Human Resources Specialist (Classification) - Open Continuous Announcement

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Sep 25, 2022
Closes
Oct 03, 2022
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Evaluates position management in assigned organizations within delegated authority and assists managers, supervisors and operating officials on ways to improve structure, work distribution, and the use of employee skills.
  • Performs a variety of analytical work to determine appropriate pay system, occupational grouping, title and grade of positions.
  • Provides classification advisory services on all manner of positions in the supported organization(s), analyzes and classifies positions descriptions, including writing evaluation statements.
  • Makes related position classification determinations such as exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), requirements for filing of financial disclosure documents, bargaining unit status, and supervisory status.
  • Conducts position reviews and desk audits of position that have implications beyond the immediate organization, including bureau standard position descriptions.
  • Trains supervisors and management officials on position management and writing position descriptions.
  • Explains the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards, classification decisions, potential impact of position management and classification of other positions when delegating/redelegating duties within an organization.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Indian Preference applies
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
  • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements may qualify for the position at the GS-11 level -
  • 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level performing ALL of the following: 1) Interpreting and applying Federal civilian human resource laws, regulations, policies, and practices; 2) Classifying federal civilian positions for an organization; 3) Provide advisory and operational services in the areas of classification.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related
  • A combination of education and specialized experience listed above totaling at least 100%. For example, 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement) and 2.5 years of graduate study (50% of the education requirement) would qualify an applicant for this position.
Applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements may qualify for the position at the GS-12 level -
  • 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level performing ALL of the following: 1) Providing advisory services to resolve complex classification and position management issues; 2) Classifying a full range of positions using classification principles, practices, and guidance; and 3) Conducting position reviews and explaining the results.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.


Education

If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION

Additional information

**This is an open continuous job announcement. Initial application packages will be reviewed for eligibility and qualifications and issued to management on or about 9/1/22. Additional application packages that come in after the initial review will be reviewed and issued to management on an as-needed basis as vacancies occur.**

Salary listed is for the "Rest of U.S." Pay scale. See 2022 Salary Tables and select the pay chart for your chosen location for more specific figures
. If no specific chart is listed for that geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart.

The full performance level of this position is GS-12. Promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed.

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

LAND MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY ACT: If applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, you must provide documentation to support your eligibility (SF-50) and performance (references and/or performance appraisal). Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.
  • Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
  • Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period.
Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/ ; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ .