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Job Title: Human Resources Specialist (ER/LR)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Diego County, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/12/2018
Expire Date: 10/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Finance/Economics, Human Resources, Executive Management, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Human Resources Specialist (ER/LR)

Major Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Provide guidance, consultation, advice and assistance to management on all aspects of employee relations issues.
- Develop and propose courses of action to resolve problems based on knowledge and interpretation of administrative case law, regulations, policies, and judgment.
- Coordinate and communicate with the office as appropriate.
- Prepare cases and serves as a technical advisor or personal represents the organization at hearings relative to adverse actions, performance-based actions, and grievances utilizing knowledge of policies, procedures, and precedents of relevant adjudicating bodies.
- Assures that official case files are properly maintained with complete documentation to support recommended or final action.
- Informs employees of their rights and the avenues available to them in dealing with work issues and concerns.
- Reviews and advises management on performance plans and provides technical information on performance management systems.
- Interprets policies and provides advice on other personnel issues such as hostile work environments, hours of work, leave administration, etc.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week, tour of duty must fall between VASDHS core business hours (anytime between 7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM, no exceptions)

Compressed/Flexible: May be authorized at management discretion.

Telework: Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Description/PD# Human Resources Specialist (ER/LR), PD8690-A, 186900-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: To receive consideration for this incentive, the selectee must be among the best qualified candidates. The selectee must also sign a service agreement.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Best Qualifications:

Knowledge of Federal regulations and policies relating to Disciplinary and Adverse Actions regarding to Title 5, Title 38, Hybrid Title 38 Wage Grade.

Experience in providing advisory and technical services to managers related to employee actions.
Experience in composing letters to propose actions and final decision.
Experience in training managers on various topics related to Employee & Labor Relations matters.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/14/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11, position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. For a GS-12, position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education s described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS 9 and GS 11, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: providing advisory services essential to enable managers and supervisors to properly plan, develop, organize, manage, and evaluate HR employee relations program; providing a wide range of advisory services to managers relative to disciplinary and adverse actions, grievances, appeals, unfair labor practices, contract violations, workforce/work environment factors; modifying guidelines to resolve complex, precedent-setting employee relations issues; proposing new policies regarding employee relations; and conducting extensive research into employee relations cases to identify trends, patterns, or aggravating and mitigating circumstances.
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience only at the GS 11 level. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have PhD or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., (if related). Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond one year of experience. The percentage of the required education plus the percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent. Note: A transcript must be submitted with your application if your are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Education substitution at GS 12 is not allowed.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position. Competency 1 - Ability to research and assess labor relation matters, such as negotiations, grievances, changes in working conditions, and precedent setting cases. Competency 2 - Knowledge of Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and arbitration cases. Competency 3 - Skill in writing disciplinary/adverse actions and performance based actions. Competency 4 - Ability to interpret disciplinary and performance rules, regulations, policies, and handbooks. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

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; religions; 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 experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, but requires mobility to carry reports and numbers of official personnel folders between offices.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Resume
SF 50 is a current federal employee
DD 214
VA Disability Rating Letter
College Transcript if using education to qualify for this position

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Cover letter

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

Best Qualifications:

Knowledge of Federal regulations and policies relating to Disciplinary and Adverse Actions regarding to Title 5, Title 38, Hybrid Title 38 Wage Grade.

Experience in providing advisory and technical services to managers related to employee actions.
Experience in composing letters to propose actions and final decision.
Experience in training managers on various topics related to Employee & Labor Relations matters.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/14/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11, position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. For a GS-12, position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education s described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS 9 and GS 11, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: providing advisory services essential to enable managers and supervisors to properly plan, develop, organize, manage, and evaluate HR employee relations program; providing a wide range of advisory services to managers relative to disciplinary and adverse actions, grievances, appeals, unfair labor practices, contract violations, workforce/work environment factors; modifying guidelines to resolve complex, precedent-setting employee relations issues; proposing new policies regarding employee relations; and conducting extensive research into employee relations cases to identify trends, patterns, or aggravating and mitigating circumstances.
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience only at the GS 11 level. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have PhD or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., (if related). Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond one year of experience. The percentage of the required education plus the percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent. Note: A transcript must be submitted with your application if your are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Education substitution at GS 12 is not allowed.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position. Competency 1 - Ability to research and assess labor relation matters, such as negotiations, grievances, changes in working conditions, and precedent setting cases. Competency 2 - Knowledge of Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and arbitration cases. Competency 3 - Skill in writing disciplinary/adverse actions and performance based actions. Competency 4 - Ability to interpret disciplinary and performance rules, regulations, policies, and handbooks. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

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; religions; 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 experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, but requires mobility to carry reports and numbers of official personnel folders between offices.

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