Human Resources Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 25, 2018
Closes
Apr 25, 2018
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • May be required to complete background investigation.
  • A one year trail/probationary period may be required.
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents)
  • Required to complete pre-employment drug screening.
  • TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS- 11 level. One year at the GS-11 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS- 12 (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience and/or education for the respective grade level in which you are applying:

    GS-11
    In order to qualify for the position at the GS-11 level, applicants must meet ONE of the requirements as described below:
    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in federal service that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
    • provide advice and guidance to managers regarding all phases of the hiring process;
    • coordinate the rating and selection process; conduct job analyses, to determine qualification requirements;
    • draft Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) and ensure accurate;
    • set pay for GS and pay - baned employees; classify new positions and/or update existing positions;
    • provide guidance to employees regarding benefits;
    • provide retirement estimates, process military and civilian deposits and advise employees on the full array of the federal benefit programs; and
    • resolve problems related to personnel actions, pay, and time and attendance.
    OR

    Education: Three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree education leading to such a degree in one or a combination of the following fields: human resources management, industrial relations, public administration, or a closely related field. Applicants must submit supporting transcripts if qualifying based on education.

    OR


    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience equal to 100% of the specialized experience requirement. (Only graduate education in excess of 36 semester hours may be used in combination with specialized experience.) NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts if qualifying based on education.

    GS-12
    In order to qualify for the position at the GS-12 level, applicants must meet the following requirement as described below:
    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in federal service that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
    • analyze workforce statistics in order to recommend changes to management on the recruitment and hiring polices, procedures and processes;
    • update agency policy and operating procedures for assigned areas; provide advice to management officials and others on a variety of management/employee relations;
    • recommend salary levels for staff;
    • assist mangers in pay and incentive negotiations;
    • provide retirement estimates, process military and civilian deposits and advise employees on the full array of the federal benefit programs; and
    • negotiate with individuals or organizations to resolve conflicts, disputes or grievances, pay issues, automated personnel data systems, policies, procedures, recruitment, position management and organizational design, etc.
    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htm

    In addition, when reviewing applicant's transcripts, assumptions will not be made. Applicants MUST state which coursework is relevant.

    This position is open to Competitive Merit Promotion, Non-Competitive, and Special Hiring Authority eligibles. You must meet the requirements for one of the following categories to be eligible.

    1. A current permanent competitive service employee; former Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employee who served on a career conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service who was separated less than three years ago. This includes applicants who have not previously held, or currently hold this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this announcement. You must submit an SF-50 that shows competitive service eligibility to be considered.

    2. A Veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing an honorable discharge to be considered. To be eligible, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. NOTE: Current employees applying under VEOA must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show they meet time-in-grade requirements.

    3. A 30% or more Disabled Veteran. You must submit your DD214, a completed SF-15, and letter from the VA dated 1991 or later to be considered.

    4. Military spouses are eligible if their active duty military spouse: 1) receives a Permanent Change of Station move; 2) has a 100% disability rating; or 3) died while on active duty. Please submit supporting documentation.

    5. Schedule A: Documentation of eligibility under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e. state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. Territory that issues or provides disability benefits. This letter must be separate from any Veterans Preference documentation.

    6. A Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers Appointment. Please submit documentation to be considered.

    7. Veterans eligible for a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA). You must submit a copy of your DD-214. NOTE: VRA only applies to positions at the GS-11 level and below.

    Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation.

    Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

    EEO Statement:https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/equal-employment-opportunity/
    Reasonable Accommodation Statement:https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/reasonable-accommodation/
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    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.




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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. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):

    • Decision Making
    • Oral Communication
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Writing


    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (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 ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your 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 have a final assessment score of 85 or better. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP 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 have a final assessment score of 85 or better. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap

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