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Employment Attorney in Whiteriver, AZ

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Company name

Department Of Health And Human Services Indian Health Service (IHS)

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Whiteriver, AZ

Date Last Verified

Mar 15,2018

Posted on

Mar 14,2018

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Human Resources Specialist (ER/LR), GS-0201-11/12 Duties : Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Responsibility for planning, developing and carrying out the full range of employee relations for discipline, adverse, and performance-based actions; and related management advisory services. Provide employee relations and labor relations advisory services based on knowledge of Federal laws, rules, and regulations. Perform case and situation analysis of problems and apply knowledge and skills to solve diverse disciplinary issues, and provide accurate direction and instruction for procedural requirements on adverse and disciplinary actions. Develop and maintain a sound working relationship with other Federal agencies, especially the Department of Labor (DOL), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Office of Regional Counsel (ORC) to ensure a viable program. Advise management on appropriate procedures and practices to avoid unfair labor practices (ULP) changes on proposed actions, and is a technical advisor and/or representative on controversial and complex ULP and grievance issues, to include mediation and impasse proceeding before Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS) and Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP). Provides advisory services on performance management and the function of an employee appraisal program. Perform duties associated with Labor Management Relations, including representing the Area Office in meetings and discussions with formal and informal employee groups determining the appropriateness of recognition required by employee organizations under Executive Order 11491; Serve as an advisor to management's negotiating committee for general agreements and handle grievance cases in accordance with negotiated agreements as appropriate.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification :
GS-11 grade level: Must have 3 full years (equivalent to 54 semester hours) of graduate education leading to a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or LL.M. Qualifying education should be in a job-related field such as human resources, business, or law;
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level applying employee/labor relations principles and practices sufficient to advise managers and employees about relatively common issues or problems such as routine leave or attendance, performance, or conduct questions or disputes; apply the Douglas Factors in cases of misconduct; research applicable laws and policies and apply fact finding techniques to gather clear-cut information and/or evidence specific to cases; prepare labor agreements on relatively uncomplicated labor-management proposals; review unit and employee representation, unfair labor practices, arbitration, negotiability, impasses, and other related labor issues; provide advice to management and unions on provisions of an existing negotiated agreement;
Combination of graduate level education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements of this position.

GS-12 grade level: Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level independently applying a wide range of employee/labor relations principles and practices sufficient to: Advise managers about appropriate disciplinary or other corrective techniques that are responsive to a range of conduct and performance issues; Explain rules and procedures to employees and help them understand their rights and obligations; Present performance management as a beneficial tool to help managers and supervisors manage and improve individual and organizational performance; Advise managers on a wide variety of management-employee relations matters such as performance issues, conduct actions, grievances, appeals, and labor-management partnership; Represent management before third parties in quasi-judicial boards and commissions; and in unfair labor practice and representation hearings before the Federal Labor Relations Authority and impasse proceedings before the Federal Services Impasses Panel.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

Deadline : 03/16/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number IHS-18-PX-10154429-ESEP/MP. Send resume.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Department Of Health And Human Services Indian Health Service (IHS)
Two Renaissance Square
40 North Central Avenue, , Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4450
Phone: 602-364-5224