HR Spec (labor Relations)

Department of the Air Force Atlanta, GA
* Duties

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This position is for a Human Resources Specialist (Labor Relations), Position Description Number T5031000 located in a State Human Resources Office servicing both Army (ARNG) and Air National Guard (ANG) full-time personnel at JFHQ-HRO, CNGC, Marietta, GA.

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As an HR Specialist (Labor Relations), GS-0201-11, you will:

Interpret the intent of the contractual language and attempts to resolve problems that arise over application of contract provisions.

Meet with union representatives during the life of the contract to negotiate impact of new programs and policies, reductions-in-force, etc.

Advise all levels of management to include The Adjutant General, Assistant Adjutant General, Chief of Staff, Air Commander, ANG Group Commanders, and ARNG Directorate technicians relative to appropriate procedures to follow.

Conduct investigations and consult with National Guard Bureau (NGB) Labor and Management Division to keep them informed of the issues involved. Prepares briefs, position papers, etc., and assists witnesses in preparing testimony.

Maintain contact with operating officials to keep them apprised of labor relations policies and procedures and to ensure that the supervisors' need for formal training is identified and information is provided to The State Adjutant General on any requirement for program guidance.

Provide advice and assistance to management on preparing disciplinary and adverse actions.

Prepare necessary correspondence and documentation for appeal processes.

Prepare and present management's position at adverse action appeal hearings.

Serve as committee and/or hearing technical advisor/representative at hearings before such agencies as Federal Services Impasses Panel, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Courts and National Guard Bureau.

Provide information to supervisors and managers on counseling employees, correcting work deficiencies, and establishing constructive work habits.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

* Requirements

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* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

* You may be required to serve a probationary period

* Subject to background/security investigation


Each applicant must fully substantiate (in her/his own words) that they meet the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this vacancy. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. IF YOU DO THIS YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THE VACANCY. Please ensure that you have included beginning and ending dates (month and year) for all jobs listed on your resume.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/17/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. A non-award SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

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; religions; 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.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. If you decide to use education in lieu of experience 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.

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree


3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree


LL.M, if related

Undergraduate Education: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements for many positions covered by this standard. Others have individual occupational requirements that specify that applicants must, in general, (1) have specific course work that meets the requirements for a major in a particular field(s), or (2) have at least 24 semester hours of course work in the field(s) identified. Course work in fields closely related to those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.

Superior Academic Achievement: The superior academic achievement provision is applicable to all occupations covered by this standard. See the "General Policies and Instructions" for specific guidance on applying the superior academic achievement provision.

Graduate Education: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university in the amounts shown in the table meets the requirements for positions at GS-7 through GS-11. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.