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    The ideal candidate will have experience applying a broad range of human resources rules, regulations & policies specifically relating to Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Workers Compensation, Performance Management & Employee Benefits. This position starts at a salary of $137,849 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the OCCHCO, Employee Services team within FEMA.

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    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In this position you will serve as the Employee Services Division Chief, within FEMA's Chief Component Human Capital Officer (OCCHCO), serving as the supervisor and principle authority for employee and labor relations, work-life, retirement, benefits, and worker's compensation programs. You will provide leadership, policy advice, and guidance in developing and implementing employee relations and labor relations policies and strategies. Typical duties include:

    • Providing policy leadership and expert technical advice and guidance on the implementation of FEMA's employee and labor relations program.
    • Advising OCCHCO senior level management of changes to statutory, regulatory, and Departmental employee relations policy to ensure FEMA's developing strategies are integrated with those policies and other FEMA mission requirements.
    • Ensuring OCCHCO senior level management is kept informed of changes to the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and Departmental labor relations policies and
    • Managing and preparing policy papers, position papers, briefing books, and progress reports pertaining to employee and labor relations matters of interest to senior officials throughout FEMA.
    • Initiating and monitoring studies and analyses affecting management of program requirements such as funding, milestones and deliverables, which are necessary to implement the employee and labor relations program.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require non-emergency travel (5%)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555889100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.