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    Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life.  In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here

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    If you are selected for this position, you will serve as a Human Resources (HR) Specialist for Security Operations (SO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You will provide program staff and management with advice while performing human capital core functions in compliance with Office of Human Capital (OHC) directives, policies, guidance, procedures, and requirements. Generally serving as a lead HR Specialist, you will guide and direct the activities of lower level specialists. Additionally, you will serve as an agent of the AA/OHC for the purpose of ensuring that the organizational element complies with OHC directives, policies, guidance, procedures, and requirements and that human capital decisions and activities in the organizational element are consistent with merit system principles.
    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Applying employee relations principles, practices, legal and regulatory requirements, and analytical skills sufficient to advise management about appropriate disciplinary or other corrective techniques that are responsive to a range of conduct and performance problems.
    • Providing advice and assistance to management regarding appropriate disciplinary and adverse actions.
    • Identifying and seeking guidance on fitness for duty and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues.
    • Applying knowledge of guidance, policies, principles, and practices related to employee conduct, performance, and dispute resolution.
    • Analyzing a variety of employee conduct and performance-based problems.
    • Providing ongoing HR services to managers and employees including initiating, tracking, and following up on cases and actions to ensure timely completion and regulatory compliance, and resolving recurring case specific problems or issues independently when applicable guidelines are available.
    • Serving as the resident HR consultant by providing guidance on HR matters; responding to routine HR inquiry actions; ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies, and consistency with merit system principles; communicating changes to HR procedures and policies.
    • Undertaking extensive research and analysis and coordinating with OHC senior specialist to ensure the most recent guidance is applied when making technical decisions or advising managers, staff, and employees.
    • Providing guidance to junior staff as appropriate to accomplish work.
    • Identifying and proposing technically sound and administratively compliant solutions to a range of recurring issues that require considerable judgment to ensure that recommendations and approaches that best meet operational needs.

    Depending on needs and circumstances of the organization to which you are assigned, you may perform disciplinary and adverse action duties, workers compensation duties, HR consulting duties and benefits administration duties.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - A minimum of one (1) week of travel in a full-time duty status will be required within 90-days of entry on duty to complete TSA’s in residence New Hire Training. This training will occur away from the employee’s duty station of record. Employees will be paid for compensable hours and reimbursed for authorized travel expenses per TSA Travel Policy.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588802700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.