Human Resources Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Feb 01, 2023
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Please read this public notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application. Vacancies may not presently exist but may become available at any point during the opening period of this vacancy announcement. We will not review applicant resumes until there is a request to fill a vacancy.

You are applying to a public notice to fill current and future vacancies. Please note, there may or may not be actual/projected vacancies when you submit your application. Your resume and any supporting documentation will be retained with other applicants and reviewed as vacancies occur.

You will not receive a notice regarding your application's status other than the initial acknowledgment until a request is received to fill a position. Once a request to fill a vacancy is received, we will review applicants in increments of 50 in application date order. We will refer qualified applicants to the selecting official for consideration. The organization's hiring need will determine the referral of additional applicants. Applicants will be notified about their application's status if referred or if we fill all vacancies.

This announcement will remain open until September 29, 2023. The cut-off date is January 17, 2023 or at the point at which the first 50 applications are received, whichever comes first. Applications submitted after January 17, 2023 may not receive consideration.

In addition, due to the potential of a high volume of applicants, not all applicants may receive consideration. After the initial cut-off period, once a request to fill a vacancy is received, applications will be reviewed in increments of 50 applications in date order.

Note: Submitting multiple applications will change the order in which your application is reviewed. We will refer qualified applicants to the selecting official for consideration. The organization's hiring need will determine the referral of additional applicants. Applicants will be notified of their application's status if referred or if we fill all vacancies.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Human Resources Specialist/PD00305A, PD00306A, and PD00307A
Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. Public speaking is required therefore employee must be able to travel.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

The HR Specialist will serve as a subject matter expert in recruitment and placement actions as well as serve in an advisory capacity in technical recruitment and placement actions.

DUTIES:
  • Analyze and report human resources staffing data
  • Interpret federal staffing and placement laws/policies
  • Prepare/release job opportunity announcements
  • Identify/resolve complex recruitment and placement issues
  • Assist stakeholders with crediting plans/job analysis
  • Ensure regulatory compliance of staffing and placement actions
  • Advise on pay setting/general compensation issues
  • Advise stakeholders on assessment and staffing needs
  • Make qualification/eligibility determinations of prospective employees/job applicants
  • Apply a wide range of HR concepts, principles, laws, regulations, and practices to include OPM requirements, VHA specific policy for Title 5, Hybrid T38, and full Title 38 positions


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements at the time the request to fill a vacancy is received.

For the GS-09 level:
To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves creating job opportunity announcements, conducting qualification determinations within various applicant pools; and consulting with hiring managers on recruitment needs.
OR
Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR a LL.B or J.D., if related. Education must be in a field that has enabled the applicant to have the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the work of the job at that level. Transcripts required.
OR
Applicants can combine education and specialized experience to qualify for the position. If you have some, but not all, of the graduate education AND specialized experience described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable education and experience that you do have. To do so, first calculate the percentage of qualifying education you have as a percentage of the education required. Next, calculate the percentage of specialized experience you have as a percentage of the experience required. Then, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% for you to qualify for the position at the GS-09 grade level. Only education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at the GS-09 level.

For the GS-11 level:
To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves writing job analysis/assessment, creating job opportunity announcements, conducting qualification determinations within various applicant pools; and consulting with hiring managers on recruitment needs.
OR
Applicants may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS-11 level: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or L.L.M., if related.
OR
Applicants can combine education and specialized experience to qualify for the position. If you have some, but not all, of the graduate education AND specialized experience described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable education and experience that you do have. To do so, first calculate the percentage of qualifying education you have as a percentage of the education required. Next, calculate the percentage of specialized experience you have as a percentage of the experience required. Then, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% for you to qualify for the position at the GS-11 grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at the GS-11 level.

For the GS-12 level:
To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves mentoring junior HR Specialists, writing job analysis/assessment, creating job opportunity announcements, conducting qualification determinations within various applicant pools; and consulting with hiring managers on recruitment needs.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ .If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

COVID-19 Pandemic Expanded Telework Program - Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/ .

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .