Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at http://www.uscis.gov/.

Every day a Supervisory Human Resource Specialist (Employee and Labor Relations) provides a variety of management services essential to the direction and operation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). They conduct extensive research into employee and labor relations cases to identify trends, patterns, or aggravating and mitigating circumstances; negotiate and administer precedent-setting settlement agreements; and serve as management's representative in grievances, arbitration cases, and unfair labor practice and impasse hearings. They also provide guidance and consultation to management on administration of the negotiated agreement(s) and a variety of labor relations issues; and apply a wide range of employee and labor relations theories, principles, methods, and techniques sufficient to address substantive precedent setting issues or problems characterized by complex, controversial, and sensitive matters, and ascertain their impact on the employee and labor relations program. This position of SUPERVISORY HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (LABOR AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS) starts at a salary of $107,701.00(GS-14 step 1), with promotion potential to $140,008.00 (GS-14 step 10).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Human Capital and Training, Laguna Niguel, CA within DHS US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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USCIS will not pay relocation expenses.
This position is not in the bargaining unit.
This position is considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.

Duties

As a Supervisory Human Resource Specialist (Labor and Employee Relations), your duties will include:

  • Supervising a staff responsible for performing the full range of employee and labor relations activities in support of management's goal to improve the performance and efficiency of the organization and establishing and maintaining effective relationships with labor organizations that represent agency employees.
  • Modifying guidelines to resolve complex, precedent-setting employee and labor relations issues; proposing new policies regarding employee and labor relations.
  • Conducting extensive research into employee and labor relations cases to identify trends, patterns, or aggravating and mitigating circumstances.
  • Negotiating and administering precedent-setting settlement agreements; and serving as management's representative in grievances, arbitration cases, and unfair labor practice and impasse hearings.
  • Providing guidance and consultation to management on administration of the negotiated agreement(s) and a variety of labor relations issues; and applying a wide range of employee and labor relations theories, principles, methods, and techniques sufficient to address substantive precedent setting issues or problems characterized by complex, controversial, and sensitive matters, and ascertaining their impact on the employee and labor relations program.
  • Planning the work to be accomplished by your subordinates, setting and adjusting short-term priorities, and preparing schedules for completion of the work; assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; evaluating work performance of subordinates; giving advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; interviewing candidates for positions in the unit; recommending appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions; hearing and resolving complaints from employees; effecting minor disciplinary measures; promoting affirmative action/equal employment opportunity programs; identifying developmental training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training; finding ways to improve productivity or increase the quality of the work directed; and/or developing performance standards.