Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement/Classification)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 14, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Recruitment Services Section, HR Programs Division, Human Capital Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.

The position description number for this position is 369443.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent advises top management and supervisors levels on recruitment, examination and selection processes; researches the best practices regarding recruitment methods and policies in both the Federal and private sectors, assessing the applicability to the organization's short and long-term strategic goals; and provides input on plans to develop newer revised recruitment programs and policies.

The incumbent forecasts long and short-range staffing requirements and develops recruitment strategies to fill positions; participates in management meetings to discuss organizational changes, turnover, changes in skills requirements, and other issues impacting recruitment programs; assists in the coordination and implementation of an internal recruitment program designed to meet the staffing needs of the organization and one that is responsive to dynamic changes in mission and business practices brought on by complicating factors such as, downsizing, technological advances, and competition in the labor market.

Provides expert advisory services to top management and supervisors on unusual position classification issues to include proper title, series, and grade of positions with consideration given to position management concerns for providing the most economical and efficient position structuring. Analyzes, reviews, and makes definite recommendations on the classification of difficult, complex, and controversial positions, particularly those at the higher administrative, technical, and professional levels. Understands and is sensitive to the impact of findings and recommendations made because of the interrelationships within the organizations.

Plans and conducts desk audits, classification survey, and on-site visits in the assigned organizations for the preparation of required position descriptions, evaluations statements, and reports of findings and recommendations. Ensures that positions descriptions and related classification information are accurate. Takes required classification action and follow up to ascertain that prompt administration action is taken. Informs program officials and/or administrative officers, service unit contacts of current regulations, laws, and procedures
affecting the evaluation and classification of positions.

The incumbent provides Library management with interpretations of policy and procedures when the issues involved are new, highly controversial, precedent setting and/or involve more than one area of personnel policy; reviews classification, recruitment, and placement actions and provides advice on difficult issues; provides guidance to clarify conflicting guidance or alleviate other potential or existing problems; establishes and maintains a cooperative working relationship with high-ranking Library managers; provides recommendations that meet immediate as well as long-term needs and performs thorough analysis of operating procedures and mission requirements to accurately identify problems and to devise feasible and long-term solutions.

The incumbent evaluates personnel programs of an agency or a major primary organizational segment. The incumbent must be sensitive to the interrelationships between various personnel programs and to the management relationships within the organization. The incumbent evaluates, publicizes, and provides overall direction pertaining to the designated programs for the agency; develops methods of measurement that provide a valid assessment of the success of the classification and recruitment and placement programs, or related initiatives in accomplished established goals and objectives; ensures measurement methods adequately identify the impact of changes to serve as a useful tool for different levels of decision-makers; takes appropriate action to correct any inefficient, inadequate, or invalid measurement methods; provides complete documentation of information accumulated from the measurement and the procedures established or changed as a result; ensures that assigned classification and recruitment and placement programs meet requirements of the Library
and/or OPM; analyzes and evaluates program, identifies problems or deficiencies; and typically provides workable solutions and implements improvement plans to meet established goals and objectives.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of federal staffing and recruitment rules and regulations.**

Knowledge of federal classification principles, concepts, and practices.**

Ability to utilize a variety of computer technology and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).**


Ability to provide customer service.


Ability to communicate in writing.


Ability to exercise judgement and discretion.


Ability to adapt to changing priorities.


Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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