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Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Employee & Labor Relations)

National Park Service Washington, DC
  • Expired: November 26, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Employee & Labor Relations)
Department of the Interior
National Park Service

  • ##### Open & closing dates
11/22/2019 to 12/06/2019
This job will close when we have received 100 applications which
may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 15
  • ##### Salary
$137,849 to $166,500 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Washington, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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The Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Employee & Labor
Relations) position is located in the Workforce and Inclusion
Directorate in the Division of Human Resources. The primary purpose
of this position is to serve as a strategic partner and advisor to
management in the conduction and management of relations between
management and the National Park Service workforce.
Learn more about this agency
**The major duties of the Supervisory Human Resources Specialist
(Employee and Labor Relations) position include, but are not limited
to the following:**
  • Exercises full supervisory authority over employee and labor
relations programs, policies, staff, and budget matters and
provides sound, legally defensible advice, training, and
coaching to staff.
  • Strengthens affiliate staff expertise and management evolution
through formal and informal guidance and trainings.
  • Provides leadership to supervised staff in defining specific
programs to map expected outcomes.
  • Ensures employee compliance with established performance
standards as outlined in each performance/critical element.
  • Liaises with supervisors and managers to serve as a strategic
partner in the development and execution of disciplinary
recommendations and action plans.
  • Maintains a constant open line of communication with the
Associate Director (AD) and Deputy Director (DAD) in regards to
strategic alignment and performance management, new programs,
changing management priorities, and the achievement of agency
goals and objectives.
  • Provides training and briefings to workforce managers related to
disciplinary performance and behavior issues.
  • Provides guidance, advice, and coaching to personnel tasked with
the supervision of staff, regarding performance management,
expectations, behavior and interpersonal relations.
  • Leads implementation of performance management systems
throughout the agency.
  • Manages relations with Union personnel (Lawyers, Stewards, etc.)
and advances agency's position during labor negotiations.
  • Leads the development of conflict management programs through
the provision of guidance to workforce management (supervisors,
directors, ARDs. ADs, etc.)
  • Develops, implements, and administers policies that affect
workforce and management relations and develops measurable
standards through which case management and program impacts may
be measured.
  • Conducts assessments of programs managed (Awards, Telework,
Employee and Labor Relations, etc.).
  • Approves budget plans and expenditures, student loan repayment
requests, day-care subsidy requests, etc.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit
Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the
previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under
non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted
service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served
52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal
service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing
date of this announcement.
  • If you are a new supervisor in the Federal government, you will
be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You will be required to travel overnight away from home. You
must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • You will be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a
government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this
announcement-12/06/2019-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To
receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the
nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position,
starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume
must reflect either full-time or 40 hours per week. If a part-time
work schedule is reflected, the hours must be annotated to ensure
proper crediting of specialized experience.
To qualify for this position at the GS-15 grade level, you must
possess all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the
EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the
GS-14level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is
experience includes all of the following: Mastery of and skill in
applying, advanced concepts, principles, practices, laws, and
regulations of employee relations and labor relations; Mastery level
of knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative
methods in order to conduct extensive self-initiated or
problem-driven studies and analyses; Ability to conceive, plan, and
manage Human Resources functions for complex, geographically
dispersed national units facing unique problems and provide policy
guidance on highly complex labor and employee relations issues.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid
experience, including volunteer work done through National Service
programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations
(e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community,
student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies,
knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and
experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will
receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade
level of this announcement.
Additional information
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if
identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the
referral certificate.
Open to the first 100 applicants or until 12/06/2019 whichever comes
first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day
will receive consideration
This position is not eligible for remote work assignment.
Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. No unusual physical
demands are required.
Working Conditions: The work is performed in an office setting.
The incumbent is occasionally required to travel to outlying
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this
position are suitable for situational telework and the selectee may
be allowed to telework situationally, with supervisor's approval.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you
do not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following
link for more information,\Application\Information.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made
and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is
incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the
Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required
documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or
your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made
that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you will
lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions
carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion
procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are...

National Park Service


Washington, DC
20044 USA