<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Human Resources Employee Relations Specialist performs complex administrative and professional work in the development and execution of employee relations strategies that support the human resources strategic plan and accomplishment of aligned projects, goals and operational objectives.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong> This position is open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed on a weekly basis. </strong><br /><br />The Human Resources Employee Relations Specialist duties include but are not limited to the following:<br /> <ul> <li>Serves as an internal consultant and Human Resources liaison responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of employee relations strategies for directors, managers and employees.</li> <li>Provides guidance, consultation, advice and assistance to management on employee relations matters to include corrective actions, grievances, and performance-based actions.</li> <li>Develops and proposes course of action to resolve problems based on policies, knowledge, judgment and experience and informs employees of their rights when dealing with workplace issues and concerns.</li> <li>Manages various employee relations programs, such as the Family Medical Leave and Employee Assistance Programs.</li> <li>Provides influential and innovative approaches at all levels to accomplish significant employee relations initiatives, and addresses various needs associated with employee relations through persuasion, coordination, and explanation.</li> <li>Provides support for the projects and programs of the Performance Management and Employee Relations (PERU) team that deliver performance intelligence to enable strategic human resource management decisions in the area of policy, performance management, employee relations and other related organizational development programs and initiatives.</li> <li>Coordinates the design, launch, and facilitation of learning opportunities for the workforce to help them understand and more effectively navigate through various Employee Relations programs and procedures in the performance management process.</li> <li>Assists in designing, developing, and delivering employee relations programs and activities to enhance the staff and organizational performance levels of the DC Courts.</li> <li>Researches employee relations practices and programs at other government and business organizations which may benefit Court employees. Preparing recommendations to the Performance Management and Employee Relations Officer for possible implementation.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Background and security investigation are required.</li> <li>A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.</li> <li>This position is open until filled.</li> </ul> <br /> 1. Resume<br />2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire<br />3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or diploma)<br />4. List of professional references <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Minimum Qualifications</strong>: Bachelor's degree in human resources, organizational development or related field and at least five (5) years of experience working in Human Resources of which at least three (3) years of specialized experience in employee relations and/or performance management. <br /><br /><strong>Preferred:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>An advanced degree in a related field.</li> <li>Certification from an accredited Human Resources Organization (ex. SHRM, HRCI, ATD) </li> </ul> <br />Documentation of education must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered.<br /><br />The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.<br /><br />*Applicants please be advised that your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience and that you meet the basic qualifications or you will not be determined qualified for this position.<br /><br />Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.<br /><br />Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.<br /><br />Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.<br /><br />All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date. <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 /><strong> This position is open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed on a weekly basis. </strong><br /><br />Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the basic qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.<br /><br />Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />1. Resume<br />2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire<br />3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or diploma)<br />4. List of professional references <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.