HR Specialist (Classification)

Washington, D.C
Jan 14, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time


The position is located in the Office of the Director, Office of Human Resources (OHR). The incumbent serves as a HR Specialist (Classification) and classification program manager who is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, administering, and evaluating the classification program for the agency.
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As a HR Specialist (Classification) GS-0201-14, your typical work assignments may include:
  • Serving as the program manager and technical authority for classification, position management, and organizational management for the agency.
  • Designing, developing, and/or implementing innovative position structures and jobs that contribute to improving the organization, and that improve organizational costs, effectiveness, efficiency, and flexibility.
  • Using innovative approaches in the review and evaluation of individual jobs, streamlining the procedures applicable to the development of position descriptions and evaluation procedures.
  • Reviewing decisions from classification appeal process and determines the extent to which the decision affects classification within the agency.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship Required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You must be able to obtain a (Security Level) security clearance.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This position (is or is not) part of the bargaining unit.


To minimally qualify for the GS-14 level, you must meet the below requirement:

You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position must be sufficient to demonstrate: mastery knowledge and skill in maintaining agency-wide position classification accuracy and consistency in interpreting and applying position classification standards and in reviewing classification appeal packages for major program implications; knowledge of the methods and techniques used in written communication to develop and publish agency regulations and policy guidance.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet time-in-grade-requirements to be considered eligible for this grade level. One year of experience at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent level of Federal service is required to qualify for the GS-14 grade level.

This position is open to CTAP/ICTAP eligible applicants. You must meet the requirements below and submit required official documentation as proof of eligibility.
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. CTAP and ICTAP eligible applicants must submit documentation as proof to be considered. .
  • A current permanent competitive service employee; former Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employee who served on a career conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service who was separated less than three years ago. You must submit your most recent performance evaluation (current Federal only), and SF-50 to be considered. If performance appraisal is not dated within the last year, an explanation of why not must be provided. Please ensure SF-50 verifies your status and salary.


Not applicable

Additional information

SUPPLEMENTARY VACANCIES: Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The National Labor Relations Board is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, handicap, age, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Agency's Selective Placement Coordinator by email . NLRB offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities. (Note: for additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website,

PLACEMENT POLICY: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

WORK SCHEDULE: NLRB supports the use of flexible work schedules as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that your scores do not reflect that you meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position, you will lose consideration for this position. You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Decision Making
  • Writing

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

  • Your resume
  • Are you a current or former federal employee? Must Submit:Your most recent SF-50 showing your current grade and tenure; (you may be removed from consideration if not submitted).An SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different from your current grade. NOTE: Performance award, Realignment, and Detail SF-50s will not be accepted as proof of grade and tenure.If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide an SF-50 or SF-50s which shows the length of time in the current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with dates that show proof of you holding the grade for at least a year) to support meeting time in grade requirements. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)
  • Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View more veterans' information .
  • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Submit a copy of your:- Agency notice- Most recent performance rating- Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location
  • You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.

  • 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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