Human Resources Specialist Employee and Labor Relations Roster Workforce Relations Consultant Job

Vacancy No. 21PHI-HCN0462-0201-7T12 Department Internal Revenue Service
Salary $43,683.00 to $122,884.00 Grade 07 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/16/2021 Close Date 10/25/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
FRESNO, CAOAKLAND, CADENVER, COWASHINGTON, DC
ATLANTA, GACHICAGO, ILCOVINGTON, KYANDOVER, MA
LANHAM, MDKANSAS CITY, MOHOLTSVILLE, NYPHILADELPHIA, PA
MEMPHIS, TNAUSTIN, TXDALLAS, TXOGDEN, UT
RICHMOND, VAMARTINSBURG, WV

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 04/16/2021 to 10/25/2021

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07 - 12

  • Salary

    $43,683 to $122,884 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-time

Locations

4 vacancies in the following locations:

  • Fresno, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Washington, DC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Covington, KY
  • Andover, MA
  • Lanham-Seabrook, MD
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Holtsville, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Ogden, UT
  • Richmond, VA
  • Martinsburg, WV
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.

Clarification from the agency

IRS Career/Career Conditional Employees.

Announcement number

21PHI-HCN0462-0201-7T12

Control number

598719200

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICE (HCO) DIVISION? The HCO mission is to make IRS an employer of choice and a leader in human capital planning and management. It develops strategies and tools for recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a highly skilled and high performing workforce to support the IRS mission.

    See “Other Information” for Locations.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities

    WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO? Human Resources Specialists provide advice and technical guidance to management on human resources policies and practices affecting working conditions requiring consultation with National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and that have an impact on labor/management issues. They serve as the point of contact on labor/management issues such as grievances, unfair labor practices, appeals, etc. They research and analyze case law, contracts, precedents, policies, arbitration decisions and guidance, etc. They anticipate management needs and respond to inquiries regarding union and employee rights, implications of arbitration decisions, FLRA regulations, etc. They coordinate and develop management's position on controversial issues. They initiate actions that address problems that result from work performance that infringe on employee rights. They conduct studies, analyzing factors such as turnover, absenteeism, grievances, accidents, etc.

    As a Human Resources Specialist (Employee and Labor Relations) you will:

    GS-0201-07/09/11/12 LEVELS:

    • Provide technical guidance to management on the full range of human resources policies, practices, and matters affecting working conditions that require consultation with NTEU (National Treasury Employees Union), including unfair labor practices, disciplinary grievances, and appeals.
    • Research and analyze case law, the contract, precedents, policies, administration handbook and bargaining history, FLRA (Federal Labor Relations Authority), FSIP (Federal Service Impasses Panel), arbitration decisions and guidance to determine negotiability of union proposals.
    • Respond to inquiries from management and anticipate needs regarding union rights, employee rights, implications of recent arbitration decisions, FLRA regulations, etc.
    • Alert management to labor relations' implications in proposed management decisions.
    • Develop and implement methods/approaches that contribute to effective employee/union/management relationships.
    • Conduct systematic studies to develop management interests and respond to union interests at the bargaining table at the national level

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 1 to 5 Nights Per Month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Refer to Other Information.
    • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • IRS Employees with Career/Career Conditional Appointments.

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    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

