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Veterans Affairs, Inspector General HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (EMPLOYEE RELATIONS) in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

Summary OIG is organized into seven operational units: the Immediate Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Counselor, Office of Audits and Evaluations, Office of Healthcare Inspections, Office of Investigations, Office of Management and Administration, and Office of Special Reviews. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 60 locations throughout the country. Responsibilities These positions can be filled in any of the following VAOIG locations: Arlington, VA; Asheville, NC; Aurora, CO; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Battle Creek, MI; Bay Pines, FL; Bedford, MA; Buffalo, NY; Canandaigua, NY; Charlottesville, VA; Cleveland, OH; Columbia, SC; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; San Diego, CA; Decatur, GA; Denver, CO; Fayetteville, NC; Gainesville, FL; Glendale, CO; Hines, IL; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Jacksonville, NC; Kansas City, MO; Katy, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; Lyons, NJ; Manchester, NH; Martinez, CA; Miami, FL; Middleton, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Montgomery, AL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Newark, NJ; Oakland, CA; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Richmond, VA; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; Seattle, WA; Spokane, WA; Tallahassee, FL; Trenton, NJ; Washington DC; West Palm Beach, FL As a HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (EMPLOYEE RELATIONS), you will: -Provide day-to-day assistance, interpretation, information and guidance on the full range of employee relations problems and issues which affect the function to include organizational goal performance, individual performance, performance appraisal systems, ER training programs, etc. Must be thoroughly familiar with Federal and agency employee relations policies, procedures and precedent cases, and have the ability to adjust to the unique employee relations' environment. -Develop policies, regulations and procedures related to all forms of communication and counseling necessary to maintain effective relations between management and the workforce. This includes intra-management communication, communication with employees collectively and individually, and performance counseling. -Evaluate current practices within the OIG against successful techniques in private industry and other Federal agencies. Evaluate available alternatives based on knowledge of existing legal and regulatory requirements and specific needs of the OIG. Develop new or revised guidance for a more effective program. -Participate in the development and presentation of training courses and other training tools to develop communication and counseling skills for management and personnel specialists. Requirements Conditions of Employment The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé. Key Requirements: Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. Qualifications You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Specialized Experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: -Planning, developing, managing, advising, and evaluating employee relations programs; AND -Interpreting Employee Relations program policy and procedures; AND -Serving as the principal advisor to higher level management officials on a full range of law, policies, regulations and practices within the realm of employee relations. In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks. Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a nontemporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment. Education Additional Information Other information: - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Applicants who apply for this position may be considered for other positions within the Office of Inspector General that require the same knowledge, skills, and abilities. - This is a non-bargaining unit position. - A recruitment incentive may be offered. - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules. - Office assignment may be at one of the locations listed on the announcement subject to availability and OIG management discretion. Conditions of Employment (CONTINUED): - A one year probationary period may be required. - Must successfully complete a background investigation. - Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required. - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. - Obtain and use a Government-issued purchase card for business-related travel. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes: - Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards. - Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year. - Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire. - A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums. - A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: