Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-11/12 FPL GS-13

Washington D.C.
Feb 20, 2019
Feb 20, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS relocation expenses will be paid.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Selective service registration is required.
  • This position requires a Public Trust Investigation.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

    GS-11: To qualify at the GS-11 level applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09 or equivalent), which is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include:  researching, interpreting, and applying appropriate Federal laws, regulations, policies and guidelines in the area of recruitment, placement, and classification; providing management advisory services related to recruitment, placement, and classification; developing job analysis and assessment tools; analyzing personnel needs of an organization and recommending solutions to staffing problems; reviewing recommendations for promotion/reassignment to determine eligibility; and analyzing, evaluating and classifying positions to assign occupational series and grade.

    OR applicants may substitute successful completion of 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.M, if related). (54 semester hours, 81 quarter hours, or the equivalent).

    OR a combination of appropriate specialized experience (as described above) and graduate education (as described above) that is beyond the second year of progressive graduate study to meet the qualification requirements.

    GS-12: To qualify at the GS-12 level applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11 or equivalent), which is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include: providing a broad range of advisory services in the areas of recruitment and placement, position management, classification, targeted recruitment, special employment programs, and workforce planning; working with hiring managers to develop a recruitment strategy that will attract a highly qualified diverse applicant pool that meets the needs of the organization; analyzing, evaluating, classifying positions to assign occupation series and grade; performing job analyses to establish and validate rating, ranking, and selection criteria; and assisting in drafting HR management policies and guides to meet the needs and goals of the organization.

    Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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 Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty.  False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

    Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. See the required documents section of the announcement.

    More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 60 days from the date the certificate was issued.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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

    We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

    1. Knowledge of HR principles, concepts, regulations and practices, analytical methods and techniques to resolve HR problems.
    2. Knowledge of HR management areas (i.e., recruitment, position management and classification, placement, staffing, compensation, leave etc.) sufficient to evaluate and make recommendations concerning overall plans and proposals for complex projects and to develop, interpret and analyze data extracts and reports from automated HR databases and/or develop the most efficient and effective approaches for management.
    3. Knowledge of and ability to design and conduct comprehensive HR studies and to identify/propose solutions to HR problems and issues.
    4. Skill in oral and written communication techniques to prepare/present briefings, develop written analyses, prepare reports, and respond to requests.

    Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.

    If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

    Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.

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    Drug test required No

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