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Title: Manager of Leave Administration/ADA Compliance
Pay Grade: Management
Starting Pay: $88,695.37 - $130,866.23
Departmental Mission Statement: The Human Resources (HR) Department partners with Trial Court management to create and maintain a talented, qualified workforce by recruiting a diverse applicant pool, by facilitating the fair merit-based selection for appointment of the most qualified candidates, by developing appropriate workforce training (in consultation with the Trial Court's Judicial Institute), by fostering positive management-employee relations, by promptly addressing workplace issues, and by developing performance based measures to ensure the continued excellence of the workforce. The HR Department will use best practices to ensure that this collaborative effort advances the mission of the Trial Court. The HR Department also provides information and assistance to all Trial Court employees on a variety of workplace issues.
ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/trial-court-human-resources-department
Notes: This position is designated as management position and is covered by the Trial Court Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
This position will remain open until filled. Preference will be given to candidates that apply within the first 14 days.
Salary will be commensurate with experience
This position is currently a hybrid position (subject to change).
Position Summary: Working within the Human Resources Department of the Office of Court Management, the Manager of Leave Administration/ADA Compliance supervises the administration and guidance of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, Paid Family Medical Leave Act (PFML) requests, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accommodations, medical, parental, military, Workers’ Compensation (WC) claims and leaves, and all other related employee requests. This position is primarily responsible for engaging in discussions with employees, managers, and the Labor Relations Team in identifying reasonable accommodations in compliance with state and federal law, including oversight of a tracking system for all the accommodations provided. The Manager of Leave Administration/ADA Compliance assists the ACHRO for Benefits & On-Boarding with the ongoing development and communication of policy and compliance, ensuring best practices are applied as outlined in Human Resources policies and procedures, and collective bargaining agreements. The Manager of Leave Administration/ADA Compliance requires developed understanding, knowledge, and experience applying state and federal disability law, and the ability to exercise independent judgment.
Supervision Received: Reports to the ACHRO for Benefits & Onboarding, receiving work assignments and supervision within established guidelines.
Job Competencies: All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to prove efficiency in the following areas:
Ethics and Values: Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Human Resources Department and the Trial Court.
Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the Trial Court and Human Resources Department missions.
Applied Knowledge: Demonstrates past experience and ability understanding and properly administering leave and accommodation requests, preferably in a unionized environment.
Problem Solving: Accurately assesses workplace problems in the Trial Court and recommends and facilitates appropriate solutions with tact.
Customer Service: Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public.
Collaboration: Works with others cooperatively, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, helping to develop a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals.
Commitment to Diversity: Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development.
Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for a position of Manager of Leave Administration:
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and (5) years of professional work experience in one or more of the following areas of human resources: leave and accommodation requests, workers’ compensation, EAP, and Wellness programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal leave and disability law and the accommodation process;
Demonstrated experience using business software such as MS Office, particularly MS Excel is required.
Experience with Commonwealth of Massachusetts benefits and leave policy is a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work professionally with persons at all levels, including judges, and to maintain effective working relationships;
Ability to understand and administer policies and procedures of the Human Resources Department and the Massachusetts Trial Court;
Well-developed writing skills to regularly draft business correspondence and to present project information clearly and concisely;
An ability and commitment to observing the strict confidentiality of sensitive information maintained by the Human Resources Department;
Ability to multi-task and manage a variety of assignments at once;
Ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and develop workarounds for issues that require timely resolution;
Ability to maintain accurate records;
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form;
Ability to generate and analyze data reports and maintain tracking systems and activity logs;
Ability to work independently and with an attention to detail;
Ability to travel within the Commonwealth as necessary.
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