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Human Resources Specialist

Wallops Island, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 1, 2023

The incumbent serves as a Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement) and is responsible for providing expert guidance and consultant advice in performing an array of recruitment and placement functions with emphasis on talent and knowledge management, recruiting and placement strategies.

Exercises delegated examining authorities as required in various methods of recruitment and placement activities (i.e., Veterans Preference, disability, competitive service, and ICTAP).

Utilizes various automated HR systems to implement effective operational functions, including, but not limited to conducting research; generating analytics and reports; developing job analyses and questionnaires; posting Job Opportunity Announcements JOAs); reviewing eligibility/qualifications of applicants against OPM Qualification Standards; and issuing certificates of eligible candidates to managers and supervisors of record.

Utilizes Microsoft Excel to conduct analysis of agency positions; develop data dashboards; and data tables that depicts analytics (i.e., Veterans Preference (VP), student programs, and Presidential Management Fellows (PMF). Utilizes HR Systems to research and document the structure of organizations; analyze positions title, and job series; and initiates processes.

Provides consultative and advisory services in recruitment and placement strategic planning with responsibility for ensuring the optimum use of manpower resources in accordance with Office of Personnel Management, Department of Homeland Security and United States Secret Services regulations, standards, directives, policies and precedents.

Serves as a consultant to supervisors and managers in conducting job analyses and developing questionnaires that are applicable to the position(s) of recruitment.

Conducts fact-finding and analysis of issues impacting the subject to identify and clarify problems or relevant issues. Researches and interprets Federal laws and regulations, policies, and procedures to advise internal and external stakeholders on intent and application of concepts and principles relevant to the appropriate situations. Draws conclusions and provides recommendations and implementing guidance on a range of alternatives to resolve issues. Identifies ways to improve or enhance current HR best practices to ensure that management operational processes are effective in meeting the agency's goals and missions.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Mastery of and skill in applying advanced Human Resources Management (HRM) principles, concepts, and practices in recruitment and placement sufficient to provide consultative and advisory skills.
  • Ability to analyze proposed OPM and OHS/agency regulatory/policy changes, qualification standards, DEU staffing activities, recruitment and placement guidance sufficient to prepare written recommendations to applicable stakeholders.
  • Serves as staff advisor/technical authority agency-wide at providing expert advice and consultant to stakeholders, including, but not limited to senior-level management, program managers, supervisors, employees on implementing and administering human capital management operational programs (i.e., recruitment and placement).
  • Provides expert advisory service and/or authoritative policy interpretations on complex, controversial or unprecedented human capital management issues sufficient to provide policy guidance as required; and advises on agency-wide impact and scope of decisions and implications of recruitment and placement decisions.
  • Knowledge of automated human resources systems (i.e., HR Connect, E-52s, NFC, PINS, Secret Service Hire -Monster); and database systems (i.e., Excel, Access, PowerPoint) sufficient to implement operational activities efficiently and effectively.
  • Skill and ability to gather, analyze, evaluate and interpret information sufficient to address problems and issues and to make appropriate decisions and recommendations.
  • Skill and ability to conduct job analyses in alignment with classified positions sufficient to develop effective questionnaires to identify the best talent and knowledge management in the recruitment and placement processes.
  • Ability to plan, develop and organize information sufficient to persuade senior-level stakeholders to accept and implement recommendations, where situations may involve substantial resources and/or require extensive changes in established procedures and methods.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.

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