Job Title: Human Resources Spec (Labor Relations), GS-201-15 DEJob Announcement Number: IRM-2013-0004
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Friday, April 12, 2013 to
Friday, May 03, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
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Arlington, VA, US View 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.
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!
- US citizenship and
- Background investigation.
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
DUTIES:Back to top
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:
- Effectively work with labor organizations and others to understand interests and actively strive to achieve agreements or resolve differences.
- Convey clear, timely, written and verbal, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others.
- Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help NSF identify, evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems and agency needs.
- Effectively build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect.
- Nurture a performance-based culture that supports efforts to accomplish NSF’s mission and goals.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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. To preview questions please click here.
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."