    GS-07 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience in applying the basic principles and practices of the HR specialization(s). Examples of qualifying work experience include work: performing highly structured, entry-level work designed to develop broader and more in-depth knowledge and skill to perform higher-level placement and recruitment assignments; communicating factual and procedural HR information clearly, orally and in writing; and gathering and analyze basic facts and draw conclusions regarding HR processes
    OR
    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: One (1) full year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree, such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelors degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in your major field of study or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
    OR
    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    GS-09 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrating knowledge of fundamental labor relations and employee relations law, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the interrelationships of human resources management programs sufficient to provide integrated solutions to labor and employee relations problems/issues; knowledge of IRS/NTEU Agreement as well as other national and local agreements in order to advise and assist management and others in the interpretation/execution of the contract and other agreements; Knowledge of fundamental principles and methods used in collective bargaining including negotiating strategies, interest/position based bargaining processes, and dispute resolution sufficient to articulate and facilitate management interests; knowledge of consulting methods and techniques sufficient to meet/deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve a wide range of issues, including those which are occasionally controversial or sensitive in nature, and to maintain harmonious relationships with all parties.
    OR
    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields. OR Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields.
    OR
    LL.B. or J.D., if related
    OR
    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    GS-11 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrating knowledge of fundamental labor relations and employee relations law, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the interrelationships of human resources management programs provide sufficient to provide integrated solutions to labor and employee relations problems/issues; knowledge of IRS/NTEU Agreement as well as other national and local agreements in order to advise and assist management and others in the interpretation/execution of the contract and other agreements; Knowledge of fundamental principles and methods used in collective bargaining including negotiating strategies, interest/position based bargaining processes, and dispute resolution sufficient to articulate and facilitate management interests; Knowledge of consulting methods and techniques sufficient to meet/deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve a wide range of issues, including those which are occasionally controversial or sensitive in nature, and to maintain harmonious relationships with all parties.
    OR
    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields. OR Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education, leading to a doctoral degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields.  
    OR
    LL.M., if related
    OR
    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    GS-12 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrating thorough knowledge of labor relations and employee relations law,  theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the full range interrelationships of human resources management programs sufficient to provide integrated solutions to labor and employee relations problems/issues; Knowledge of IRS/NTEU Agreement as well as other national and local agreements in order to advise and assist management and others in the interpretation/execution of the contract and other agreements; Knowledge of principles and methods used in collective bargaining, including negotiating strategies, interest/position based bargaining processes, and dispute resolution sufficient to articulate and facilitate management interests; Knowledge of communicative techniques in order to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve issues which are sensitive and occasionally controversial in nature and to maintain harmonious relationships with all parties. Skills in consulting and facilitation techniques and methods.


    -The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
    -To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

    You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

    Education

    Additional information

    Four (4) positions are in HCO, Office of HR Operations, Labor/Employee Relations & Negotiations, Field Operations to be filled in any of the following locations: 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX (TX0284), 300 E. Eighth Street, Austin, TX (TX0227), 1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC (DC0022), 5000 Ellin Rd, Lanham-Seabrook, MD (MD0278), 1040 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, NY (NY0376), 5045 E. Butler, Fresno, CA (CA4664), 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA (CA0281), 1160 W 1200 S, Ogden, UT (UT0036),333 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO (MO1937), 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN (TN0005), 333 Scott Street, Covington, KY (KY2032), 2970 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (PA0809), 310 Lowell Street, Andover, MA (MA0137), 1250 Edwin Miller Blvd, Martinsburg, WV (WV0273), 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO (CO1811), 400 North Eighth Street, Richmond, VA (VA0088), 230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL (IL0236), or 401 W Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA (GA0087).

    POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:  98856 (GS-07), 98855 (GS-09), 98854 (GS-11), and 98853 (GS-12)
    A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx

    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
    • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
    • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
    • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
    • If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Human Resources, Labor Relations, Organizational Knowledge, Analytical Skills, Project/Program Management, Supervising/Managing Others, Problem Solving/Decisiveness, Interpersonal Skills, Written Skills and Oral Communication. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/
    Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Referral: You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order.
    If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
    If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.


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    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.

    IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP): You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS: Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.
    IRS employees: If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.  

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748, Option 1 for ERC.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

    This is an open continuous roster announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the last cutoff date listed in the announcement.  The roster open period is 04/16/2021 through 10/25/2021. The roster will be used to fill an anticipated four (4) vacancies throughout the next 6 months. Selections may be made through 04/26/2022. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available. Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered: 04/26/2021.

    Announcement will be updated as additional cut offs are established.

    Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at sbseintapps@irs.gov if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    • To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
    • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
    • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

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    WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? As an IRS employee, you will feel proud knowing you helped make America stronger while working at one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. You will be part of an organization that collects over $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns annually. We are proud of how we apply the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
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    Next steps

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”
    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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