HR Specialist (Employee and Labor Relations)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 24, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Human Resources Management (HRM). You will serve as the senior HR specialist responsible for the DFC-wide employee and labor relations programs.
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Responsibilities

As the Employee Relations Program Manager, the incumbent:
  • Handles a broad range of conduct and performance issues.
  • Serves as an advisor to managers on interpretation of employee relations policy and procedures to ensure consistency in the application of policies and practices.
  • Handles administrative investigations.
  • As necessary, appears as an expert witness for the agency.
As the Labor Relations Program Manager, the incumbent:
  • Serves as the principal focal point providing labor relations advisory services on DFC-wide issues.
  • Serves as the technical authority on developing policies, processes and guidelines for the operation of the DFC Labor Relations Program.
  • Assesses potential impact and precedent setting implications of pending disputes before third party authorities.
  • Resolves unfair labor practice charges, arbitration of grievances, resolutions of negotiability issues, and conformance of labor agreements with applicable laws.
  • Responds to requests for interpretations of new regulations or laws on labor relations policies and/or significant deviations from standard practices.
  • Serves as a consultant and technical advisor, negotiating issues not previously negotiated and advising management on the potential impact of negotiations.
  • Maintains program oversight and develops methods of measurement of program success.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


Qualifications

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to:
  • Advise managers and senior management on the handling of conduct and performance issues;
  • Interpret and apply complex employee relations laws, regulations, principles, precedents, and policy; AND
  • Experience in applying broad labor relations concepts, principles, and practices, including non-traditional collaborative approaches to labor relations, labor-management partnership, alternative dispute resolution, interest based bargaining, and facilitation.

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.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

Education

Education is not substitutable for experience identified above.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply 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 CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and
3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp) .

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

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

Telework Suitability : The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment : Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule : This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified 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):

  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competency ? Employee Relations
  • Technical Competency ? Labor Relations
  • Written Communication


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Non-award SF 50, Member 4 DD 214, or other documentation to support your eligibility claim (required).
3. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

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