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Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a HR SPEC (EMPLOYEE BENEFITS), Position Description Number D1029000 and is part of the MD HRO, National Guard.

This is an indefinite position that may become permanent without further competition.

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As an HR Spec (Employee Benefits), GS-0201-09, you will manage and administer a variety of personnel programs, advise management and counsel employees on such programs as health and life insurance, leave, Thrift Saving Plan (TSP), physical capability requirements and the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA). Manage, administer and provides advice and assistance on compensation/pay programs including hours of duty, premium pay, and technician security clearances. Conduct program analysis to determine activity trends and compliance with program requirements. Manage the leave donor program. Provide interpretation of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and National Guard Bureau (NGB) regulations on political activity and standards of conduct.

Analyze, interpret and clarify policies, directives and other issuance by OPM, NGB, and DoD for statewide application. Develop instructions pertaining to technician personnel administration matters and makes recommendations to the HRO, staff directors and major unit commanders to ensure compliance with requirements. Responsible for administering the benefits program and provides advice to managers, supervisors, and individuals who plan to enter on military duty about provisions of the law covering the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Responsible for the accurate and timely processing of personnel actions, Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) for separations, within-grade increases, awards, etc., to include completion of supporting forms, records and documents Ensures personnel actions are processed and copies are distributed to the appropriate supervisors and employees. Conducts internal audit of personnel actions processed to ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. Responsible for the maintenance and security of the Official Personnel Folders (OPFs) ensuring that content meets regulatory requirements and are safeguarded under the Privacy Act of 1974. Ensures information coded into the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System is accurate and timely. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Military Grades: E-6 (SSG) and below

Compatible Military Assignments: 42A

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experiences gained through military or civilian technical training schools, within the human resources business programs, are included as general experience qualifications. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least one year of specialized experiences at the GS-07 level or the equivalent which provided a basic working knowledge of National Guard missions, organizations, and personnel programs. Must have a basic knowledge and experiences of personnel programs gained in a classroom or as an on-the-job trainee. Have knowledge-based competency of human resources business elements and can discuss terminology, concepts, principles, and issues related to this competency. Experienced in using references and resource materials and experienced in program functions such as, maintaining personnel records, counseling, or classification and assignments. Experiences may include performing personnel functions associated with preparing and maintaining position descriptions and manual records, personnel classification or usage, quality force management, managing personnel records and researching record data. Experienced in operating a computer and using varied computer programs.

This is an obligated position (incumbent is on a military tour), selectee will receive an indefinite appointment (Tenure 3). If a Reduction-In-Force occurs and/or the military tour member exercises reemployment right to this position, the indefinite appointee will have no reemployment rights to any other position and may be separated. If the military tour member, having reemployment rights to this position, does not exercise his/her rights within 5 years, this position may be converted to a permanent status without further competition.


You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

-Knowledge of, and skill in applying a wide range of HR concepts, practices, laws, regulations, policies and precedents sufficient to provide state level comprehensive employee benefits HR management advisory and technical services on substantive organizational (ANG and ARNG) functions and work practices in assigned programs.

-Ability to interact with all levels of management and labor unions as a strategic business partner in the delivery of benefits and entitlements requiring a broad approach and intensity of analysis.

-Ability to deal effectively with key management officials on highly controversial employee issues and decisions. Requires an understanding of the relationship between management needs and National Guard goals and objectives.

-This position requires a broad approach and intensity to resolve complex problems and issues when guidelines are not directly applicable.

-Knowledge of the rules and procedures that apply to National Guard full-time employees, i.e., dual status (DS)/non-dual status (NDS), Active Guard Reserves (AGR), Active Duty Special Work (ADSW), etc.

-Ability to develop and present employee programs and policies to management and employees, and assist them in gaining acceptance and understanding of findings and recommendations.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

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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