Job Overview

Summary

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Vacancy Identification Number 1111629

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (ER/LR), GS-0201-12/13,
DOI, BIA, Office of Human Capital Management,

Center for Conflict Resolution, (1 Vacancy - Permanent Duty Station to be determined prior to position(s) being filled at one of the following locations: Billings, MT; Phoenix, AZ or Portland, OR)

Phoenix, AZ

GS-12/13:  $71,080 - $109,881 Per Annum

Portland, OR

GS-12/13:  $73,265 - $113,259 Per Annum

Billings, MT

GS-12/13:  $69,497 - $107,434 Per Annum

NOTE:  APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT RE-APPLY UNDER THIS READVERTISEMENT.  DUE TO THE URGENCY IN THE FILLING OF THIS POSITION, THE LENGTH OF ADVERTISEMENT HAS BEEN SHORTENED.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

Duties

NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Oversee and coordinate employee relations/labor relations and human resources activities with other BIA human resources offices and regions. 

Serve as technical representative to management officials and exercises expert knowledge in the employee relations program to provide guidance on proposed actions and completes follow-up activities in support of decisions made. 

Counsel with employees and supervisor to develop solutions to employee problems of informal grievances; resolves individual problems dealing with leave, promotion, claims for back pay, retirement, and performance evaluations; recommends to Branch Chiefs and supervisors as to solutions for eliminating or lessening occurrence of these problems. 

Acts as a team member in conducting of Reduction-in-Force Action by assuring adherence to all regulations and insuring employees rights have been met, while providing guidance to management and coordinating the implementation with management officials, employees, and labor organization representatives to insure proper notice and that changes are made with minimum disruption to services or work. 

Assist the agency representative in the preparation and presentation of cases before the Merit System Protection Board, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Administrative Law Judges, Arbitrators, EEOC and other third party proceedings. 

Provide direction in all phases of Labor Management Relations Program. 

Maintain regular contact with management and union officials to ensure the union is being conferred with on appropriate matters. 

Act as chief negotiator and/or management advisor complex and controversial issues and settings; develops strategies to deal with diverse management needs and views. 

Maintain current regulations, policies and procedures for processing all third party labor relations actions; and maintains listing of labor organizations including current status, unit coverage, agreements and anniversary dates for renegotiations. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • OCCASIONAL TRAVEL FOR MEETINGS AND TRAININGS.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.