HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (Employee Relations/Performance Management)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Oct 24, 2020
Closes
Nov 02, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall compliance and support of the Employee Relations and Performance Management programs of the Joint Staff.
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Responsibilities

Mission Statement: The J-1 (Manpower and Personnel) represents the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff manpower and personnel counsel and support in order to develop best military advice to national decision makers and provide strategic direction to the Joint Force, enabling global integration to achieve maximum comprehensive Joint Force readiness.

As a HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (Employee Relations/Performance Management) at the GS-0201-12/13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Provides assistance and proactive technical support in the field of employee relations.
  • Develops responses to problems, discusses sensitive cases, successfully articulates options and possible outcomes to management officials, and assures issues which are under the purview of Joint Staff are resolved in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Coordinates and researches individual grievances and complaints or inquiries and recommends actions for JS managers' action; follows through to ensure decisions are carried out. Keeps abreast of evolving case law, human resources management developments, etc.
  • Assures compliance with applicable statutes, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations, Executive Orders, case law (e.g. Comptroller General (CG), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), etc.) court decisions, etc.)
  • Develops guidance and provides advice on critical performance management cycle events, i.e. establishment of Individual Performance Plans, periodic performance management counseling, and performance evaluations.
  • Develops JS Performance Management program goals and objectives to support senior leader workforce strategies and accomplishment of JS mission goals and requirements.
  • Serves as the POC in the area of leave administration; advising employees, supervisors and managers on requirements for requesting and documenting leave, authorities for granting and denying leave, appropriate reasons for and changes to specific types of leave, etc.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is NOT telework eligible
  • Employee must obtain/maintain a Critical Sensitive (Top Secret) security clearance
  • Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes


Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service :

1. Serves as a senior consultant and advisor to management in the area of Employee relations, specifically discipline, conduct, performance, adverse actions, leave, and administrative grievances.

2. Troubleshoots and resolves problems associated with comprehensive employee relations.

3. Responds to employee relations and performance problems, provides advice, and assists in the development of solutions utilizing employee relations policies, processes, and regulations.

You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service :

1. Applies knowledge of advanced employee relations, performance management, and other federal civilian personnel management concepts, laws, rules, principles and practices for HR Program management.

2. Researches, interprets, and designs federal civilian personnel policies and programs that affect an organization and civilian personnel initiatives and decisions.

3. Responds to a wide range of employee relations problems, provides advice, and develops successful solutions utilizing employee relations policies, processes and regulations.

4. Establishes HR Program policies utilizing knowledge of the legislative process, OPM rules and regulations, administrative procedures and court decisions

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.

For more information, please visit

https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

OTHER NOTES:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Re-employed Annuitant:
This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Competencies:
  • Conflict Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Performance Management


Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. SF50 (If applicable)
  • All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your Most recent or last SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

3. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%205-4-2020.pdf?ver=2020-05-07-140551-783

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

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