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    WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICE DIVISION?  The HCO mission is to make IRS an employer of choice and a leader in human capital planning and management. It develops strategies and tools for recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a highly skilled and high performing workforce to support the IRS mission.

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    WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO? Human Resources Specialists provide advice and technical guidance to management on human resources policies and practices affecting working conditions requiring consultation with National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and that have an impact on labor/management issues. They serve as the point of contact on labor/management issues such as grievances, unfair labor practices, appeals, etc. They research and analyze case law, contracts, precedents, policies, arbitration decisions and guidance, etc. They anticipate management needs and respond to inquiries regarding union and employee rights, implications of arbitration decisions, FLRA regulations, etc. They coordinate and develop management's position on controversial issues. They initiate actions that address problems that result from work performance that infringe on employee rights. They conduct studies, analyzing factors such as turnover, absenteeism, grievances, accidents, etc.

    As a Human Resources Specialist (Employee and Labor Relations) you will:

    • Serve as the Service's expert in the planning, implementation, and execution of nationwide programs under the jurisdiction of the Labor/Employee Relations and Negotiations (LERN), Office of Labor Relations Strategy and Negotiations.
    • Confer with the Director and senior officials within and outside the Agency to provide information, guidance, analyses, and recommendations on all program aspects, to include policy and procedure development and case adjudication and litigation.
    • Serve as the Senior Negotiator in negotiations and discussions with National representatives of NTEU for issues having significant Service-wide impact.
    • Execute all phases of the most complex negotiations with NTEU officials at the national level requiring analytical techniques and development of innovative methods and strategies to address a large body of interrelated problems.
    • Function as a project leader in directing, coordinating, and integrating the work of GS-14 Human Resources Specialist (Labor Relations) employees who are assigned to support the various programs, including teams engaged in national negotiations with NTEU.
    • Initiate, plan, organize, and conduct national studies of major programs and systems related to the Service-wide delivery of assigned programs.
    • Lead or conduct comprehensive operational reviews, and conduct program analyses to determine mission/program effectiveness, identify issues and program impediments, and establish courses of action necessary to enhance program effectiveness.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 01 to 05 Nights per Month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597630800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.