Human Resources Specialist (Recent Graduate)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 13, 2019
Closes
Jun 15, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

OIG audits and investigations lead to significant recoveries, the identification of cost-savings opportunities, and program improvements that directly enhance the U.S. Government's ability to extend development assistance; support economic growth; combat the spread of disease; promote democratic reform; and address food insecurity to countries around the world.

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Responsibilities

As an Human Resources Specialist, your duties will include:
  • Researching and recommending alternative recruitment sources to attract the best qualified applicants.
  • Developing and applying recruitment and placement processes, rules, regulations, and laws; suggesting changes and new methodologies to management.
  • Evaluating staffing and recruitment programs to assess if they meet basic program goals and objectives and provide recommendations that meet immediate and long term needs.
  • Providing advice and guidance to managers regarding placement including special placement activities to attract well qualified candidates for positions.
  • Meeting with managers to develop adequate and accurate assessment questionnaires, vacancy announcements and recruitment strategies.
  • Providing benefits counseling to new hires and leading new employee orientation.
  • Developing and monitoring tracking reports and statistical data.
  • Providing position classification management advisory services that may encounter controversial issues.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Training Purposes; International and overnight travel may be required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
  • Designated and/or random drug test required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service


Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Short-term training programs (e.g. several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.

Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion

Applicants will be selected at the GS-09 or GS-11 level. The target grade of this position is GS-12.

After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
    • Be a U.S. Citizen
    • Successfully complete all the requirements of the Recent Graduate Program as defined in the Agency Participant Agreement.
    • Demonstrate successful job performance.
    • Meet the Office of Personnel Management qualification standard including any applicable positive education requirements and/or selection placement factors and any other designated special qualifications requirements and conditions of employment (e.g. medical standards) appropriate for the position to which being converted.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy.

Qualifications

GS-09:

In order to qualify for this position at the GS-09 level, you must demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to (1) experience building vacancy announcements in an automated system, developing job analyses, (2) reviewing candidate qualifications and issuing referral lists, and (3) applying staffing and placement guidance to managers.

OR

Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Business Administration

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

GS-11:

In order to qualify for this position at the GS-11 level, you must demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: (1) experience conducting the full range of federal staffing and placement duties to include building vacancy announcements in an automated system, (2) developing job analyses, assessing candidate qualifications, and issuing referral lists, (3) applying a wide range of Title 5 and excepted service staffing and placement regulations, policies, principles, and practices in order to provide guidance to managers, and (4) providing classification support to serviced organization.

OR

You have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, OR have successfully completed an LL.M. degree that is related to the position being filled, OR have a combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience. The percentage of the required education plus the percentage of the required experience equal one hundred percent.

Education

There is not a mandatory education requirement for this occupational series; however,you may use education to qualify at the GS-09 and GS-11 level. Transcripts MUST be submitted if education is used as a basis for qualifying.

FOREIGN DEGREE EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS: If you are applying and using education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information on determining foreign degree equivalency, click on the following link: http://www.naces.org/aboutnaces.htm

Additional information

Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if applicable.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

The U.S. Agency for International Development is a part of E-Verify. E-Verify provides an automated link to Federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of the social security numbers. Please note that travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Additional selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency. SELECTIVE SERVICE: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/ . EEO Policy Statement Reasonable Accommodation Telework People with Disabilities

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the competencies listed on this vacancy announcement.

Gold (Best Qualified): This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

Silver (Highly Qualified): This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.

Bronze (Qualified): This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified.

This position requires the following core competencies:
  • Technical Competence in Classification, Recruitment, and Staffing
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

Note: Your answers to the assessment questions, which attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code "1", and type of position occupied. You can find this information in blocks 24 and 34 of your SF-50.
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any veterans' hiring eligibilities such as VRA, preference point entitlement (e,g, DD214, SF-15, and Veteran's Administration Letter). For a detailed list of documents, click here .
  • Supporting documentation if seeking eligibility based any other special hiring authority (e.g., disabled veteran, Schedule A) For a detailed list of documents, click here .
  • Proof of government service documenting that you have met the time-in-grade requirements.
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal)
  • Most recent performance appraisal
  • Transcripts


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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