Human Resources Assistant (OA), GG-0203-6/7/8,Census-DE-CDH

Washington D.C.
Dec 10, 2018
Dec 10, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • A qualified typist is required.
  • 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-2019-0017, Human Resources Assistant (OA), GG-0203-6/7/8, Census-MP-CDH.

    This is a Term Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 2 years. This appointment may be extended 2 additional years at management’s discretion.
    This position is ELIGIBLE for telework.

    This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

    Relocation expenses will may be paid.

    Specialized Experience: For the GG-06, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service.  Experience for this position includes: Experience with applying rules and procedures to ensure that Federal personnel actions are coded and processed accurately and on a timely basis with minimal guidance and supervision. 

    Specialized Experience: For the GG-07, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: Experience with Federal personnel action coding and processing procedures to handle forms and other related documentation. 
    Specialized Experience: For GG-08, you must have one-year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibly equivalent to the GS-07, level in the federal service.  Specialized experience is understanding the federal personnel regulations and policies, personnel coding and processing procedures, and personnel record keeping and organizational structures. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to: conducting research and providing technical answers to inquiries from employees and officials related to specialty area(s); advising employees about basic personnel, benefit and pay matters; recommending improved procedures; preparing periodic and special reports; independently completes technical assignments; evaluates and makes recommendations regarding personnel-related actions; reviewing, coding, and processing personnel requests/forms relevant to specialty area(s) and considers content accuracy and adequacy of documents submitted.

    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 Federal personnel regulations, principles, policies, rules and terminology to perform a variety of routine technical assignments and answer various personnel related inquires.
    • Skill in answering various personnel related inquires, resolving technical discrepancies and make recommendations for course of action.
    • Knowledge of Guide to Processing Personnel Actions in the Federal Government and the requirements and policies/ procedures under the regulations.
    • Ability to serve as technical advisor to administrative staff in support of workforce and benefit issues.

    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.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Read more Security clearance Not Applicable

    Drug test required No

    Similar jobs