Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement/Classification)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 26, 2020
Closes
Nov 03, 2020
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Recruitment Services Section, Human Capital Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The position description number for this position is 369440.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this position is to support the operation of the Library of Congress Recruitment Services Section (RSS). The incumbent advises and assists management on routine matters in the areas of recruitment, placement and classification. The incumbent performs the functions of a Human Resources Specialist engaged in the interpretation and operation of the merit employment process and the concepts, policies and guidelines of position management and classification. The HR Specialist also participates in special projects and tasks concerning classification and employment initiatives.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position.

A former Library of Congress employee who successfully completed a probationary period and was appointed to a permanent Library position at the GS-09 or higher grade, or to a permanent Library position in a career ladder with GS-09 or higher promotion potential

A current or former Federal employee who holds "Career" status from a permanent position in the competitive service and is or was appointed to a Federal position at the GS-09 or higher grade, or to a Federal position in a career ladder with GS-09 or higher promotion potential.

Under Library policy, to be eligible for noncompetitive transfer or reappointment, a current or former Federal employee must: (1) hold "Career" status from a permanent position in the competitive service, (2) be, or have been, appointed to a Federal position of the same or higher grade, or to a Federal position in a career ladder with the same or higher promotion potential, and (3) meet the minimum qualifications requirements of the position to which the transfer or reappointment is made.

Qualifications

The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Knowledge of federal staffing, recruitment and classification rules and regulations. ** Has applied knowledge of federal staffing, recruitment and classification rules and regulations to include non-competitive programs. This included performing the following activities: 1) using an established filing system containing position classification documentation, 2) developing and classifying position descriptions, 3) performing job analysis, 4) rating applications for minimum qualifications, 5) reviewing employment applications for completeness, 6) drafting vacancy announcements, 7) advising applicants on the process of applying for employment, 8) reviewing and processing employment offers and personnel action recommendations (PARs).

Knowledge of Human Resources automated personnel systems and applications. ** Has experience utilizing the following human resources systems: 1) automated applicant tracking system (e.g., Monster, USA Staffing), 2) human resources personnel payroll system (e.g., NFC, EPIC), 3) personnel action processing systems (PARs) (e.g., PeopleSoft, EmpowrHR), and 4) automated position description system.

Ability to use office computer software applications and office equipment. Used computer software applications and office equipment such as: 1) word-processing and document management software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Adobe); 2) various office equipment (e.g., copy and scanning equipment); 3) spreadsheets and database management software (e.g., Access, Excel) 4) electronic mail and scheduling software, 5) presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint); 6) web/internet access.

Ability to interpret and apply a variety of guidelines, policies and/or regulations: Worked with detailed information, written procedures and instructions to organize and handle assignments of work and provide guidance to management as it relates to staffing and/or classification.

Ability to provide customer service while exercising judgment and discretion: Provided quality customer service in a positive and professional manner by recognizing client needs and effectively working with individuals from various backgrounds to disseminate information, answer inquiries and provide services

Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment: Having the ability to work productively and effectively in a fast paced, stressful, and/or demanding work environment. This includes the ability to quickly and accurately adjust priorities to multiple demands and unanticipated events; adjust decisions and actions to new information; and maintain effective interactions with others under stressful and high pressure working conditions. This also includes the ability to be flexible in response to changing circumstances or conditions and be resilient in response to constraints, frustrations, failures, and/or adversity.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

Education

Additional information

All initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, a former Library appointee selected for this position will be subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. Applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity. Best qualified applicants will be offered an opportunity for a preliminary telephone interview and/or a full in-person or telephone interview.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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