Human Capital Specialist (Compensation)

Washington, D.C
May 04, 2021
May 08, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Human Capital in the Department of the Chief Operating Officer, in Washington, DC.

The Human Capital Specialist (Compensation) serves as a Systems and Payroll Specialist responsible for managing human capital leave programs, eOPF, and provides technical support on systems and payroll activities for AmeriCorps. Will serve as a technical specialist for human resource information systems, payroll processing and administration for the agency.
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Duties include:
  • Utilizes technical knowledge in the operation of human capital systems activities including WebTA, eOPF, NFC Insight, USAStaffing, EOD online, SuccessFactors and OBS/Exit Clearance.
  • Coordinates the full realm of records management activities using eOPF.
  • Assist with the management of all aspects of the Corporation's Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP), Voluntary Leave Bank (VLB), and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs.
  • Researches a variety of regulations to provide responses or recommendations to customers in accordance to policy and procedures regarding personnel actions.
  • Processes and codes payroll/personnel actions;
  • Updates data, using HR database systems (i.e. EMPOWHR, NFC, EPIC, CHRISHR, HR CONNECT), to assure information is accurate and is available on a timely basis to query, retrieve, and analyze information for the completion of assignments;
  • Responds to general and/or specific questions regarding personnel actions covering multiple HR functional areas..
  • Responds to data requests related to financial audits, fiscal year turn-over and reporting activities.
  • Coordinates implementation activities of new or enhanced automated systems.
  • Conducts data cleanup efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Interprets and provides advice on standard operating procedures or policies regarding human capital information systems and payroll.
  • Analyzes payroll issues and develops recommendations and alternative solutions.
  • Applies knowledge of HR information systems and data in extracting and analyzing current, historical, and forecasted data to support strategic workforce planning.
  • Produces reports for staff use and creates customized reports and analyses based on unique or stand-alone queries.
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify the need for changes/updates to automation needs.
  • Coordinates payroll and records management activities.
  • Develop user procedures, guidelines and documentation.
  • Train staff members and agency employees on new system processes.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments and regulatory guidance from higher authorities and provides interpretive guidance to key stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
  • Merit Promotion and internal applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
  • Must be telework ready
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation


Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the lower pay range of the NY-02 pay band or equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes experience in at least three of the following areas: 1) Providing support in the areas of payroll and/or human resources information systems; 2) Communicating with various stakeholders to provide guidance or assistance on human resources procedures, processes, or services; 3) Monitoring, tracking and reporting on office activities 4) Researching a variety of regulations to provide responses or recommendations to customers in accordance to policy and procedures regarding personnel actions; 5) Updating data, using HR database systems to assure information is accurate and is available on a timely basis to query, retrieve, and analyze information for the completion of assignments.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.


If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 years of progressively higher level education leading to such a degree. This education demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work of this position. A copy of your unofficial transcript must be submitted or you will lose consideration. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.

You may also qualify based on a combination of education and experience, if applicable.

Additional information


As a Term employee, you will not covered be the agency's Interchange Agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, which allows for noncompetitive transfer from CNCS to other agencies in the competitive service of the federal government.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

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 first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
  • Compensation
  • Customer Service
  • HR Information Systems
  • Oral and Written Communication

Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the agency's Human Resources system which allows for:
1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Non-status candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
  • Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education):
  • Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
  • For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable

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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