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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 [61327] Select the statement that best describes your experience administering and managing human resources programs (such as worker’s compensation, telework, reasonable accommodations, performance management, leave administration), and advising management and employees, while implementing recommendations to resolve issues related to the human resources programs listed above. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  • I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
3 [54151] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your employee relations experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed complaints or grievances and performed fact finding.
  • I have provided advice on the process of disciplinary and adverse action, grievance and appeals.
  • I have provided comments on the soundness of cases comparing them to applicable laws and regulations.
  • I have developed and conducted employee relations training and orientation and informational programs.
  • I have attended a basic course on Employee Relations.
  • I have experience as a staff member assisting a senior employee in 1 or more of the following areas: Workplace Violence; Labor Relations; Employee Relations; and Voluntary Dispute Intervention. This experience demonstrates technical knowledge and responsibility for projects, personnel policies, or programs and practices of subject-matter areas.
  • I have experience as a staff member in 2 or more of the following areas: Workplace Violence; Labor Relations; Employee Relations; and Voluntary Dispute Intervention. This experience demonstrates technical knowledge and responsibility for projects, personnel policies, or programs and practices of subject-matter areas.
  • I have applied knowledge of existing Federal Human Resource (HR) policies, guidance, and practice to independently perform assignments in 1 or more of the following HR disciplines: Workplace Violence; Labor Relations; Employee Relations; and Voluntary Dispute Intervention.
  • I have developed and presented employee relations information for briefings, meetings, conferences, or training seminars (i.e., conduct, discipline, performance management, ethics, leave and grievance procedures).
  • I have assisted in developing local HR policy for employee relations.
  • I have composed detailed written documents for management to use in effecting disciplinary actions and adverse actions.
  • I have identified due process rights under applicable laws, policy, and negotiated language to provide appropriate notice to both the manager and the employee about the employee`s right and possible forums for review.
  • I have maintained the agency case file.
  • I have prepared agency case file(s) to be submitted to the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
  • I have advised management on appropriate procedures and practices involved in developing employee performance plans, conducting appraisal interviews, and submitting and justifying employee award nominations.
  • I have engagedin negotiations with Union officials.
  • I have provided notice to Union officials regarding changes in conditions of employment.
  • I have responded to Unfair Labor Practice filings.
  • I have responded to Union requests for information.
  • I have experience with starting and terminating Union dues.
  • None of the above.
4 [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.
5 [10445] Select the statement(s) that reflect(s) your experience in Federal Labor Relations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a member of the bargaining team in negotiations with a Federal labor organization
  • I have served as the chief negotiator in negotiations with a Federal labor organization.
  • I have served as a representative before labor arbitrators.
  • I have served as a representative before the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
  • I have served as a representative before the Federal Service Impasses Panel.
  • None of the above.
6 [9935] Select the response that describes your experience in labor relations and representing entities in arbitration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have general working experience in labor relations and representing entities in arbitration.
  • I have experience in this area at a considerable level of difficulty or importance. I have had more than an occasional assignment in this area.
  • I have provided expert legal advice regarding labor relations and representing entities in arbitration on a regular basis to senior executives or clients that employed me. This is/was a major part of a job and my peers regularly consult me for my expert advice and guidance in this area of law.
  • I do not have any experience in labor relations and representing entities in arbitration.
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 [3893] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience with Labor Relations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a spokesperson for management during discussions with labor representatives and officials to ensure that issues presented by members of the workforce receive the attention and consideration mandated by the negotiated agreement.
  • I have acted as a management representative before a third party such as the Federal Relations Authority, Federal Service Impasses Panel, or arbitrators.
  • I have experience in case preparation and presentation before a third party such as Federal Labor Relations Authority and Merit Systems Protection Board.
  • I have provided oversight and coordination of the components of an agency labor relations programs and initiatives.
  • I have participated in drafting, negotiating, and implementing contract language.
  • I have a good working knowledge of the Federal Service Labor Management Statute.
  • None of the above
9 [951] Choose the statement(s) that describe your interpersonal communication skills experience that you have performed as a regular part of a human resources (HR) job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated controversial/complex HR situations.
  • I have made clear and convincing presentations to individuals and groups on HR program or issues.
  • I have facilitated the resolution of controversial/complex HR problems.
  • I have developed and enhanced alliances with internal and external groups and individuals.
  • I have represented and spoke on behalf of my organizational unit and its work to individuals and groups within and outside the office.
  • I have communicated with managers and other Human Resources professionals to provide guidance and assistance in resolving difficult human resources issues.
  • I have ensured that reports, memoranda, and other documents reflect the position and work of the organization in a clear, convincing, and organized manner.
  • I have communicated with senior executives, managers, and individuals from the Federal, public, and private sectors to influence, recommend, and/or gain acceptance of complex and sensitive HR policies and issues.
  • None of the above.
10 [3511] Select the resource(s) that you have utilized on a regular and recurring basis when researching Human Resource policies, procedures, practices and issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Guide to Processing Personnel Actions
  • Qualifications Handbook
  • Federal Personnel Manual
  • Qualifications Standards
  • Classification Standards
  • Merit Systems Protection Board
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Regulations
  • Comptroller General
  • Title 5 United States Code
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Office of Personnel Management website
  • None of the above
11 [5303] Select the functional area(s) in which you have had experience and can provide technically sound advice and guidance. Answer to this question is required
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Benefits
  • Labor Relations
  • Policy Development
  • Dispute Resolution/Mediation
  • Leave Admnistration
  • Reasonable Accomodation
  • Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)
  • Medical Issues/Family Medical Leave Act
  • None of the above
12 [971] Choose the Human Resources functional area(s) that you have experience providing technical advice and assistance to managers and employees as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Development and Training
  • Employee Benefits
  • Position Management
  • Position Classification
  • Workforce Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Staffing
  • Awards and Employee Recognition
  • Compensation
  • HR Information Systems
  • None of the above
13 [10056] Do you have at least one year of experience providing advisory services, authoritative case law, and alternative dispute resolutions to program managers OR rendering authoritative policy interpretation, case law and alternative dispute resolutions in employee conduct and performance AND labor relations matters including negotiating and administering labor agreements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 [61313] Choose all the statement that describes you experience managing, directing or administering an Agency-level program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  • I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.

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 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not held a government position.
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6 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
8 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 [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
    9.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.