Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Jan 16, 2021
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Human Capital Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.

The position description numbers for this position is 170159 and 130869.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

A career-making opportunity awaits you at the Library of Congress, not only the largest library in the world, but also one of our nation's premiere cultural institutions. At the Library, we are charged with preserving and providing access to the knowledge and achievement of humankind across geographies, across centuries. And that takes an array of distinguished, world-class scholars and subject-matter experts, all, with whom the successful candidate for this position will work closely as advisor on employee relations matters.

We invite you to apply for the position of Employee Relations Specialist, which closes on Friday, January 15, 2021. Don't let this exciting opportunity to be a part of the Library of Congress slip away. This beloved institution is more than millions of books, manuscripts, recordings, photographs, maps, and periodicals; it is a hub of dedicated staff who understand and celebrate with their work the unique power of collective knowledge and wisdom to inform and inspire. If you're ready for a challenge that will engage your mind, please provide the information and collateral material outlined in this call for applicants.

Implements and administers Employee Relations programs throughout the Library of Congress, with oversight by the Employee Relations Team Leader, thereby ensuring process and procedural accuracy of Employee Relations program requirements for a significant organizational segment of an agency. Receives and processes appeals, ensuring timely transfer of files to the Office of the General Counsel. Maintains statistics, charts, graphs and tables in support of the Employee Relations program. Assists the Team Leader in analyzing data and developing recommendations and justifications to improve the Library's Employee Relations programs, policies and procedures. Reviews requests for extensions to reply periods, determining timeliness of requests and sufficiency of justifications; makes recommendations to Team Leader; and prepares appropriate documentation. Coordinates compilation and dissemination of information with other HRS offices. Coordinates the implementations of decisions and terms of settlement agreements. Prepares and/or approves personnel actions on disciplinary cases in the Library's procession system.

Answers questions on employee relations policies, procedures and practices settled by precedent or Library policy. With oversight by the Employee Relations Team leader, advises supervisors and managers on procedures relative to adverse actions, separations and disqualifications when the issues addressed require substantial interpretation, there is potential for controversy, and/or the issue involves more than one area of Human Resources policy. Reviews and edits draft counseling memos, written warnings, notices of proposed adverse actions, and final letters for sufficiency and adherence to Library policies and practices. In conjunction with the Team Leader, or in the absence of the Employee Relations Team Leader with oversight by the Office Director, advises Library supervisors and managers on adverse or disciplinary actions and on the handling of emergency situations involving employees who are disruptive, destructive, dangerous or seriously ill; and conducts administrative inquiries and processes appeals emergency actions. Reviews Police Event Reports, makes recommendations to the Employee Relations Team Leader on appropriate action, and prepares appropriate documents. Assists the Personnel Security Office with suitability inquiries and makes recommendations to the Security determinations and recommendations. Develops materials for, and assists in conducting, supervisory/managerial training on employee relations topics. As necessary, appears as a witness at hearings regarding facts or procedures in employee relations cases.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of disciplinary and adverse actions for employees in the Federal government.**

Knowledge of performance based actions for employees in the Federal government.**

Ability to provide seasoned consultative skills.** (GS-13 only)

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to provide customer service.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.

The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

Candidates who are referred to interview for this position may be required to complete a writing and/or editing assignment.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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