Serves as a consultant to agency managers with respect to labor and employee relations issues. Works with management on an ongoing basis to identify organizational needs and to identify the resources, methods, and means to resolve those needs.
At the FV-0201-H: Serves as a regional labor relations consultant in union-management relations, negotiated and administrative grievance procedures, conduct and discipline, and adverse actions and appeals. Represents the FAA in third party proceedings such as arbitrations, adverse action appeals, FLRA hearings, and ULP charges etc. Provides oversight to ensure obligations are met to negotiate or consult on proposed changes to conditions of employment. Evaluates union proposals for negotiated agreements and develops proposed positions on the issues. Examines locally negotiated agreements and recommends final approval action. Develops and maintains effective relationships with unions. Conducts research and analyses on a broad range of labor-management relations issues and prepares correspondence, reports, memoranda and briefs on highly technical, complex labor relations matters. Serves as an Employee Relations Specialist and is responsible for the full range of employee relations activity. Provides advisory service and employee relations assistance to managers and employees. Develops a wide variety of correspondence and other documents necessary in the Employee Relations programs. Responds to Employee Relations questions related to topics such as: leave and absences, drug and alcohol abuse and physically restricted employees, unacceptable performance and performance improvement periods. Prepares written correspondence in support of disciplinary and performance-based actions. Prepares case files for MSPB and unemployment hearings.At the FV-0201-I: Responsible for all duties of the FV-H and serves as a consultant to agency managers with respect to the labor and employee relations issues. Works with management on an ongoing basis to identify organizational needs and to identify the resources, methods, and means to resolve those needs. Serves as a consultant to managers regarding human resource issues and problems. Provides technical expertise to customers in all areas of national/local labor programs. Interprets labor agreements, law and policy, and presents customers with viable options. Represents the agency in term and mid-term negotiations, balancing the parties' interests with the FAA mission and applicable law. Assists customers in developing proposals or counter-proposals. Counsels customers regarding grievance and Unfair Labor Practice responses; recommends approaches and effective strategies based on research of current case law and interpretation of labor agreement provisions. Assists management in framing responses and reviews prior to issuance. Represents the FAA before the Federal Labor Relations Authority, arbitrators, and other litigation venues, as needed for labor and employee relations issues. Thoroughly reviews case facts to develop case theory and strategy. Prepares agency witnesses; researches precedent situations; and prepares and submits post-hearing briefs, when required. Consults with managers on a variety of conduct, discipline, and performance issues. Advises management on course of action to pursue in correcting identified deficiencies. Facilitates actions necessary to address issues identified, coordinating with appropriate parties to ensure all actions are legally and procedurally correct. Represents the agency in administrative processes arising from discipline and performance actions.
Conditions of Employment
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
To qualify for this position at the FV-H level: You must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-G (FG-10/11). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Knowledge of labor and/or employee relations laws, regulations and policies to serve as a technical advisor and agency representative in third-party hearings. Facilitate resolutions of conflicts and complaints. Research and produce a wide range of original, written documents including legal briefs and other materials. Provide counsel and assistance to management about union and management relations.To qualify for this position at the FV-I level: You must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H (FG-12). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Knowledge of labor and/or employee relations laws, regulations and policies to serve as a technical advisor and agency representative in third-party hearings. Interpret labor agreements, law, policy and develop proposals. Perform analysis and draw conclusions on complex legal issues, problems and situations. Advise managers regarding appropriate corrective techniques. Apply experience and comprehensive knowledge and conduct activities for the full range of labor relations activities. Counsel customers regarding grievance and unfair labor practice responses. Consult with managers on a variety of conduct, discipline and performance issues.Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
No education substitution for qualifications for this position at the FV-H/I levels.
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.Position may be subject to a background investigation.A one-year probationary period may be required.The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.1. SALARY: Salary ranges include a 16.60% locality pay adjustment for Kansas City, MO. FV-H $63,243 to $98,029 & FV-I $76,070 to $117,897.2. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.In lieu of providing a KSA NARRATIVE response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history on your resume, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Please also ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information: Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job); Duties (be specific in describing your duties); Employer's name and address; Supervisor name and phone number; Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week); & Salary. Determining length of Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible due to an incomplete application.Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.3. NOTE: Selection may be made at the FV-H or FV-I pay band. If selection is made at the FV-H, if qualified, future promotion may occur, if and when, there is higher level work to be performed, the manager assigns the higher level work and the incumbent shows the capacity to perform the work. In all cases, the manager will decide whether or not to promote based on the needs of the organization. There is NO mandatory requirement for promotion to the next higher pay band.This is not a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA