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Job Title:  Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations)
Agency:  National Credit Union Administration
Job Announcement Number:  OHR-12-DEU-473MB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$80,259.00 to $133,765.00 / Per Year
Thursday, December 20, 2012 to Friday, January 04, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map
U.S. Citizens This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement OHR-12-MP-585MB for all current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles, Veterans (VEOA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligibles (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.).



Introduction to the Agency: Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you're not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.

This position is located at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in the Office of Human Resources (OHR), Division of Employee Relations.



  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • A probationary period may be required.


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As Human Resources Specialist ( Employee Relations) you will:


Serve as an agency technical expert on employee relations programs, policies and practices; keep abreast of applicable Government-wide statutes, court decisions, rules and regulations; provide sound judgment and expert assistance to managers on Discipline and Adverse Actions, Performance Management, Grievances and Appeals (both administrative and negotiated), Probationary Terminations, Telecommuting, and medical issues impacting on behavior and/or performance.

Provide authoritative information and advice on policy and procedural decisions; participate in decision making on controversial issues or unprecedented problems; establish standard operating procedures (SOPs); explain and defend NCUA actions and decisions including persuading managers with strongly held opinions for the need to adhere to program requirements or accept changes; prepare correspondence for disciplinary/adverse actions; respond to grievances, Union information requests, information on thirty party proceedings, etc.

Research and analyze Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) decisions; review, write and/or edit Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) articles to ensure compliance with laws and regulations; and develop agency-wide performance standards and performance related correspondence to include performance improvement plans, proposal and removal letters.


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You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

To qualify for CU-13: You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-12 level. Specialized experience would include providing technical interpretation and authoritative advice and support to management officials on disciplinary, adverse and performance-based actions; researching, developing and implementing employee relations policy and programs; managing assigned programs and conducting case management studies in matters related to employee relations and performance management.


You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.


Your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation).  You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement.  If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Skill in researching and applying employee relations laws, regulations, principles, precedents, and policy in order to solve complex and sensitive problems.

2. Skill in written communication to prepare correspondence for disciplinary/adverse actions, responses to grievances, Union information requests, etc.

3. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing in order to provide advice and assistance to managers and employees.

4. Ability to analyze cases to provide best course of action.


Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability.  You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.


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NCUA participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.


SALARY: Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of  21.87 percent for the Alexandria, VA geographical area. NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE AGENCY.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume.
2. Complete the Occupational Questionnaire.
3. All required documents (see required documents section).


YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the qualifications requirements and your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure that your resume includes the month, year, and hours worked per week for each position held. Failure to provide details may result in a lower or ineligible rating.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you submit your answers at the end of the process.

NOTE: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:
To Fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 812072 . Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the questionnaire and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, please email the Application Manager Help Desk at:


 (1) VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTS (if claiming veteran's preference):
  • For 5-Point Preference: DD 214 (Member 4 Copy is preferred) or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.
  • For 10-Point Preference: DD-214 (Member 4 Copy is preferred), VA letter and SF-15 for 10-Point preference.
(2) ICTAP/CTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:
  • Copy of agency notice;
  • Most recent performance rating; and
  • SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must receive an 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP.


PLEASE NOTE: You have three options for submitting your documentation: (1) you can upload documents from your USAJOBS account; (2) upload documents from your personal computer; (3) or fax documents. Please follow the system prompts to submit your documents.  Not all documents will apply to you and you only need to submit those that are applicable to your situation.


Lisa Bazemore
Phone: (703)518-6578
Agency Information:
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street
Third Floor
Alexandria, VA


You will receive an email that your resume has been received from the USAJobs website. You can check the status of your application by logging back into your USAJobs account.

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