BNL, Inc.

  • Employee Labor Relations Specialist

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/30/2018 10:31 AM)
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    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:

    • Provide services to assist supervisors and managers in dealing with employee labor relations(ELR) matters.
    • Provide subject matter experts (SMEs) in support of representational activities associated with third party proceedings intended to decide and resolve ELR matters.
    • Provide educational guidance and support to employees regarding programs and processes to include administrative grievances, reasonable accommodation, leave transfer and alternative dispute resolution under Collective Bargaining Agreement(s) (CBA).
    • Provide supervisors and managers with advice and assistance on matters related to grievances, appeals, conduct, performance, attendance, reasonable accommodations, and dispute resolution.
    • Support investigations into employee allegations of misconduct and harassment.
    • Coordinate and administer quality of work-life programs such as voluntary leave transfer.
    • Guided by the CBA, facilitate resolving labor disputes, collaboratively work with the union and management in disseminating information, and provide consultative guidance to management regarding negotiations.
    • Assist Human Resource (HR) staff to maintain and monitor an effective performance management program.
    • Assist supervisors to prepare performance improvement plans.
    • Draft, review, and edit a wide range of documentation associated with ELR activities e.g., notices, responses to affidavits and declarations, policy letters and operating procedures, proposed settlements, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, arbitration exchanges, performance improvement plans (PIPs), reasonable accommodation requests, collective bargaining agreement (CBA) exchanges; conduct and performance based matters, administrative and negotiated grievance sessions, formal meetings, and provide advice on specific ELR issues.



    • Bachelor’s degree (preferred).
    • At least 10 years of hands-on experience in the Federal Government as an Employee and Labor Relations Specialist at, or above, the GS-13 level.
    • 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:  Public Trust

    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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