Human Resources Management Specialist
The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) is a great place to work, and we aren't the only ones who think so. We were rated "Most Improved Small Agency" in 2013 by the Partnership for Public Service and ranked 6th overall in the 2016 Best Places to Work Index.
An independent Federal agency, we provide the President and Congress with high-quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff, and competitiveness issues; hear and decide import injury cases and publish the United States' tariff schedule. You will find a working environment throughout the Commission that is dedicated to the development of your technical skills and a commitment to provide balance between your work and personal life.
The Office of Human Resources provides the full range of human resource services to an agency staff of approximately 425 employees, in technical occupations such as economists, international trade analysts, statisticians, program analysts, accountants, attorneys, and administrative law judges. You will find a working environment throughout the Commission that is dedicated to the development of your technical skills, and one that strives to provide balance between your work and your personal life.
We are seeking a Human Resource Specialist with significant senior level experience from a Title 5 environment, that is well-rounded in a variety of human resource specialty areas, with an emphasis on: recruitment and staffing, including executive level and Schedule C hiring; position classification; compensation; employee relations; performance management; benefits; and, information systems associated with human resource activities. We are looking for an individual who can handle multiple tasks and is service-oriented, who is technically proficient, professional in their interactions, and who possess superb communication skills to interact with technical, senior level employees, and managers. Proficiency with USASTAFFING, possession of current delegated examining certification, and a solid foundation in the theories, principles, and practices of the human resource management field, rounds out our ideal candidate.
This position is also being announced through merit promotion procedures under MPPA-17-045-PSS. You must apply to both announcements if you wish to be considered under delegated examining and merit promotion procedures.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
GS-13: Minimum qualifications for this position require at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as professional experience that included knowledge of, and skill, in applying a wide range of Title 5, human resource management concepts, principles, laws, regulations, procedures, and practices in: recruitment and placement; position classification; staffing and compensation; benefits; and, employee relations. The level of experience must have included: researching and evaluating laws, regulations, and precedents; developing solutions and strategies; difficult and controversial problems; and, serving as an authoritative advisor to management and employees. Also professional experience in performing human resources work that involved the administration of employee benefits, payroll associated with the same, retirement counseling and retirement processing, overseeing and processing actions related to benefits.
Grade 14: Minimum qualifications for this position require at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as professional experience that included knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of Title 5, human resource management concepts, principles, laws, regulations, procedures, and practices in: recruitment and placement; position classification; staffing and compensation; benefits; and, employee relations. The level of experience must have included progressively responsible professional experience sufficient to show a normal level of progression and senior level knowledge of the occupation. It should include specific experience: researching and evaluating laws, regulations, and precedents; developing solutions and strategies; difficult and controversial problems; and, serving as an authoritative advisor to management and employees.
While there is no education requirement for this, or the targeted GS-14 Senior Human Resources Specialist position per se, the ideal and most successful candidate should possess a professional body of knowledge related to this position. This would typically be obtained by possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher in the fields of human resources, business administration, public administration, or other fields directly related to the requirements of the position. A copy of your transcript(s) is appreciated to maximize your evaluation in this area.
All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
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As a Human Resource Specialist, you will be assigned an organizational component for which you will have primary responsibility for providing the full range of generalist functions. Work may span all areas within HR to include: recruitment and placement, executive resources, classification, employee relations, performance management, benefits, retirement counseling, annuity calculations, and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).
Your activities will primarily be focused in recruitment and placement, position classification, HRIS activity, and special projects. You will assist managers in the development of position descriptions (pds), classify pds, determine Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and bargaining unit coverage. In conjunction with agency managers, you will develop a schedule for accomplishing a complete recruitment action, develop the job analysis, qualification requirements, assessment criteria, and post positions utilizing USASTAFFING. You will perform basic qualification analysis, adjudicate veterans' preference, issue certificates and assist managers with the entire process. You will authorize personnel actions and be responsible for ensuring processing, regulatory, and privacy act requirements are met.
At the grade 13 level of this position, you will perform these functions under supervisory direction, and with the use of examples from past work efforts. At the fully performance level of this position, you will work independently, and be expected to exercise creativity and develop ways to improve efficiency.