Senior Classification Specialist

Golden Key Group
Washington, DC
Sep 09, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
About GKG: With a passion for excellence, Golden Key Group (GKG) helps clients solve their strategic, organizational, and operational challenges to better meet their mission demands. We have serviced more than 25 Federal departments and agencies and several large commercial companies since our inception in 2002. Golden Key Group's talented professionals, combined with our strategic partners, bring a depth of commercial and government experience and expertise. We are relentless in delivering the highest levels of services to provide tangible value and create sustainable results for our clients. Overview: The Customer is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF or the "Customer"), a law enforcement agency within the US Department of Justice. Its unique responsibilities include: protecting our communities from violent criminals; criminal organizations; the illegal use and trafficking of firearms; the illegal use and storage of explosives; acts of arson and bombings; acts of terrorism; and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. ATF partners with communities, industries, and agencies from law enforcement and public safety to safeguard the public through information sharing, training, research, and the use of technology. The Office of Human Resources and Professional Development (HRPD) supports ATF's primary mission by strategically assessing and aligning human resource needs with mission priorities, recruiting a diverse and qualified employee population, providing timely support to fill workforce vacancies with appropriate staff, implementing programs that promote the retention of high?performing employees, and equipping the workforce with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill ATF's mission responsibilities and develop employee careers. ATF offices to be supported under this work order are:The HR Operations Division (HROD) maintains responsibility for all HR operational work, serving as the primary focal point for the delivery of core HR services, to include payroll, compensation, recruitment, staffing, position classification, benefits, workforce flexibilities, and on?boarding. The division manages staffing and selection processes for supervisory, management, and executive positions. The division's orientation is operational and focused on day?to?day processes associated with recruiting talent and maintaining the existing workforce. The following HROD branch offices shall be directly supported through this task order:The Classification and Position Management Branch (CPMB) provides professional support to managers with the development and review of position descriptions; facilitates classification audit appeals; determines competitive levels and position controls; and administers and manages the Bureau's incentives awards program.The Professional and Technical Staffing Branch (PTSB) assists supervisors and managers in leveraging recruitment strategies available to the Federal government and administers vacancy announcement and selection processes for all professional and technical positions in the Bureau other than special agents and industry operations investigators. Responsibilities: We are searching for the right Classification Specialist to support the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) providing HR operational work for the HR Operations Division (HROD). Contractor personnel shall provide the following service tasks for this support category at the senior specialist and junior/assistant specialist skill levels:Respond to difficult issues involving complex projects/problems regarding classification that require expert advice and/or authoritative policy interpretations.Provide recommendations on the impact of significant position classification problems or issues that may involve a single organizational element or an entire division.Contribute to the design, standardization and streamlining of initiatives to reengineer or improve agency-wide functional processes related to classification management policies, standard operating procedures and automated systems.Assist ATF supervision and management with the development of position descriptions to meet organizational needs and classification requirements.Conduct and fully complete legal review, designation, approval and certification processing for classification requests.Maintain documentation of classification records, manuals, files, position descriptions and other supporting papers.Develop standard position descriptions and/or guides covering major job groups within the ATF population to establish and maintain position uniformity and consistency.Conduct and document desk audits to determine the accuracy of position descriptions and the appropriateness of existing position classifications.Provide information and interpretations of the agency's position management and classification procedures, practices, policies, and guidelines.Provide technical advice on classification program improvement, review policies to evaluate effectiveness of current policy/practices or develop same to ensure consistency within the agency.Document and summarize results of studies and assessments and prepare reports and presentations suitable for presentation to management.Develop job aids, briefings, and training to improve efficiency and enhance awareness on a variety of position classification management topics.Provide briefings or formal instruction on position and classification management to ATF personnel.Prepare routine reports related to the status of work output, progress on special projects, or the results of assessments or studies.Perform routine and repetitive document management and clerical duties for all aspects of assigned work functions.Utilize a computer-based human resources information system (HRIS) to document work output, process administrative functions, and run reports.) Qualifications: The Contractor shall have at least 10 years of applied experience specific to Federal position classification. Experience shall include developing position descriptions, determining position classifications, managing classification appeals, conducting desk audits, and developing policy and standard operating procedures related to position classification management.The Contractor shall have experience researching, interpreting, and applying appropriate Federal laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines related to position classification functions.The Contractor shall have experience providing authoritative management advisory services, which includes researching, analyzing, and evaluating issues, determining applicable precedents, recommending innovative methods and strategies to resolve complex integrated human resources problems, and identifying the most effective approach.The Contractor shall have experience drafting a variety of reports, letters, memoranda, position descriptions, position evaluation statements, and other correspondence on a full range of sensitive management issues.The Contractor shall have experience meeting and dealing with managers and employees at all levels in situations of a highly sensitive nature.The Contractor shall have experience utilizing a commercial (eg, such as Peoplesoft, SuccessFactors, Kronos, HRM Direct, or Halogen) or custom-built automated HRIS.Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or obtain an approved accommodation request (as required by law) within 30 days of employment.

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