Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-13

Washington D.C.
May 09, 2017
Aug 01, 2017
Human Resources
Full Time

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Human Resources, Office of Civilian Human Resources, in Washington, DC.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.


This announcement has the following cut-off dates:




All other applicants will be considered after the closing date of the announcement (07/31/2017).

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position requires occasional travel.

  • Yes
  • Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • GS-13: To qualify at the GS-13 level applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12 or equivalent), which is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

    Examples of specialized experience include experience interpreting and applying position classification standards to determine the title, grade and occupational series for positions; preparing job analyses; advising on procedural and regulatory requirements governing the staffing process; providing human resources advisory services regarding staffing & recruitment, classification and position management; preparing internal and external vacancy announcements; utilizing position management principles; reviewing new or revised policy to determine impact; participation on project work groups; preparing local guidance pertaining to personnel matters; performing studies on complex topics that cross functional lines; and, participation on audit teams/evaluation.

    Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). 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.

    This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

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    The applicant will serve as a senior specialist, responsible for providing classification and staffing services for major organizational elements.

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

    • Serving as an expert for a significant HR functional area.
    • Providing expert authoritative advice on complex position classification issues and ensuring that the application of position classification standards is accurate and consistent.
    • Advising top management and subordinate management levels on recruitment, examination, and selection processes.
    • Forecasting long and short-range staffing requirements and developing recruitment strategies to fill positions.
    • Providing agency management with interpretations of policy and procedures when the issues involved are new, highly controversial, precedent setting and/or involve more than one area of personnel policy.

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