Sorry, this job is no longer available.

Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations)

  • Videos

  • Duties
    Help Duties Summary

    The Human Resources Employee Relations Specialist performs complex administrative and professional work in the development and execution of employee relations strategies that support the human resources strategic plan and accomplishment of aligned projects, goals and operational objectives.

    Learn more about this agency

    This position is open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

    The Human Resources Employee Relations Specialist duties include but are not limited to the following:
    • Serves as an internal consultant and Human Resources liaison responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of employee relations strategies for directors, managers and employees.
    • Provides guidance, consultation, advice and assistance to management on employee relations matters to include corrective actions, grievances, and performance-based actions.
    • Develops and proposes course of action to resolve problems based on policies, knowledge, judgment and experience and informs employees of their rights when dealing with workplace issues and concerns.
    • Manages various employee relations programs, such as the Family Medical Leave and Employee Assistance Programs.
    • Provides influential and innovative approaches at all levels to accomplish significant employee relations initiatives, and addresses various needs associated with employee relations through persuasion, coordination, and explanation.
    • Provides support for the projects and programs of the Performance Management and Employee Relations (PERU) team that deliver performance intelligence to enable strategic human resource management decisions in the area of policy, performance management, employee relations and other related organizational development programs and initiatives.
    • Coordinates the design, launch, and facilitation of learning opportunities for the workforce to help them understand and more effectively navigate through various Employee Relations programs and procedures in the performance management process.
    • Assists in designing, developing, and delivering employee relations programs and activities to enhance the staff and organizational performance levels of the DC Courts.
    • Researches employee relations practices and programs at other government and business organizations which may benefit Court employees. Preparing recommendations to the Performance Management and Employee Relations Officer for possible implementation.

    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0201 Human Resources Management

    Similar jobs
    • Human Resources Specialists
    • Specialists, Human Resources

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Background and security investigation are required.
    • A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.
    • This position is open until filled.

    1. Resume
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or diploma)
    4. List of professional references


    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human resources, organizational development or related field and at least five (5) years of experience working in Human Resources of which at least three (3) years of specialized experience in employee relations and/or performance management.

    • An advanced degree in a related field.
    • Certification from an accredited Human Resources Organization (ex. SHRM, HRCI, ATD)

    Documentation of education must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered.

    The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

    *Applicants please be advised that your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience and that you meet the basic qualifications or you will not be determined qualified for this position.

    Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.

    To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

    Additional information

    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

    Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

    All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

    Read more

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    This position is open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the basic qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

    Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Read more
    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    1. Resume
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or diploma)
    4. List of professional references

    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.

  • Benefits
    Help Benefits

    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. Learn more about federal benefits .

    The District of Columbia Courts is an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government and is not under the authority of the City Mayor or the D. C. Council. DC Courts' appropriation comes directly from Congress. All DC Courts non-judicial employees receive federal benefits for the following programs: Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance and Workers Compensation.

    Please click on the following for more information about these benefits:

    The DC Courts leave policy is as follows:

    Annual Leave: New full-time employees earn four (4) hours of annual leave each two week pay period. After three years of service this increases to six (6)hours every two weeks, and at 15 years it increases to eight(8)hours every two weeks. Most military, federal and District of Columbia government service counts toward the time required to go into the next higher annual leave category. Employees can carry over no more than 240 hours of annual leave into the next leave year.

    Sick Leave is used for personal medical needs, care of a family member, or adoption related purposes. Full-time employees earn four(4)hours of sick leave every two weeks. This leave can be accrued without limit.

    In addition to the federal health plans, the DC Courts offer employees supplemental vision and dental plans as well as commuter transit benefit subsidy, for a maximum of $150 a month. There are 27 pay periods in 2018.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Afterward, click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    To process your application successfully, DC Courts encourages applicants to use Internet Explorer (IE) 9 or IE 10 since these are internet browsers supported by our system.

    Read more
    Agency contact information Gwinn Brandon



    District of Columbia Courts
    Moultrie Building
    500 Indiana Avenue, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001
    United States

    Learn more about this agency
    Next steps

    Once your completed application is received, your qualifications will be evaluated. The qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. All applicants will be notified of the final outcome.

    Read more
  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    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.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

    Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    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.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

    Read more Legal and regulatory guidance
    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
District of Columbia Courts
Full time
Washington DC, DC, US