Union agent job description

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Field Service Officer/Division Chief, the essential duties and responsibilities of the Union Agent include advocating for HGEA members, contract enforcement, grievance handling, member/steward recruitment and organizing, and providing other membership services.  Union Agents are represented by the Hawaii Association of Union Agents (HAUA) and its labor agreement.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor degree from an accredited college of university and more than six (6) months of professional work experience handling complaints and resolving problems directly with customers/clients; work experience speaking before small and large groups; and knowledge of government operations and basic union principles and practices.

Ability to generate letters, reports and other documents; possess effective verbal and written communication skills; provide excellent customer service; work outside of normal work hours and on the weekends, as needed; possess a valid Hawaii driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle to travel frequently to and from various meeting locations around the island.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Word is preferred and prior employment in a local government agency and active union membership are desired.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please read the duties and responsibilities and minimum qualifications stated above and submit a completed application form with job reference number to the Human Resources Office.  Please download the application form and mail the application form with your cover letter and resume to: HGEA (Attn: Human Resources), P.O. Box 2930, Honolulu, HI 96802 or email to: jobs@hgea.org .   Internal applicants must submit a completed internal application form (include job reference number) with your resume to the Human Resources Office by the deadline stated above.

Hawaii Government Employees Association is an equal opportunity organization and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and reference checks of previous employers