PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C
Posted
Aug 24, 2019
Closes
Aug 31, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Senior Specialist with the responsibility for developing, administering, coordinating and overseeing key civilian personnel programs and policies in support of sensitive activities, and managing resources in support of these programs.

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Responsibilities

  • Civilian personnel policies/issues advisor/expert on related complex AF activities to Chief, Capabilities Development Division, the Director, AF Sensitive Activities Office and the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/AA).
  • Serves as expert and key personnel advisor to the Director, Sensitive Activities Office and SAF/AA, through the Chief, Capabilities Development Division, on the most sensitive and complex personnel policies and issues.
  • Exercises internal management and coordination responsibilities.
  • Performs evaluation of a full range of civilian personnel management and staff service programs and develops and executes improvement/enhance plans.
  • Represents Sensitive Activities interests externally with a variety of USAF, DOD and intra-governmental functional area organizations.
  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
  • Special Sensitive Position -Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret (SCI) security clearance. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
  • PCS expenses -if authorized- will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations - Position is Centrally Managed
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized-Student Loan Repayment Program may be authorized.
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • The position is situated in a fast paced, high stress staff environment required to support SAF /AA, SAF/AAH, and Headquarters Air Force.
  • Individual faces daily urgent requests from general officers for papers, briefings and evaluations, typically concerning a politically sensitive issue or National Security related issues.
  • The employee must have the ability to apply complex procedures and techniques to unique and sensitive situations in the HR management arenas under varying degrees of management control.
  • The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • Incumbent may be subject to a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination at least once every five years.


Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Knowledge of DoD, National Security, and AF sensitive activities, policies, associated legislation, and directives to plan and develop relationships or guidance for application of complex procedures and to handle, protect, and maintain control of classified material and media; and Knowledge and experience working with multiple stakeholders; strong understanding of program evaluation methods, including an understanding of the need to be responsive to agency requests for data; detail-oriented and ability to keep accurate, well-organized records; and experience evaluating performance and analyzing data/metrics, to develop collaborative relationships and manage project schedules and deadlines that run simultaneously; and Knowledge of a wide range of concepts principles, and practices relating to HR Management, security matters, and related Air Force personnel systems operations as they pertain to operation within the USAF Sensitive Activities arena. Mastery of related DoD, National Security, and USAF organizations, policies, associated legislation, and directives to plan and develop relationships and guidance of application of complex procedures and techniques for unique and security sensitive HR situations. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

OR

To view qualifying specialized experience click on the following link

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Mastery of knowledge of DoD, National Security, and AF sensitive activities, policies, associated legislation, and directives to plan and develop relationships or guidance for application of complex procedures and to handle, protect, and maintain control of classified material and media.

2. Extensive knowledge and experience working with multiple stakeholders; strong understanding of program evaluation methods, including an understanding of the need to be responsive to agency requests for data; detail-oriented and ability to keep accurate, well-organized records; and experience evaluating performance and analyzing data/metrics, to develop collaborative relationships and manage project schedules and deadlines that run simultaneously.

3. Expert knowledge of a wide range of concepts principles, and practices relating to HR Management, security matters, and related Air Force personnel systems operations as they pertain to operation within the USAF Sensitive Activities arena. Mastery of related DoD, National Security, and USAF organizations, policies, associated legislation, and directives to plan and develop relationships and guidance of application of complex procedures and techniques for unique and security sensitive HR situations.

4. Skill using various methodologies and sources, incumbent conducts qualitative and quantitative research by obtaining recent and relevant data using various sources ( i.e. interview subjects, scan databases and Internet ), while leveraging customer insights and also seeking out peer-reviewed writings ( i.e. articles, lesson learned, etc.). Incumbent will analyze or interpret data collected to present findings and recommendations, with an orientation toward action-oriented decision-making, in briefings and reports for senior agency level administrators and to other external organizations.

5. Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong vocabulary and expertise in English usage; comfort with multiple and often complex writing assignments, styles and disciplines to effectively articulate, present and explain writing choices and to produce work quickly with attention to detail and strength in observing and managing deadlines.

6. Ability to demonstrate use of logic in structuring content and creative team strategic thinking, while being flexible to work carefully and quickly to meet program demands; see and think strategically (i.e. big picture) and be able to relate findings to senior agency level administrators and to other external organizations.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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Selectees who physically reside permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval)

Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.

Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on these allowances and eligibilities, visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference or 30% Disabled Veterans Preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • If you are a current permanent federal civilian employee, you are not eligible to claim veteran's preference. Please upload a copy of your most recent SF 50.
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires agencies to treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
    - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.

    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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