HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (Employee Relations/Labor Relations/Suitability)

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations Bethesda, MD
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Make a Career Connection! We are looking for individuals who would like to come to work for a small, independent regulatory agency dedicated to saving lives. We work very hard to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products. Every U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee is proud to be a part of a team that works together to assure that the products you use every day are safe. Consider a position at the CPSC as your career choice so that you can make a difference!

Join the team! This position is located in the Office of Human Resources (EXRM). EXRM formulates the overall agency human capital policies, procedures, and practices. As a member of of the EXRM team, you will support specific internal organizations in a functional area of human resources. If you are innovative, enjoy working with people, working in teams, and want to participate in this exciting challenge, CPSC wants you! This position is located in Bethesda, MD and is perfect for an experienced human resources specialist who is looking to expand their breadth of experience in a mission focused organization. Telework and alternate work schedules are available and CPSC is just blocks from the Metro.

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Responsibilities

As a specialist in the Office of Human Resources Management, you need to be a self-starter, resourceful, and capable of working independently. Your communication, customer service, and collboration skills must be excellent. You should also be creative, a risk taker, and use discetion when dealing with sensitive personnel matters. You will provide a full range of professional HR services and policy development/interpretation in the following areas: Employee Relations (Discipline, Adverse and Performance-Based Actions), Suitability, Labor Relations, Leave Management, Awards, Telework, Drug Testing, OWCP, Work/Life Programs, and Performance Management.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply This job is open to…

MERIT PROMOTION (MP) VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT -

1. Current federal employees on career or career conditional (permanent) appointments in the competitive service, or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;

2. CTAP/ICTAP; and

3. Individuals eligible for appointment under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Background Investigation Required.

Depending on your status, this position may require serving a 1-year probationary period.

This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information.

Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form (http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf).

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Must be a US Citizen.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service (time-in-grade). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirements of the position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying specialized experience must include:

GS-12: Advising and managing all operational, functional, and assurance aspects of the personnel suitability/security program AND planning, developing, and carrying out the full range of employee and labor relations assignments and management advisory services which includes the following: reviewing, troubleshooting, and resolving difficult employee and labor relations issues; interpreting employee and labor relations laws, regulations, rules, and policies for management; researching case decisions; advising and drafting disciplinary and adverse actions for supervisors.

GS-13: Advising and managing all operational, functional, and assurance aspects of the personnel suitability/security program AND planning, developing, and carrying out the full range of employee and labor relations assignments and management advisory services which includes the following: reviewing, troubleshooting, and resolving complex employee and labor relations issues; interpreting employee and labor relations laws, regulations, rules, and policies for management; researching precedential case decisions; advising and drafting non-routine disciplinary and adverse actions for supervisors.

Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Education

There is no substitution for specialized experience for this position.