Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
Human Resources
Full Time

  • Provides managers, employees, and job applicants with information and interpretations of the agency's recruitment and placement procedures, practices, policies, and guidelines.
  • Independently resolves difficult issues/problems requiring consideration of the total HR management program.
  • Prepares ad-hoc reports and conducts studies and analyses of HR-related data to identify trends, potential problem areas and where improvements are needed to include recommendations.
  • Advises management on all employment mechanisms and recruitment strategies, sources, and alternatives.
  • Develops job analyses to determine knowledge, skills, and abilities and other characteristics necessary for the recruitment and placement of well-qualified and diverse candidates in internal or external competitive staffing actions.
  • As directed, coordinates the review and comments on proposed directives, instructions, and standards.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.
  • You will be subject to a background and suitability investigation.
  • Time-in-Grade restrictions apply.
  • This is a remote position; however, the position reports to a CMS Office on a periodic basis. Requirements to report to the office will vary and can be discussed at the time of interview.
  • Delegated Examining (DE) Certification is required for this position. Please see the "Qualifications" section for further information.


Summary continued: As an HR Specialist (Recruitment and Placement), GS-0201-13, you will be a talent acquisition expert who manages the full recruitment lifecycle, from defining talent needs and strategizing recruitment approaches to onboarding selectees under delegated examining and merit promotion programs. You will also offer comprehensive staffing, placement, pay-setting, and personnel-action processing across CMS' GS workforce.


Your resume must include detailed information as it relates to the responsibilities and specialized experience for this position. Evidence of copying and pasting directly from the vacancy announcement without clearly documenting supplemental information to describe your experience will result in an ineligible rating. This will prevent you from receiving further consideration.

In order to qualify for the GS-13, you must meet the following: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year (52 weeks) of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector, to include: 1) Conducting job analysis to identify the competencies required for a job and prepare the assessment tool (such as a questionnaire) used for a vacancy/job opportunity announcement; 2) Determining applicant eligibility and qualifications for various Federal civil service hiring authorities and series, which includes documenting such determinations in an automated applicant tracking system (such as USA Staffing or Monster); 3) Recommending strategies to hiring managers about recruiting and staffing positions using various hiring authorities and applicant sources, including the strategic use of both delegated examining and merit promotion procedures; AND 4) Providing authoritative answers to questions/concerns from managers, employees, and job applicants about the agency's recruitment and placement procedures on behalf of the organization's designated appointing official.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Delegated Examining (DE) certification is required for this position. You will need to annotate on your resume the date of your DE certification AND the expiration date, OR attach a copy of your DE certificate showing the date of certification and expiration date.
If selected and you have only annotated your certification on your resume, you will be required to provide a copy of your certificate.
Applicants who do not provide certification information as noted above will be screened out and will receive no further consideration for this position.

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; religious; 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.

Time-in-Grade: To be eligible, current or former Federal employees and current or former Federal employees applying under the VEOA eligibility who hold or have held a permanent General Schedule position in the previous year must have served at least 52 weeks (one year) at the next lower grade level from the position/grade level(s) to which they are applying.

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This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

NOTE: This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open through 02/21/2023. Please see the "Next Steps" section below for more information.

Bargaining Unit Position: No
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure: Not required

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce Executive Order 14043 Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Positions with vaccination requirements under authority(ies) separate and distinct from Executive Order 14043 will be clearly identified. HHS may continue to require documentation of proof of vaccination to ensure compliance with those policies. Health and safety protocols remain in effect, in accordance with CDC guidance and the Safer Federal Workforce Task force. Consistent with current guidance, workplace safety protocols will no longer vary based on vaccination status or otherwise depend on the availability of vaccination information. Therefore, to the extent a job announcement states that HHS may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, this statement does not currently apply.

Remote-Out Positions at CMS: This is a remote position; however, the position reports to a CMS Office on a periodic basis (e.g. 1-2 times per year). Requirements to report to the office will vary and can be discussed at the time of interview. As such, your pay will be based on your home address. For more information on locality and pay scales, please click here . Your worksite must be within the United States and you must adhere to all regulations and policies regarding remote work at CMS and in the federal government, including the signing of a remote work agreement.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced federal employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit the required documentation and be rated well-qualified for this vacancy. Click here for a detailed description of the required supporting documents . A well-qualified applicant is one whose knowledge, skills and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .