The position is located in the Office of Conflict Management and Prevention. The Office of Conflict Management and Prevention focuses on providing a full range of conflict management in non-traditional settings (i.e. outside the collective bargaining arena) and non-traditional services within the collective bargaining environment.
The Office of Conflict Management and Prevention provides services to Federal government agencies, including discrimination complaints, workplace, environmental, public policy, enforcement, and administrative program disputes, training programs, and negotiated rulemakings.
The incumbent will conduct outreach, develop programs and services, design and deliver training programs, and provide mediation, facilitation, coaching, dispute systems design and other related services to Agency clients in areas such as age discrimination, EEO, workplace relationships, regulatory compliance, environmental and negotiated rulemaking. The incumbent will work with the Agency's Directors and field mediators throughout the country to develop and deliver conflict management and prevention programs and services.
The incumbent will assist in the implementation of a strategic plan for relevant opportunities in the Federal and public sectors; expand the agency's participation in Federal and public sector dispute resolution and prevention training, and develop and manage national contracts for mediation of Federal and public sector employment disputes, and perform other related duties.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Selectee must meet/maintain suitability and security requirements, as determined by a background investigation
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a probationary (trial) period of up to two (2) years
Possessing and maintaining a valid and current driver's license
Working a non-standard work schedule
Accepting duty station assignments as determined by FMCS and accepting subsequent reassignments made for the good of FMCS
In order to be found qualified for the GS-13 ADR Mediator position with FMCS; your resume must clearly reflect your specialized experience. Specialized experience for the GS-13 position is defined as:
One-year specialized experience at the GS-12 (or equivalent) level in the fields of conflict management and prevention as a practitioner (i.e mediator, facilitator, trainer, program manager, ombudsman, coach).
Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate a wider range of practitioner services as well as familiarity in the areas of workplace, EEO complaints, labor-management relations, collective bargaining, systemic and culture change, age discrimination, environmental, regulatory, enforcement, and leadership development and alignment.
Please Refer to the How You Will Be Evaluated section for more information on additional Competencies.
When detailing your level of specialized experience, please include : Years of experience, descriptions of breadth of conflict management/prevention services you provided, ability to design and adapt your strategy/approach/services to the needs of the client/situation, complexity of matters, your overall impact on the outcome of issue(s), utilization of conflict management/prevention techniques, and level of knowledge/familiarity of the subject matter at issue in which you were providing neutral services.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience you may lose consideration for this position.
Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by 11:59 pm EST on the 01/18/2019 of this announcement.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Relocation : Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Promotion Potential : This position has a full performance level of GS-14.
Veterans' Preference : FMCS Mediator positions are in the Excepted service, therefore, there is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to mediator appointments.
Schedule A Direct Hiring Authority : FMCS Mediator positions are in the Excepted service, therefore, there is no preference given to applicants eligible under the Schedule A Direct Hiring Authority. FMCS, however, considers Schedule A eligibility as a positive factor in the Mediator hiring process. If you are eligible to be considered, you are encouraged to include that information in your application along with any supporting documentation, e.g. proof of disability documentation.
Direct Deposit: Selectee is required to participate in the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service direct deposit of pay program.
Security Clearance : Your ability to meet and maintain suitability and security requirements is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the vacancy announcement closes, we will review your resume and your responses to the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the qualifications for this position. In addition, your level of experience in the following competencies will also be considered :
Skills and expertise in providing a variety of neutral third party services such as mediation, facilitation, coaching, training and consulting on a variety of topics including workplace, EEO complaints, labor-management relations, systemic and cultural change, age discrimination, environmental, regulatory, enforcement, leadership development and alignment, and others which are a particularly unique, difficult or complex in nature.
Ability to coordinate complex projects with multiple high-level governments and non governmental officials.
Ability to negotiate and administer contracts for services and develop funding sources with high-level government officials.
Ability to adapt ADR services for delivery within various technology platforms, such as telephonic, video and other online collaborative systems. Demonstrating communication skills (verbal and written).
If you indicate you meet the job qualifications for the announcement, but your resume and/or supporting documentation does not confirm your rating, you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
Drug test required
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AS FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED FORMS OR INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION .
1. A current, complete resume (REQUIRED) ;
The following information must be contained in your resume:
a. full name, mailing address, day and evening phone numbers, email address;
b. work experience (give the job title, duties, employer's name and address, supervisor's name, and phone number, starting and ending dates, hours per week, salary, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor);
c. a detailed description of your specific duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments in collective bargaining, including the number of contracts negotiated, number and size of bargaining units, your specific role in each activity and your activities during the term of the contracts
d. job-related training courses (title and year);
e. job-related skills (e.g., other language skills, computer software/hardware skills);
2. Occupational Assessment Questionnaire (REQUIRED - once you begin the application process, your browser will automatically direct you );
3. A copy of your last or latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action which depicts your title, grade/step, salary, work schedule, etc. (if applicable);
4. Veterans Preference Documentation - Mediator positions with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) are in the excepted services, therefore, there is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to mediator appointments. FMCS, however, considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in the Mediator hiring process. If you are eligible for veterans' preference in hiring, you are encouraged to include that information in your application along with supporting documentation, e.g., SF15, DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other supporting documentation. (if applicable)
5 . ICTAP/CTAP documentation - In order to receive special selection priority, ICTAP and CTAP eligibles must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements, be assessed and laced in the "Well Qualified" category, and submit appropriate documentary evidence, e.g., Reduction-In-Force (RIF) Notice, Certification of Expected Separation, SF-50 documenting separation by RIF, or a letter from OPM or your agency documenting your priority consideration (if applicable);
6. Professional References - Provide three (3) references. Include representatives from labor and management, labor neutrals, or others familiar with your work in labor relations or conflict resolution who are not current employees of FMCS. These references will only be contacted if we are prepared to make you a job offer.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT UNREQUESTED DOCUMENTATION : Please DO NOT submit examples of work products, writing samples, letters of reference, pictures, or training certificates unless the vacancy announcement specifically asks for them; they will not be forwarded to the interview panel and/or selecting official.
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