Labor Relations Specialist III participates in labor contract negotiations. May prepare contract agreements. Being a Labor Relations Specialist III must be knowledgeable in federal, state and local regulations pertaining to labor issues. Represents the organization in legal hearings on labor issues and with labor governing bodies. Additionally, Labor Relations Specialist III makes recommendations for changes to existing policies to ensure compliance with new or proposed regulations. Requires a bachelor's degree in a related area. May report directly to an executive or head of a unit/department. To be a Labor Relations Specialist III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature.