Human Resources Specialist

Washington D.C.
Mar 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must successfully pass and are subject to random drug screenings.
  • You must complete the questionnaire.
  • To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level:
    You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level, performing duties such as overseeing human resources staffing and classification programs. Qualifying specialized experience includes providing technical and advisory services to management for staffing and classification as well as other human resources areas, including but limited to, pay administration, worker's compensation, performance management, and time and attendance; applying category rating principals; using USA Staffing to process recruitment actions; using multiple recruitment strategies and authorities to hire applicants with disabilities, veterans, direct hires, displaced employees, etc.; performing evaluation and adjudication to determine veteran preference, CTAP & ICTAP, Delegated Examining and Merit Promotion eligibilities, and benefits and salaries; providing high level customer service to all levels within an organization, and researching, formulating, and implementing agency- wide HR procedures and policies.

    Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level (or equivalent).

    You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    There are no positive education requirements for this position.

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): The CTAP/ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for CTAP/ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is at:

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

    DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at:

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the below competencies. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below:

    1. Ability to provide advisory services to management and staff.
    2. Ability to apply human resource theories, principles and techniques to advise on and or resolve recurring employee needs, and/or workforce development issues.
    3. Ability to communication orally.
    4. Ability to communicate in writing.

    If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further employment consideration.

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