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Norfolk Southern Labor Relations Officer in Atlanta, Georgia



Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Handles the appeals of claims and grievances and defends management's position in disputes involving interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements for the crafts that fall under the jurisdiction of the position.

Principal Duties:

  • Prepares arbitration briefs and acts as oral advocate for managements position in front of arbitrators.

  • Prepares summary analysis and recommendations in discipline cases.

  • Conducts research on labor agreements and prior National Railroad Adjustment Board decisions.

  • Provides advice and counsel to line supervisors.

  • Presents Carrier's position in arbitration cases.

  • Interacts with general chairmen and handles claim conferences.

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 1-2 years Preferred Level: 3-5 years


Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree (Any)

Preferred Majors:

  • Business

  • Business - Labor / Industrial Relations

  • Business - Personnel Management

Licenses / Certifications: Required: None listed Preferred: None listed

Technical Skills:

None listed

Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication Skills

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Analyzing Problems

  • Identifying and Considering Alternatives

Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs:

  • Assistant Labor Relations Officer

Future Jobs:

  • Assistant Director Labor Relations

  • Director Labor Relations

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 3 - 5 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. We are a team of more than 20,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and, gender identity. Together, we power progress.

Don’t just work here, Thrive here.

New Headquarters – Atlanta, GA

Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Our HQ is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021. To check out a sneak peek, we’ve linked a playlist below.