Human Resources Specialist
SummaryAs a Human Resources Specialist, you will be responsible for all policy development, operation employment activities that involve senior executives, Schedule C experts and consultants.Location of position: General Services Administration, Office of Human Resources Management, Washington, DCWe are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates09/22/2022 to 09/28/2022Salary$126,233 - $164,102 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 14HelpLocationWashington, DCFew vacanciesRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceCompetitivePromotion potential14Job family (Series)0201 Human Resources ManagementSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceOtherDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskModerate Risk (MR)Trust determination processSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement number22STFA393LHICControl number679095900HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.VeteransClarification from the agencyYour application will be considered if you live in and/or work in the Washington, DC commuting area and are eligible under GSA's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); or a VEOA eligible veteran.HelpDutiesAs a Human Resources Specialist, you will perform the following duties: Advise and consult with the Chief Human Capital Officer on the status of employment activities and keeps him/her informed of significant developments. Consult with staff members, the Office of Personnel, and with management officials of all levels to assure that his/her activities are coordinated and integrated with other personnel and management programs. Give advice to senior specialists and technicians in carrying out specific projects or assignments involving employment of senior executives, Schedule C experts and consultants. Deal with high-ranking officials of the agency, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other Federal agencies to exchange information and resolve problems. Handle a variety of complex and sensitive cases including senior executives, Schedule C experts and consultants. Prepare executive recruitment packages senior executive position descriptions, evaluation statements and other supporting documentation. Specific cases involve key positions throughout and often have confidential or sensitive aspects. As such, they require special handling and an overall appreciation programs and functions of the Agency for prompt, effective and accurate completion. Render technical personnel advice and assistance, both written and oral, to line management. Contact include management officials of the Agency. In these contacts, the incumbent represents the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer and must often make spontaneous decisions or commitments for which the Chief Human Capital Officer will be held responsible. Conduct a variety of work projects on staff matters contributing to overall program objectives. Such projects include fact-gathering; analysis and evaluation of material; written or oral presentation of conclusions both within and outside of the Chief Human Capital Officer; and usually, preparation of formal reports, issuance or other documents. Examples of specific projects include: identification of criteria for filling executive positions; position classification; organizational structure; job analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of programs, their sub-parts. Responsible for policy development, which includes developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating policies, practices, systems, procedures, and regulations governing the GSA program for SES, Schedule C experts and consultants. Continuously evaluate the operation policies and programs to ensure their regulatory compliance, their adherence to GSA policy intent, and their agreement with GSA's needs; and make changes as necessary. Study proposed legislation and regulations and determine effect/impact on assigned programs in order to develop agency position. HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentUS Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing dateMeet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicableRegister with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Serve a one year probationary period, if required. Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level). Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment. QualificationsFor each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year) number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (eg, Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here. The GS-14 salary range starts at $126,233 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes performing the following: identifying and proposing solutions to Senior/Executive level HR problems and issues or developing new or modified HR procedures; and applying Human Resources (HR) regulations, laws and procedures in association with recruitment, selection, position management, compensation, authorization of HR personnel actions, classification and special projects.Additional informationBargaining Unit status: Not Applicable Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave based on prior non-Federal work experience or uniformed service experience. GSA is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility that goes beyond our compliance with EEO regulations including: Valuing and embracing diversity, promoting equity, inclusion and accessibility, and expecting cultural competence; and Fostering a work environment where all employees, customers and stakeholders feel respected and valued. Our commitment is: Reflected in our policies, procedures and work environment; Recognized by our employees, customers and stakeholders; and Drives our efforts to recruit, attract, retain and engage the diverse workforce needed to achieve our mission. Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.Skill in oral and written communications to prepare, present, and explain, complex and/or highly technical information. Skill in applying knowledge of directives, procedures, regulations, and statues governing Human Capital operations and functions. Ability to analyze and research matters needed to identify causes of problems, isolate important factors, gather information bearing on questions, and devise improvements and solutions. Ability to deal effectively with all levels of GSA management on matters, which may be controversial, complex and sensitive.Additional hurdle assessments, such as narrative responses or other assessments, may be administered to applicants who meet the requirements of the first hurdle, eg, the minimum qualification requirements. If additional assessments are used, you will be provided with further instructions. Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards in merit promotion selection decisions in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3). You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume so that information will be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority. You may preview questions for this vacancy.HelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit. Your resume showing applicant's name, email address, work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are ICTAP/CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal. If you are a VEOA applicant: (a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service.If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment. (b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.