Human Resources Specialist

May 3, 2021
$800 - $850 / month
Application ends: May 26, 2026

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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    May 3, 2021
  • Location
  • Offered Salary
    $800 - $850 / month
  • Expiration date
    May 5, 2026
  • Experience
    5 Year
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Doctorate Degree
  • Career Level

Job Description

Serves as a Human Resources Specialist (Labor and Employee Relations) for the Alaskan Region HR Services, Labor and Employee Relations Division.

As staff and technical adviser to management in the administration and operation of the regional labor and employee relations programs for the Alaskan Region, incumbent is responsible for the full range of employee relations and labor relations programs. The incumbent researches and produces a wide range of original written documents, including legal briefs and other advocacy materials. Duties include but are not limited to the following tasks: serves as technical authority and provides counsel and assistance to management about union/management relations and grievances, as well as disciplinary, performance-based and other adverse actions; recommends appropriate actions and alternatives; provides counsel and assistance to management and employees on all matters arising under the Agency’s Accountability Board program; provides counsel and assistance in administering a wide number of union contracts; researches and interprets the Federal Labor Management Relations Statute and Merit Systems Protection Board case law; facilitates informal resolutions of grievances and ULPs; and serves as advocate in arbitration hearings and other Third Party Proceedings, including but not limited to Pre-arbitration Review (PAR) meetings.

At the H Band Level, incumbent performs multiple and varying assignments under limited direction of a manager or more experienced professional. Acts as an individual contributor or team member, and may perform some leadership functions on projects/programs within defined area of responsibility. Applies experience and advanced knowledge to plan and accomplish assignments. Demonstrates considerable independence and good judgment in prioritizing work assignments. Assists manager/team leader in utilizing resources to accomplish projects and activities. Communicates with sources both internal and external to the Agency. Although established policies/procedures provide some guidance for most assignments, ambiguities and fluctuations in policies/procedures create discretion for employee to select the most appropriate approach. Resolves most problems and works issues without assistance of manager or team leader. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure timeliness, policy compliance and quality. May perform other related duties as assigned.

At the I Band Level, incumbent performs multiple, varying and complex assignments under minimal direction of a manager, which includes but is not limited to the following: Acts as contributing specialist on large work activities or as a project manager or team leader for large projects/programs/activities. Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge to plan and conduct Labor and Employee Relations functional activities. May be called upon to communicate FAA positions on policies and procedures internally and externally. Develops and recommends approaches, techniques and analysis of novel situations. Work is rarely reviewed, typically through status reports and at project completion to ensure policy compliance and alignment with requirements. Work activities typically support and may be vital to the success of projects or activities for one or more organizational units, major subdivisions, or Lines of Business’ (LOB’s). Work is reviewed periodically to ensure timeliness, policy compliance and quality. Strong communication skills are required for this position.

The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Person selected may be subject to a successful completion of a background investigation
  • Total of 1 vacancy that may be filled in specified locations.
  • Please read “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” section carefully.
  • Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
  • Not a virtual/remote position. Individual will have in office presence in selected location.


To qualify for Pay Band FV-H, you must demonstrate that you possess at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-G or FG/GS 10/11 level.

To qualify for Pay Band FV-I, you must demonstrate that you possess at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H or FG/GS 12 level.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience described must be in or related to the duties of the position.

For the FV-H level –Specialized experience must include the following: Experience as an HR Professional, attorney, or union representative. May occasionally require assistance from manager or lead co-worker

For the FV-I level –Specialized experience must include the following: Experience as an HR Professional, attorney, or union representative. Rarely requires assistance from manager.

Qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the position.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.