Human Resources Specialist (employee Relations)

Employer
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 22, 2022
Closes
Oct 03, 2022
Ref
665458962
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
SummaryThis position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Office of Human Resources, Washington, DC.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates09/16/2022 to 09/26/2022Salary$89,834 - $116,788 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 12HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Washington, DC1 vacancyRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceCompetitivePromotion potential12Job family (Series)0201 Human Resources ManagementSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskNoncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate RiskTrust determination processCredentialingSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement numberST-CBPO-22-11609481-NRControl number678041600HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Federal employees - Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Individuals with disabilitiesLand & base managementCertain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.VeteransClarification from the agencyThis is a Merit Promotion announcement for Government employees and those who are eligible under the hiring paths listed.VideosHelpDutiesProvides technical guidance, advice and counseling to management officials and supervisors to address issues with workforce-related conduct and performance;Delivers training for management and employees on a variety of employee relations topics;Prepares a variety of correspondence on behalf of the bureau to address complex employee relations matters including disciplinary and adverse actions, and settlement agreements;Advises management officials at all levels, including senior leaders, about appropriate disciplinary or other corrective techniques in response to a range of conduct and performance problems;Explains rules and procedures to employees and management to help them understand rights and obligations while maintaining and encouraging objectivity in situations that may be charged with emotion and involve assumptions;Conducts extensive analysis to identify obscure or underlying causes of misconduct or poor performance;Helps managers and supervisors focus on performance management processes, including planning, monitoring, developing, rating, and rewarding performance;Advises managers about appropriate disciplinary or other corrective techniques in response to a range of conduct and performance problems; explains rules and procedures to employees and helps them understand their rights and obligations. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a US Citizen.You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination.You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See -12 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: Advises management officials at all levels, including senior leaders, about appropriate disciplinary or other corrective techniques in response to a range of conduct and performance problems; Conducts and Advises on ER matters, all proposed adverse actions, coordination and oversight, including fact findings, and grievances. Reviews performance standards and performance appraisal documents and awards for compliance with organizational practices and requirements. Provides written reports of findings to HR leadership and supported organization leadership. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.Additional informationReasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (ie, physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361. Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (eg: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (eg: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (eg, resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics): AccountabilityAttention to DetailCustomer ServiceDecision MakingFlexibilityInfluencing/NegotiatingIntegrity/HonestyInterpersonal SkillsLearningReading ComprehensionReasoningSelf-ManagementStress ToleranceTeamwork In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration. Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. DUE WEIGHT Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (eg superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process. If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level. To preview the application click: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11609481HelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. 2. Other supporting documents (if applicable): SF-50's showing (1) your highest FPL, and (2) most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station. Please note that all SF-50's submitted must show that you are a status candidate or eligible under this announcement. Please refer to the eligibility in the online questionnaire for more information.College transcript for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptableCertificates, license, etc.Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRAProof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authorityCurrent or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here. Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility under VEOA or VRA, must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (ie, official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more). NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility based on 30% or more service connected disability, you are required to submit documentation that is indicated on the SF-15 as acceptable proof of verification of your preference (ie, official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 30% or more. You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education - accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR https://www.boem.gov/about-boem/boem-employment. If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

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