Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Employee & Labor Relations)

District of Columbia, D.C
Oct 06, 2022
Oct 14, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

As a Supervisory Human Resource Specialist (Employee & Labor Relations), you will:
  • Provide technical direction, supervision, and coordinate the staff within Employee Relations, Labor Relations, and Performance Management programs of the Bureau.
  • Determine the scope of projects, assign work to staff members, coordinating, and assuring compliance with completion dates, and revising work for over conformance to governing laws, policies, and standards.
  • Exercise a range of supervisory responsibilities over human resources professions up to the GS-13 and GS-14 grade levels.
  • Assign work based on priorities and selective consideration of the demands of the work and the capabilities of employees; establish performance standards and evaluate subordinates' performance; advise and instruct employees on both work and administrative matters; interview candidates for positions in the Division and recommend such actions as appointments, promotions, or reassignments for such positions; hear and resolve complaints from employees, resolve grievances; effect minor disciplinary measures; and propose more severe action in other cases; support the EEO program by personal example and involvement; identify developmental and training needs of employees, as well as, provide and/or make provisions for such development and training.
  • Formulate and interpret agency-wide policy, plans and procedures related to labor and employee relations program areas such as union contract administration, disciplinary and adverse actions, performance management, awards and recognition, leave and attendance management, and grievances/appeals.
  • Direct or, on occasion, may personally perform the most difficult and/or pattern setting negotiations; during highly sensitive or controversial sessions acts as ad hoc team leader providing authoritative instructions to management negotiating teams.


Conditions of Employment

If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 22-BEP-371-P, which is open for any U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.


The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

  • SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).


    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    For the GS-15, the specialized experience is defined as one year of experience at the GS-14 level or equivalent in the Federal service, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Experience developing and directing a performance management, labor and employee relations program; AND
    • Experience providing technical guidance to employees and management on performance management, employee and labor relations issues (including the impact of negotiations and third-party decisions); AND
    • Experience directing and representing an agency in third party proceedings including grievance-arbitration, negotiability determinations, impasse disputes, unfair labor practice complaints, union determinations/clarification, and/or union elections.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-15, you must have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • The facility typically shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day. As such, all BEP employees must take leave for work days during the shutdown period.
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Undergo an income tax verification.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment.
    • Weekend work and overtime, if applicable, will be scheduled when needed based on production requirements as determined by Management.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • Public Transportation Incentives and reserved parking available for Washington DC positions.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
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