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    This position serves as a Senior Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations) in the Field Operations Human Resources Office, providing technical advice to management for office serviced by the Field HR Operations team on a broad range of personnel management and employee relations functions. Serves as an agency expert in employee relations activities.

    The ideal candidate: Ideal Candidate is a Human Resources Specialist who has a broad range of experience in developing and effecting conduct and performance actions to include counseling managers, determining appropriate disciplinary penalties, composing written documents in support of identified actions, and identifying due process rights under applicable laws, policies and procedures. Additionally, the specialist will have experience researching and applying Federal laws, OPM, and other Federal regulations, policies and procedural requirements, relating to an employee relations management program. 

    PLEASE NOTE:  This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for these locations.

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    As a Human Resource Specialist (ER), you will:

    • Provide technical advice and assistance to FHWA program managers on appropriate procedures, departmental and agency policies, and government regulations related to adverse and disciplinary actions. These areas include, but are not limited to employee misconduct, conflict of interest, grievances, performance issues, medical issues, leave administration, procedural questions, and legal/regulatory matters as they relate to personnel.

    • Participate in the preparation of legal defenses to challenge those actions before such appellate bodies as the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    • Provide technical assistance in the areas of staffing, merit promotion, classification, pay administration, and performance management in conjunction with complex and controversial employee relations issues. Develop and defend the agency's position on these issues and is called upon to testify on its behalf.

    • Advise management on issues related to discrimination complaints against the agency. Analyze allegations, investigative finding, management considerations of resolutions or reactions to complaints based on race, color, sex, national origin, handicapping condition, marital status, religion and all protected categories.

    • Speak for Human Resources in consideration of complaints and their disposition or resolution in conferences with the Offices of Civil Rights and Chief Counsel. Advise management with respect to such complaints.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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