Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-09/11/12,Census-DE-DD
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see HRD-2018-0152, Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-09/11/12, CENSUS-MP-DD.
A probationary period may be required
This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.
Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
Minimum Education Requirement:
For the GS-09, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes having performed staffing and recruitment duties, to include, posting vacancy announcements and reviewing applications to make qualification determinations; setting pay; coding personnel actions; providing assistance to applicants regarding the application process; making job offers; and corresponding with hiring managers throughout the recruitment process.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related
A combination of education and experience.
For the GS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes performing analytical activities related to staffing of personnel. Such work includes carrying out studies and analyses; preparing reports to provide updates on personnel activities; and experience advising managers on legal, regulatory, and procedural processes related to, position management, staffing, recruitment, pay setting and/or other human resources activities (i.e., posting vacancy announcements, qualification determinations; and coding personnel actions).
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related
A combination of education and experience.
For the GS-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes providing technical guidance and assistance to managers during the recruitment process, to include, participating in strategic consultations, conducting job analysis, posting vacancy announcements, reviewing applications to make qualification determinations, and issuing referral certificates; setting pay; coding personnel actions; utilizing automated systems to enter human resources data and generate reports; providing assistance to applications regarding the application process; and collaborating and corresponding with hiring managers throughout the recruitment process.
Education CANNOT be substituted for experience at this grade level.
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.
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Knowledge of staffing and recruitment processes and procedures.
- Ability to identify and interpret appropriate regulations and guidance on various hiring authorities and conveying that information to the customer.
- Ability to communicate in writing, in person, or verbally.
- Ability to utilize automated systems to complete various hiring functions.
For more information on category rating, please go to:
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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