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Within the Department of State, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services Directorate (CA/PPT), Office of Program Management and Operational Support (CA/PPT/PMO), Program Coordination Division (CA/PPT/PMO/PC) has an opening for the services of a consultant/subject matter expert to work as part of an expanding labor relations workforce in the midst of a workload that is rapidly increasing in both volume and scope.
The Labor Relations Program coordinates labor-management relations issues within the Passport Services Directorate, and provides consultation on contract interpretation issues to management, both at 29 domestic passport agencies and at the headquarters level, regarding dealings with a unionized workforce of approximately 1,200 individuals. This includes negotiating and resolving Bargaining Unit Employee (BUE) complaints to achieve resolution at the earliest possible stage, serving as a member of the Management negotiating team for collective bargaining disputes, ensuring that passport policies conform to negotiated terms with the National Federation of Federal Employees – Local 1998 Union (NFFE) Master Agreement, and serving as a consultant and source of subject matter expertise to educate agencies on best practices.
The Labor Relations Program within CA/PPT may also brief Passport Services Management to make recommendations for labor relations policies, and researches, investigates and represents PPT Management in arbitrations, alternate dispute resolutions, unfair labor practice charges, and other proceedings. The Program’s team members coordinate and liaise with Passport Services Management, Legal Affairs, Department Negotiators and Human Resources to develop strategies that educate managers and sustain standardized supervision of BUE across 29 passport agencies and centers.
Duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows:
Candidate must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and retain a Secret Clearance.
Juris Doctor Degree, with a license to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
No degree or advanced education in statistical or policy analysis is necessary.