Human Resources Specialist (Labor Relations)

Office of Personnel Management
Washington, DC
Oct 12, 2021
Oct 14, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time
Summary As a Human Resources Specialist (Labor Relations) at the GS-0201-13, you will be part of Employee Services, Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for conducting broad studies which analyzes the impact of collective bargaining on personnel management, reviewing and recommending changes to proposed legislation and Government-wide regulations involving conditions of employment. Responsibilities Develops guidance and policy on sensitive and complex issues involving a large number of employees, potential serious impact on the organization's mission, and the requirement to meet and deal with all levels of management. Provides advice and guidance on the full range of labor relations actions, including unfair labor practice (ULP) changes, clarification of bargaining unit and impasse. Assures that the union is conferred with on appropriate matters and works with both union and management officials to resolve problems as informally as possible. Requirements Conditions of Employment Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 45 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (eg, telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. Must be a US Citizen or National Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation May be required to successfully complete a probationary period Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required Qualifications For the GS 13: You must have one year specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-12) or equivalent in the Federal Service (or equivalent) which includes providing advisory services on federal labor relations laws, executive orders, regulations, decisions, principles, practices, and techniques to management officials; researching legal issues in the area of federal labor relations that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach, methodology, or interpretation to identify appropriate courses of action to resolve problems; applying keen knowledge of principles and methods used in collective bargaining, complex negotiating strategies, interest/positions, and dispute resolution to support management positions during the process; communicating both orally and in writing to persuade, guide, counsel, question, respond to, and convey decisions on complex situations. Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS13 level. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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 Additional Information Relocation expenses will not be paid. Current OPM employees may qualify as an exception. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM. 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. Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements visit the following websites: Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A Special Hiring Authorities 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 Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (ie, physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:\_Accommodations\_for\_USA\_Hire

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