Human Resources Specialist, CG-0201-12

Washington, D.C
Oct 22, 2019
Oct 29, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Administration, Human Resources Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support for administering a broad range of human resource functions such as payroll, personnel action processing, time and attendance, and debt management.

Additional selections may be made to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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-Reviews and authorizes payments for corrections to NFC system (HCUP, SPPS, EPIC, etc.), Lump Sum Payments, Death Payments, Cancelled Payments, Settlement Payments and any other payments necessary to correct or rectify any outstanding debt in the payroll system.

-Works with the most complex NFC operating methods and requirements including payroll and personnel action processing and retroactive corrections.

-Reviews, analyzes and reports in various HRB systems for the Payroll/Personnel Section (i.e., Corporate Human Resource Information System, National Finance Center (ABCO, Reporting Center, SPPS, SPPS Mainframe, TINQ, EPIC, etc.), CHRIS TA and Central Personnel Data File.

-Reviews and analyzes HR payroll/processing audit processes (SOPs), coding/process timeliness and accuracy, and/or other issues related to processing actions by working with all sections in HRB, as well as, external division administrative officers, managers, supervisors, and employees.

-Oversees the management of the Debt Management Program, Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP), Leave Audit/errors and Time and Attendance program for Headquarters personnel and Executive Services.

-Works closely with the Chief, HR Operations, Senior HR Specialists and HR Specialists in Benefits, Compensation and Information systems to accurately assess and improve the effectiveness of the day-to-day payroll, personnel action processing, time and attendance, and debt management.

-Provides guidance, consultation and assistance to managers, supervisors, and employees on all aspects of human resources management processing and payroll issues.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Registration with the Selective Service.

Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.

Employment Conditions.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious/spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

For CG-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience utilizing personnel automated systems to process personnel actions; working with payroll functions, processes, procedures and technical systems; advising internal customers on payroll systems processes, policies and programs; analyzing personnel problems and ensuring accuracy of personnel employee payroll information; and resolving complex operational pay and personnel problems.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here .

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

1. Knowledge of a wide range of payroll and personnel system processes and elements.

2. Skill in identifying and resolving operational problems involving pay and human resources management, HR information systems and providing solutions to systems users.

3. Knowledge of HR information systems to provide technical assistance on the HR automated system's procedures and applications.

4. Ability to analyze and apply independent judgment in problem solving using critical thinking.

5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

6. Ability to communicate orally to provide advice and guidance as well as conduct oral presentations.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here .

applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. Severe physical disabilities include but are not limited to blindness, deafness, paralysis, missing limbs, epilepsy and dwarfism. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation, however, the letter should clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g. VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a non- competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

NONCOMPETITIVE CONVERSION ELIGIBLES UNDER A PATHWAYS PROGRAM: If you are applying under this noncompetitive conversion authority, you must provide proof of program completion. A letter from your current agency certifying completion is acceptable documentation.

FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable.

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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