Human Resources Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Oct 16, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), Human Capital Service Center (HCSC).

You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

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Responsibilities

As an HR Specialist, you will:
  • Assist with various options on recruitment types (e.g., internal, status, public, etc.) and other non-competitive appointments (e.g., VRA, Schedule A, etc.).
  • Assist in the review of policies to evaluate effectiveness and/or prepare recommendations to
    change policy within specialized HR areas.
  • Provide recruitment and staffing services to multiple assigned USAID Bureau(s) and Independent Office(s)
  • Advise hiring managers on appropriate hiring authority usage.
  • Assist in writing job analysis and drafting vacancy announcements for final posting to USAJOBS website.
  • Assist in reviewing incoming applications to announcements for eligibility and qualifications, establishing certificates of eligible candidates.
  • On occasion, research Federal regulations, OPM and agency regulations to answer a variety of questions regarding HR support.
  • Assist with coding a variety of personnel actions and conducting oversight and quality assurance of assigned portfolio team HR Assistants work in support of the assigned bureaus.
  • Assist in staffing a wide variety of DEU/Merit and special appointing authority vacancies.
  • Review and approve HR action requests for processing, and conducting quality reviews of completed actions for compliance and accuracy.
  • Serve as a liaison with program administrative staff to deliver advisory services and completing the organizations HR requests.



Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - Full Performance Level is GS-13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required
  • SF-50 showing Tenure Code "1" or Tenure code "2".


HR Specialists may be assigned or rotated to different projects or to work in different areas of HCTM to help meet the Agency's needs.

Qualifications

GS-09: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes experience: (a) knowledge of Human Resource Management (HRM) concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical and diagnostic methods and techniques sufficient to solve a wide range of complex problems and issues; (b) knowledge of the HR processes for rating and ranking applications submitted through the hiring mechanisms established by the Agency; and (c) ability to apply accepted criteria, principles, and standard methods to resolve a conventional HR-related issues and problems.

GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes experience: (a) providing advisory services to management or program officials; (b) resolving Federal Human Resources problems or issues, conducting job analysis, preparing vacancy announcements; (c) determining applicant qualifications; creating certificate of eligible candidates; extending job offers; setting pay; and coding personnel actions.

Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for this position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible. In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following competencies by the closing date of this announcement:

One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower levels for this position include: providing operational and advisory services in staffing and placement with at least one of the following: classification and position management, HR action processing, eOPF administration or employee benefits and retirement services. GS-­9/11 requires knowledge of Federal HR administration including staffing, employee benefits and/or position classification with experience processing personnel actions.

CTAP candidates may apply if well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors above the minimum level, which equates to a score of 88 or higher in the online assessment; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, no transcripts are required.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 5 months of the closing date.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

Interagency Career Transition Program/Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems: An agency may noncompetitively appoint an employee covered by an interchange agreement to a career or career-conditional appointment subject to the conditions listed below. For more information to determine if you meet this criteria, please go to: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp#InterchangeAgreementsWithOtherMeritSystems

EEO Policy: www.eeoc.gov/eeoc

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: www.opm.gov/disability/reasonableaccommodation.asp

Disability: www.opm.gov/disability/mngr_3-13.asp

Veterans' Information: www.fedshirevets.gov/

Telework: www.telework.gov

Selective Service Registration: www.sss.gov/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) to determine if your answers to the assessment questionnaire are supported in your resume. If your answers to the online assessment questionnaire are not supported in the resume it will affect your eligibility for further consideration. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible. Candidates that are rated as Highly Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:
  • Human Resources Management
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Competence
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • CTAP/ICTAP Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package.
  • If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit a copy of your transcript (unofficial or official) or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position.
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code "1" (Career) or "2" (Career-Conditional), and type of position occupied.


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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