HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (OA)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 06, 2021
Closes
Apr 13, 2021
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The position is located in the Office of Human Resources which provides a comprehensive program that covers position management and classification, personnel staffing and recruitment, pay administration, compensation and benefits, performance management, labor and employee relations, human capital planning and retirements.
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Responsibilities

Processes and submits personnel and payroll actions in the National Finance Center (NFC) automated human resources, finance and payroll data base.
Applies a comprehensive body of Human Resources rules, procedures, and technical methods necessary to support a staffing function.
Monitors and initiates actions to resolve discrepancies with NFC human resources error control reports and required personnel suspense actions.
Verifies accuracy of personnel actions, resolves discrepancies, uploads and maintains Electronic Official Personnel File. Request federal service from prior agency and/or National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Coordinates and assists with the job offer confirmation process, employee benefits, and orientation processing.
Develops, reviews, identifies, and initiates actions to resolve NFC organization position and incumbent data reports.
Answers employee questions and advises supervisors on system or data-related issues including those associated with processing unique or unusual personnel actions.
Administers the accuracy and completeness of selected position and classification-related data elements, such as Bargain Unit Status codes, drug program designation, or Fair Labor Standards Act status.
Works with the Specialists and managers to maintain accurate NFC organization position builds to correctly identify the position number, title, series, grade, organization location, and incumbent data.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
8

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • Background security investigation, drug test, and favorable adjudication
  • May be required to successfully complete a one year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 calendar day of the closing date of this announcement


Qualifications

Grade 07:
Qualifying experience for the GS-7 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as coding and/or entering employee and/or position data into the agency automated personnel/payroll system; ensuring all personnel actions are processed in accordance with applicable OPM and agency laws, rules, and regulations; providing information on the employee benefits program and process benefit enrollments and changes; establishing and maintaining a variety of agency personnel files.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-7 level may be met by completion of one (1) year of graduate level education (18 semester/27 quarter hours) in a position-related field of human resources management. If you would like to use your education to qualify for this position, you must provide an unofficial transcript with the application.
Grade 08:
Qualifying experience for the GS-8 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as coding and/or entering employee and/or position data into the agency automated personnel/payroll system; ensuring all personnel actions are processed in accordance with applicable OPM and agency laws, rules, and regulations; providing information on the employee benefits program and process benefit enrollments and changes; establishing and maintaining a variety of agency personnel files. Served as Lead Human Resources Assistant reviewing, distributing and balancing workloads of lower graded staff.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-8 level may be met by completion of 18 months of graduate level education (27 semester/40 quarter hours) in a position-related field of human resources management. If you would like to use your education to qualify for this position, you must provide an unofficial transcript with the application.
Successful applicants for this position must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.

Education

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours 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 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level (scoring between 85 and 89) on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level (scoring between 85 and 89) on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

CSOSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CSOSA uses E-Verify, if you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated according to the extent and quality of experience, education, and training. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your resume, online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses will be evaluated against the knowledge, skills, and abilities and the result of the additional assessments required for this position. The assessments measure the critical competencies that are required to successfully perform the job. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • HR Information Systems
  • Manages and Organizes Information
  • Personnel and Human Resources


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

You must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
-Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).To apply for this position,
- Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
- Other supporting documents:
- Cover Letter, optional
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
- Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
- DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
- Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
- Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

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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