Human Resource Specialist

Wallops Island, Virginia
Sep 16, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Full Time

This series covers positions managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing administrative and management work.
  • Vacancies filled under this public notice may have varying levels of promotion potential and supervisory level, if any.
  • Positions may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule.

As a Human Resource Specialist you will:
  • Gather information and translates findings into specific corrective action including new or revised program requirements or guidance, training, or other appropriate measures.
  • Provide feedback and follows up when appropriate, to assure completion of HR data analytics for the Office.
  • Develop methods to monitor workforce maintenance, prepares analysis of personnel and quality trends in the organization. Initiates, compiles, and prepares data submission for reports as required.
  • Develop plans and perform full range of pertinent assigned segments of program development and evaluation for Corporate Executive Management activities in several program areas.
  • Evaluate and provide the full range of staff level guidance to the field on the resolution of unusually difficult human resources management problems.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to resolve staffing and placement requirements faced by complex organizations, to include those that are unusual or controversial and without precedent-setting guidelines.
  • Collaborate with peers and leadership to develop or implement policies, guidance, and procedures.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Positions may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
  • The vacancies filled through these appointments have varying levels of background investigative requirements, up to a Top Secret DOE "Q" clearance.
  • These positions are to be filled under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA - P.L. 117-58).


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS GS-13 : A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
  • Ensuring managers understand and comply with Merit System Principles, Prohibited Personnel Practices, and develop valid selection criteria intended to create a merit-based civil service; AND
  • Advising various recruitment, staffing, and placement approaches designed to maintain employee morale and increase retention; AND
  • Researching law, regulations, policies, directives, and established procedures to respond to complex questions or inquiries from applicants, employees, and managers.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.
  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-0201 series can be found at the following website:

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed.


"There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position."

Additional information

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.
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  • Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected under this authority are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.
  • More than one selection may be made under this hiring authority.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
  • Positions may be filled at varying levels of leadership, ie Team Lead, Manager, Supervisor.
  • Supervisory positions may require a 1-year probationary period, if not yet completed.
  • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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