Job Overview


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit

This position is located in the Office of the Executive Director, Human Resources Division, Labor and Employee Relations Branch (LER), which administers the Commission’s labor relations program and serves as the Commission's representative in all union matters. This includes contract administration, impact and implementation and term negotiations, and providing advisory and representation services to Commission management. LER also administers and provides advisory services relating to a comprehensive employee relations program, including disciplinary and performance-based actions, grievances under the agency and negotiated grievance procedures, and other complaint and appeals processes.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement; which may vary between offices.
This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.
Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.


As an HR Specialist in the Labor and Employee Relations Branch, your duties will include:
-Providing technical guidance on performance management and labor and employee relations issues
-Serving as a representative in term and mid-term contract negotiations with the union
-Maintaining an effective on-going relationship with the union to minimize disputes and achieve management's goals
-Drafting policies and providing staff guidance on labor relations issues
-Providing policy guidance and interpretation to the supervisors and employees
-Serving as the Federal Employment Compensation Act (FECA) technical expert responsible for the administration of the Commission's workers' compensation program