Human Resources Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 26, 2019
Closes
Mar 26, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel averages 25% yearly, but may exceed that percentage during periods of increased service delivery.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required
  • To qualify for this position at the grade GS-9, you must meet at least one requirement below:

    A. Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or completion of at least two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or LL.B or J.D, if related, in human resources, business, public administration, management, or a directly related field of study which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be determined from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as equivalent to 1 year of full-time study.

    OR
    B. Specialized Experience: Have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized human resources experience at or equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-7 grade level or pay band in the Federal service, performing a majority of the following areas: 1) Assisting with projects in support of human resources business lines and program areas; 2) Assisting with the review and delivery of training/workshops related to human resources products or services; 3) Researching human resources policies, guidelines and regulations; 4) Providing support to HR specialists or professionals in research of performance management practices and policies; 5) Assisting in identifying improvements to agency human resources procedures.

    OR
    C. Combination of Education and Experience: You may qualify for this position if you have a combination of the education described in "A" above and experience described in "B" above such that the percentage of required experience plus the percentage of required education equals 100%. (To calculate, first determine your total number of graduate semester hours, and divide that number by 18. Next, divide the total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, add your percentage of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100% for you to qualify based on your combination of education and experience.) Only graduate education in excess of one year (i.e., 18 semester hours) may be combined with experience.

    To qualify for this position at the grade GS-11, you must meet at least one requirement below:

    A. Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or completed at least three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or LL.M. if related, or equivalent doctoral degree in human resources, business, public administration, management, or a directly related field of study which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be determined from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as equivalent to 1 year of full-time study.

    OR
    B. Specialized Experience: Have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized human resources work experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either public or private sectors), performing a majority of the following areas: at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized human resources experience at or equivalent in difficulty or complexity to the GS-9 grade level or pay band in the Federal service, performing a majority of the following areas: 1) Performing project management duties in support of an automated human resources system, such as USA Performance® or similar systems; 2) Reviewing and delivering training/workshops related to human resources products or services to employees or external customers; 3) Researching human resources policies, guidelines and regulations; 4) Participating in developing or delivering workshops on performance management competencies, employee performance plans, or appraisals; 5) Identifying improvements to agency human resources procedures.

    OR
    C. Combination of Education and Experience: You may qualify for this position if you have a combination of the education described in "A" above and specialized experience described in "B" above such that the percentage of required experience plus the percentage of required education equals 100%. (To calculate, first determine your total number of graduate semester hours, and divide that number by 18. Next, divide the total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, add your percentage of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100% for you to qualify based on your combination of education and experience.) Only graduate education in excess of two years (i.e., 36 semester hours or above the Master's level) may be combined with experience.

    To qualify for this position at the grade GS-12, you must have at least one full year (12 months) of specialized human resources work experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service, performing a majority of the following areas: 1) Managing projects supporting human resources business lines and program areas, including defining project scope, products or services, requirements and deliverables; 2) Developing and delivering training/workshops related to human resources products or services to employees or external customers; 3) Developing recommendations in support of an automated human resources system; 4) Developing or delivering workshops on performance management competencies, employee performance plans, or appraisals; 5) Identifying short- and long- term strategies to address agency human resource needs..

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    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.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    The full performance level of this position is GS-13. Appointments will be made at the GS-09, GS-11 or GS-12 level.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

    If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
    If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference click here.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration).

    Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

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

    For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the three quality categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, or Best Qualified. Qualified Category = Does not exceed the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement. Well Qualified Category = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the Critical Competencies defined below. (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures) Best Qualified Category = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and excels in the Critical Competencies defined below. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

    Accountability, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Decision Making, Flexibility, Influencing/Negotiating, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Learning, Reading, Reasoning, Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, Teamwork, Technical Competence, Account Management, Facilitation and Communication

    In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

    The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.

    Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.

    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent or higher will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

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    Drug test required No


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