Human Resources Specialist

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Washington D.C.
Mar 19, 2018
Mar 19, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • May serve a probationary period.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, SF-50, Vet Pref, etc.
  • To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    GS-13 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience required: in multi-disciplinary studies and analysis of critical management issues associated to downsizing, realignments, reorganizations, and VERA/VSIP implementation related to large scale Agency transformation initiatives; analyzing complex problems and disseminating recommendations; managing cross functional projects related to downsizing, realignments, reorganizations, and VERA/VSIP implementation. Your resume must demonstrate your experience.

    Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

    Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current, permanent Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. More than one SF-50 may need to be submitted to prove eligibility. Be aware, a General Pay Adjustment or Award SF-50 will not show when time-in-grade was met.

    Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for non-competitive reinstatement and current employees applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA).

    There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 grade level.

    VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under these appointment authorities.

    Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position.

    • Critical Thinking
    • Human Capital Management
    • Leadership
    • Organizational Awareness
    • Workforce Planning

    If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but is not limited to; responses to the competencies; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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