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    This position is located in the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Management (OM), Human Resources Directorate (HRD), located in Washington, DC.

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    Serve as a subject matter expert responsible for complex ER assignments and activities in the Office that cover a full spectrum of areas that involve a complete range of employees in OIG. Analyzes situations involving significant problems and conflicts between employees, representatives, supervisors, and managers, and develops integrated solutions.

    Participates in a key role in the development of human capital initiatives relating to ER training, rendering advisory services and serving as an authoritative expert on ER policy development, including advising management on complicated employee relations HR processes and issues; advise senior officials and first line management on complex problems associated with employee performance.

    Provide advice and guidance to managers and officials concerning a wide range of issues, including employee conduct, time and attendance (leave, including restrictions), performance, drug/alcohol, grievances, disciplinary actions, reasonable accommodations and various management inquiries involving workplace harassment, workplace bullying, etc.

    Serve as a mediator /facilitator in conflict resolution or in problem solving situations between employees, supervisors, and/or managers. Matters facilitated are complex and sensitive, where the work environment or relationship between employees created barriers that affect the work product of those involved or affect others in the workplace. Utilize skill to assure that information is documented and are complete and accurate, fully addressing all substantive issues and underlying problems. Use considerable tack and persuasion to obtain necessary and critical information during interviews.

    Advises and trains OIG staff, including supervisors and managers on procedural requirements concerning adverse actions and preparing and documenting adverse activities by employees. Research laws, regulations, and precedent case decisions; informs employees about their entitlement to use grievance or appeal procedures, if required; serves as technical advisor during briefs and meetings.

    Develop in-depth analysis on employee relations matters regarding employment factors such as turnover, absenteeism, trends in the number and types of complaints, patterns in disciplinary actions; participates in assessments/evaluations, special projects, initiatives, and special assignments; and provide recommendations on the impact on personnel and services.

    Ensures that supervisors and employees receive appropriate training (and refresher training) in accordance with agency policy and federal regulations, regarding employee relations matters.

    Serve as an instructor and facilitator for employee relations training efforts including classroom training, web-based instruction, and/or video broadcasts; prepare training materials, develop agendas and related documents.

    Represent the OIG in employee relations cases of complex nature(s) which involve appeals, grievances, legal action, and discipline. Such cases are usually novel and unprecedented, have little applicability to existing guidelines, and have the potential for precedent-setting, far-reaching results.

    Develop, interpret, and analyze data extracts and reports from automated HR databases and/or develop the most efficient and effective automated systems approaches for presenting HR reports and graphics for management.

    The incumbent is also responsible for assisting the human capital team in areas related to performance management, employee training and development and facilities and space management.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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