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Job Title:Assistant Head, NAF Human Resources (Labor Relations)

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Commander, Navy Installations

Job Announcement Number:12/11/80097

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$80,000.00 to $110,000.00 / Per Year


Monday, December 03, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Millington, TN United StatesView Map


All groups of qualified individuals


Come join the Commander, Navy Installations Command!

This position is located in the NAF Human Resources Branch (N941), Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC). The incumbent serves as the CNIC Headquarters Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) Labor Relations expert in Labor and Employee Relations (LER) and Management Representative Services for headquarters and field commands on management’s positions for bargaining negotiations.  Ensures that programs are coordinated and implemented consistently throughout CNIC. 


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.


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Serves as chief negotiator or directs and guides subordinate labor relations specialists who serve as chief negotiators during the preparation for and development of negotiations with exclusively recognized labor organizations.  Exercises full negotiating authority within established guideline.  Selects, trains, and provides management negotiating team members.  Speaks for and negotiates or establishes positions in negotiations on behalf of CNIC.
Answers & resolves inquiries, including Congressionals regarding interpretation of policy/procedures as well as individual problems and situations relating to labor and employee relations.  Ensures they are in compliance with regulations/union contract.
Reviews and keeps abreast of current regulatory and policy developments in LER, applicable provisions and precedent decisions.  Plans and implements program/policy changes in an effective manner.  Evaluates existing programs on a continuing basis for regulatory compliance and determines if customer needs are being satisfied.  Develops new, and modifies existing instructions and policy documents.
Develops and directs negotiation strategy, offers, counter offers, and management positions throughout the negotiations stage.  When negotiating agreements simultaneously, responsible for developing and presenting consistent management positions regarding all impasse matters, during mediation, fact finding and other settlements to minimize the costs of separate administrative procedures. 
Manages and oversees all aspects of labor relations, consultations, and negotiations and establishes bargaining positions for management.  Analyzes management decisions and actions to evaluate their effects.  Advises management on the latest trends, developments, concepts and practices in the field of labor-management relations and recommends appropriate changes in policies and practices. 
Consults with leaders of various professional and labor associations and other special interest groups.  Discusses problems, which have an impact on activity and command policy. Researches and develops command positions for discussion or implementation. 
Administers both negotiated agreements.  Serves as the command authority responsible for interpretation and application of agreement provisions and for advising other management officials of their responsibilities in these areas.  Is responsible for advising management officials in the preparation of decisions and actions under the negotiated grievance procedures.  Determines the management position on requests for arbitration and for the preparation of the activity case in the arbitration of grievances or union disputes. 
Maintains liaison with management officials at all levels that include national, district, and local union officers of the local organization to consult and negotiate difficult and controversial issues and problems.  Provides guidance and technical assistance to supervisors and management representatives based on in-depth analysis and interpretation of applicable collective bargaining agreements.
Works with EEO counselors, supervisors/managers, other personnel functions and employees as needed to resolve problems that often result in controversy, often require hearings, etc. 
Supervises the Labor Employees Relations team.  As such performs the full range of first level supervisory responsibilities including:  assignment of work and priorities; reviewing work for technical accuracy; setting performance standards and evaluation of work performance; advising them on both work and administrative matters.   Hears and resolves grievance and complaints from employees; effects disciplinary measure; identifies developmental and training needs of employees and finding ways to improve quality and quantity of work directed.


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Ten plus years of labor, chief spokesman, arbitration, negotiating and grievance experience over broad geographic areas is preferred.  Successful completion of required Federal labor training in the Federal government.

Thorough knowledge of appropriate laws, regulations, appeals decisions, policies and concepts, Executive Orders and the ability to apply them correctly in highly sensitive and controversial situations.
Ability to recognize problems as they develop in hearings and negotiations, to respond quickly and speak effectively. 
Knowledge of administrative law and federal labor law.  Knowledge and intensive familiarity with basic regulatory issuance of the Office of Personnel Management, Department of Navy, Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Feral Labor Relations Authority. 
Ability to gather facts and use effective analytical and evaluative methods to accurately assess information and make sound decisions.

Ability to make clear, concise and persuasive written representations; to maintain effective relationships with managers, supervisors and union officials; to balance labor relations requirement with overall management goals. Skill in gathering facts and using effective, analytical, and evaluative methods to accurately assess information and make sound decisions.

Skill in maintaining and encouraging objectivity in situations that may be charged with emotion and involve assumptions.

Skill in using negotiation and persuasion sufficient to explain and justify management’s actions.






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PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AT:  HTTP://WWW.NAVYMWR.ORG to find a sample resume format and  information on Spouse Preference.  If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, please submit a copy of your DD 214.   Send your resume to: CNIC, (FFR Division (N941), 5720 Integrity Drive,   Millington, TN 38055-6530 or email to:
Please direct inquiries to:
Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining satisfactory employment reference checks.
We are an E-Verify participant.
Employment subject to successful National Agency Background Check. Must have or be eligible for secret clearance.
As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment.
The Department of Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.
The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should email them to: to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Copy of most recent resume and a copy of your transcript (if applicable). 


Navy Recruitment
Phone: (901)874-6731
Agency Information:
Commander Navy Installations Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN



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