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This position is located in the Human Resources Division (HR), Office of the Associate Administrator for Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The function of the HR Division is to provide the full range of human resources management services to PHMSA. You will serve as a senior-level Human Resources Specialist responsible for addressing various employee and labor-management issues. In addition, you will manage PHMSA’s performance management and recognition programs. At the full performance level, the position has delegated authority to provide technical program expertise and management advisory services regarding a broad range of human resources (HR) programs, operations, regulatory requirements, and initiatives as a team lead.
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This position requires a thorough knowledge of and experience in applying employee relations, labor relations, and performance management laws, regulations, principles and precedents. The ideal candidate for this position is an individual with at least five (5) or more years of federal human resources experience with an emphasis in employee and labor relations at a Title 5 agency. Additionally, an ideal candidate possesses experience coordinating and participating in arbitration activities, collective bargaining, and negotiations to resolve various conflicts within an organization. Experience in the performance management process is also desired. This position is perfect for a journeymen or equivalent level Human Resources specialist with excellent written and oral communication skills who possesses a strong employee and labor relations background.
This position offers excellent benefits, including the potential for ongoing medical benefits after retirement. Alternative work schedules and telework schedules are also management tools that could be offered in support of work/life flexibilities.
This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days for these locations.
As a Human Resources Specialist (Employee & Labor Relations), you will:
- Apply the Federal Labor Management Relations Statue (federal labor statute); Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations; policies; Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) procedures, practices; and applicable PHMSA labor agreements, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Serve as a principal point of contact on labor-management matters of overall concern to established bargaining units. Among these are grievances, unfair labor practice charges, information sharing, contract interpretation, labor relations training, and preparation and conduct of contract bargaining.
- Provide consultation and guidance to supervisors on disciplinary problems and disciplinary actions. In any case in which a formal letter of admonishment, reprimand, or adverse action is to be prepared, assume primary responsibility for coordinating such actions with supervisors.
- Draft employee and labor relations policy, directives, and standard operating procedures, composes and prepares position papers and correspondence to address complex human resources issues, employee and/or union alleged grievances, violations of the federal labor statute, negotiated agreements, negotiability appeals, unfair labor practice charges, and various advisory correspondence in preparation for executive and senior level management review, third party review applying FLRA case law, FSIP, arbitration decisions, and other relevant case law.
Occasional travel - Some travel required.
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