Human Resources Specialist (Senior HR Business Partner)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 25, 2019
Closes
Jul 01, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is the Senior Human Resources Specialist in the Office of Human Resources (OHR), Departmental Offices (DO), Department of the Treasury. As a strategic business partner functional program expert, the incumbent is responsible for providing leadership in developing, directing and evaluating DO human resources policies and programs. Represents DO OHR, and provides innovative, state-of-the-art consultative support to senior management staff.

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Responsibilities

This Senior Human Resources Specialist position supports the recruitment, hiring, development, and retention of Information Technology professionals, and supports the Office of the Chief Information Officer organization.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Provides leadership in assigned program areas by reviewing DO operations and conducting policy and project development studies;
  • Determines the need for and takes the lead in preparing DO policy and appropriate issuances, operating guidance, training materials, marketing strategy, etc. in connection with assigned program areas and or projects.;
  • Coordinates implementation activities with DO's human resources servicing agent, i.e., Bureau of Public Debt Administrative Resources Center (BPD ARC);
  • Provides expert advice and consultation to DO senior management staff and other Human Resources staff on policy and project issues. Interprets policies and as necessary, revises and clarifies issuances;
  • Develops evaluation and monitoring strategies for oversight of program effectiveness in assigned areas. Systematically gathers and analyzes valid information in order to recommend program policy
    and operational changes and improvements.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:
  • providing technical and consultative services to a detailed and fast-paced unit or organization in the area of staffing (e.g., flexibilities, authorities, procedures) and performance management; and
  • designing outreach efforts related to new Human Resources programs or policies (e.g. Direct Hire authority, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) coding, telework, performance management, Pathways, compensation, awards and recognition); and
  • analyzing or summarizing Human Resources-related trends to identify issues/problems and solutions; and
  • developing, directing, and evaluating Human Resources programs and services, and providing innovative consultative support for senior management officials.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.

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Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:
  • providing technical and consultative services to a detailed and fast-paced unit or organization in the area of staffing (e.g., flexibilities, authorities, procedures) and performance management; and
  • participating in outreach efforts related to new Human Resources programs or policies (e.g. Direct Hire authority, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) coding, telework, performance management, Pathways, compensation, awards and recognition); and
  • providing operational and consultative support for senior management officials.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.

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Specialized experience for the GS-12 : You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:
  • providing technical and consultative services to a fast-paced unit or organization in the area of staffing (e.g., flexibilities, authorities, procedures); and
  • applying policy related to new Human Resources programs or policies (e.g. Direct Hire authority, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) coding, telework, performance management, Pathways, compensation, awards and recognition); and
  • providing operational support for management officials.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.

Education

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses: No
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

our application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

There will be a two-phase rating process.

Phase 1: Your application will be initially evaluated in the following areas: Specialized experience, Analytical, Communication, Technical and Leadership. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Phase 2: If you self-certify that you have met the minimum qualification requirements and if your application rates high enough for Phase 1, you will then immediately be asked to complete the second assessment comprised of three narrative responses. There is a 2,500 character limit on each response. Please allow sufficient time to complete both phases before the close date of the announcement. Your responses to the following ranking factors will be assessed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to determine your level of proficiency:

Please make sure the following is reflected in your resume:

Ranking Factor 1: Ability to exercise judgement, make and justify recommendations and conclusions, and provide alternatives which are consistent with management needs and goals, organizational principles, and human resources laws, rules, regulations, and practices.

Ranking Factor 2: Ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of Federal human resources management regulations and policies.

Ranking Factor 3: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices and theories or one or more non-staffing related human resources specialties such as, performance management, employee relations, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, NICE coding, Workforce/Succession planning, or HR policy.

Ranking Factors 4, 5 & 6: The narrative questions asked in Phase 2 represent the following competencies: Analytical, Communication, Technical and Leadership

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
- You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment ( VRA ), you must submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge ( Member 4 ) and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA , Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

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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