Human Resources Specialist ER/LR

Washington D.C.
Apr 25, 2018
Apr 25, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


As the Human Resources Specialist (Employee and Labor Relations) you will:

  • Serve as a senior specialist and technical expert in employee and labor relations advisory and operations services and the primary liaison between National Park Service management and officials.
  • Be responsible for addressing workplace harassment, supervisors, managers and employees.
  • Coordinate the daily interactions between those officials and managers and supervisors at park, regional and headquarters levels.
  • Provide authoritative interpretation of regulations, policies, and procedures, and provide advice and guidance to supervisors and managers on methods and approaches in handling employee and labor relations matters, interface with other personnel specializations, program development and improvement techniques.
  • Provide expert advice and assistance to park level, headquarters and Regional Office managers, human resources staffs, and parks regarding the resolution of workplace harassment, performance and conduct problems.
  • Provide training in the areas of Labor and Employee Relations to supervisors and managers.
  • Conduct internal administrative inquiries/investigations concerning allegations of employee misconduct.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 on an annual basis.

To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must possess all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement.
At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include: providing employee/labor relations advisory services to include providing managers with interpretations of employee/labor relations procedures, practices, policies, and guidelines; reviewing employee relations program activities and providing advice on complex issues, such as those pertaining to adverse ctions or and performance-based problems; issuing guidance to clarify issues, to resolve conflicting guidance, and/or to alleviate other potential or existing problems; representing management in formal negotiations and arbitration proceedings; labor relations concepts, principles, and practices, including non-traditional collaborative approaches to labor relations, labor-management partnership, alternative dispute resolution, interest-based bargaining, and facilitation; and researching, administering and implementing employee and labor relations programs.
You must include hours per week worked.

Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary.

Working Conditions: The work is performed in an office setting. Frequent local travel is required in coordinating ER/LR actions and advising managers on sensitive ER/LR issues. Occasional travel to Regional and field office may be required.

The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

You will be rated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information,

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Problem Solving
  • Reasoning

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