Washington D.C.
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Executive, Chief
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is part of the National Mediation Board. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the agency's internal programs and implementing the Board's policies for the general direction for the National Mediation Board in all matters coming under its jurisdiction in the administration of the Railway Labor Act, amended, except for those related to the Board's legal representation program and FOIA requests. These duties also include those related to the budgetary and administrative affairs of the National Railroad Adjustment Board.

  • 25% or Greater
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • To qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level. Examples include:

    • Applying appropriate program evaluation and measurement techniques to determine the extent of compliance with rules and regulations issued by an organization, or in measuring and evaluating program accomplishments.
    • Utilizing organizational principles and practices in order to develop resource (staffing and funding) guidance for subordinate activities, and performing continuous appraisal of the utilization of resources in accomplishing program objectives and goals.
    • Developing staffing standards covering complex program functions or missions, e.g., management of organizational research operations or staffing requirements for new or substantially altered training or operational missions and programs.
    • Developing and/or implementing broad programs based on new or revised legislation that required efforts to develop new program objectives or legislative and regulatory initiatives to facilitate achievement of program goals and objectives.
    It is highly desired that the successful candidate has a law degree.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If applicable, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Failure to provide this documentation may result in a non preference determination. For more information on veterans' preference (see



    As CHIEF OF STAFF, typical work assignments include:

    • Advises on policy and procedures required to carry out the mission of the Board; provides executive review and concurrence on policies, expense items and issues briefs that impact the agency. Supervises and manages the recruitment and hiring for the agency and manages any necessary training and professional development programs for all personnel.
    • Addresses human resources requirements in order to meet shifts in workload and priorities; develops objectives and sets priorities for personnel to meet strategic directions and agency goals.
    • Oversees information technology systems; responsible for advising on ways to integrate technology and alternative dispute resolution into the agency's Mediation and Arbitration process.
    • Serves as the chief management negotiator and spokesperson in all negotiations and labor/management meetings with organized NMB staff.

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