Human Resources Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 17, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Executive Resources (OER), Human Resources Center (HRC), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Department of Labor. The office is responsible for developing policies and providing human resource services and operational support for the members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and non-career staff.

- This position is outside the bargaining unit.

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Responsibilities

At the full performance level, the duties include but are not limited to:

Works with the Office Director and/or Deputy Director to resolve conflicts in highly technical and complex HR issues. This includes the development of policy, supplemental, procedural and similar guidelines in all phases of HR for use throughout DOL. Prepares decision papers that identify viable options to ensure systematic problems are sufficiently addressed.

Conducts analysis and/or special studies which include requesting and/or extracting data from various sources to identify program trends and/or anomalies, resolve and/or recommend solutions to problems presented by executive leadership. Promotes effective and customer-oriented communications among all levels of customers and colleagues.

Serves as a senior specialist in the administration of the Department-wide personnel program for SES, Schedule C and presidential appointees. Keeps abreast of changes in applicable laws, rules and regulations and policies in staffing and recruitment, position management and classification, performance management, political transition, and pay administration. Oversees and manages the transition of political administrations in DOL.

Provides program support to the Executive Resources Board, the Performance Review Board and key management officials/organizations identifying with the SES program.

Prepares regular and special ad-hoc reports on the political appointees, SES allocation and other reports required on political and executive employees.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - This position has promotion potential to the GS-13. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Requires a background investigation if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be 16 years old.
  • Position requires Public Trust-Low Risk Background Investigation


Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-12 Level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-11, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience applying human resources policies, regulations and procedures in 2 or more of the following areas: recruitment and staffing, position classification, performance management, executive resources, or human resources development programs.

To qualify at the GS-13 Level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-12, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience applying human resources policies, regulations and procedures in 2 or more of the following areas recruitment and staffing, position classification, performance management, executive resources or human resources development programs; and experience conducting and leading studies that include compiling and preparing reports, conducting research and recommending solutions on complex human resources issues.

Education

Education cannot be substituted for experience at these grade levels.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

This vacancy may be used to fill additional like positions, if approved.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a concise and organized manner.

HR Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. Understands and interprets written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, and instructions; applies what is learned from written material to specific situations.

Information Management - Knowledge of and skill in applying human resources data standards, data contained in human resources information systems sufficient to translate human resources business practices into information system requirements.

Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.

Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining HR Office makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

- Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

The following documents are required if applicable:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

(a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A)
(b) 30% or More Compensably Disabled Veterans (DAV)
(c) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE)
(d) Military Spouses (MISP)

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

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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