Human Resource Specialist, ZA-0201-3/4 (MAP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 20, 2019
Closes
Feb 20, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.
  • This position requires a Public Trust Security Clearance.

    This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

    The ZA-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.

    The ZA-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14

    * A one year probationary period may be required.

    * This position is not in the bargaining unit.

    * Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

    College Transcript:  If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume.  You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

    Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work.  An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

    Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

    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.

    To qualify at the ZA‐3 or GS‐11 level:


    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA‐2 or GS‐9 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

    • Assisting with the development and maintenance of quality assurance for Federal HR management processes and programs ensuring they are compliant with applicable laws, rules and regulations;
    • Working within the scope of a Federal merit system ensuring actions taken are compliant, void of prohibited personnel practices and support recruiting and retaining a qualified workforce;
    • Reviewing delegated examining and Merit Promotion case files to insure that recruitment and staffing actions comply with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures; and
    • Assisting with progress and annual personnel management evaluations to identify deficiencies and recommend corrective action.

    OR

    EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

    OR

    COMBINATION: A combination of education and experience as described above.

    Note: Only graduate education in excess of two years is qualifying for combination. 

    COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above. Note: only graduate-level education in excess of two full years is qualifying for combining education and experience.

    To qualify at the ZA‐4 or GS‐13 level:


    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA‐3 or GS‐12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

    • Evaluating Federal HR management processes and programs to ensure they are compliant with applicable laws, rules and regulations;
    • Working within the scope of a Federal merit system ensuring actions taken are compliant, void of prohibited personnel practices and support recruiting and retaining a qualified workforce;
    • Reviewing delegated examining and Merit Promotion case files to ensure that recruitment and staffing actions comply with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures; and
    • Conducting progress and annual personnel management evaluations to identify deficiencies, and recommend corrective action and ensure findings are appropriately addressed.

    CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100.  Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:                   

    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    NOAA participates in e-Verify.  E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees

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

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy 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).  However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.  The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of the provisions of 5 CFR and associated OPM policies and procedures applicable to human capital management sufficient to recommend courses of action to ensure compliance with merit systems principles, Federal law and regulations.
    • Skill in engaging with management and human resource staff to provide input and guidance on systemic or operational weaknesses and recommend solutions to noted issues.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    • Ability to analyze various forms of data to identify human capital trends and anomalies.
    • Skill in engaging with management and human resource staff to provide input and guidance on systemic or operational weaknesses and recommend solutions to noted issues.

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    Drug test required No


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