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Grade: 12

1 [341] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-12 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [57060] Select your highest level of equal or equivalent experience applying laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and rules to address a range of employee relations and labor relations issues for at least one year. This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had at least one year of education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience training others so they can perform this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience where others normally consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience leading and/or supervising performance of this task/competency.
3 [57061] Select your highest level of equal or equivalent experience performing a range of labor and employee relations functions (i.e., providing guidance, consultation and assistance in the areas of performance, conduct, discipline, adverse actions, grievances and appeals for at least one year. This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had at least one year of education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience training others so they can perform this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience where others normally consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience leading and/or supervising performance of this task/competency.
4 [52926] Select the statement the statement that best reflects your highest level of equal or equivalent experience fostering teamwork and forging coalitions among people or groups with conflicting interests for at least one year. This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had at least one year of education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience training others so they can perform this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience where others normally consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience leading and/or supervising performance of this task/competency.
5 [27268] From the following list, choose the human resources functional area(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Recruitment and Placement
  • Classification
  • Employee Relations (disciplinary and adverse actions)
  • Performance management
  • Leave Administration
  • Work Life Programs
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity
  • Training and Employee Development
  • Position Management
  • Pay Management
  • Employee Benefits
  • Workers Compensation
  • Suitability Adjudications
  • None of the above
6 [55470] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience representing your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I represented my organization before the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
  • I represented my organization in a hearing before the Merit Systems Protection Board.
  • I represented my organization in an arbitration hearing.
  • I served as a technical advisor in an arbitration hearing.
  • I served as a technical advisor in a hearing before the Merit Systems Protection Board.
  • I worked with Counsel to develop the case for a third party proceeding.
  • I represented my organization in mediation.
  • None of the above.
7 [10135] Select the statement that best describes your experience with labor-relations. Answer to this question is required
  • The relationship between labor and management was basically adversarial.
  • The relationship between labor and management was basically collaborative.
  • I have worked in both collaborative and adversarial environments.
  • None of the above.
8 [55484] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience with employee misconduct. Answer to this question is required
  • I advised supervisors on the appropriate process for addressing employee misconduct including progressive discipline.
  • I evaluated documentation of employee misconduct to determine if the documentation was sufficient to support taking a disciplinary or adverse action against the employee.
  • I developed disciplinary and adverse actions notices including reprimands, suspensions and removals based upon employee misconduct.
  • I coordinated disciplinary and adverse action notices with Legal Counsel for review before issuance.
  • None of the above.
9 [55467] Please select the type(s) of written products you have produced as a regular part of your job in a human resources environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Counseling
  • Warning
  • Reprimand
  • Suspension
  • Removal for probationary employee
  • Removal for non-probationary employee
  • Removal based upon medical inability to perform
  • Response to grievance
  • Performance improvement plan
  • Performance plan
  • Leave restriction notice
  • Response to union information request
  • Response to union allegation of an unfair labor practice
  • Management proposal or counterproposal
  • Legal brief
  • Policy
  • Standard operating procedure
  • Training materials
  • None of the above
10 [55468] Select the statement(s) that best describe your labor relations negotiation experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I served as a member of a team that conducted term bargaining.
  • I served as the Chief negotiator for term bargaining.
  • I conducted mid-term bargaining with the union.
  • I conducted interest based bargaining with the union.
  • I conducted traditional bargaining with the union.
  • I provided the union with pre-decisional involvement.
  • I negotiated memorandums of understanding or agreement with the union.
  • None of the above.
11 [55469] Select the statement(s) that best describe your training experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted labor relations training for supervisors or managers.
  • I conducted employee relations training for supervisors or managers.
  • I arranged employee or labor relations training for supervisors or managers.
  • I conducted performance management training for supervisors or managers.
  • I arranged performance management training for supervisors or managers.
  • I assisted another person in conducting employee and/or labor relations training.
  • None of the above.
12 [33789] Select the statement that best describes your experience working in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked alone and believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work at hand permitted me to achieve consistently excellent results.
  • I have worked in small groups (1-5 people) with common interests and goals, contributed to the accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  • I have worked in large groups (6 or more people), in which my facilitation skills contributed directly to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have lead small groups (1-5 people) where I ensured that everyone in the group was doing his or her share of the work, thereby contributing to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have lead large groups (6 or more people) where my management skills ensured that the work was coordinated sufficiently well to ensure successful and timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • None of the above
13 [3092] Select the function(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Worked independently, without any significant amount of technical or administrative supervision, to complete projects or accomplish program goals.
  • Participated as a team member in projects or programs led by others.
  • Led a project or program team within an organization.
  • Negotiated resolutions to conflicts or areas of disagreement among internal or external parties involved in projects or programs.
  • Participated in, and successfully completed, projects or programs that required coordination and collaboration with parties inside and outside an organization.
  • Initiated a concept for a new process, project, or program that an organization implemented.
  • Developed a coalition or collaborative group that included stakeholders both internal and external to your organization, and successfully completed a program or project that involved that coalition or group in decision-making.
  • I have not performed any of the functions described above.

