BNL, Inc.

Employee Labor Relations Specialist

3 weeks ago
# of Openings
Human Resources


BNL, Inc. is seeking qualified Employee Labor Relations Specialists to support a federal government client in Washington, DC.  This position involves handling matters related to conduct, performance, grievances, leave administration, recognition (awards), and dispute resolution, as well as performing work that involves establishing and maintaining effective relationships  with labor organizations, negotiating and administering labor agreements, and providing guidance and consultation to management on a variety of employee and labor relations matters.


The Employee Labor Relations Specialist will:

  • Serve as consultant and adviser to management officials on employee and labor relations issues.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on employee misconduct and performance issues, which includes case analysis, file documentation and preparation of disciplinary and adverse action letters, as well as research of applicable laws, regulations, rules, executive orders, agency policies, and case decisions.
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding issues concerning injury compensation, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Reasonable Accommodation, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), allegations of discrimination, conflict resolution, as well as agency policies and Department of Labor laws and regulations.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to management officials on all labor relations matters such as: contractual grievances, unfair labor practice charges, representation issues, arbitration cases, and bargaining unit status of employees.  Composes management proposals; develops management's bargaining objectives and strategies; influences management's position in negotiations, advises and/or trains and prepares management team members on how to effectively deal with unions and the labor negotiations process including negotiating techniques, provisions of laws, regulations, rules, executive orders, agency policies, applicable labor agreements (both local and national), and FLRA case decisions.



  • Demonstrated experience in the federal government contracting environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred).
  • At least 10 years of hands-on experience as a Employee and Labor Relations Specialist.
  • Experience ensuring that employee and labor-management relations functions and recommended courses of action are fully compliant with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Formulates and interprets policy related to labor relations, disciplinary/adverse actions, performance management, leave and attendance management, and grievances/appeals.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of, along with the ability to interpret, communicate and apply discrimination, harassment, affirmative action and equal opportunity laws, regulations, and concepts.
  • Ability to plan, conduct and organize investigations and to prepare written reports
  • Ability to listen, identify, elicit, distill, and analyze essential information needed to assess and resolve problems and issues.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professional relationships in dealing with sensitive, complex legal issues and situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Clearance Level:  None

Potential for Teleworking:  No

Classification:  Exempt

Shift:  Day

Schedule:  Full-Time




BNL, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants and prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call (571) 287-7865 or email


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