Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations)

Washington D.C.
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 27, 2017
Human Resources
Full Time

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- to help transform the Federal government to address national challenges; and

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This position is located in the GAO, Human Capital Office (HCO), Employee Relations and Benefits Center. The HCO is responsible planning, managing and administering comprehensive human capital programs, initiatives, policies, and services to meet the needs of the agency; ensuring alignment with organizational mission, goals and performance outcomes; and evaluating links to organizational performance and growth. The Office partners with GAO leadership to ensure the agency remains a performance-based organization that maximizes performance, ensures accountability, and manages its workforce strategically.

This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion Plan for federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement GAO-17-HCO-0201-03-MP.

NOTE: The GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Applicants employed by other federal excepted service agencies who do not have status gained in the competitive service must apply to this announcement for consideration under delegated examining procedures.

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required to conduct briefings/presentations at various GAO field office locations.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • Completion of a probationary period may be required.
  • Selectee must be able to meet/maintain suitability & security requirements
  • Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower level, equivalent to the GS-13 in federal service. Specialized experience must demonstrate expert knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles and methodologies related to employee relations management. Specialized experience is defined as experience administering the full range of employee relations, grievance administration, performance management and labor relations functions in a unionized environment; as well as applying employee relations statues, regulations and policies to advise and/or train senior management officials, supervisors and staff.

    This position does not have an education requirement.

    Candidates must possess the education (if applicable) and specialized experience, as described, for this position.

    All qualifications requirements must be met BEFORE the closing date of the announcement.

    Veterans Preference applies to this announcement. For more information regarding veterans’ preference please visit

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