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Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in a career with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service?

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is an independent agency of the federal government that promotes the development of sound and stable labor-management relationships and constructive joint processes to improve organizational effectiveness, productivity and employment security. The Agency prevents or minimizes work stoppages by assisting labor and management to resolve disputes and advocates collective bargaining, mediation and voluntary arbitration as the preferred methods for settling labor-management conflicts. FMCS also provides government entities with a wide variety of cost-saving alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, including mediation, facilitation, negotiated rulemaking and training.

FMCS is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.

Mediator Employment Opportunities

FMCS Mediators are full-time excepted service employees of the Federal government and are stationed in offices throughout the United States.

Mediators perform duties in five major areas: collective bargaining mediation; grievance mediation; relationship development training; ADR services to government entities; and education, outreach and advocacy. The ideal candidate for FMCS Mediator has full-time experience in the collective bargaining process. This experience has been gained by having served as a chief or lead spokesperson, second chair or benefits expert (representing labor or management) in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements or while serving as a Mediator or Facilitator with parties engaged in the collective bargaining processes. United States citizenship is required.

Updated Application Process for All FMCS Employment Opportunities–(USAJobs)

FMCS will now post all employment opportunities through USAJobs, if you do not have an account with USAJobs you will need to establish one and upload your resume/supporting documentation in order to apply and be considered for any position with FMCS.

**If you are interested in applying for a Mediator position with FMCS, please do not upload a copy of your FMCS Recruitment Bulletin in lieu of a professional resume**

For more information regarding USAJobs and how to set up an account, please click on the following link; the account set up information can be found in the upper right-hand corner

Searching for FMCS Employment Opportunities

Once an account has been established in USAJobs you have the flexibility to have any FMCS employment opportunities come to you through the ‘Saved Searches’ feature.

Saved searches help you look for jobs in your area of interest. The saved search will automatically search for jobs based on your search criteria, and then email you when there are new jobs entered into the database that meet your specifications. The USAJOBS saved search creation, deletion, editing, and viewing functions are all located within My Account.

To create a saved search, simply follow these instructions:

1. Click My Account and log-in to your account. If you need to create a new account, click Create An Account, enter your information, and click ‘Submit’.

2. Once you are logged in, click the link to ‘Create a new saved search’. You can create up to 10 saved searches. 3. Specify the search criteria and then click ‘Save Search’.

Note: When asked to create a name for the saved search, you may enter a name of your choice that is related to the job such as: Administrative, program analyst, management analyst.

Benefits of Working for FMCS

As an FMCS employee, you may be eligible for a variety of Civil Service benefits. Many of these benefits are cost-shared by the government and are comparable to and often better than those of many employers in private industry. The following link provides detailed information regarding the benefits offered at FMCS

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-606-5460.