Human Resources Assistant
When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer (OCCHCO), HR Operations Division, Processing Branch. In this position you will process Federal Personnel actions and support HR Specialists. This position starts at a salary of $44,941 (IC-07) with promotion potential to the $49,771 (IC-08).
Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer team within FEMA.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional Non-Emergency travel is required.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.
Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
You qualify for this position at the IC-07 level (starting salary $44,941) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal government. Specialized experience for this position includes 1) reviewing and processing personnel or payroll actions; 2) resolving processing issues affecting pay, benefits, etc.; and 3) researching regulations and guidance to respond to and solve complex human capital issues.
You qualify for this position at the IC-08 level (starting salary $49,771) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal government. Specialized experience for this position includes 1) reviewing and processing personnel or payroll actions; 2) resolving processing issues affecting pay, benefits, etc.; 3) researching regulations and guidance to respond to and solve complex human capital issues; and 4) providing technical guidance to junior level employees regarding processing personnel/payroll actions.
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 provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.
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