Mediator (Open Continuous)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 19, 2018
Closes
Sep 27, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

75% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Selectee must meet/maintain suitability and security requirements.
  • Selectee will be required to successfully complete a probationary (trial) period of two (2) years.
  • Working a non-standard work schedule.
  • Accepting duty station assignments as determined by FMCS and accepting subsequent reassignments made for the good of FMCS.
  • Living within the office commuting distance as designated by the hiring Regional Director.
  • GS-11 MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
    In order to be considered minimally qualified for the FMCS Mediator, GS-241-11 position; your resume must clearly reflect one (1) year of full-time specialized experience utilizing the concepts and theories of collective bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, and/or conflict resolution. This specialized experience MUST have been gained performing one or more of the tasks listed below:
    1. Participating in the negotiation or mediation of labor agreements or assisting in the resolution of workplace conflict issues; or
    2. Being in an organizational position that involves identifying and solving problems related to workplace relations and conflict resolution, drawing conclusions and recommending appropriate courses of action; or
    3. Serving as a representative of labor or management in a corporation, company or labor organization; or
    4. Working for a Federal, state or local government entity in a capacity that involves dealing with labor relations, collective bargaining, human resources, workplace conflict resolution, and/or the interpretation or application of labor laws and regulations; or
    5. Providing consultation, teaching, training, making presentations, facilitating or leading groups on a variety of topics including age discrimination, EEO complaints, labor relations, human resources, alternative dispute resolution, conflict management, regulatory compliance, or regulatory negotiations; or
    6. Adapting conflict management or ADR services for delivery within various technology platforms, such as telephonic, video and other online collaborative systems.
    -OR-

    Education Substitution:
    Undergraduate degree in Labor Relations, Industrial Relations, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Conflict Management, Human Resources Development/Management, Organizational Studies/Management/Behavior, Negotiations, Employee Relations, Organizational Learning, Public Policy or a related field. Undergraduate degree must be from an accredited college or university. Transcripts and references will be requested.

    -OR-

    Combination of Education and Experience:
    A combination of two (2) full years of education leading to an undergraduate degree in a field listed above AND one (1) year of full-time practical experience, internships, or other related specialized experience may be used to meet the qualification requirement.

    GS-12 MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
    In order to be considered minimally qualified for the FMCS Mediator, GS-241-12 position; your resume must clearly reflect two (2) years of full-time specialized experience utilizing the concepts and theories of collective bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, and/or conflict resolution. This specialized experience MUST have been gained performing one or more of the tasks listed below:
    1. Participating in the negotiation or mediation of labor agreements or assisting in the resolution of workplace conflict issues; or
    2. Being in an organizational position that involves identifying and solving problems related to workplace relations and conflict resolution, drawing conclusions and recommending appropriate courses of action; or
    3. Serving as a representative of labor or management in a corporation, company or labor organization; or
    4. Working for a Federal, state or local government entity in a capacity that involves dealing with labor relations, collective bargaining, human resources, workplace conflict resolution, and/or the interpretation or application of labor laws and regulations; or
    5. Providing consultation, teaching, training, making presentations, facilitating or leading groups on a variety of topics including age discrimination, EEO complaints, labor relations, human resources, alternative dispute resolution, conflict management, regulatory compliance, or regulatory negotiations; or
    6. Adapting conflict management or ADR services for delivery within various technology platforms, such as telephonic, video and other online collaborative systems.
    -OR-

    Education Substitution:
    Master's or J.D. equivalent graduate degree in Labor Relations, Industrial Relations, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Conflict Management, Human Resources Development/Management, Organizational Studies/Management/Behavior, Negotiations, Employee Relations, Organizational Learning, Public Policy, or a related field. Graduate degree must be from an accredited college or university. Transcripts and references will be requested.

    -OR-

    Combination of Education and Experience:
    A combination of two (2) full years of education leading to a graduate degree in a field listed above AND one (1) year of full-time practical experience, internships, or other related specialized experience may be used to meet the qualification requirement.

    GS-13 MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
    In order to be considered minimally qualified for the FMCS Mediator, GS-241-13 position; your resume MUST clearly reflect your full-time experience, utilizing the concepts and theories of collective bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, and/or conflict resolution. This specialized experience MUST have been gained serving in one (or more) of the roles listed below assisting parties in the interpretation and negotiation of collective bargaining (labor) agreements on matters such as wages, benefits, hours of work, and working conditions or the handling of workplace conflict resolution.
    1. Chief/Lead Spokesperson (representing labor or management); or
    2. Second Chair (representing labor or management); or
    3. Benefits Expert (representing labor or management); or
    4. Mediator; or
    5. Consultant; or
    6. Facilitator or Trainer
    In addition to the qualifications listed above; your resume should indicate (if applicable): years of experience, breadth of responsibilities, the complexity of bargaining matters, knowledge of contract language, familiarity with a broad scope of subjects, and knowledge of joint processes to improve labor-management relationships.

    Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience, you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

    Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of this announcement.

    • Announcement: This announcement may be used to (1) hire more than one candidate for each location; and (2) hire candidates for positions in the Office of ADR or Field Operations. Applicants need to Sign Up for FMCS Updates (via email) for Career notifications, to learn of application submission cut-off dates for vacancies in a specific Field Office/duty station. Qualified applications received after the cutoff date, may be considered for future referral lists. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency.
    • Salary: The 2018 GS Base salary range displayed above does NOT include 2018 GS Locality pay, which will vary by geographic location. Once 2019 GS Base and Locality Tables have been released, this announcement will be updated to accurately reflect any annual pay adjustments.
    • Relocation: Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
    • Promotion Potential: FMCS Mediators serve in a developmental capacity for one (1) year at the GS-241-11 grade level and one (1) year at the GS-241-12 grade level. Upon successful completion of the 2-year developmental program, a Mediator will be promoted to the GS-241-13 grade level in his/her current duty station and will be eligible to bid for any internal GS-241-13 posting. After successfully serving for a period of two years at the GS-241-13 grade level; a Mediator will become eligible for promotion consideration to the GS-241-14.
    • Veterans' Preference: FMCS Mediator positions are in the Excepted service, therefore, there is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to mediator appointments.
    • Schedule A Direct Hiring Authority: FMCS Mediator positions are in the Excepted service, therefore, there is no preference given to applicants eligible under the Schedule A Direct Hiring Authority. FMCS, however, considers Schedule A eligibility as a positive factor in the Mediator hiring process. If you are eligible to be considered, you are encouraged to include that information in your application along with any supporting documentation, e.g. proof of disability documentation.
    • Direct Deposit: Selectee is required to participate in the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service direct deposit of pay program.
    • Security Clearance: Your ability to meet and maintain suitability and security requirements is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

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

    Following a cutoff date, we will review your resume and your responses to the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you meet the qualifications for this position. If you indicate you meet the job qualifications for the announcement, but your resume and/or supporting documentation does not confirm your rating, you may be excluded from further consideration for this job.

    Note: If your application is reviewed and rated as ineligible, but you gain the required experience during the open period of the announcement, please Update Your Application through USAJOBS to ensure your updated resume reflects this additional experience to potentially qualify you for the next location's cut off deadline.

    Once the review has been completed, a list of qualified applicants is referred to the hiring Regional Director for further consideration. The application status of these applicants will change to "Referred". All other applicants (not being considered) will see a "Not Referred" status. If your name is referred, you may be contacted for a possible interview.

    **Please note that final application disposition will be completed once the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement.**

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    Drug test required No


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