Human Resources Specialist

National Defense University
Washington, DC
Apr 05, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time
SummaryNDU educates joint Warfighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to conduct war.The Human Resources Directorate (HRD) supports National Defense University (NDU) by providing professional civilian and military human resources services required to maintain smooth daily operations to faculty, staff and students. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Serves as staff advisor and consultant on a diverse spectrum within the Human Resources Directorate (HRD) with full technical responsibility/subject matter expert for agency wide civilian personnel management program/project assignments. Responds to difficult issues involving complex problems and/or concerns, recommends solutions an alternative approaches covering employees under Title 5 and Title 10 positions. Provides advisory services on recruitment and placement actions requiring identification and analysis of management staffing problems, and development of solutions considering the total personnel management viewpoint. Researches and interprets federal laws and regulations, policies and procedures to advise on intent and applications of concepts and principles to situations. Serves as technical expert in major functions of employee relations , providing policy guidance and advise on performance management, management/employee relations and organizational development. Identifies ways to improve or enhance current HR practices to ensure that management process is effective in meeting business objectives Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 0201 Human Resources Management Similar jobs Human Resources Specialists Specialists, Human Resources Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Background or Security Investigation: This is a non-critical sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security determination to occupy a non-critical sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.Must be a US Citizen Qualifications GS-11 Specialized Experience:One year specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-09 grade level is defined as applying civilian Federal Human Resources employment, recruitment, and placement principles, concept, policies, and analytical techniques. Your resume demonstrate 1) Experience providing management advisory services on civilian recruitment actions 2) conducting job analysis on a wide variety of civilian recruitment actions; 3) researching, interpreting and applying a variety of civilian personnel regulations and 4) processing and coding civilian personnel actions in an automated personnel system.GS-12 Specialized Experience:One year specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11 grade level is defined as administering a wide range of civilian human resources and performance management services covering recruitment and staffing, classification, pay administration and performance management. Your resume must demonstrate 1) Experience providing management advisory services on recruitment for competitive and excepted service appointments, conducting job analysis and qualifications determinations on a wide variety of civilian recruitment actions; 3) experience interpreting Title 5 and 10, United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations, as well as OPM and MSPB rules and regulations and 4) initiating, coding monitoring, and tracking, civilian personnel actions in an automated personnel system.Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level. Additional informationNDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telework.Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of two years if one has not already been completed.Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to: #ictapSpecial Hiring Authorities: You may be considered for the vacancy if you are eligible for a special appointment authority such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam Era and disabled veterans; volunteers returned from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Resource Center: ; VetsInfo Guide: Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to be considered under this authority.Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP, if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the best qualified for this vacancy.Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: -V300.pdfAdditional Selections: More than one selection may be made from this announcement. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the basic requirements will be further evaluated by information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:HR SystemsTechnical CredibilityCompensationStaffing and RecruitingHR Concepts, Policies, ProceduresRead more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsYou must provide a complete Application Package which includes:Rsum: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.Complete Assessment QuestionnaireOther Supporting DocumentsThe following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.SF-50 - (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent NDU employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.If you claim Veteran's Preference:- You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what the condition of discharge is thought to be.- If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability.- If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (ie a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF50 if available.Special Hiring Authority: Documentation verifying eligibility.Performance Appraisal: Current or previous federal employees.Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklistOther documents identified in the announcement.WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application.It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered or uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US 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 US 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. Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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