Department: Merit Protection Commission† County Location: Oklahoma†††
Date Opened: 12/4/2012 Filing Deadline: 12/14/2012 Salary: $40,000/year
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on 12/14/2012.†
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Oklahoma Merit Protection Commission
Attention: Carol Shelley
3545 NW 58th Street, Suite 360
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
Fax: (405) 528-6245
Duties and Responsibilities:† This position is primarily assigned responsibilities for conducting investigations of alleged violations of the Oklahoma Personnel Act and related rules and the review of appeals filed with the Oklahoma Merit Protection Commission. This position will review and analyze information, conduct field investigations, prepare investigative reports making appropriate recommendations for disposition and perform other research as required.† This position will also counsel individuals and groups on their rights and responsibilities; interprets and advises agency personnel and the general public on agency rules, regulations and laws governing the operation of the agency; consults with state agency management officials on policy development and effective human resource management.
Mediates disputes consistent with applicable laws and standards of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Merit Protection Commission; serves as alternative dispute resolution facilitator.
Plans, develops and conducts training, seminars, meetings or clinics as required; represents the agency at meetings, seminars, and conferences.
Reviews and analyzes complaints and appeals filed with the Oklahoma Merit Protection Commission of alleged violations of the Oklahoma Personnel Act or of the Merit System of Personnel Administration Rules; conducts investigations, inquiries or research as required.
Prepares reports of investigations on documentation received concerning the facts of the case, issues in dispute, application of the Personnel Act and Merit Rules; makes recommendation for disposition of appeal and provides justification for recommendation.
Schedules cases for mediation; notifies all parties and their representatives; coordinates with Administrative Law Judges and others.
Prepares all reports and documents and other information using personal computer; examines, checks, and verifies reports and other documents for completeness, appropriateness, adequacy, and conformity to established requirements and follows up on discrepancies.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities required for this position include knowledge of the Oklahoma Personnel Act and all related rules, policies and procedures; investigative techniques and practices; structured interviewing techniques; mediation techniques and basic statistics. Ability is to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and develop training programs, to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions; and to organize and present facts and opinions. Skill is required to operate personal computers and other office machines.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements at this level consist of a bachelorís degree and one year of professional experience in personnel administration, employee or labor relations, affirmative action, equal opportunity as a discrimination/employment law investigator; mediator or negotiation facilitator; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.†
Preferred Qualifications: Certified Investigator, Mediator