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    Duties

    Summary

    This position reports directly to the Director, Office of Human Resources (HR) and is remotely located in the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), Miami, Florida. The position focuses on conduct and performance cases at OCB, to include providing advice and guidance to senior OCB management on all Employee Relations, Performance Management, Employee Benefits and Recruitment and Placement issues and processes for OCB.

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    Responsibilities

    Provides advice, guidance, and support to supervisors and employees concerning conduct and performance matters.

    Assists in managing the Performance Management Program and advises the Director, senior leadership and managers, OHR Director, and the Chief of the HR Performance Management Team on the equity and consistency of performance standards, rating techniques, evaluations, and similar performance management programmatic issues.

    Investigates and evaluates performance and conduct issues and assists managers in determining appropriate corrective actions, such as disciplinary, adverse or performance-based.

    Determines the appropriate corrective action to use in various types of cases.

    Serves as labor and employee relations advisor to managers and staff, and provides advice and assistance based on negotiated labor-management agreements.

    Coordinates with LR specialists on the HR office requirements to notify unions and/or negotiate and assist them in resolving local issues.

    Assists OCB management and OHR personnel in administering federal benefits, recruitment, and hiring program assignments.

    Answers general questions related to retirement, leave, health and life insurance, TSP, and insurance open seasons.

    Provides general advice and answers to managers for posting vacancy announcements, the hiring process, and related issues. Also advises employees in this program area.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. citizenship required.
    • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date.
    • Applicants must complete the online questionnaire.
    • This is a sensitive or national security position.
    • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
    • This position is not covered by a union agreement.
    • Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.

    Qualifications

    For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level and experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and which is directly in or related to the position to be filled and is gained in the Human Resources field. Experience examples include: providing advice and guidance to management and employees on conduct, discipline, adverse actions, and performance management. Other experience examples are working with management to effect both performance and conduct based adverse actions, advising managers on performance issues, and administering performance management programs for a federal agency.

    Education

    Applicants cannot substitute education for experience at the GS-13 grade level.

    Additional information

    1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
    2. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.
    3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
    4. If selected you will subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.
    5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.

    Competencies:
    Employee Relations
    Labor Relations
    Interpersonal Skills
    Recruitment & Placement
    Retirement/Employee Benefits

    Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

    • Resume

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:

    Cover Letter
    SF-50/Latest version with Title/Grade/Salary.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an Application of 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF-15) plus the proof required by that form. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, please contact the Human Resources office.

    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.

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    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.

    https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees

    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.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date, July 19, 2019.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit Application button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://login.usajobs.gov/account/signin. The page will display the positions for which you've applied as well as the status of each application. Click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job, then click on Additional Application Information to see the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job. Next click on Update Application to complete the application process.
    • Note: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials, by 11:59 P.M. on July 19, 2019, will result in loss of consideration for this position.

    Agency contact information

    Wanda Fisher

    Address

    Office of Human Resources
    330 Independence Avenue SW
    Room 4700 Cohen Building
    Washington, DC 20237
    US
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    INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY: The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) formally known as Broadcasting Board of Governors is an exciting, multi-media, multi-cultural, global media agency that carries out all United States civilian international broadcasting. Our media networks complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, bringing news, information, and relevant discussions to a weekly audience of over 278 million people worldwide in over 60 languages via radio, television, Internet, and social media.

    USAGM networks include the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti) and three grantee organizations: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia.

    Note: Budgetary conditions may delay or otherwise affect filling this vacancy. However, all interested candidates should apply now.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at U.S. Agency for Global Media, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538845800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.