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HR Specialist

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

  • Utilize various Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) to process different types of personnel actions using the correct authority and nature of action codes, ensuring personnel actions comply with legal requirements and human resources policies, regulations and procedures. Research, analyze or troubleshoot problems with employees' information i.e. pay, leave, SCD, etc.
  • Monitor and initiate personnel actions in National Finance Center (NFC) automated human resources, finance and payroll data base (i.e. code and submit personnel actions, verify accuracy of personnel actions, resolve discrepancies).
  • Resolve discrepancies with NFC human resources error control reports and required personnel suspense actions.
  • Serve as an expert for a significant human resources functional area which includes recruitment/staffing, training and development, etc.
  • Advise senior leadership in areas of human resources administration, support, policies and customer service.
  • Develop and maintain processes to improve human resources services.
  • Implement and interpret human resources policies, procedures and guidance across multiple functions to include recruitment and benefits.
  • Analyze data and identifies/proposes solutions to human resources management problems and issues.
  • Onboard new employees to include coordinating with other federal agencies and/or National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with managers providing advice and guidance on human resources issues related to employee relations, performance management, benefits, staffing, classification, and accountability to managers, supervisors and senior management.
  • Conduct new employee orientation.
  • Maintain agency training schedule.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable High Risk Public Trust.


    At least 5-7 years of federal human resources experience with demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in NFC, EPIC, WebTA/GovTA to process personnel/payroll transactions.

    Competence in recruitment activities, benefits/compensation administration, onboarding/offboarding, and employee relations.

    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

    Ability to interpret policy and resolve complex problems that may arise.

    Excellent interpersonal skills to form mutually beneficial relationships with staff, vendors, or other external and internal stakeholders.

    A certification as a PHR or SPHR is preferred.


    Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field.

    Additional information

    This announcement is open to current federal employees who meet citizenship and eligibility requirements. The selected candidate may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program, with costs shared with your employer. Life insurance coverage is also provided. New federal government employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another federal agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. You will earn annual leave and sick leave. You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. Tele-work/telecommuting and alternative work schedule options may be made available. If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. You may elect Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under FEHB plans.

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