Human Resources Officer

National Security Agency (NSA)
Springfield, VA
Feb 14, 2019
Feb 25, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Human Resources Officers apply a range of concepts, laws, regulations, policies, and practices to provide HR services. They serve as points of contact, coordinators, and advisors; gather and analyze data to examine issues, concerns, or inquiries; and develop and recommend alternatives or solutions.','jobWhoApply':'External Applicants OnlyCover LetterApplicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.Additional Position InfoADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Human Development Directorate (HD) within NGA is a center of excellence whose people are dedicated to attracting, developing, sustaining, and engaging a world-class geospatial-intelligence workforce. We work throughout the agency and beyond to drive leading edge human capital initiatives and play a pivotal role in enabling NGA's customers to achieve their desired outcomes. We are seeking dynamic human resources professionals to join us in this exciting work. We currently have opportunities in a variety of HR functions, including Employee Benefits, Employee Relations, Policy, Recruitment and Placement, Talent Development, Compensation, and HR Information Systems. These include the following:Employee Benefits: Provide guidance and consultation to employees, former employees, annuitants, survivors, and eligible family members regarding retirement, insurance, health benefits, and injury compensation as well as other benefit and work/life programs. Employee Relations: Provide advice and guidance on employee conduct and discipline, performance management, and other HR programs and policies.Policy: Develop and implement agency policies and programs based on the analysis and interpretation of relevant laws, regulations, and guidance, and provide advice on policy-related issues.Recruitment and Placement: Identify, attract, assess, select, and place individuals to create a high-quality and diverse workforce.Talent Development: Support employee and career development programs, including those related to NGA's growing career services activities, to align employee goals and the agency mission.Compensation: Analyze, interpret, and/or implement compensation administration laws, regulations, policies, and guidance and advise management on compensation flexibilities.HR Information Systems: Develop, deliver, manage, and maintain information systems, from requirements determination through quality review efforts.Join us today and begin a rewarding human resources career with NGA!Highly Desired SkillsQUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. HR Certification or Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Human Resources Management or related discipline2. Advising/consulting stakeholders on a variety of HR topics3. Using PeopleSoft or similar HRIS system to process personnel actions, queries, and reportsAdditional Job RequirementsYou must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.DCIPS DisclaimerNGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices. This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP)How Will I Be Evaluated?APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (ie, retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at [Click Here to Email Your Resume]. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.How To Apply - ExternalApplication submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.Mandatory Qualification ReqsMANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Working in one or more HR disciplines such as compensation, employee benefits, employee relations, policy, recruitment/placement, talent development, compensation, HR information systems, wellness, etc2. Interpreting Human Resources rules, regulations, or policy and making recommendations based on research and analysis3. Communicating, verbally or in sign language and in writing, clearly and succinctly in variety of communication styles and settings to convey subject matter to a range of audiences4. Dealing with decision making in a methodical and calculated way; investigating all available data in an organized manner and taking consistent, logical action to support customer-focused decision-making and problem solving. (Decision Quality)5. Identifying, prioritizing, and satisfying tasks according to schedule or timeline, in an environment where requirements frequently change6. Networking to effectively build relationships across different types of organizations and organizational culturesNotesAs a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. - US Citizenship Required- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)- Polygraph Test Required- Position Subject to Drug Testing- Two Year Probationary Period- Direct Deposit RequiredPay, Benefits, & Work SchedulePROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.Band 03 $61,801 - $126,062PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family. For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit SummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Human Resources Officers apply a range of concepts, laws, regulations, policies, and practices to provide HR services. They serve as points of contact, coordinators, and advisors; gather and analyze data to examine issues, concerns, or inquiries; and develop and recommend alternatives or solutions.

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