Vacancy Announcement for a Seat on the Vermont Labor Relations Board:
The Vermont Commissioner of Labor, on behalf of the Labor Board Review Panel, and in accordance with 3 VSA §921, will be accepting nominations from persons interested in serving on the Vermont Labor Relations Board. Qualified candidates’ names will be submitted to the Governor for review and appointment.
The term of the appointment is six (6) years, and the Board members must be available to serve at hearings, which are conducted weekly in Montpelier, as well as assist in special projects as determined by the Labor Board Chair or Executive Director. Labor Board members are not considered state employees and have no compensation or benefits other than receiving a minimal per diem for their work and expense reimbursement (mileage and meal reimbursement) for travel to hearings or other assignments.
The Panel is seeking an applicant for the following:
(1) One applicant for a person serving as a “neutral” member of the Board. In order to qualify as a “Neutral” representative, the person must have a background in labor relations matters from a neutral’s perspective.
An interested candidate is required to possess “experience, knowledge, character, integrity, judgment and ability to act in a fair and impartial manner.” An interested candidate must also be a US citizen, and a resident of the state of Vermont for at least one year immediately preceding appointment. A member of the Board may not hold any other state office.
The Review Panel shall consider the skills, perspectives and experience of candidates to serve on the Labor Board. Interested candidates should send the following information to the Commissioner of Labor by the deadline of August 21, 2015:
1. A brief (not to exceed one page) letter of interest, specifically identifying why you qualify as a neutral representative.
2. Up-to-date resume (not to exceed 2 pages).
3. A separate list of not more than 5 references with phone contact information.
Mail all information to: Commissioner of Labor Annie Noonan, 5 Green Mountain Drive, P. O. Box 488, Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0488. Information received after 4:30pm on August 21, 2015 will not be considered.
If you are chosen for an interview, you will be asked to come to Montpelier to meet with the Review Panel.
For more information on the role of the Vermont Labor Relations Board, you can review Vermont statutes, 3 VSA, Ch. 27, Sec 921, et al., or visit http://vlrb.vermont.gov/about_us
If you have questions regarding the vacancies or the process to apply, contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4301 or email the Commissioner’s office, c/o Roger Van Tassel at email@example.com