Human Resources Assistant (Employee Benefits)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Sep 24, 2020
Closes
Oct 01, 2020
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Human Resources. This position serves as the Human Resources Assistant (Employee Benefits).

More than the number of positions listed may be filled through this vacancy announcement.
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Responsibilities

At the full performance level, the Human Resources Assistant (Employee Benefits) will:
  • Conduct benefit and retirement reviews for support positions, other entry and mid-level positions, and provides administrative support to the benefit and worklife program.
  • Serve as a processing expert for the full range of human resources coding, processing procedures in the automated personnel system. Determine related actions required and prepares documents related to each case.
  • Manage an automated Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) system. Audit eOPF for proper placement of all necessary documentation and verification of service computation date(s).
  • Manage new employee orientation and onboarding manager programs.
  • Answer questions related to all types of personnel actions to include, benefits, and human resources records.
  • Research Code of Federal Regulations, NCUA policy, OHR operating procedures, collective bargaining agreement and other guidance concerning issues related to Benefits, and Retirement, etc.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
9

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/security investigation is required.
  • A probationary/trial period may be required.


Qualifications

To qualify at the CU-08 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-07 level in federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is defined as experience answering benefit or retirement inquiries; coding and processing personnel actions; reviewing employee personnel folders for completeness; and preparing written materials.
OR
Education: 1 and 1/2 years of progressively higher level graduate education (27 semester hours or 36 quarter hours) leading to such a degree related to human resources management. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
OR
Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants may combine education and experience to qualify at this level.

To qualify at the CU-09 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-08 level in federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is defined as experience providing guidance to management or staff on benefit policies or procedures; coding and processing a variety of benefit-related personnel actions in an automated system; conducting new employee orientation; reviewing employee personnel folders for completeness; and preparing benefits-related written materials.
OR
Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education (36 semester hours, 54 quarter hours) leading to such a degree related to human resources management. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
OR
Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants may combine education and experience to qualify at this level.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement. If qualifying based on education, transcript(s) must be attached at the time of submitting your application.

Education

All education must be received by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with an education requirement) therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees received from schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ .

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for federal employment.

Additional information

If you are selected for this position at the CU-08, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-09 provided that you have fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements including any applicable certification processes. Promotion is not automatic and is conditional on demonstrated ability to perform the higher grade level duties, a current written performance appraisal rating of "fully successful" or better, and fulfillment of the necessary qualification requirements.

Pay will be set within the advertised pay range to align with the selectee's skills and experience and the requirements of the position.

SALARY: Pay will be set using NCUA's compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of 45.87% for the Alexandria, Virginia geographical area.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born 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. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at: http://www.sss.gov/ .

This position is not in the bargaining unit.

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES (political) employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the point of contact listed on this vacancy announcement.

Shared Certificates: Applicants may be considered for other positions within the agency that require similar qualifications and are in the same series and at the same grade level of this position.

NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE FEDERAL AGENCY.

NCUAuses E-Verify, a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

First, your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement.

Second, if you have a complete application package, your resume will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications and specialized experience requirements (see "Qualification" section). You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your experience meets the specialized experience.

Third, your resume and supporting documentation may be compared to your responses to the assessment questions. The numerical rating you receive is based on your responses to the questions. If upon review it is determined that your resume and supporting documentation do not support your responses to the questions, your numerical rating may be adjusted and you may be excluded from consideration for this position.

If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. To preview the application questionnaire, please click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10915335 .

The self-assessment questions have been developed to evaluate your competency in the following areas:

  • Customer Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Writing


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

VETERANS: If you wish to be considered under an applicable Veteran's Authority such as (VEOA, 30% or more Disabled vet, VRA, etc.), you must submit a copy of your Veteran's Documentation (DD-214 (member 4 copy preferred, however documentation provided must contain dates and character of service), VA letter, SF-15).
  • If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION: To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps or Vista volunteers,certain military spouses, etc.) you must submit all required documents supporting your claim.

SF-50: Current and former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that indicates grade, status, tenure and the full performance level (FPL) of the position held . Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award.

Please Note: Current permanent NCUA employees are not required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). Status will be confirmed by the Agency.

CTAP/ICTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:
Copy of agency notice;
Most recent performance rating; and
SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced federal employees must receive an 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP .

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
1. Resume
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if a Basic Requirement
  • Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty for veterans for consideration under veteran hiring authorities.
  • Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement. When describing your experience in your resume, please be specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Please ensure that your resume includes the grade (if you are a current or previous federal employee), month and year that you began and ended for each position held or that position may not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating.
YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in a lower rating and/or you may be excluded from consideration. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.

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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