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Job Title:Regional Director

Agency:National Labor Relations Board

Job Announcement Number:NL13ES1005554DW

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

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Monday, December 09, 2013 to Wednesday, January 08, 2014




Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)


1 vacancy in the following location:
Cleveland, OH View Map


Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals.


Public Trust - Background Investigation




Become a part of a prestigious and elite Agency created by Congress in 1935, to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law for relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal agency that has daily impact on the way America's companies and unions conduct business.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is looking for a dynamic and energetic leader to join their Senior Executive Service (SES) Corps. The SES is comprised of men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.

THIS POSITION IS IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES): This is a Career-Reserved position and therefore must be filled by a career appointee. Candidates are not required to have previous SES career service before applying. The selected candidate executive/managerial qualifications must be certified by the Office of Personnel Management prior to an initial SES career appointment. Positions in the SES are ungraded.

NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), who meet the professional/technical qualifications requirements, may be considered for this position on a noncompetitive basis. Applicants for noncompetitive consideration are not required to submit a supplemental statement addressing their ECQs, however, they must submit a Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, to establish proof of eligibility for noncompetitive appointment; and current career SES members must also submit their most recent performance appraisal; and address the professional/technical qualifications.

This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Division of Operations Management - Field, Region 8, Cleveland, OH.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Position may require occasional travel.


  • Yes
  • Relocation cost paid by agency.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Initial SES Career Appointee is subject to a 1-year probationary period.
  • Security investigation may be required. Drug test is not required.


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The Regional Director serves in all respects as the official representative of the Board and the General Counsel for the geographical area under his/her jurisdiction. In addition, the Regional Director represents the varied interests and responsibilities of the Board as an adjudicating Agency, and of the General Counsel as the investigating and prosecuting authority. The Regional Director exercises overall administrative and technical responsibility for the work of the regional staff. Examples of the delegation of authority as well as the responsibilities applicable to this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Cases

Investigate and prosecute charges of unfair labor practices before a designated Administrative Law Judge and, if appropriate, before the Board; issue and serve complaints of Unfair Labor Practice and Notices of Hearing. Perform related duties, such as, amend/withdraw a complaint prior to the hearing, or decline to issue a complaint; secure compliance with the provisions of settlement agreements, Board Orders and Court judgments.

Representation (R) Cases

Conduct hearings, administrative investigations, and representation elections, as appropriate and related duties; issue and serve a Notice of Hearing in representation proceedings, or decline to issue a Notice of Hearing, and dismiss the petition subject to the right of the petitioner to appeal to the Board; approve consent election agreements providing for waiver of hearing and all other procedures before the Board.


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To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, all candidates must submit a separate narrative statement to show possession of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Responses should summarize the applicants experience in relation to the specific PTQs and specific examples of accomplishments. Applicants who do not meet the PTQs will be eliminated from further consideration. 

(A) PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (should not exceed 3 pages in total length):

(1) Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, related case law, and precedent in order to handle the most complex legal issues relating to the statute.

(2) Demonstrated knowledge of the NLRB's mission and programs in order to effectively direct programs critical to carrying out the Agency's mission.

(3) Ability to manage the human, financial, information, and other resources of an organization, and lead staff in accomplishing the organization's strategic goals.

In addition to the Professional and Technical Qualifications, candidates must submit a separate narrative statement to show possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential, not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP, please review note on page one.

B) EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS - ECQs (should be approximately 5 pages, but must not exceed 10 pages total length):

You must use the Challenge- Context- Action- Result (CCAR) model when describing your accomplishments. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your personal level of responsibility, the challenges and/or scope of complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Additional information on the ECQs is available at

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE:  This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.  Leadership Competencies:  creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE:  This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies:  conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN:  This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies:  accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies:  financial management, human capital management, technology management.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS:  This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.  Leadership Competencies:  partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating.

Fundamental Competencies:  These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications.  Competencies: interpersonal skills, oral communications, integrity/honesty, written communication, and public service.



Applicants who are current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP, or otherwise who meet the mandatory requirements (Executive Core Qualifications and Professional Technical Qualifications), will be considered qualified for this position. Rating and Ranking to determine "Best Qualified" will be conducted by a panel of experts and will be based upon consideration of the degree to which applicants meet the mandatory knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ECQs and PTQs. Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP will be considered noncompetitively. Those applicants who are determined Best Qualified will be sent to the selecting official for possible interview.


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Benefits:  The NLRB provides a comprehensive benefits package to it employees, including on site health unit services (certain offices), credit union, and a multi-faceted Employee Assistance Program.



Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3303, any recommendation by Members of Congress, Congressional employees, selected State or Local Government Officials, political party officials, or other individuals or organizations making the recommendation on the basis of the party affiliation of the applicant is prohibited. Executive Branch agencies are barred from accepting or considering prohibited political recommendations and, indeed, are required to return to the individual any prohibited political recommendation with reference to statutory prohibition. Such officials may supply a statement which relates solely to the character and residence of the individual.


Privacy Act Information: The application materials you submit for this position contain information subject to the Privacy Act of 1978 (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a). We are required to provide you with information regarding our authority and purposes for collecting the data; the routine uses which will be made of it, the effect, if any, of nondisclosure. You are entitled to the same information, as it pertains specifically to disclosure of your social security number.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete an Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Resume
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents:
  • A separate narrative statement specifically addressing each Professional/Technical Qualification requirement and Executive Core Qualification (ECQs) requirement. Please address each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) separately from the Executive/Managerial Core Qualifications (ECQs). Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP, please review note on page one.
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service)
  • Most Recent Performance Appraisal (if applying as a status candidate with current federal service)

To begin the process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID TAG: 1005554. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

We strongly recommend that you fax your entire application even if you have uploaded your entire application online.


Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 08, 2014.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for this Notice of Vacancy.

Particular care should be taken when addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) described under Qualifications and Evaluation, as that information must also be reviewed and approved by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB).  Be sure to include professional and volunteer experience, education, training, and awards that demonstrate your skills in a particular ECQ. Please do not submit additional materials such as position descriptions, publications, course descriptions, or OPM literature. Materials other than those discussed under "How to Apply" will not normally be included in the application package when forwarded to the Executive Resources Board for evaluation.



Phone: (202)273-3968
Agency Information:
United States Govt National Labor Relations Board
1099 14th Street NW
Office of Human Resources
Room 6000
Washington, DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail that your submission was successful and we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine if you meet the mandatory technical qualifications of this position and the SES ECQs. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members for rating and ranking to determine the "Best Qualified" candidates. The panel will make a recommendation to the selecting official, If your name is referred to the selecting official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by OPM's Independent Qualifications Review Board, unless the selectee is a current SES employee or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You will receive notice (generally in 4-6 weeks) via email or by mail (if no email address was provided), once the process is completed.

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