Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Washington, D.C
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 29, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time


The Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Labor Relations/Employee Relations/Employee Benefits) is responsible for the HR operations of Department of Justice Offices/Boards and the Justice Management and National Security Divisions. The incumbent of this position supervises a staff providing HR services related to: employee and labor relations, performance management, and employee benefits.

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  • Performs and supervises a staff of HR professionals in the full range of HR operations work related to employee relations, labor relations, performance management, and employee benefits.
  • Responsible for Employee Relations/Labor Relations program planning and management, including Reasonable Accommodations and Labor negotiations.
  • Provides administrative oversight for performance management programs.
  • Provides authoritative guidance on employee benefits enrollment, coverage and related payroll/personnel actions.
  • Develops solutions to complicated, complex or non-standard problems related to the assigned HR specialty areas.
  • Takes a lead role in planning and implementing human resources management projects.
  • Develops Standard Operating Procedures to be used by HR professionals and administrative HR liaisons in DOJ serviced organizations.
  • Provide guidance and direction to management officials and administrative staff in interpreting and explaining statutory and regulatory information and FLRA and EEOC decisions.
  • Work in partnership with serviced organizations to develop strategic long-range policies and procedures related to labor relations and employee relations.
  • Develop and implement automation and technology strategies for agency performance management programs.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You must successfully pass a security/background investigation and drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process.
  • Selective Service registration is required, see the "Requirements" section for full details.


To qualify for the position of Supervisory Human Resources Specialist at (GS-0201-14), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade.

You must have at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service: 1) performing policy or operations work in the HR specialty areas of employee relations and labor relations; 2) interpreting HR policy and procedures related to performance management; and 3) providing technical guidance on HR regulations, policies, and procedures related to employee benefits.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement, 08/28/2019.

YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements, please see the statements below.
Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in order for it to be creditable towards your qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation .

All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Additional information

The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: Learn more at USAJOBS - What does Status Candidate mean?
  • Current & Former Federal Employees : This announcement is open to "status candidates" which includes current and former government employees under specific conditions. You must be (or have been) in a permanent appointment in the competitive service, and have met the tenure requirement. To verify your eligibility as a current/former government employee, you'll need to submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) and a recent performance appraisal.
  • Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP & ICTAP) : These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
  • Preference Eligible Veterans and Certain Military Spouses: Veterans Preference points do not apply for Merit Promotion. However, preference eligible veterans and qualifying spouses may submit an application to this announcement with appropriate verification documentation. Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details.
  • Schedule A for Persons with Disabilities: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities, and is firmly committed to meeting the requirements of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that people with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. Learn more at USAJOBS - Individuals with Disabilities .
Other Information:
  • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • DOJ EEO Statement: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at:
  • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on08/28/2019), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified for this particular position.If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible, or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.
Additionally, we will review your supporting documents and resume to determine if you are in the "Area of Consideration" for this vacancy. Government-Wide Merit Promotion vacancies may only accept applications from a limited audience, pay careful attention to the "Who May Apply" and the "Hiring Paths" information. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

DOJ's Merit Promotion Procedures will be used to evaluate candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You need not respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of these competencies.
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Personnel and Human Resources (Labor & Employee Relations/Performance Management)
  • Writing
  • Oral Communication

Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement for up to 90 days should additional similar openings occur in this, or any other office within DOJ.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy :
  • Resume

IMPORTANT RESUME INFORMATION: Your resume must contain detailed information about your past employment, education, and qualifications. You should also include unpaid work experience (volunteer work) as well, we may be able to credit you for this experience. If you're unsure about what to include in your resume, please review the USAJOBS Resume Writing Tutorial on YouTube. At a minimum, your resume must list each of the following items for every employment referenced: 1) position title,, 2) employer name and contact information, 3) start and end dates ( including month and year ), 4) a detailed list of duties performed, accomplishments, and your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved.

The following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy :
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Other Supporting Documentation
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Professional Certification
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

These are documents that may be required for some applicants, based on what eligibility you are applying for or if you are using education to qualify. Documents which may be required for some applicants, are explained below.If you're not sure whether one of these documents may be required for you, please contact us!
  • Veterans Preference : When claiming a veteran-related preference eligibility, you must submit specific documents based on the type of preference claimed. You may need to submit any of the following forms: SF-15 (Application of 10-point Veterans Preference), DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), and a VA Disability Letter. If you're a military spouse, you may need to submit these documents from your qualifying spouse, and you may also have to submit PCS orders (Permanent Change of Station) for the spouse. Please see VETERANS or MILITARY SPOUSES on USAJOBS for more information...
  • Schedule A : You'll need to submit a letter from your doctor or a state-licensed vocational (or occupational) rehabilitation specialist, certifying your disability and ability to work.
  • CTAP or ICTAP : Please be sure to submit your separation notice or agency RIF letter,
  • Transcripts & Education : When using education to qualify, please submit an official or unofficial transcript from your institution that shows full credit hours and course information. Avoid submitting protected PDF files as these may contain security features that prevent DOJ from viewing the document.
  • Status Candidates, SF-50 notice : If you're applying to a DE (Category Rating) vacancy as a current/former federal employee, you should submit your last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) so we can verify your federal employment status. Please do not submit a pay-adjustment or award SF-50.
If you need help submitting your documents, please review the Applicant Help Site, Documents page. If you need help understanding document requirements, contact Jean Dunn at or (202) 616-0256 during normal business hours. If you're having difficulty with your application or document submission, don't wait until the last minute, contact us right away so we can help you before the announcement closes.

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