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Job Title:Human Resources Spec (Labor Relations), GS-201-15 DE

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:IRM-2013-0004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 12, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any US Citizen.

This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement IRM-2013-0003.

JOB SUMMARY:

If you are intrigued by the idea of working at a unique federal agency that has a tremendous impact on the funding and advancement of science, engineering and education, then the National Science Foundation is the place for you.  In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, NSF also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.

NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the public and private sectors for its management best practices and stewardship of federal funds. Join our team and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery!
More about NSF.

At the National Science Foundation, human resources professionals make a difference! As the agency's Labor Relations Officer, you'll have an opportunity to work directly with agency leadership and union representatives to achieve mission success. We are committed to outstanding customer service, innovative programs, and results-oriented business practices. If you're looking for a dynamic work environment (conveniently located in the heart of Ballston), look no further!

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US citizenship and
  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above

DUTIES:

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SEEKING INNOVATIVE, CUSTOMER-ORIENTED, TEAM PLAYER TO HELP MANAGE A COMPLEX LABOR RELATIONS PROGRAM. If you are an individual with a background in developing, implementing, and managing complex labor relations programs and initiatives this may be the job for you. If you are interested in a dynamic, fast-paced, and autonomous work environment, look no further. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Information and Resource Management (OIRM) serves as a strategic partner with NSF Directorates and Offices, providing seamless support and guidance in human capital planning and development activities. We are committed to providing outstanding customer service, implementing innovative programs and initiatives, and engaging in results-oriented business practices. Ideal candidates have a commitment to guiding transformation, a strong customer focus, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. We guarantee you'll never be bored in our high-energy, engaged workplace.

The Labor Relations Officer is a single position allocation responsible for representing NSF during all phases of the collective bargaining process by preparing for and participating in negotiations, impasse resolution and contract administration activities.  As the Chief Negotiator for NSF, the LRO applies sophisticated management principles and skills, with planning and management experience focused strategically.  Provides advice and consultation to managers and supervisors, and develops and maintains a business partner relationship with senior and executive management and with labor unions’ leadership. As the NSF Labor Relations Officer you will:

Negotiate Agreements

  • Effectively work with labor organizations and others to understand interests and actively strive to achieve agreements or resolve differences.

Communicate Effectively

  • Convey clear, timely, written and verbal, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others.

Consult

  • Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help NSF identify, evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems and agency needs.

Build Relationships  

  • Effectively build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect.

Performance Leadership

  • Nurture a performance-based culture that supports efforts to accomplish NSF’s mission and goals.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-15 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service. Examples include: establishing and maintaining effective relationships, including the use of non-traditional collaborative approaches, with labor organizations that represent employees; negotiating and administering labor agreements; representing the organization in arbitration hearings; and preparing filings for and representing the bureau or agency before the Federal Labor Relations Authority.


Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles.  Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score.  Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed:  Excellent, Very Good, or Good.  Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.  Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least "Very Good."


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other
organizations within the National Science Foundation.






HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g., veterans appointment
authorities
or persons with mental retardation, severe physical disability or psychiatric disabilities), you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:
1. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and only if applicable, SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, plus the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating to verify 10-Point Veteran's preference and/or to document eligibility under the disabled veterans appointing authority.
2. Schedule A Certification - from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

IRM-2013-0004

Control Number:

341583300