This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position. This position does not provide competitive or excepted service status into the civil service.
This position is located in Human Resources Management, Office of the Executive Director. The incumbent will serve as a Management Analyst in the DS Recruitment Office and will provide advice, guidance, and assistance in the recruitment, examination, selection, and placement of DS Foreign Service positions.
This is a telework eligible position.
Performs a variety of routine HR activities related to the recruitment of the Bureau's Foreign Service positions. Reviews applications to ensure candidates meet advertised qualification, provides pre-employment information and assistance to successful candidates who passed the written and oral assessments, reviews applicant eQIP submissions and paperwork to ensure everything is properly filled out prior to releasing to the Personnel Security and Suitability office.
Drafts non-technical responses to applicant inquiries pertaining to the application and pre-employment processes. Assists the HR Specialist with preparing a variety of personnel actions for new Special Agent employees.
Researches methods of travel and prepares cost constructs to identify the best cost travel method. Provides guidance on the automated travel management system. Researches and interprets travel regulations.
Travels with the examination team to various cities throughout the United States, serving as the specialist who is managing all administrative aspects to include greeting and briefing the candidate on the written exercise, entering the assessments scores into the database.
Travel Required: 25% or less, Occasional travel may be required.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.
Applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet one of the following requirements:
A. Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
- Experience reviewing applications, assisting with applicant inquiries and providing pre-employment information to successful candidates.
- Experience determining best cost travel methods and researching travel regulations.
- Experience with job fairs, greeting and briefing candidates, mitigating any issues with candidates and advising staff on any discrepancies.
OR B. Have a 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. from an accredited college or university. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled;
OR C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
Combination of Experience and Education: When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements. Generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department determine what constitutes 1 full time year of graduate study). The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%.
Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for this position.
How You will be Evaluated:
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:
- Knowledge of human resource management regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Ability draft reports, provide advice and assistance on procedural requirements.
- Ability to gather and summarize program related information.
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click here.
Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security has a program that allows personal services employees to be reimbursed for their health premium costs that they incur during their period of performance. The program pays 72% of the insurance premium cost (to the maximum limits set by OPM annually) for self, self plus one, or self plus family. To be eligible for the PSC Health Insurance Reimbursement Program, the PSC must be included on the plan and NOT be enrolled in any other form of group plan such as a spousal plan or a retirement plan. This program does not cover Dental or Vision supplements.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) – U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee’s information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a detailed resume. Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. Resumes must also include the announcement number #18-011, current salary, and must be received electronically by 11:59pm on August 26, 2019. Your resume must clearly reflect the requirements of this position, if not, your application may not be considered. Applications, which are incomplete, not received by the deadline stated above, will not be considered. All materials submitted will become property of the Department of State.
For any questions on this announcement, please contact DS/EX/HRM at 571-345-3766