Human Resources Specialist (Employee Labor Relations)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) hands-on experience in ALL of the following:
- Advising managers on detailed, sensitive performance and conduct-related employee issues; and
- Researching, drafting and vetting disciplinary letters of suspension and removal and other adverse actions; and
- Negotiating new HR policies with union representatives; and
- Overseeing agency grievance procedures (administrative and bargaining unit); and
- Identifying, interpreting and summarizing HR metrics and agency performance metrics to influence leadership decision-making; and
- Researching and writing HR policy with agency-wide impact.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses: No
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
There will be a two-phase rating process.
Phase 1: Your application will be initially evaluated in the following areas: Specialized experience, Technical, Research & Analysis, influencing/Negotiation, Project Management, and Communication. Your score may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Phase 2: If you self-certify that you have met the minimum qualification requirements and if your responses to the online questions score high enough for Phase 1, you will then immediately be asked to complete the second assessment comprised of two narrative responses. Please allow sufficient time to complete both phases before the close date of the announcement. Your responses to the following ranking factors will be assessed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to determine your level of proficiency:
Please make sure the following are reflected in your resume:
Ranking Factor 1: Ability to negotiate HR policy with Union representatives.
Ranking Factor 2: Ability to serve as the technical authority in conduct and performance matters, and provide authoritative guidance to Treasury leadership on complex ELR issues.
Ranking Factors 3 & 4: The narrative questions asked in Phase 2 represent the following competencies: Negotiation, Communication, Technical and Leadership
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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