Alexandria, Virginia
Sep 30, 2020
Oct 03, 2020
Human Resources
Full Time


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This is an entry trainee level position leading to the full performance level as described in PD #272 for the Human Resource Specialist (Compensation - NAF), NF-0201-04 position. Assignments are selected to ensure the development of skills and abilities needed to perform the target level duties. Completes a prescribed agenda of formal/informal classroom and on-the-job training and self-development as set forth in the individual Training Development Plan.
The employee works under closer than normal supervision wherein work is closely reviewed and detailed guidance provided. As employee progresses, supervisory control diminish until full performance level is reached.
At management's request, the incumbent may be non-competitive promoted after one year of satisfactory performance provided the target position guide is classifiable to its present title, pay plan, series, and pay band level at the time the incumbent has completed the required training, meets all regulatory and qualification requirements, and is performing the full scope of the major duties under the proper level of supervision.

Travels extensively to conduct on-site, in-depth interviews with private industry officials to obtain accurate and detailed data necessary for Full Scale, Wage Change, and Special Wage surveys as part of the Federal Wage Survey (FWS) system. Conducts follow-up work to clarify company operations, pay practices, and the accuracy of data collected. Interacts with local data collector partners, committees, and business officials visited. Conducts preparatory research regarding assigned wage areas and establishments. Pre- and post-survey work includes processing inventory reports, hearing reports, edits, and updating of the universe databases. Performs data entry and proofs data in the computer system.

Travel Required

75% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card are required upon appointment
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • Satisfactory completion of employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • One year probationary period may be required
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Must meet travel requirements of the position (75%)
  • Subject to satisfactory completion of all pre-employment checks in accordance with AR 215-3, para.2 to include a Tier 3 background investigation


QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE CLEARLY VERIFIABLE IN YOUR RESUME. GOVERNMENT POSITIONS MUST INCLUDE PAY PLAN, SERIES, GRADE, TO AND FROM DATES, AND GOVERNMENT AGENCY/DEPARTMENT. All qualification requirements must include experience performing duties equivalent in scope and complexity to the next lower grade level.
Bachelor's degree or higher in any discipline from an accredited institution. Candidates anticipating graduation at the end of the current semester will meet this requirement. Transcripts must be submitted with your resume to meet this qualification.-OR-
Demonstrated experience performing one of the following: Gathering, organizing, and recording data for surveys; interviewing executive personnel/business leaders to gather data.
All candidates must have demonstrated proficiency using computer programs such as Excel, Access, Unix, and/or New Age.
In addition to the above, highly qualified candidates will also possess the following:
A bachelor's degree or higher specifically in one of the following disciplines (Candidates anticipating graduation at the end of the current semester will meet this requirement): Marketing, Business Administration/Management, Communications, Statistics, Human Resources, Psychology, English, History/Political Science, or Public Relations.
At least one year of demonstrated experience specifically in commissioned sales, cold-calling, telemarketing, or charitable fund-raising.
Only highly-qualified candidates will be initially referred. If management does not wish to select a highly-qualified candidate, they may request a referral including all qualified applicants.


Candidates using education to meet qualification requirements must include transcripts with their application package (online transcripts are accepted). Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. Only education from accredited and pre-accredited institutions will be accepted. Foreign education must be evaluated for equivalency in the United States. For more information, please click here .

Additional information

  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized based upon a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
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  • A manual application may be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this announcement. If you are applying manually, all required documentation must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your experience is subject to evaluation and verification against the information in your resume. The numeric rating you receive is a self-assessment only and is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, or if your resume lacks sufficient information, you will be rated accordingly or you may be considered ineligible.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:
  • Resume

Optional: Our job application ( DA Form 3433 ) will be accepted in place of a resume.
Please note that if you upload multiple resumes, only the most recently uploaded version will be used to determine your qualifications for this position. Additional documentation not required or identified in this vacancy may not be utilized in determining your qualifications. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify all of the information in their resume and documents; HR will not modify documents, responses, or information submitted by an applicant. All application requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and qualifying experience clearly documented in the resume. Please ensure your resume adequately describes your experience as it relates to this vacancy.

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or claimed priority/preference
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • DA Form 3433
  • DA Form 3434 or Equivalent (Current/Former NAF employees only)
  • PCS Orders
  • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

Including any of the following on your resume may result in an ineligible rating:
Classified or government sensitive information
Social Security Number (SSN)
Photos of yourself
Personal information, such as specifically mentioning your age, gender, race/national origin, etc
Encrypted and digitally signed documents
Illegible documents or files that cannot be opened

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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