Human Resources Specialist

Hyattsville, Maryland
Apr 30, 2021
May 06, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time


PLEASE NOTE: Based on current hiring restrictions, selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.

The incumbent serves as an HR Specialist in the Labor Relations and Performance Management Branch (LRPM), Human Capital Division, Office of Management. The LRPM develops, implements, leads and/or coordinates projects of broad scope, impact and complexity related primarily to HR policy in labor relations, employee relations planning, and performance management.

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As a Human Resources Specialist, you will:

- Provide a full range of employee relations (ER) and labor relations (LR) or Performance Management advisory services to all levels of management, concerning adverse, disciplinary, and performance-related actions, including high profile or extremely complex cases that have the potential to affect the image of Fiscal Service or negatively impact its mission

- Analyze and solve complex and/or sensitive issues where ER or LR or Performance Management policy decisions and guidance may have an impact throughout Fiscal Service

- Review legislation, executive orders, policy statements of higher authority, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposed rules and regulations to determine the impact on Fiscal Service ER and LR or Performance Management programs

- Review all ER and LR actions (e.g. disciplinary and adverse actions, grievance responses, etc.) to ensure all statutory, regulatory, contractual, and procedural requirements are met

Vacancies can be in either Parkersburg, WV or Hyattsville, MD.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel as needed.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
- interpreting and applying provisions of the United States Code of Federal Regulations, laws, executive orders, or agency human resources policies, programs and procedures to include determining applicability of laws, rules, guidelines and negotiated labor agreements to resolve a variety of employee conduct, performance and grievance issues; AND
- conducting research and performing analysis related to employee relations or labor relations to provide influential direction; AND
- independently preparing and conducting training and presentations related to employee relations or labor relations to high level officials.

For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
- providing technical guidance, advice and counseling to management officials and supervisors to address issues with workforce-related conduct and/or performance; AND
- preparing appropriate agency responses to employee relations and/or performance management matters; AND
- researching HR concepts, laws, policies, practices and precedents.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12level for 52 weeks.
For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11level for 52 weeks.



Additional information

- Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- This position is a high riskposition.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation. Periodic reinvestigation is required no later than five years after selection and at least every succeeding five years.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical, Communication, and Project Management. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) ) you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) or Disability appointment, submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that.
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

Recommended Documents:
In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:
Current Performance Appraisal

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