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    This position resides in a Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board. The Regional Office represents the operating branch of the Agency and performs the majority of the Agency's case handling work, including investigating representation petitions and unfair labor practice charges. This position is responsible for investigating and handling representation cases (R cases) of average complexity and a variety of unfair labor practice cases (C cases) of simple to average complexity.

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    The selectee of this position is responsible for performing the following duties:

    • Maintaining electronic files in the Agency's electronic case filing system. Furnishes information and assistance to representatives of labor and management, attorneys, employees and the public.
    • Exercising judgment concerning the merit of the case. Attempts to guide the parties toward voluntary action on withdrawals and agreements. Recommends institution of formal proceedings.
    • Supervising representation elections on behalf of the Regional Director. Presiding over and conducting assigned public hearings or preliminary investigations. Preparing reports that recommend a course of action, including overruling or sustaining the objections and or challenges, upholding election results and issuance of a certificate.
    • Drafting reports summarizing evidence, analyzing it under the appropriate legal standard, presents parties' positions and making recommendations as to merit. Attempts to reach informal settlement or adjustment through negotiation with the parties. Gathers evidence necessary to compute backpay and calculates amount owed. In non-settlement cases, drafts a complaint detailing the allegations found to have merit.
    • Familiar with legal issues raised and the nature of evidence to determine whether allegations have merit. Upon supervisory approval, makes preliminary recommendations to the charging party to consider withdrawing the case.
    • Serving as the principal investigator for all unfair labor practice cases assigned and is responsible for the collection of evidence relevant to the allegations raised and communication with parties to the case at each stage of the investigation.
    • Assisting higher level examiners or attorneys in the investigation and negotiation for settlement of more complex unfair labor practice cases (e.g., boycotts, picketing, jurisdictional disputes). Carrying out substantial portions of the investigative interviews and legal and other background research and may participate in negotiations.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • A one-year probationary period may be required.
    • Selectee must pass a background investigation prior to appointment.
    • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
    • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • This is a Bargaining Unit position.
    • Additional information: (4) vacancies will be filled; (1) vacancy in each of the following Regions:
    • (1) Vacancy - Region 13 (Chicago, IL) - $68, 897 - $89,572
    • (1) Vacancy - Region 16 (Ft. Worth, TX or Houston, TX or San Antonio, TX) - $62,451 - $92,713
    • (1) Vacancy - Region 25 (Indianapolis, IN or Peoria, IL) - $62,236 - $81,542
    • (1) Vacancy - Region 28 (Phoenix, AZ or Las Vegas, NV or Albuquerque, NM) - $62, 521 - $83,661


    To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

    Must be able to speak, interpret, read and write in Spanish and English fluently; and have

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Labor Management Relations Examiner position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, including experience in: applying investigative techniques to obtain evidence and factual data in cases in dispute, analyzing and developing the issues of fact and law involved, and objectively evaluating the merit of the charges; conferring and dealing effectively with representatives of labor and management to bring about equitable adjustments; and writing clear, concise reports, recommendations, and letters. In addition, the experience must show familiarity with: Federal and State laws, regulations, and decisions governing collective bargaining, wages, hours, and working conditions, and with the National Labor Relations Act in particular; general economic principles; collective bargaining principles, practices, and techniques; the general structure, functions, policies, and practices of management and labor organizations; and current problems in the field of labor-management relations.


    Have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as Labor Relations, Industrial Relations, Personnel Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Labor Economics, Labor Law, Political Science, Accounting, or Law; or other education that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in these subjects.(Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)


    If Using Education to Qualify: Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.)

    You must meet all qualification requirements. (Required - if applicable) All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

    Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

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    Additional information

    SUPPLEMENTARY VACANCIES: Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The National Labor Relations Board is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, handicap, age, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Agency's Selective Placement Coordinator by email smschedule@nlrb.gov. NLRB offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities. (Note: for additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/.

    PLACEMENT POLICY: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

    WORK SCHEDULE: NLRB supports the use of flexible work schedules as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your response on the assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If minimum qualifications are met, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and/or education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:

    • Customer Service
    • Labor Relations
    • Manages and Organizes Information
    • Speaking
    • Written Communication

    Also, the duties of this position require the individual to be bilingual in Spanish and English, to be able to read, speak and comprehend Spanish fluently. Applicants will be required to complete a portion of their interview in Spanish to verify fluency.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    In addition to your responses to the occupational questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy:

    • CONTENT OF RESUME. Your resume that you choose to describe your job-related experiences will be used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that the information be specific, detailed where appropriate, and complete. Your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    • APPLICANTS QUALIFYING ON THE BASIS OF EDUCATION. Transcripts - official or unofficial. A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, and GPA. If selected for this position, you must submit your official copy before confirmation of appointment.
    • VETERANS. If claiming Veteran's Preference or applying under the VEOA, provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s) to ensure all dates of active duty service as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or dates of impending separation appear as required, for the type of preference you are claiming. The Office of Personnel Management's Vet Guide provides additional information on required dates and character of service needed: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide
    • DISABLED VETERANS. Disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit a completed SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
    • MILITARY SPOUSES. Copy of service member's PCS order authorizing the spouse to accompany the service member AND Proof of marriage to the service member; OR Proof the service member was released or discharged from active duty due to a service-connected disability AND Documentation of the service member's 100% disability AND Proof of marriage to the service member; OR Proof the service member's death while on active duty AND Proof of marriage to the service member. http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
    • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY. You must include proof of your eligibility (i.e., a copy of qualification certificate from a State or Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Office for a Schedule A appointment). For a list of these authorities, please visit http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp and http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/#url=Schedule-A-Hiring-Authority for more information.
    All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement 10/15/2019 to be considered.

    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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    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.


    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 provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, 2) Your resume and 3) Any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section).

    Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all instructions before you begin.

    To begin the process, click the APPLY ONLINE button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the SUBMIT MY ANSWERS button at the end of the process.

    If you have never applied through USA Jobs for a position with the Federal Civil Service, you will need to create a USA Jobs account. To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. New or updated resumes are considered "incomplete" applications until the required virus scan is cleared. To check the status of your application, log into your USA Jobs Account, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    Agency contact information

    Dwahza Evans


    1015 Half St SE
    Washington, DC 20570-0001
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    Next steps

    Once a review of your resume and required documents have been completed, you will be notified of your application status. Applicants will be initially reviewed for Minimum Qualifications determinations. All qualified applicants will then be screened by the Rating and Ranking panel members and placed into one of three categories: Best-Qualified, Highly-Qualified, and Qualified. Applicants that meet the Highly Qualified category (80 points) or higher score may be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Applicants will receive notification when a final selection has been made.

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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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547847700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.