Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-11/12
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.
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-9 or equivalent), in the Federal civilian service which is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
Examples of specialized experience include:
Reviewing, coding, and updating personnel actions in EmpowHR or similar Federal civilian automated personnel data systems; Accurately and timely processing of a host of personnel actions which range from routine to highly complex; Assisting in the administration of all aspects of Federal civilian personnel processing correction actions, which may include History Correction Update Processing (HCUP) system packages for the correction and cancellation of historical personnel actions within the history database; and providing information and advice on proper coding and the method used to process personnel actions.
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).
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), in the Federal civilian service which is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
Examples of specialized experience include:
Providing technical guidance and instruction to assistants on the application of a variety of complex, laws, regulations, directives, procedures, and local policies relating to legal authorities for processing Federal civilian personnel transactions; Administering all aspects of Federal civilian personnel processing correction actions, which may include History Correction Update Processing (HCUP) system packages for the correction and cancellation of historical personnel actions within the history database; Providing assistance with researching and validating nature of action processing codes and legal authorities for new or seldom used actions; Reviewing, coding, and updating personnel actions in EmpowHR or similar Federal civilian automated personnel data systems; and Preparing a variety of recurring and non-recurring Federal civilian HR transactions processing reports.
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): 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. 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/make updates to the OF-306 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.
If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).
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 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6358. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
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:
- Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices in Federal civilian personnel and public administration.
- Knowledge of management analysis techniques and practices.
- Skill in communicating orally and in writing to address Federal civilian personnel transaction issues and provide direction for resolutions.
- Ability to develop, interpret, and analyze data extracts and reports from Federal civilian automated HR databases.
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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