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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: 08/14/2018
Expire Date: 10/13/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Human Resources, Internet/E-Commerce, Law Enforcement, and Security, Executive Management, Research & Development, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Human Resources Specialist (ER/LR)
Vacancies from this announcement may be filled at the following grade levels: GS-11, GS-12

This position has promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

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.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 40hrs per week. Telework is NOT currently offered and tour of duty must fall between VASDHS core business hours (anytime between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, no exceptions).
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be approved based on management discretion.
Telework: Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Human Resources Specialist (ER/LR)/PD #8690-A, #186900-A
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives MAY be authorized for this position: To receive consideration for the incentive, the selectee must be among the best qualified candidates. The selectee must sign a service agreement.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/20/2018.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

Applicants must meet the following requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual to qualify for this position as described below:

GS-11 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

To minimally qualify applicants must submit resumes that demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience 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, leave issues; 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.

OR

Applicants must have a 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. NOTE: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

OR

Applicants must have a combination of specialized experience and education as described above that equates to 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 you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

GS-12 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

To minimally qualify applicants must submit resumes that demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience 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.

Additional qualifications information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#GS-ADMIN

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

You will be rated on the following competencies 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), arbitration cases, and National Collective Bargaining Procedures.
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.

If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume should include for example: contact information; descriptions of jobs held, including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week if part-time, and supervisor's name and phone number; education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned; other information such as possession of licenses, certificates, etc. Descriptions of duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of experience. A full year of work is considered to be 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your 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; 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.

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
You may be required to serve a probationary period.
Subject to background/security investigation.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.


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. For a GS-11 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 level. For a GS-12 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level. 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.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care or related positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Incumbent works in a typical office environment which involves normal risks and discomforts characteristics of an office.

BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE:
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 apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


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
  • DD-214
  • Schedule A Letter
  • VA Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/20/2018.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

Applicants must meet the following requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual to qualify for this position as described below:

GS-11 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

To minimally qualify applicants must submit resumes that demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience 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, leave issues; 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.

OR

Applicants must have a 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. NOTE: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

OR

Applicants must have a combination of specialized experience and education as described above that equates to 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 you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

GS-12 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

To minimally qualify applicants must submit resumes that demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience 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.

Additional qualifications information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#GS-ADMIN

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

You will be rated on the following competencies 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), arbitration cases, and National Collective Bargaining Procedures.
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.

If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume should include for example: contact information; descriptions of jobs held, including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week if part-time, and supervisor's name and phone number; education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned; other information such as possession of licenses, certificates, etc. Descriptions of duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of experience. A full year of work is considered to be 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your 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; 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.

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