Human Capital Management Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 03, 2020
Closes
Dec 10, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Administrative Operations seeks two Human Capital Management Specialists to join its team. Selectees will assist in the planning, development, and execution of a variety of human capital programs, independently addressing specialized or technical operational issues and problems. Candidates will apply strong analytical, problem solving, and writing and editing skills to support CRS's workforce operations, programs and initiatives.

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Responsibilities

The Human Capital Management Specialist is responsible for providing and managing a wide variety of human capital functions and programs for the Congressional Research Service (CRS). CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

The position's primary focus will be training and development and performance management, but the incumbent may provide support for other areas such as position classification, staffing and recruitment, and workforce information management.

The Human Capital Management Specialist duties include:

Assists in the planning, development, and execution of a variety of human capital programs, independently addressing specialized or technical operational issues and problems. Assumes responsibility for timely completion of program activities and routine, recurring assigned duties.

Analyzes specialized or technical operational issues and problems and recommends solutions. Enters and maintains programmatic and personnel data and information in various automated systems.

Researches, locates, organizes, summarizes, and interprets data and information to address human capital program issues.

Contributes to strategic planning and development activities for various programs, special projects, and new initiatives. Assists with the identification and analysis of issues and/or development of recommendations to resolve routine and non-routine human capital and administrative management issues.

Prepares written materials on human capital management concerns, including reports or other working documents.

Conducts substantive research and provides Information to senior managers, line managers, and supervisors participating in human capital activities, thereby Influencing decisions and actions Involving established programs and projects. Keeps managers Informed of the status of ongoing personnel actions, calling attention to any problems that require intervention or correction.

Serves as a liaison with the LC Human Capital Directorate (HCD) concerning personnel-related matters and as a liaison with other LC infrastructure offices to support long- and short-range planning for human capital programs.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Knowledge of Human Resources Principles and Practices**
  • Ability to Apply Analytical and Evaluative Techniques**
  • Ability to Analyze Problems and Make Recommendations**
  • Ability to Plan and Organize
  • Ability to Interact Collaboratively with Others
  • Ability to Serve as a Liaison
  • Ability to Communicate in Writing
  • Ability to Communicate Effectively Other Than in Writing


Education

Additional information

The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

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

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 245860.

The incumbent of this position is eligible elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

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

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made 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 certificate of disability may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of an applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information view the directive on the Library's Selective Placement Program and/or contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 (voice or TTY) or email spp@loc.gov . FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference , and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library's Merit Selection Plan , Section X.D. IF REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS NOT ATTACHED, VETERANS' PREFERENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

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 evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

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 .

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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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