04425 Competitive


The Director of Personnel and Labor Relations (SRAA) is responsible for administering the Personnel and Labor Relations functions for the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority. The Director is also responsible for directing and supervising a comprehensive personnel and labor relations service. The nature of the work requires that the incumbent function effectively under broad policy directions which the incumbent shares a role in developing. The Director represents management in a variety of employee relations areas. The Director assigns, reviews and evaluates the activities of a number of professional and clerical support employees in the delivery of the Personnel and Labor Relations service. The Director will serve as Chief Negotiator in contract negotiations and represent management in contract negotiations, contract administration, policy development and implementation, and the administration of discipline and grievance procedures. Does related work as required


Establishes procedures and supervises the implementation of these procedures in recruitment, application, screening and selection.

Supervises all activities with respect to the creation and classification of jobs.

Oversees administration of the fringe benefit programs for all SRAA personnel.

Acts as primary liaison with the Onondaga County Civil Service Department, NYSLRS, OCEBA, and other benefit providers.

Ensures that all personnel policies and practices are in compliance with relevant laws, rules, and regulations.

Advises department heads and supervisors regarding employee relations practices.

Recommends new or revised personnel policies for consideration.

Conducts research, analyzes data, and prepares recommendations on assigned projects.

Represents the Authority in disciplinary and grievance matters.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel administration and employee relations as practiced under applicable state and federal civil service and labor laws

Good knowledge of contractual agreements covering employees of the Authority.

Good knowledge of laws, rules, policies, etc. governing the Authority’s relationships with other public agencies.

Ability to analyze information gathered for the purposes of developing recommendations and/or making decisions.

Ability to prepare detailed and complex correspondence for the purposes of explaining and supporting the Authority’s decisions and recommendations.

Ability to supervise one or more full-performance level professional, paraprofessional, and/or clerical employees. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Open Competitive:

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New

York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Baccalaureate Degree in personnel administration, business administration, or a closely related field; AND, six (6) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in human resources, personnel or labor relations, including at least two (2) years supervising one or more full-performance level human resource positions.

NOTE: Successful completion of graduate semester credit hours in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university may be substituted for specialized work experience (but not supervisory experience) as follows: Thirty (30) graduate semester hours is equivalent to one (1) year of specialized work experience; sixty (60) credit hours is equivalent to two (2) years of specialized work experience.

5/2017 Date of Original Composition