Human Resources Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jul 03, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Human Resources
Full Time

About the Agency

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. 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 for additional information.

In this position, you will be a key member of the Workforce Planning Branch within the Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer’s Policy and Planning Division. This position starts at a salary of $94,796 (GS-13). 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.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Non-Emergency travel is required.

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  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required.
  • Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.
  • The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this 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.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level (starting salary $94,796) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level, that demonstrates the following: 1) analyzing business processes to determine human capital requirements and assessing resourcing options; 2) Analyzing data and information to develop advanced workforce planning strategies, business practices and analytical methods for an organization; AND 3) applying a wide range of qualitative and quantitative analysis methods in the application of staffing, succession planning, and workload analysis.

    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 provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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    In this position, you will be a key member of the Workforce Planning Branch within the Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer’s Policy and Planning Division. If selected for this position, you will be responsible for a full range of workforce planning activities in support of management's goals to identify, attract, and retain high quality and diverse workforce that is capable of accomplishing FEMA's mission. Typical assignments include:

    • Assisting with the development, deployment and use of an agency-wide workload analysis tool.
    • Developing and managing the succession plan program.
    • Analyzing business processes to determine human capital requirements and assesses resourcing options.
    • Developing and deploying strategies to improve human capital and workforce planning at FEMA.
    • Developing advanced human capital workforce planning business practices, analytical methods and techniques to resolve human resource problems not susceptible to treatment by standard methods.

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