Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 22, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Human Resources Division - Arlington, Virginia

The selectee of this position serves as a Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement). This is a developmental position and the selectee will be responsible for providing recruitment, staffing and placement and management advisory services for assigned USMS organizations.

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Responsibilities

As a Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement) at the GS-0201-7/9 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Perform internal and/or external staffing and placement work.
  • Conduct job analyses, post vacancy announcements, and issue referral lists of qualified candidates.
  • Respond to routine customer inquiries or requests.
  • Provide advisory services to managers, administrative liaisons, and employees when the issues addressed are routine in scope.
  • Develop agency metrics on recruitment activities and data.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Must complete an initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s).

Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.

May be required to successfully complete a trial/probationary period.

REQUIREMENTS:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

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

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust background investigation.

Qualifications

GS-7 TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-5 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-7 grade level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

You may qualify at the GS-0201-7 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualifications:

A. Completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in a field of study that demonstrates the competencies required by this position with either (1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale; (2) a 3.5 GPA based on a 4.0 scale for all required courses completed in a qualifying major field of study at either the time of application or during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum; (3) class standing of upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or a major subdivision of the college; or, (4) membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS).

OR

B. One full year of graduate level education in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following related fields: personnel management, human resources management, industrial relations, public administration, political science, business administration, psychology, labor relations or education. The education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS).

OR

C. One year of full-time specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service performing duties such as: 1) Utilize an automated staffing system for processing personnel/ payroll actions (e.g. EPIC, NFC, EmpowHR, PeopleSoft, or other similar systems); 2) Assist senior specialists in retrieving and/or uploading candidate documents and other candidate and/or vacancy/case file information via an automated recruiting system (e.g. USA Staffing, QuickHire, Avue, Monster, or other similar systems); 3) Assist in the review of applicant documents for eligibility and follow established processes, policies, laws and regulations as it relates to Title 5 CFR, U.S.C. codes, OPM and Agency Merit system principles; and 4) Gather information and data, as needed for recruitment & staffing actions and reports via automated tools (e.g. Microsoft Access/ Excel, Lotus Notes, or other similar systems).

OR

D. Less than the full amount of education described in "A" and "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but a combination of the type of graduate education described in "B" and the type of experience described in "C." (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

GS-9 TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-7 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-9 grade level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

A. One year of full-time specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service performing duties such as: 1) Utilize an automated staffing system for processing personnel/ payroll actions (e.g. EPIC, NFC, EmpowHR, PeopleSoft, or other similar systems); 2) Assist senior specialists in retrieving and/or uploading candidate documents and other candidate and/or vacancy/case file information via an automated recruiting system (e.g. USA Staffing, QuickHire, Avue, Monster, or other similar systems); 3) Assist in the review of applicant documents for eligibility and follow established processes, policies, laws and regulations as it relates to Title 5 CFR, U.S.C. codes, OPM and Agency Merit system principles; and 4) Gather information and data, as needed for recruitment & staffing actions and reports via automated tools (e.g. Microsoft Access/ Excel, Lotus Notes, or other similar systems).

OR

B. Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 (two) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related in such fields as personnel management, human resources management, industrial relations, public administration, political science, business administration, psychology, labor relations or education, or any other similar degree for which such education demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. One year of full-time graduate education is generally equivalent to 18 semester hours. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS).

OR

C. An appropriate combination of successfully completed graduate education and specialized work experience. To determine your combination, first compute your experience as a percentage of the experience listed in A above; then determine your education as a percentage of the education listed in B above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate education in excess of 1 (one) full year (18 semester hours) may be used to qualify. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS).

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

Education

ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?
Education must be from an accredited school or institution.
Please refer to the following website to locate your school and/ or institution https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirements for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the
qualification requirements, 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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

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

Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

Applications will not be accepted if submitted using Government franked envelopes.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

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

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply 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 CTAP or 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 CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:
http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Recruitment incentive may be authorized

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 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
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Learning
  • Self-Management
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Teamwork
  • Reading
  • Reasoning
  • Decision Making
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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education.
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program(CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program(ICTAP) 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.)
- If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here. (https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire)

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