Human Resources Specialist (Military)

Washington D.C.
May 10, 2017
May 25, 2017
Human Resources
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. This position is located at the US Army Intelligence & Security Command, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Meade, Maryland and is responsible for providing technical advice and guidance regarding a wide variety of military Human Resources programs including but not limited to, Officer and Enlisted strength management, personnel readiness, retention, awards, evaluations, separations, personnel actions, and mobilization plans/exercises.

WARNING: DO NOT INCLUDE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKET! Application packages that contain Classified information WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Should you submit a resume or any other document as part of your application package and it is confirmed that any of the information is Classified, in addition to being found ineligible for consideration for this position, your Security Office will be notified to determine if any further action is warranted.

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.

Army DCIPS positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement.

This is a Career Program (CP) 50 position.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 10% temporary duty (TDY) travel will be required

  • No

  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a TOP SECRET/SBI/SCI security clearance
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must be willing to complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph exam
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain access to NSA facilities/networks
  • Up to 10% temporary duty travel will be required
  • May be subject to extended TDY or worldwide deployments
  • Permanent change of station (PCS) expenses ARE NOT authorized
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Experience required: 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).  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.  Specialized experience is defined as: experience in managing and executing the full range of military personnel actions such as evaluations, awards, leave requests, pay and finance actions, travel orders, promotions, separations, retirements, and personnel records updates. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-09).

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    • Knowledge of Military Personnel Management
    • Skill in Analysis and Reporting
    • Ability to Communicate and Customer Support
    • NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency so long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series.

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

    • A Ph.D, or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
    • Three (3) full years of progressively higher level of graduate education leading to such a degree
    • An LL.M. in a field directly related to this position

    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

    You may also qualify for this position with a combination of education and experience if you have specialized experience as described above, but less than one year; AND more than two (2) years, but less than the required education, listed above. The computed percentage of the requirements must total 100%. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Divide your semester hours of completed graduate education by 54. Add the two percentages together. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial period may be required.
    • Direct deposit of pay is required.

    Conditions of Employment:

      --All INSCOM employees may be subject to extended TDY or worldwide deployments during crisis situations to perform mission essential functions as determined by management.

    --Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance based on a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

    --In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

    --Must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination with No Deception Indicated (NDI) on a pre-appointment and periodic basis.

    --Must be able to obtain and maintain access to National Security Agency (NSA) facilities and/or systems.

    --Temporary duty (TDY) travel will be required 10% or less of the time.

      Top Secret/SCI

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