Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Herndon, Virginia
Posted
Aug 14, 2019
Closes
Aug 17, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

You will serve as a Human Resources (HR) Specialist for the Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA), Office of Disaster Personnel - ODP in Herndon, Virginia. This position provides HR assistance to ODA managers, supervisors, employees and applicants on a variety of recruitment and staffing issues.

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Responsibilities

As a Human Resources (HR) Specialist at the GS-0201-9/11, some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Performing recruitment & placement activities for a wide range of positions in the competitive and excepted service with multiple work schedules.
  • Performing technical services requiring the research, interpretation and application of numerous Federal personnel laws, regulations, policies and principles.
  • Assisting with preparing job analyses for positions advertised.
  • Preparing vacancy announcements for positions advertised under both Delegated Examining and Merit Promotion for geographically dispersed ODA Centers and HQs and entering them into the USA Staffing automated application system.
  • Completing/coding and reviewing Requests for Personnel Action (SF 52s) for Federal civil service employees and ensuring information is correct, complete, and in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines.
  • Reviewing application/resume packages and making eligibility and qualification determinations.
  • Responding to inquiries HR both orally and in writing.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • This is a Cadre position, which is a competitive service status position with a full-time seasonal work schedule. Although highly unlikely, depending on the level of disaster activity, you may be placed in a non-duty status if there is insufficient work. This would be extremely unusual and has not occurred in numerous years.
  • Mandatory Overtime: In order to respond quickly and efficiently to disaster survivors, substantial compensated overtime hours may be required during heightened disaster activity.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 180 days from the closing date.
  • This position is also being announced under Delegated Examining Procedures, announcement # DE-19-077-ODP-10565051 open to the general public.
  • ODP is located in the business area of Herndon, VA. It is conveniently located near various eateries and shops and is accessible via public transportation.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - On occasion, especially during times of substantial disaster activity, you may be required to work overtime and/or travel with little or no advance notice.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government travel credit card.
  • Favorable background investigation and credit check are required.
  • Credit Score must be at least 500.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date.


Qualifications

Generally, time in Non-Pay status is not creditable towards the specialized experience requirement listed below.
Federal status applicants must meet both Time-In-Grade AND experience requirements by the closing date of this announcement. However, if you have separated from the Federal Government for at least 52 weeks, you are not subject to the Time-in-Grade requirement.

Time-In-Grade Requirement:
GS-09:
Must have held grade GS-07 for 52 weeks
GS-11: Must have held grade GS-09 for 52 weeks

Experience:
To receive credit, you must indicate the month and year as well as the average hours worked per week for each employer. Average work hours must be stated on the resume to quantify each period of work experience or that experience will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement.
You must address the specific specialized experience required for each grade level of this position on your resume or application or you will be rated "Ineligible" for that grade level.

GS-09: To qualify you must have at least 1 full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-07 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to perform successfully in this position. This experience may have been gained in a Non-Federal service position. In addition, this Specialized Experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Performing, or assisting with, multiple functions related to advertising and filling a variety of positions such as developing job analyses, creating vacancy announcements, inputting vacancy announcements into an automated application system, making veteran preference determinations, making eligibility and/or qualification determinations, and developing assessment tools to determine the best qualified applicants (i.e. questionnaires, narrative questions, structured interview questions, etc.);
  • Completing or reviewing paperwork, ensuring compliance with applicable guidelines, for a wide variety of personnel actions for employees such as accessions, promotions, reassignments, awards, etc.; AND
  • Responding to inquiries from managers, employees and/or applicants.
GS-11: To qualify you must have at least 1 full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-09 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to perform successfully in this position. This experience may have been gained in a Non-Federal service position. In addition, this Specialized Experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Performing multiple functions related to advertising and filling a variety of positions such as developing job analyses, creating vacancy announcements, inputting vacancy announcements, into an automated application system, making veteran preference determinations, making eligibility determinations, and developing assessment tools to determine the best qualified applicants (i.e. questionnaires, narrative questions, structured interview questions, etc.);
  • Completing or reviewing paperwork, ensuring compliance with applicable guidelines, for a wide variety of personnel actions such as such as accessions, promotions, reassignments, awards, etc. for Federal government civilian employees;
  • Responding to inquiries from managers, employees, and/or applicants; AND
  • Determining if applicants meet the qualification requirements for positions.


Education

OR

Education:

If qualifying based on education, you must submit transcripts by the closing date of this announcement or you will not be found eligible.

GS-09: Must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field or 2 full years of related progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.


GS-11: Must have a doctorate or equivalent graduate degree in a related field or 3 full years of related progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

OR

A combination of experience and education as indicated above.


Additional information

If selected for this position, you will be eligible for benefits. The above link is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

By applying for this position with SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance, you can enjoy challenging but satisfying work and join a highly motivated and diverse team that helps families and businesses rebuild their lives after a disaster.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Small Business Administration is committed to building a high-performing, 21st century workforce that possesses the following core attributes: cultural astuteness, technological proficiency, articulate, strong writing capabilities, superior conflict resolution skills, and exceptional presentation skills. Candidates should be prepared as they may be further evaluated on these attributes throughout the application and selection process.

Your application and resume will be compared to the answer you give to the minimum qualification question (s) on the assessment questionnaire. Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet all the Specialized Experience required at each grade level. If you do not, you will be rated "Ineligible". If you are minimally qualified you will receive a numeric rating which is based on your responses to the questionnaire, including any narrative responses. The numeric score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score can and may be adjusted downward to reflect the submitted application material.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Customer Service, Reasoning, Recruitment/Placement, and Technical Competence

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume showing hours worked per week, dates of employment, and duties performed.
2. Completed Questionnaire
  • Preview at: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10565050
3. Other supporting documents, such as:
  • College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education.
    • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted during the application process; however, official transcripts will be required if selected.
  • Veterans' documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 or other DD-214 copy showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • 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.)
  • If you are a current or former Federal employee, submit a copy of your official SF-50 or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document that shows the following information to verify your eligibility for consideration as a status applicant:
    • your appointment in the competitive or excepted service
    • tenure
    • grade, step and salary
    • highest grade held or full performance level of current or prior position (as applicable).

DO NOT SEND YOUR RESUME OR ANY APPLICATION DOCUMENTS TO THE AGENCY CONTACT.

Your latest resume submitted for this position will be used for qualification determinations and supersedes previous submissions.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:

1. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP):
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (which must show at least a "fully successful" rating or equivalent), and proof of eligibility, i.e., a RIF separation notice or Certification of Expected Separation, and SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. In addition to meeting all qualification requirements and selective placement factors (if applicable), CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the Well-Qualified criteria for the position in order to be given priority consideration. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is also on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP.
2. If you are a veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Appointing Authority or for any other Appointment based on your military service, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of creditable service.
3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

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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