Human Resources Specialist (Policy & Compliance)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Feb 07, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
Full Time

The Human Resources Specialist is a recognized subject matter expert in the Human Resource Policy & Compliance Division, AHR-100. The HR Specialist provides leadership for highly complex and challenging activities under the minimal direction of a manager or executive.

The Specialist applies experience and expert knowledge in conducting functional activities for projects/programs and work assignments. The position is responsible for the following:

• Providing program leadership in the analysis, interpretation, development, and/or implementation of laws, regulations, and policies involving any of the major HRM functions (e.g., staffing, recruitment, position classification, compensation, benefits, employee relations, work-life, etc.).

• Conducting studies (including industry best practices) and analyses of emerging trends in Human Resource (HR) program operations and issues in any of the HRM functions and developing plans for the transformation of programs.

• Facilitating the preparation of FAA HR policies in response to legislation and making minor/major adaptations to existing policies or recommending new policies.

• Providing authoritative interpretation of laws, regulations, policies, and procedure that govern programs in HRM to develop broad HR policies that affect operations across the FAA.

• Serving as the AHR-100 representative to various ad hoc and other informal or formal meetings with FAA Lines of Business and Staff Offices (LOB/SO); and at Government-wide conferences and meetings.

• Providing expert guidance to the LOB/SOs on FAA HR policies.

• Designing audit tools, tracking tools, databases, and reports to support compliance evaluation/program review and analysis functions.

• Participating in or leading a variety of HR compliance evaluations/program review audits (on-site and/or virtual data, policy implementation, etc.); recording and analyzing findings, and developing substantive recommendations.

• Preparing a wide variety of written documents including: letters, memoranda, option/decision papers, white papers, legislative proposals, reports, surveys, action plans, proposed policy, presentations, requests for technical assistance, responses to FOIA /Congressional requests, etc.

• Providing expertise to analyze and evaluate issues related to HR policy requirements, conducting HR operational reviews, and recommending implementation of corrective actions.

The work of the position is reviewed at completion for success in achieving planned results. The Specialist has broad discretion to ensure the alignment of organizational goals and policies and the requirements of the projects and other work activities. The position shares responsibility for the performance of programs/projects that affect more than one LOB/SO and the FAA as a whole.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)


To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I or FG/GS-13 level. This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized Experience is defined as:
  • Serving as a lead on developing new or modified HR policy and program development; providing oversight or guidance of corrective actions for human capital accountability needs; evaluating HR policies and identifying recommended changes.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position. *

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. **


Education cannot be substituted for experience.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

1. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: .

2. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

3. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) alphabetical; or (2) priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

4. Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

5. This Level 5 (Moderate Risk; Public Trust) position requires favorable adjudication of a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

NOTE: Cut-off for applications received will be 75.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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