Human Resources Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Oct 01, 2020
Closes
Oct 08, 2020
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is in the Pathways Recent Graduate Program. This is a planned and progressive position which provides for the combination of formal training and federal work experience. Upon satisfactory completion of the training and work requirements, the employee is eligible for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service.
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Responsibilities

This is a developmental position designed to provide progressively more complex work and duty assignments in order to meet eligibility over time for advancement to a higher level full performance position.

The incumbent will perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities on a planned rotational basis in all of the functional disciplines with the Human Resources Directorate:
  • Staffing
  • Classification
  • Training
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • HR information systems, to include suitability
  • Workers' Compensation


  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    12

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Educational requirements MUST be met by closing date of announcement
    • Tour of Duty: Full Time, Regular Schedule
    • Security Requirements: Noncritical Sensitive
    • This position involves access to or control over personal, private, sensitive but unclassified, controlled unclassified or proprietary information. It also requires access to Level IT 2 systems such as DCPDS
    • Drug Testing Designated Position: No
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
    • Bargaining Unit Position: No
    • Telework Eligibility: This position maybe telework eligible
    • Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
    • Obligated Position: No


    Qualifications

    To be considered for a Recent Graduate appointment you must meet ONE of the following requirements:
    • Complete all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two (2) years; -OR-
    • Complete all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution prior to the closing date of the announcement.
    OR
    • Veterans who, due to military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduate Program during any portion of the eligibility period described above shall have a full two-year period of eligibility upon release or discharge from active duty. This eligibility period cannot extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study. You must have obtained your degree prior to the issuance of E.O. 13562-Pathways Legislation.
    In addition to meeting the Recent Graduate eligibility requirements, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

    Work assignments requiring analytical skills and provide practical experience for progressively more complex duties and responsibilities. The Incumbent must possess critical thinking skills that enable them to effectively interpret, analyze and evaluate data and develop creative solutions to problems encountered.

    For qualifications determinations your resume must contain your name, a description of your duties, the number of hours worked per week and the beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position. Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

    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.

    The Pathways Recent Graduate Program allows participants an opportunity to be converted non-competitively to a career-conditional or term position once the recent graduate completes all requirements of the program. Recent Graduates are on a trial period for the duration of the program. Position will require 40 hours of formal training per year. To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
    • Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
    • Demonstrate successful job performance.
    • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.


    Education

    If you are relying on education to qualify, then:

    Your education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ for more information.

    Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts for the application process, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.

    You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims by the closing date of this announcement. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

    Additional information

    REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

    Re-employed Annuitant: A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. re-employed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf .

    This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant.

    Other Notes:
    • Financial Difficulty: https://chcoc.gov/sites/default/files/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies_0.pdf
    • Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.
    • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.
    • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a Two Year probationary period.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    • Education Level
    • HR Information Systems
    • Labor Relations/Employee Relations
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Position Classification
    • Staffing & Recruiting
    • Workers Compensation
    • Workforce Development

    REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (FOR ALL APPLICANTS): To determine if you meet the qualifications, requirements and quality of experience required for this position, we review your resume, supporting documents and responses to the questionnaire. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    Applicants must choose ALL APPLICABLE ELIGIBILITIES in order to receive consideration for this announcement. Failure to choose any eligibility or select the wrong eligibility will result in non-consideration for this position. If you are unsure as to your eligibility, please select ALL Eligibilities.

    Understanding Eligibilities and Qualifications as Part of the Application Process:

    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/Eligibilities%20and%20Qualifications-CCP.pdf?ver=2018-10-16-084128-890

    Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. See the Required Documents section for information regarding documents you must submit to apply for this position and to claim your Military Spouse Preference (MSP).

    A update by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to the USA Staffing system requires you submit an SF50 when you choose certain eligibilities.

    During the application process, you select one or more eligibilities. Please read the information within that eligibility carefully as it will tell you if any documents are required to support the eligibility or eligibilities you select. When you choose a reassignment, change to lower grade (CLG), promotion or re-promotion eligibility, you must now submit a SF50. This SF50 is a required document. When you do not submit this SF50, USA Staffing notifies you that your application is incomplete, but it does not prevent you from completing the application process. Should you not submit this required document, the USA Staffing system will screen you out of consideration.

    CRITICAL INFORMATION: If you do not submit a SF-50 when Applying, the USA Staffing system will screen you out and you will not be considered for the position.

    You can obtain your SF50s through MyBiz ( https://compo.dcpds.cpms.osd.mil/ ) or your eOPF ( https://eopf.opm.gov/dla ). Access is possible via CAC or a login and password.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

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

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Application packages should include the following documents:
    • Questionnaire: Required
    • Transcripts: Required if using education to qualify. See Education section for more information
    • Resume: Required

    For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the following:
    • Applicant's full legal name and contact information.
    • Description of your duties
    • Number of hours worked per week
    • Beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position.

    To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume. Applicants who fail to provide the required information on their resume will not receive consideration for this position. See https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/ for more information.

    If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5-point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge). A copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing your Character of Service is required when claiming Veterans' Preference. The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable. If unable to verify Character of Service, you will not receive veteran's preference.

    If claiming 10-point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference," http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf . If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

    If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Veteran Disability (VA) Letter. If you need assistance in obtaining a VA Letter please visit https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage .

    If you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within the next 120 days, you must submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the written documentation is signed. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

    If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service.Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable).

    MSP CHECKLIST: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/MSP_PPP_Self-Certification_Checklist_Fillable_Form.pdf

    Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).

    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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