HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (LABOR RELATIONS)
· The primary purpose of this position to serve as a senior Human Resources (HR) Specialist providing advice guidance, consultation, and assistance to management on a variety of labor relations matters, grievances, appeals, adverse actions, employee discipline, and other related matters that are an integral part of the labor relations program
· Administers formally approved labor agreements. Provides interpretations of provisions and their impact on policies, regulations, procedures and existing case law
· Receives and acts on labor organization requests for renewal, mid-term, or impact/implementation negotiations
· Serves as point of contact on third party proceedings arising from labor management program, such as unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations, negotiability and impasse issues
· Assists the Labor Relations Officer in administration of the labor relations program; receives and provides in-depth review of requests for petitions from labor organization; performs the full range of employee management relations duties for assigned organizations
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include knowledge of a wide range of in-depth labor relations concepts, principles, practices, and legal and regulatory requirements sufficient to assist in the administration of the labor relations program, serve as chief negotiator or negotiating team member, administer labor agreements, handle third part proceedings, and advise senior management and supervisors on a myriad of complex and frequently contentious issues. Knowledge of complex concepts, principles, practices, and case law regarding third party powers and procedures sufficient to research facts, legal precedents, and define legal and factual parameters/issues of cases; assist in the preparation, maintenance, and filing of necessary documents and files; and represent management before third parties in quasi-judicial boards and commissions.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to work; knowledge of the methods and techniques of fact-finding, analysis, and resolution of complex problems and the development of concrete action plans to solve problems.
2. Knowledge of and ability to apply laws, executive orders, regulations, policies, and concepts pertaining to labor relations; knowledge of management and installation's mission and objectives and their implications on personnel management programs.
3. A sound theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of federal personnel management functions, theories, and techniques and/or basic relationships of the various personnel disciplines.
4. Working knowledge of, and ability to apply, labor relations regulations, policies, and practices to specific issues; broad understanding of command or Air Force objectives, mission, and operating programs and the implications on command or Air Force personnel management programs.
5. Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, laws, executive orders, regulations, policies, and concepts pertaining to employee relations.
6. Working knowledge and practical understanding of basic relationships of federal personnel management functions, theories and techniques; knowledge of management's objectives as they apply to the specific case at hand.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station.
2. The employee may be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft.
BENEFITSThe Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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