HR Specialist (CABS)

Washington D.C.
Apr 30, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time

Occasional travel - Maybe required to attend training, conferences, and/or job related events.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
    • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee.  We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position

    For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    The GS-11 salary range starts at $68,036.00 per year.  If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.  

    To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or higher in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience analyzing the personnel needs of an organization and providing staffing and placement advice, assistance and support to a portion of an organization, or under the general supervision of a senior specialist. Such experience must demonstrate application of merit system principles/procedures, staffing regulations, appointment authorities, recruiting for a diverse workforce, determining qualification requirements, and reviewing application packages to determine if specified requirements are met.

    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

    Bargaining Unit status: Not Applicable 

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.  

    Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

    ·       Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

    ·       Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

    ·       Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

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

    You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.  

    • Knowledge of one or more human resources specializations including the following: staffing, position classification, compensation, personnel processing, executive resources, workforce planning and labor/employee relations, required to perform the full range of assigned functions.  
    • knowledge of the occupational area of specialization, its governing laws, regulations, methodologies and/or policies to provide sound and comprehensive technical guidance to managers and associates on all issues related to the assigned program.
    • Skill in applying complex fact-finding, analytical and problem solving methods and techniques.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with and gain the confidence and cooperation of employees, supervisors, and managers at all levels on difficult issues.
    • Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to prepare and present findings, recommend and/or initiate specific action(s) and/or resolve problems of an especially difficult, complex or controversial nature.
    • Skilled in processing security actions and PIV cards.
    • Knowledge of pay and leave regulations under Title 5/Non-Title 5, USC CFR and Fair Labor Standards ACT (FLSA).

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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    Drug test required No

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