Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Rec/Plac)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Mar 28, 2023
Apr 02, 2023
Human Resources
Full Time

This position is located in the VISN's Human Resources Recruitment & Placement (R&P) Shared Services Unit (SSU) reporting to the SSU Recruitment & Placement Chief. This position is responsible for supervising the VISN R&P SSU staff and administering the VISN's Federal recruitment, placement, and staffing programs. Major duties include but are not limited to:
  • Manages the daily operations of the R&P SSU with the responsibility for integrating and
    coordinating all areas of the R&P program.
  • Implements R&P policies and regulations; developing of local policies and procedures, and briefing VISN and medical centers' (MC) management on the status of these programs.
  • Provides expert level human resource advice and guidance on these programs to the VISN and MCs' management and staff.
  • Trains subordinate staff, VISN staff and management regarding the latest information; preparing communications regarding current and future requirements and information and serving as the VISN's policy and regulatory subject matter expert (SME) for these programs.
  • Plans and conducts studies and analyses of the VISN and MCs' staffing needs and requirements; reviewing data from feedback mechanisms, performing analyses, summarizing information, identifying trends and developing and implementing recommendations.
  • Prepares and completes study reports and making recommendations to VISN and MC management.
  • Advises management on a wide range of staffing issues such as workforce shaping/reduction-in-force, special placement programs, recruitment methods, and special pay incentives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm EST (subject to change based on agency needs)
Compressed/Flexible: Available
Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position is approved for 100% remote telework.
Virtual: This is a remote position.
Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Rec/Plac)/PD99973S
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Physical Requirements: The work required is sedentary in nature and does not inherently include any physical requirements essential for successful job performance that could not otherwise be performed with accommodation or workplace adjustment.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/31/2023.

Applicants will be evaluated for qualifications and referred for consideration based on the cut-off schedule below:
  • 1st Cut-off on 03/10/2023
  • 2nd Cut-off on 03/20/2023
  • Final Cut-off on 03/31/2023
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

The BASIC REQUIREMENT for the HR Specialist GS-0201 series is presumed met if found qualified at the GS-0201-7 level and above.

To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, you must meet one of the following listed criteria:

Criteria 1 - Graduate Degree and Specialized Experience: Successful completion of a graduate level degree or higher and three (3) years of progressive specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Such experience may be gained in administrative, professional, technical or other responsible work positions in the public (i.e., Government or military) or private sector. Qualifying specialized experience includes: conducting recruitment and placement activities for a variety of professional, administrative and technical positions; interpreting and applying qualification standards/requirements to determine applicant qualifications; providing technical guidance and consultation regarding rules and regulations laws, policies and procedures pertaining to recruitment and staffing and personnel actions; explaining recruitment and placement policies, processes, and rules to managers in developing recruitment packages including job analysis, crediting plans, and performance-based interview questions; utilizing USA Staffing (or other automated staffing programs) to prepare vacancy announcements, issue referrals to managers, and onboard selectees.


Criteria 2 - Specialized Experience: You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in federal service that demonstrates HR management knowledge, concepts and principles and the performance of work in one or more of the HR specialty areas. Such experience may be gained in administrative, professional, technical or other responsible work positions in the public (i.e., Government or military) or private sector. Qualifying specialized experience includes: providing expert level human resources advice and guidance on recruitment, placement, and staffing programs to the VISN and/or medical center management and staff; comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of advanced recruitment, placement, and staffing principles, concepts, practices, and regulations; leading or serving as team member on special projects or comprehensive studies to examine recruitment, placement, and staffing problems or issues to find solutions, evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations to complex problems and situations; advising management on a wide range of recruitment, placement, and staffing issues such as workforce shaping, special placement programs, recruitment methods, special pay incentives, and national collective bargaining agreement requirements; and reviewing data from automated platforms, performs analyses, summarizes information, identifies trends and develops and implements recommendations.


Qualifying education for the GS-0201 series includes courses and programs in HR, HR development, HR management, business, business management/administration, industrial relations, labor relations, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, organizational development, management, organizational behavior, pre-law/law, legal studies, health care management/administration, public administration, public policy, human services, leadership and/or humanities.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix F1; Human Resources Specialist Qualification Standards GS-0201. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or 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.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

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 qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified : applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at " target="_blank">"

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

If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.