<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Located within the Employee Labor Relations (ELR) Section of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for the Departmental Offices (DO) of the U.S. Treasury Department. The ELR section is responsible for managing DO's relevant programs and provides a full range of management employee advisory services.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Human Resources Specialist (Employee/Labor Relations), you will:<br /> <ul> <li>Serve as technical authority in all aspects of DO's Employee Relations program, including conduct, performance and attendance issues, Office of Inspector General referrals, and administrative inquiries, in order to independently provide authoritative advice and guidance to DO employees, managers and supervisors on complex ELR issues;</li> <li>Research legal matters including those beyond the scope of normal ELR issues, to include analysis, interpretation, and application of sources such as federal travel regulations, compensation regulations, purchase card policies and agreements, and the DO Security Manual to support sensitive matters impacting DO employees in the United States and abroad. Identifies and proposes solutions to problems that are unique and precedent setting;</li> <li>Evaluate and make recommendations concerning overall program plans and objectives;</li> <li>Ensure compliance with 5 USC 7114 (c) of all DO labor agreements and policies negotiated between management and the union, and coordinate and monitor requirements associated with Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs), arbitrations, unit petitions, grievances and negotiations;</li> <li>Develop and coordinate agency directives, supervisory training, and intra-management functional guidance.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> <li>Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals</li> </ul> <br /><br />The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience for the GS-14: </strong>You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) hands-on experience in ALL of the following:<br /> <ul> <li>Advising managers on detailed, sensitive performance and conduct-related employee issues; and</li> <li>Researching, drafting and vetting disciplinary letters of suspension and removal and other adverse actions; and</li> <li>Negotiating new HR policies with union representatives; and</li> <li>Overseeing agency grievance procedures (administrative and bargaining unit); and</li> <li>Identifying, interpreting and summarizing HR metrics and agency performance metrics to influence leadership decision-making; and</li> <li>Researching and writing HR policy with agency-wide impact.</li> </ul> <br />In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:<br />For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. <br />- Relocation expenses: No<br />- This is a non-bargaining unit position.<br />- We offer opportunities for telework.<br />- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.<br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT</strong>: <br />- A one year probationary period may be required.<br />- Must successfully complete a background investigation.<br />- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency<br />- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.<br />- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br />- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.<br /><br /><strong>There will be a two-phase rating process.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Phase 1</strong>: Your application will be initially evaluated in the following areas: Specialized experience, Technical, Research & Analysis, influencing/Negotiation, Project Management, and Communication. Your score may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.<br /><br /><strong>Phase 2</strong>: If you self-certify that you have met the minimum qualification requirements and if your responses to the online questions score high enough for Phase 1, you will then immediately be asked to complete the second assessment comprised of two narrative responses. Please allow sufficient time to complete both phases before the close date of the announcement. Your responses to the following ranking factors will be assessed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to determine your level of proficiency:<br /><br /><strong>Please make sure the following are reflected in your resume:</strong><br /><br /><strong>Ranking Factor 1</strong>: Ability to negotiate HR policy with Union representatives.<br /><br /><strong>Ranking Factor 2</strong>: Ability to serve as the technical authority in conduct and performance matters, and provide authoritative guidance to Treasury leadership on complex ELR issues.<br /><br /><strong>Ranking Factors 3 & 4</strong>: The narrative questions asked in Phase 2 represent the following competencies: Negotiation, Communication, Technical and Leadership<br /><br /><strong>Referral</strong>: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. <br /><br />If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. </strong> Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). <strong>Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.</strong><br /><br /><strong>All applicants are required to submit a resume</strong> either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .<br /><br /><strong>CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES — Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment</strong>:<br />- You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)<br />- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment ( VRA ), you must submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your <strong> DD214 </strong> or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge (<strong> Member 4 </strong>) and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.<br />- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade. <br /><br /><strong>Land Management Eligibles </strong>must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).<br /><br /><strong>CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION</strong>: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.<br /><br /><strong>If you are applying under a special hiring authority</strong> (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA , Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.