U.S Department Of The Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
$73,623.00 to $113,812.00
Open & closing dates
$73,623 to $113,812 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 12 - 13
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.bsee.gov/
This position is located within the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Human Resources Division, Employee and Labor Relations Branch in Albuquerque, NM.
The incumbent will serve as a Human Resources Specialist responsible for the compliance and support of the Employee and Labor Relations programs for the Office of the Special Trustee and other serviced clients.
GS-12: $73,623 - $95,710 per annum
GS-13: $87,547 - $113,812 per annum
**First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for situational telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
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At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
The incumbent provides expert advice and guidance to managers on a wide range of employee performance and conduct issues.
Serves as management’s representative for conducting day to day business with the labor organizations for the assigned organizations.
Provides policy guidance and interpretation to the staff of all organizational elements dealing with labor organizations serviced by Human Resources Division.
Provides staff level advisory services to all levels within the assigned organizations on specific and bureau/office-wide issues that impact on the employee and labor relations program.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion, VEOA, Special Hiring Authorities, ICTAP/CTAP)
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
Human Resources Specialists
Specialists, Human Resources
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/
Specialized Experience: To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, you must have at least one FULL year specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience must include experience: 1) analyzing and resolving conduct or performance inadequacies for employees; 2) developing and conducting training for management and employees; 3) providing technical guidance and advice on grievances, appeals, disciplinary actions, adverse actions, employee-management issues; 4) interpreting agency's employee relations policies, procedures and guidelines; 5) assisting in labor-management activities such as local bargaining, complaint resolutions, realignments; and 6) changes in working conditions.
Specialized Experience: To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, you must have at least one FULL year specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience must include experience: 1) as a senior and/or subject matter expert, consultant and advisor in the full range of matters related to employee and labor management relations to include discipline, adverse actions, grievances and appeals, and labor management partnerships; 2) applying a wide range of Federal sector employee/labor relations theories, concepts, laws, rules, regulations, precedents, and procedures to perform a variety of difficult and complex assignments; and 3) formulating and implementing broadly impacting policies, procedural/technical guides and training; and 4) providing high level management advisory services and program oversight.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4
Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
Human Resources Management - Knowledge of performance management, employee/labor relations, and federal employment regulations.
Employee Relations – Ability to provide guidance and information to federal managers and supervisors on the statutes, case law, and regulations for taking conduct and performance based actions.
Labor Relations – Ability to provide technical expertise to federal managers and supervisors on issues arising under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.
Policy–Ability to interpret policy and procedures to ensure consistency in their application and recommend modifications
Advisory Services – Ability to provide employee/labor relations information that is technically sound and that meet the customer’s needs.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at
Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority;(7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.
You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education – accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: http://www.bsee.gov/About-BSEE/Jobs/USAJobs-Assistance
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov
. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
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Agency contact information
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
45600 Woodland Road
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You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgment from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background checks, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources Office posting this announcement.
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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U.S Department Of The Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Website : http://www.bsee.gov/
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) was formally established on October 1, 2011 as part of a major reorganization of the Department of the Interior's offshore regulatory structure. BSEE uses the full range of authorities, policies and tools to compel safety, emergency preparedness, environmental responsibility and appropriate development and conservation of offshore oil and natural gas resources. Key functions include: