Job Overview

Summary

Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 930148 (Please include on all documents.)

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Click here for more information about careers in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities[i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

Duties

This position is located in the Veterans Benefits Administration Human Resource Center (VBA HRC) - Denver.  As a Denver HRC labor and employee relations specialist, the incumbent will be responsible for a wide range of federal human resources management fields to include; union interactions, performance and misconduct issues, staffing, pay, classification, suitability, security, investigation, anti-discrimination, and worker’s compensation.

·       The incumbent provides advice, guidance and training to all management levels, as well as other Human Resource staff, on labor and employee relations. 

·       Incumbent spends a significant part of their time reading, writing and communicating in order to conduct research, interpret, analyze, and communicate the correct application of multiple sources of binding, conflicting, and ambiguous authority found in statutory, regulatory, policy and contractual rules. 

·       Communication and performance of duties involves managing a large workload, a diverse workforce, and managers tasked with significant agency authority and responsibility for large numbers of federal employees that require a viable recommended strategy and course of action in emotionally charged situations often with imperfect information and short response times.

·       Assists legal counsel to prepare and present the agency position, and occasionally represents the agency, before third parties reviewing personnel actions and conflicts with labor unions.

·       Provides assistance to management in drafting various types of communications to fulfill federal legal requirements during the disciplinary/adverse actions and labor relations actions.  Serves as technical advisor on all aspects of Administrative Investigations, and serves as negotiator for management during negotiations with the exclusive representative. 

·       Provides supervisors and managers with strategic counsel and advice interpreting and implementing provisions of agency policy, management of programs, and collective bargaining unit agreements and practices as they apply to individual cases. 

·       Travel is required on occasion for training and to support Western Area stations and Central Office missions as they arise.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (Actual hours to be determined).

Position Description: PD#: 025501

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

The grade progression for this position is GS-09//11/12.

Full performance level of this position is GS-12.

Salary range:

GS-09 $50,923. through $66,195.

GS-11 $61,612. through $80,093.

GS-12 $73,484. through $96,001.