Labor & Employee Relations Specialist

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jan 23, 2023
Jan 28, 2023
Full Time

Key Requirements
  • Candidate must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • A one-year probationary period will be required upon selection.
  • Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.
  • If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS E-verify system. Federal Law requires verifying eligibility of all new hires. The Navy Exchange Service Command is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Incumbents of this position must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Candidates/Incumbent must be eligible for and obtain a Secret Clearance.
  • Responsibilities

    Not limited to:
    • Provides advisory services of a highly technical nature that include systematic study in the development of management positions, strategies and objectives to be achieved in collective bargaining negotiations.
    • Answers and resolves inquiries, including Congressional, regarding the interpretation of policy/procedures as well as individual problems and situations relating to labor and employee relations.
    • Reviews input from Navy Exchange Service Command managers/supervisors and prepares management proposals.
    • Acts as a chief spokesperson or chief advisor representing NEXCOM in negotiations and advises committee members on the applicability and interpretation of arbitration decisions and precedent decisions of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA).
    • Reviews FLRA decisions and cases. Analyzes negotiability decisions in relation to their applicability to NEXCOM cases. Also reviews Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) cases and arbitration awards as they relate to Navy Exchange Service Command cases.
    • Develops/writes new or revised policies and procedures as a result of changes to the NEM, Instructions, Command memos, letters etc. Drafts a variety of manuals point papers and instructions in accordance with appropriate regulations. Considerable modification and creativity is required to develop new material from inception to completion.
    • Maintains liaison with management officials at all levels that include national, district, and local union officers and stewards of the local organization to consult and negotiate difficult and controversial issues and problems. Provides guidance and technical assistance to supervisors and management representatives based on in-depth analysis and interpretation of applicable collective bargaining agreements.
    Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Conditions of Employment

    US Citizens and Non-Citizens are eligible to apply to this announcement.


    A total of 7 years of experience consisting of the following:

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE 3 years or responsible experience in non-routine work which enabled the applicant to gain a good general understanding of the systems methods and administrative machinery for accomplishing work the ability to analyze problems apply sound judgment in assessing practical implications of alternative solutions and resolving the problems presented and the ability to communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing.

    OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE 1 year of academic study above the high school level may be substituted for 9 months of experience up to a maximum of a 4-year bachelor's degree for 3 years of general experience.

    AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 4 years of progressively responsible experience that provided knowledge of personnel management functions principles and techniques and experience in maintaining employee-employer relationships and negotiation and administering labor agreements and resolving disputes and providing guidance counseling and assistance on labor employee relations benefits and services-related matters or experience in a combination of personnel management work that clearly demonstrated the knowledge and abilities required to perform the work of the position.


    4-year bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.

    Additional information


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