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    The ideal candidate for this position will be providing technical advice and guidance to senior executives, management, and support staff on advanced employee relations, performance management, reasonable accommodation, HR concepts, laws, principles and practices. This position starts at a salary of $122,530(GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the OCCHCO team within FEMA.

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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    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 serves as the Employee Relations supervisor, providing operational and strategic direction for the full range of employee relations work for employees within the agency, as well as overseeing the training functions for Employee Relations subjects. Typical assignments include:

    • Supervises a staff of 15 and or greater HR Specialists (Employee Relations) who perform work in the following areas: Disciplinary Actions (including adverse actions) - advice and drafting of letters/policy; Probationary/trial period status check and advisory services; Supervisory probationary period status check and advisory services; Performance Based Actions - advice and drafting of letters and policy Performance Management training; and Reasonable Accommodation.
    • Provides policy guidance and interpretation to managers/ supervisor throughout FEMA and its offices. Keeps abreast of legislation, Executive Orders, court decisions, rulings of relevant federal authorities and other events related to federal employee relations.
    • Leads, plans, develops, coordinates, and implements agency-wide policies and/or programs.
    • Responsible for gathering data for the coordination of executive briefings.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613137600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.