Human Resources Specialist (Classification)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 18, 2019
Closes
Oct 26, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent will provide human resources operational services in the areas of position classification and position management. The Human Resources Staff supports the Department's mission of administering justice by developing and implementing human resources policy and programs, providing guidance, and leading efforts to attract, develop, and retain high performing employees.

NOTE: This position is located in Washington, DC and does not allow for virtual telework 100% of the time.
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Responsibilities

  • Providing position classification and position management advisory services.
  • Consulting with and advising managers and supervisors on a variety of technical human resources issues.
  • Interpreting and applying OPM position classification standards to determine the proper official position titles, occupational series, and grade levels.
  • Preparing concise classification evaluation summaries and statements and discussing findings with management officials and employees.
  • Using a variety of automated HR tools and systems, including OPM's eOPF, USDA's National Finance Center personnel processing systems, EmpowHR, Excel, and SharePoint.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

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.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, within 90 days, if additional openings occur in other organizations serviced by JMD Human Resources.


Qualifications

To qualify for the position of Human Resources Specialist (Classification) at (GS-0201-12/13), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade.
If you are a current government employee on a permanent appointment in the competitive service, you will need to demonstrate 1-year (52-weeks) at the next lower grade level, to meet the time-in-grade requirements for this occupational series and grade.

To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, including directly related experience: 1) Applying human resources regulations, policies and procedures related to position classification; 2) Classifying administrative and professional positions; and 3) Utilizing automated HR systems, such as eOPF and EmpowHR.

To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, including directly related experience: 1) Applying human resources regulations, policies and procedures related to position classification; 2) Classifying administrative and technical positions; and 3) Utilizing automated HR systems, such as eOPF and EmpowHR.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement, 10/25/2019.
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.

Education

Education cannot be substituted for the Experience Requirements outlined in the Qualifications Section.

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 : 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) : For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
  • Preference Eligible Veterans and Certain Military Spouses: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details.
  • Schedule A for Persons with Disabilities: 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. Our policy can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/manual-and-procedures-providing-reasonable-accommodation
  • DOJ EEO Statement: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
  • 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: www.sss.gov .


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 on10/25/2019), 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.

BASIS OF RATING :
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.
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Position Classification and Position Management
  • Human Resources Automated Systems
  • Customer Service

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
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Documentation requirements may vary from applicant to applicant based on your eligibility claims.
For example, if you are a student using education to qualify (where applicable), a transcript would be required for you, but not for applicants qualifying based on experience alone. Likewise, Veteran documents would be required only from applicants claiming Veteran's Preference. It is your responsibility to carefully review the list of document descriptions below, to see which documents are required for your application.

Please read this entire section to ensure you are submitting a complete application!
  • Resume
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if current or former Federal employee
  • Veteran documentation, if applicable

All applicants must submit a detailed resume !
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.
Your resume MUST include:
(1) official position title,
(2) employer name and contact information,
(3) start and end dates ( including month and year ),
(4) a detailed list of duties & accomplishments,
(5) your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved, and
(6) the number of hours worked per week (or indicate full time).
You are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder , as this will ensure you're including everything that is required.

If you are a current or former Federal employee applying for transfer, reinstatement, or reassignment:
  • You must submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent agency form.
    • Do not submit a pay adjustment or an award document, these do not contain sufficient information about your appointment.
    • Your SF-50 should list the full position title, series, grade and step, organization, duty location, service computation date, effective date, and your service type and tenure status.
  • You must also submit a copy of your most recent performance evaluation or appraisal, signed, showing your final rating.
  • See USAJOBS Current & Former Employees for more information.
If you are claiming a Veterans Preference eligibility:
  • When claiming a Veteran's Preference, you must submit your last DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) form, specifically the Member #4 Copy, indicating dates and character of service and discharge type.
  • If you are a V eteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more , you will need to additionally submit the SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and a copy of your VA Letter stating your disability rating.
  • If you are the qualifying parent or spouse of a disabled, deceased, or deployed Veteran, and are seeking a derived preference eligibility, you must submit appropriate supporting documentation such as the Veterans DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, and/or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. See Veteran Family Preference for more information.
  • For more information on each type of Veterans Preference, and the documentation required for each, see FedsHireVets .
If you are a person with a severe disability, claiming eligibility under Schedule A :
  • You must submit "proof of a disability" documentation.
    • "Proof of a disability" is a letter stating that you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disability.
    • You must get this letter from your doctor, a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any Federal, state, or local agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
  • For more information about Schedule A and verification requirements, please see OPM's Schedule A site .
If you are a displaced Federal employee claiming eligibility under CTAP or ICTAP :
  • You must submit your separation notice or agency RIF letter from your agency.
  • If you have not yet been separated, you can provide the letter of intent to separate you from the agency because of reduction-in-force.
  • See USAJOBS' Career Transition Programs for more information.
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