GS-12: I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include: Advising and counseling managers and employees on the purpose of disciplinary/adverse actions and the differences associated with these actions and the differences between the proposing official and the deciding official. Explain interrelationship of agency regulations, union contracts, code of federal regulations, and United States code. Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures specific to Employee Labor Relations. Gather, analyze, and research information to guide others and make decisions. Advise employees of their appeal rights regarding disciplinary/adverse actions.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:
Competency 1- Comprehensive and thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, Executive orders, court decisions, and issues related to the Federal labor-management relations program.
Competency 2- Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques sufficient to interact in occasional highly charged emotional situations in delicate or highly contested case matters and determinations.
Competency 3- Ability to provide managers and employees with information and interpretation of the agency's human resources recruitment and placement policies, procedures and guidelines.
Competency 4- Knowledge of negotiation procedures and techniques, mediation, interest-based bargaining and other non-adversarial problem solving approaches sufficient to resolve problems and advise management.
Competency 5- Ability to present ideas clearly both orally and in writing to effectively present findings, negotiate with management officials, and make recommendations
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to: responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Time-in-grade: In addition to meeting qualification requirements, applicants who are current Federal employees or have held a GS grade anytime in the past 52 weeks must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs(e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited
towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education
requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from
only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following
All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency
Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States,
you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private
organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational
credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that
gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: No special physical demands are required. Employees frequently carry light items such as employees' files, etc. The work is primarily performed while sitting, although some work may require periods of standing.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs,
eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé.
Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for
10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be
granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in
their applications, but they must produce a DD-214 or proof of service letter
to document entitlement to preference or eligibility to apply. To receive
consideration as a veteran you must provide legible copies of your DD-214,
member 4 copy or another copy that shows all dates of service as well as
character of service (honorable, general, etc.) Note: More than one DD-214 may
be needed to show all dates of service. Copies of your DD-214 may be requested
by calling 1-800-827-1000 or TDD#800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.