Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Mar 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Estimated travel 10%.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.
  • You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service:
    • Making Employee Relations (ER) recommendations to management utilizing case law and past practice.
    • Gathering information and preparing documents to give a senior specialist to utilize in the formulation of agency worklife policy.
    • Assisting with the identification of actual or potential problems affecting Agency wide performance management programs.

    You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
    One year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the Federal Service:
    • Making Employee Relations (ER) recommendations to management utilizing case law and past practice and if challenged justifying and defending management actions.
    • Formulating worklife agency policy and providing guidance on current worklife policies and changes to senior officials and employees.
    • Identifying actual and potential problems affecting Agency wide performance management programs.
    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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
    Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
    Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
    Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    Other Special Appointment Authorities
    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
    NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

    Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

    For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.

    Other Notes:

    Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.

    Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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 If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


    • Employee Relations
    • Performance Management
    • Policy

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