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LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST, GS-233


Essential Competencies

ENTRY LEVEL

Description: These competencies identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required to provide information to management and employees on basic management/labor relations issues. Work is performed as a trainee with assignments designed for development. Work is closely supervised.

I. Labor Relations

A.Research
B.Management/labor issues

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to research and interpret written material

Knowledge of basic employee/labor relations principles and practices

DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL

Description: These competencies identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required to provide counsel and advice to employees and management on a variety of management/labor relations issues, processes, and procedures. Work is performed as an advanced trainee with limited review of work.

I. Labor Relations

A. Counseling
B. Labor relations

C. Research, interpret, analysis of laws and regulations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of basic counseling techniques

Knowledge of labor relations programs,issues, and processes

Ability to research, interpret, and analyze law and regulations in relation to management\labor relations

FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL

Description: These competencies identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required to provide advice and counsel to management on all labor relations issues and actions and processing the same; negotiating management/union labor agreements; assisting in preparing management positions; administering a labor agreement.

I. Labor Relations

A. Negotiation
B.Resolution of managerial problems
C. Federal labor relations case law/precedents
D. Agency representation before a third party
E.Management/labor agreements

F.Administration of agreements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Skill in identifying and resolving managerial problems such as work assignments in relation to management/labor relations

Ability to apply appropriate negotiating techniques to labor disputes

Knowledge of Federal labor relations case law and precedents

Ability to represent the agency before a third party, i.e. Federal Labor Relations Board

Ability in negotiating a management/labor union agreement

Skill in effectively administering a management/labor agreement ensuring all aspects are met and adhered to

National Park Service
Training and Development Division
Essential Competencies
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