Human Resources Specialist (Classification/Recruitment &Placement)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Mar 27, 2023
Apr 03, 2023
Human Resources
Full Time

  • Utilize a wide range of HR practices, laws, regulations, policies, and precedents sufficient to provide expert federal civilian HR management advisory and technical services on complex and wide-impacting customer functions and work practices.
  • Serve as a senior HR Specialist, applying the full range of civilian HR methods, principles and practices to advise on and/or resolve the full range of operational problems in the areas of recruitment and placement and classification.
  • Analyze and classify individual positions descriptions.
  • Advise managers and supervisors on staffing requirements, resources, and problems in assigned offices involving a high degree of complexity.
  • Advise management on recruitment strategies, sources, special programs, recruitment, relocation, and retention incentive programs.
  • Manage and maintain full visibility over all Request for Personnel Actions (RPAs) from cradle to grave.
  • Mentor and conduct informal on-the-job training for lower graded human resource personnel.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of occasional travel to meet mission requirements.


The Modified Term employee must meet the following requirements for consideration:
  • Be a Current Department of the Army Modified Term employee within the organization appointed under open, competitive examination to the Term position; and
  • The Modified Term announcement appointed from stated the potential for subsequent conversion to a career-conditional or career appointment; and
  • Must have completed at least 2 years of current continuous service under a term appointment in the competitive service.
  • Performance rating showing they have performed at an acceptable level.

Supporting documentation required, when applying under this Area of Consideration, is for the applicant to submit acceptable proof of their appointment eligibility by submitting a copy of your most recent Appointment Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) where block 24 must be a "3" AND block 34 must be a "1" documenting their Modified Term Appointment AND a current performance appraisal that shows performance at least at the fully successful level or higher while on the term appointment.

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Modification of Term Appointments
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Interpreting and applying federal civilian human resources classification, recruitment and placement regulations, laws, policies and practices in regards to Federal Civilian pay plans such as General Schedule and Federal Wage System, et. 2) Advising on procedural and regulatory requirements governing the merit promotion process and the use of internal/external recruitment strategies to aid in strategic recruitment planning for Federal Civilian positions; 3) Creating federal civilian job announcements, determining applicant eligibility and qualifications, and issuing referral lists utilizing an automated tool such as USA Staffing; 4) Setting pay on a variety of personnel actions in the Federal Civilian service; 5) Providing position classification advisory services and classifying Federal Civilian positions; 6) utilizing civilian human resource automation/software such as DCPDS to process personnel actions; and 7) Providing technical advice and quality control review to lower graded human resource specialist.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • HR Information Systems Application
  • Oral Communication
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Staffing and Recruitment
  • Written Communication

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience along--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Remote work maybe negotiable.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 10- Civilian Human Resource Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
  • 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 .
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency 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 within a designated timeframe identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.