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    This position serves as a Human Resource Specialist for the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), Office of Management Services, Office of Human Resources (HR). It is responsible for serving as the authoritative expert advisor to top agency management on union management relations. The incumbent also provides advice, guidance, and assistance on conduct, discipline, adverse action, and performance management

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    Serves as USAGM authoritative expert on labor management relations and provides advice and support to the HR Director, Deputy Directors, and USAGM executive level officials on negotiations, impact bargaining, ULPs, grievances, and other union management relations:

    • Serves as the agency's technical authority on developing agency policy, regulations, and guidelines for the operation of the labor relations program;
    • Advises HR Director, Deputy Directors, and other agency executives on potential impact and precedent setting implications of pending disputes before third-party authorities and resolution of unfair labor practice charges, grievances, and complaints;
    • Provides advice on labor-management partnership, alternative dispute resolution, interest based bargaining, and facilitation;
    • Responds to requests for advice and assistance on a variety of major operational problems, such as the impact of new regulations or laws on labor relations policies and/or significant deviations from standard practices; on changes in technology, operational practices, and similar issues on relationship with nation agency unions; and on issues pertaining to the potential impact of negotiations and third-party decisions, charges of unfair labor practices, negotiability issues, and impasse resolutions, as well as non-traditional approaches to labor relations, including labor-management cooperative efforts and partnership.
    • Assesses potential impact and precedent-setting implications of pending disputes before third-party authorities;
    • Represents USAGM and/or otherwise supports efforts to resolve unfair labor practice charges and complaints; arbitration of grievances; resolution of negotiability issues; and conformance of labor agreements with applicable laws.
    Provides advice, support, and assistance to management and employees on issues related to conduct, discipline, and related formal and informal actions, to include dealing with union officials to resolve grievances and other issues and concerns:
    • Assist supervisors in preparing letters of warning or other informal conduct and disciplinary measures;
    • Prepare letters to initiate/propose more serious disciplinary actions and prepares decision letters for deciding official;
    • Conduct interviews and investigations of events, such as perceived harassment or insubordination to make appropriate recommendations to supervisors and managers.
    Provides advice, support, and assistance to management and employees on issues related to Performance Management:
    • Advises management and employees on the development of evaluation criteria and performance plans, to include conducting focus groups and using related techniques to develop criteria for large groups of similar positions.
    • Advises, and oversees other specialists to advise, management and employees on establishing performance standards and evaluating performance.
    • Assists VOA management in developing performance improvement plans and taking adverse actions resulting from marginal or unsatisfactory employee performance.
    • Oversees development and maintenance of automated tools and software to conduct performance management processes.

    Assignments at GS-13 will be structured to develop incumbents to perform at the expert level, as described above.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552535100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.