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Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Director, Workforce Management) more...
Location:Washington, DC
Company:Library of Congress
First posted:January 11, 2017

Job Overview Summary

About the Agency

Human Resources Services (HRS) provides a comprehensive program that covers recruitment and employee services, learning and development, labor and employee relations, and performance management. The incumbent of this position serves as the Director, Workforce Management, and is responsible for developing, directing and managing comprehensive programs for performance management, employee and labor relations, and HR policy/procedures development throughout the Library of Congress.

As a key member of the Director of Human Resources' management team, the incumbent is relied upon for authoritative advice and significant contributions to management policy decisions and short-term and long-term plans.

This position is located in the Office of Workforce Management, Human Resources Services, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.

The position description number for this position is 356986.

This position has no promotion potential.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Performs the administrative and human resources management functions relative to a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level; provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit; establishes guidelines sand performance expectations; observes worker performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques; provides informal feedback; resolves informal complaints and grievances; develops work improvements plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary; provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters; effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area; reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests; and assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Serves a key advisor to senior management in the formulation of strategic and long-range plans and programs governing employee relations (i.e., disciplinary actions, adverse action, and emergency actions), labor-management relations, the Library's performance management and human resources policy development.

Establishes and fosters liaison with other federal agencies, academia and the private sector to stay abreast of employee and labor-management relations developments. Determines their applicability to the Library of Congress and implements best practices.

Oversees processing of grievances and issues final agency decisions under collectively-bargained and agency (non-bargaining unit staff) grievance procedures.

Serves as chief negotiator for the Library of Congress in collective bargaining with unions.

Oversees the development of new or revised human capital and HR operational policies, procedures, and guidelines for agency-wide usage. Serves a technical authority with respect to HRS policies and regulations. Provides technical expertise in the review and evaluation of new or modified federal human resources legislation for projected impact on Library policies and guidelines.

Partners with customers/service units to develop and implement strategies that support the Library of Congress human capital management strategic plans, integrates those strategies into the overall strategic objectives for the Library of Congress an achieves the objectives identified in the agency-wide human capital management plan.

Job Requirements Key Requirements


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce **

Ability to effectively represent management in collective bargaining. **

Knowledge of federal laws and regulations related to labor-management and employee relations. **

Ability to provide Employee, Labor Relations and Performance Management Oversight. **

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to develop and implement policies.

Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations.

Ability to exercise judgement and discretion.

The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library's vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library's Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: .

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