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The Office of Policy, Labor and Employee Relations (OPLER), within the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (HC) provides expert level input, advice, guidance and recommendations on a broad range of complex Departmental issues within the framework of human capital management that includes human capital policy DOE-wide as well as labor and employee relation functions for 32 Departmental Elements across the Department of Energy.
- Provide strategic advice and guidance regarding bargaining obligations, resolution of negotiability issues, and unfair labor practice complaints and/or grievances. Provide guidance and support on issues pertaining to contract negotiation and administration, union and management rights, unfair labor practice charges and complaints, arbitration of grievances, and resolution of negotiability issues. Promote cooperative labor-management relations in accordance with agency strategic goals.
- Serve as the principal executive responsible for ensuring that human capital policies are developed and implemented which comply with appropriate laws, rules, and regulations. Evaluate and determine the impact of new legislation and executive and regulatory issuances on the agency.
- Oversee the agency’s Chief Negotiators in negotiation and administration of bargaining units within DOE Headquarters. Oversee (and is authorized to enter into as required) agreements during mediation and resolution of union-management disputes. Facilitate the agency head review for all collective bargaining agreement (CBA) contracts negotiated in DOE. Advise senior executive management on administration and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements.
- Serve as agency advocate at select third party proceedings and as senior advisor on employee and labor relations for other assigned agency advocates. Direct or facilitate representation of management in third party proceedings (i.e., Merit Systems Protection Board, Federal Service Impasses Panel, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority).
- Ensure Departmental Elements and agency managers and supervisors are properly advised on highly complex and sensitive challenges/issues related to staffing, classification, work-life programs, conduct and performance, labor relations and other related issues such as employee standards of conduct and suitability that may impact overall HR policy. Keep abreast of trends and changes in employee and labor relations policies and case law and performance management concepts and other programs. Communicate changes to management and subordinate staff.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- A selectee’s appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
- If you are selected for this position, will be required to file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics of Government Act of 1978.
- An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
- All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don’t have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
Company: Department of Energy
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Accounting
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A