and proficient performance of their job duties. Assists in revising policy and procedures manuals; analyzes and interprets City-Parish and departmental rules, policies, and procedures. Performs a limited range of professional research and analytical functions. Serves on various committees.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the Plan of Government provisions, Rules Governing Employees in the Classified Service and City-Parish ordinances. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the department. Knowledge of the general rules and regulations of a public personnel system. Knowledge of the Family Medical Leave Act. Skill in the operation of modern office equipment and in the use of standard computer applications. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department leaders, employees, contractors, and outside vendors. . Ability to express facts and ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, management, or a related field, and three years of experience with workers' compensation claims, accident/injury claims, or family medical leave requests.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.