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    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, including Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations, the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore. The Black Hills experiences more sunny days than Miami or Honolulu, ensuring year round outdoor recreation. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands and the Needles Highway.

    With primary campuses at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program services, for Veterans from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. VA Black Hills Health Care is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) -- where we've been caring for America's Heroes for over 100 years.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    This position is located in the Human Resources Management Service within the Black Hills Health Care System Medical Center.  Incumbent is responsible Performing contract negotiations, contract administration, advice on managing and resolving contract grievances and unfair labor practices (ULP) charges, MSPB Appeals, Settlement Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, etc.; Providing agency management with interpretations of personnel procedures, policies, practices and working conditions for issues that may be complex, highly controversial, precedent setting, and affecting more than one area of personnel policy; Providing consultative services and useful information to managers and ensuring issues relative to the agency are appropriately addressed. Issues may include interpretations of negotiated agreements, as well as precedent-setting cases and binding guidance;Taking a proactive approach in working with management and affiliated labor organizations to resolve problems and to implement needed changes; and Developing complex management positions, proposals and strategies, and utilizing creative resolutions for those of an unusual nature.

    The designated Employee Relations responsibilities include the providing consultation to management by:
    Providing technical advice and assistance in resolving issues involving employee conduct and/or performance; and
    Ensuring proper interpretation of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and VA personnel policies and practices to ensure compliance in the fulfillment of the Agency's mission to serve our Veterans.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 80 hours a pay period.

    Work Location: These positions can be located at the Fort Meade or Hot Springs, SD campus with responsibilities at both VA BHHCS facilities and the outlying Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC).

    Position Description Title/PD#: HR Specialist (Employee Relations/Labor Relations), PD 20238-0

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel to other sites may be required on occasion

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

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    Only open to current VA and other Federal Employees

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/461397800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.