To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must meet one of the minimum qualification requirements below:
Experience: You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience that is closely related to the work of this position and has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations (ER)/Labor Relations (LR)). Examples of specialized experience include providing a full range of Employee and Labor Relations advice and guidance to management, performing case research and case management in matters related to conduct, performance, attendance, and dispute resolution; interpreting and analyzing basic ER/LR issues; applying legal research methods, information gathering techniques, and analytical skills to locate, interpret, and analyze legal opinions with regard to ER/LR; providing assistance in resolving employee conduct and performance problems by providing appropriate ER/LR advice to management and employee based on past precedents; and effective communication skills evidenced by a history of negotiating ones position, presenting case findings, counseling management and/or employees, and formal writings that include collective bargaining agreements, notices of disciplinary action, court case filings, etc. ~OR~
Education: You must have successfully completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field OR three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. (Unofficial transcripts must be submitted at time of application) ~OR~
Combination of Experience and Education:
You must have equivalent combinations of creditable specialized experience and graduate education (beyond the second year) as described above to meet the total requirements for the position. (Unofficial transcripts must be submitted at time of application)
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- KNOWLEDGE OF REGULATORY GUIDELINES RELATING TO EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS
- ABILITY TO PLAN, ORGANIZE AND ESTABLISH PRIORITIES
- ABILITY TO GATHER, ORGANIZE, AND ANALYZE FACTS
- ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE IN PERSON
- ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work of this position is sedentary. No special physical demands are required to perform the work of this position.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.