Human Resources Specialist (Labor & Employee Relations) NF4*

Quantico, Virginia
May 23, 2019
May 29, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time


Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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The incumbent serves as the Headquarters, Marine Corps Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Labor & Employee Relations (L/ER) Specialist. Responsible for coordination of L/ER programs for NAF activities throughout the Marine Corps. Provides expert technical advice and guidance to management officials on NAF L/ER issues. Serves as the program manager for NAF special programs, e.g. Drug Free, Telework, and Work life.

Serves as Chief Negotiator or advisor for NAF collective bargaining agreements at the national or local level as required. Develops and implements plans and procedures for agreements.. Serves as consultant/advisor to commands on the development of local bargaining strategies assisting with the formulation of bargaining proposals.

Provides advisory services and technical guidance to field activity commanders and staffs; assists in resolving local problems and disputes. Maintains awareness of the status of labor-management relationships throughout the Marine Corps. Suggests ways to integrate programs with management's long-range plans. Meets with management officials to keep them informed on topics of interest, to discuss problems, controversial cases, goals and plans having impact on the workforce. Reports on program developments elsewhere, which may impact the Marine Corps proposing appropriate courses of action. Gathers data and helps to evaluate the success of established programs in meeting management's needs and objectives from information obtained in meetings; feedback from field offices; from records and reports; or, from analytical studies to identify the root causes of labor or employee relations problems. Drafts Marine Corps-wide policies, plans and procedures for new programs or changes to existing programs in the form of Marine Corps Orders and/or MARADMINs.

Reviews draft orders, directives and instructions impacting NAF employees personnel programs from other functional areas within the Marine Corps and from other agencies to determine the impact on working conditions or personnel policies and practices applicable to represented employees; prepares comments which assure the needs of the Marine Corps are fully expressed.

Serves as Marine Corps representative in unfair labor practice complaints and in arbitrations involving HQMC and/or the commands. This includes performing fact-finding investigations, identifying and interviewing potential witnesses, preparing witnesses to testify, researching; precedential decisions, preparing management's case for hearing, filing briefs and motions, and representation at hearing. Coordinates with DON and DoD labor relations offices, and outside agencies as required. Advises management as to problems with cases and makes recommendations for resolution. Negotiates binding settlement agreements where appropriate to reduce Marine Corps liability in litigation. Maintains working relationships and contact with national labor unions representing Marine Corps NAF employees to discuss matters of mutual interest and resolve issues before they become problems.


Provides expert technical advice and guidance to NAF Labor Relations Specialists at Marine Corps field activities.

Facilitates presentations at conferences/seminars as requested. Presents briefings to senior level leaders, managers, supervisor and employees (if applicable) on status, plans and trends.

Drafts guidebooks, newsletters, web pages and other forms of communications designed to ensure specialist and managers have the latest information and guidance on L/ER functional areas.

Reports to the Associate Director L/ER Section, who assigns work by providing administrative and policy direction in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. Receives guidance and assistance from Associate Director who provides technical supervision on a day-to-day basis and establishes the overall priorities within the section.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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Preferred Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in human resources management, communication or a related field appropriate to the work of position AND three years of experience working with complex labor relation issues, OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above. Must have skill applying Human Resources Management principals, concepts, laws and regulations in labor relations. Must have skill to serve as an advisor/consultant to Marine Corps field installations on complex labor relations policy issues. Ability to review policy and procedures to ensure consistency in their application; recommending modifications. Skill to provide authoritative advisory services and develop authoritative policy interpretations. Skill to provide staff advisory services on Marine Corps wide issues pertaining to potential impact of negotiations and third party decisions concerning management rights as defined in the Statute. Ability to resolve unfair labor practice charges and complaints; arbitration of grievances; resolution of negotiable issues; and conformance of labor agreements with applicable laws. Must have consultative skills sufficient to deal with high level Marine Corps officials and officials of other organizations in briefings, consultations, negotiations, hearings and/or other difficult situations. Oral and written communication skills sufficient to present management cases before third parties, negotiate labor agreements and to draft persuasive legal briefs and opinions, Marine Corps Orders, decisions, point papers and a variety of correspondence. Must successfully complete a security clearance to travel and/or complete assigned duties that require access to classified national security information.


Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.



How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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