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Job #: R-00020845
Location: Washington, DC
Category: HR Business Partner
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Description:

The NISC III program is seeking a Labor Relations Specialist.  The selected individual will Assist Labor & Employee Relations (LER) in the rationalization of the Agency’s bargaining unit structures. Support and advise LER specialists on the proper analysis, advice, and case-handling procedures for representation matters. Instruct the Executive leadership on impacted lines of business regarding representations issues, and provided the advice regarding viable options for successful resolution.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide legal and strategic analysis of alternative bargaining unit structures available to AFN
  • Support formulation of legal strategies
  • Assist in developing an Agency position for achieving the bargaining unit objectives selected by AFN executive leadership
  • Advocate the Agency position in AFN-related representation petitions and ensuing litigation before the Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Assist in evaluating representation case issues presented
  • Provide support to develop an Agency position consistent with the objectives identified by the LOB
  • Assist with filing petitions
  • Provide assistance to LR Specialists in preparation of representation hearings
  • Assist with writing post-hearing briefs that will effectively articulate the Agency’s position
  • Assist with writing exceptions to FLRA decisions and orders if necessary
  • Act as the Agency’s observer at representation elections
  • Perform any other support tasks necessary to effectively resolve any representation case handling issues impacting the Agency
  • Develop and provide training to LER specialists as directed
  • Provide guidance in developing industry best practices, policies and procedures to assist the organization in optimizing performance
  • Provide a range of evaluation, certification analysis, research and other program support services including participating on special group task forces to provide expertise regarding certifications updates, and strategy for organizational re-alignment that would serve to increase representational efficiency and decrease bargaining unit fracture.
  • Provide professional opinions and recommendations, and develop case theories to obtain Agency objectives for case resolution
  • Provide analytical support, assistance, and guidance to managers, team leads, and LR specialists in the procedures for representational case handling resolutions
  • Provide support and expertise in representational case handling by LR Specialists

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations, Human Resource Management, or any business related field
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience in independently handling large-scale and complex representation issues
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience training other labor relations specialists on the skills and procedures necessary to be able to independently handle large-scale, complex representation issues

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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HR Business Partner


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