Grade: 13

1 [342] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-13 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [57062] Select your highest level of equal or equivalent experience providing technical advice and consultation services to managers and customers on labor and employee relations (LER) actions (e.g., grievances, contract negotiations, conduct, disciplinary actions, performance based actions, alternative dispute resolution, etc.) for at least one year. This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had at least one year of education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience training others so they can perform this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience where others normally consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience leading and/or supervising performance of this task/competency.
3 [57063] Select your highest level of equal or equivalent experience negotiating agreements and defending the organization against allegations of unfair labor practices, and grievances for at least one year. This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had at least one year of education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience training others so they can perform this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience where others normally consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience leading and/or supervising performance of this task/competency.
4 [57064] Select your highest level of equal or equivalent experience performing investigations and management inquiries into sensitive LER issues for at least one year. This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had at least one year of education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have at least one year of experience training others so they can perform this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience where others normally consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience leading and/or supervising performance of this task/competency.
5 [27268] From the following list, choose the human resources functional area(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Recruitment and Placement
  • Classification
  • Employee Relations (disciplinary and adverse actions)
  • Performance management
  • Leave Administration
  • Work Life Programs
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity
  • Training and Employee Development
  • Position Management
  • Pay Management
  • Employee Benefits
  • Workers Compensation
  • Suitability Adjudications
  • None of the above
6 [55470] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience representing your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I represented my organization before the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
  • I represented my organization in a hearing before the Merit Systems Protection Board.
  • I represented my organization in an arbitration hearing.
  • I served as a technical advisor in an arbitration hearing.
  • I served as a technical advisor in a hearing before the Merit Systems Protection Board.
  • I worked with Counsel to develop the case for a third party proceeding.
  • I represented my organization in mediation.
  • None of the above.
7 [10135] Select the statement that best describes your experience with labor-relations. Answer to this question is required
  • The relationship between labor and management was basically adversarial.
  • The relationship between labor and management was basically collaborative.
  • I have worked in both collaborative and adversarial environments.
  • None of the above.
8 [55484] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience with employee misconduct. Answer to this question is required
  • I advised supervisors on the appropriate process for addressing employee misconduct including progressive discipline.
  • I evaluated documentation of employee misconduct to determine if the documentation was sufficient to support taking a disciplinary or adverse action against the employee.
  • I developed disciplinary and adverse actions notices including reprimands, suspensions and removals based upon employee misconduct.
  • I coordinated disciplinary and adverse action notices with Legal Counsel for review before issuance.
  • None of the above.
9 [10446] Select the statement that best reflects your experience providing employee and labor relations advice and assistance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have met with a variety of individuals within and outside of an organization to resolve issues that affect employee and/or labor relations programs.
  • I have instructed, advised, or participated in meetings with groups of individuals on sensitive employee and/or labor relations issues.
  • I have drafted proposals and decisions of disciplinary/adverse actions issuance by management.
  • I have served as the technical authority in handling complex employee and labor relations policy issues and have played a key role in resolving precedent-setting issues related to adverse actions and discipline. This work involved advising, counseling and/or mediating with a wide variety of individuals and top management officials at all levels within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
10 [55467] Please select the type(s) of written products you have produced as a regular part of your job in a human resources environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Counseling
  • Warning
  • Reprimand
  • Suspension
  • Removal for probationary employee
  • Removal for non-probationary employee
  • Removal based upon medical inability to perform
  • Response to grievance
  • Performance improvement plan
  • Performance plan
  • Leave restriction notice
  • Response to union information request
  • Response to union allegation of an unfair labor practice
  • Management proposal or counterproposal
  • Legal brief
  • Policy
  • Standard operating procedure
  • Training materials
  • None of the above
11 [55468] Select the statement(s) that best describe your labor relations negotiation experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I served as a member of a team that conducted term bargaining.
  • I served as the Chief negotiator for term bargaining.
  • I conducted mid-term bargaining with the union.
  • I conducted interest based bargaining with the union.
  • I conducted traditional bargaining with the union.
  • I provided the union with pre-decisional involvement.
  • I negotiated memorandums of understanding or agreement with the union.
  • None of the above.
12 [55469] Select the statement(s) that best describe your training experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted labor relations training for supervisors or managers.
  • I conducted employee relations training for supervisors or managers.
  • I arranged employee or labor relations training for supervisors or managers.
  • I conducted performance management training for supervisors or managers.
  • I arranged performance management training for supervisors or managers.
  • I assisted another person in conducting employee and/or labor relations training.
  • None of the above.
13 [33789] Select the statement that best describes your experience working in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked alone and believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work at hand permitted me to achieve consistently excellent results.
  • I have worked in small groups (1-5 people) with common interests and goals, contributed to the accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  • I have worked in large groups (6 or more people), in which my facilitation skills contributed directly to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have lead small groups (1-5 people) where I ensured that everyone in the group was doing his or her share of the work, thereby contributing to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have lead large groups (6 or more people) where my management skills ensured that the work was coordinated sufficiently well to ensure successful and timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • None of the above
14 [3092] Select the function(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Worked independently, without any significant amount of technical or administrative supervision, to complete projects or accomplish program goals.
  • Participated as a team member in projects or programs led by others.
  • Led a project or program team within an organization.
  • Negotiated resolutions to conflicts or areas of disagreement among internal or external parties involved in projects or programs.
  • Participated in, and successfully completed, projects or programs that required coordination and collaboration with parties inside and outside an organization.
  • Initiated a concept for a new process, project, or program that an organization implemented.
  • Developed a coalition or collaborative group that included stakeholders both internal and external to your organization, and successfully completed a program or project that involved that coalition or group in decision-making.
  • I have not performed any of the functions described above.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    5.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.