Human Resources Specialist (HRIS)

Rockville, Maryland
Jun 17, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time


This position is Non- Bargaining Unit, located in the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), Human Capital Analysis Branch (HCAB). You will report to the Branch Chief of HCAB.

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As a Human Resources Specialist (Information Systems), you will:
  • Provide direction and give advice to branch chiefs and representatives of serviced organizations on methods of approach to systems related discrepancies.
  • As the system COR, coordinate contractual actions with the Acquisition Management Division for assigned contracts.
  • Study, analyze, and develop methods to improve the accuracy, adequacy, and timeliness of information and human resources systems for disseminating information.
  • Support the branch and office by leading the coordination of planning, assessment, implementation and administration of Human Resources Management information technology systems in a wide range of knowledge of Human Resources functional areas (i.e., Recruitment, Staffing and Position Management).
  • Perform quality assurance checks on the various personnel systems to ensure data integrity.
  • Serve as the project manager or project lead on assigned HRIS, including, but not limited to, Position Classification library.
  • Prepare needs analyses and recommends strategies, plans, and programs to revise and update the assigned HR information systems.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to staff and customers in the best practices and policies associated with HRIS management, including hiring and classification system.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
14 - Full performance level of the position is a GG-14.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

You must meet the qualification for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Knowledge in the application of a wide variety of Federal and agency human resources information systems regulations, policies, practices, and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations for the OCHCO. Examples may include experience in principles and practices of IT administration to manage HR Management systems applicable to HRIS administration, HR codes and processing requirements, workforce analysis and data analytics.

2. Understanding of project management principles, methods, and practices including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting on accomplishments to effectively manage critical, high-level, high visibility, multi-faceted projects.

3. Ability to communicate (both orally and in writing) complex and technical human resources issues in a clear, concise, and logical manner to all levels within or outside an organization (i.e., employees, managers, and agency senior leadership). Examples may include: writing standard operating procedures or other instructions, writing reports to the Office of Personnel Management, writing classification evaluation statements, informal or formal presentations to audiences of different sizes and levels.

4. Ability to plan and implement complex change initiatives or projects. Examples may include leading a team in accomplishing an agency-wide HRIS change initiative or other special projects.

5. Skill in utilizing human resources information systems and software applications (e.g., automated hiring systems and assessment tools, Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), automated on-boarding systems (WTTS/EODS), personnel action processing systems (DOI, FPPS, NFC), electronic SF-52 systems, personnel reporting systems (staffing plans, FTE reports, recruitment tracking systems), etc.).

To qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (13) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service or private sector that includes:

1) Experience operating automated HR systems to identify, track, and manipulate data for reporting purposes

2) Test, analyze and evaluate results of human resources automated systems

3) Providing consultative and technical human resources services on Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), to agency staff for both payroll and personnel matters.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume. You may also provide additional information related to your qualifications in the vacancy question provided for supplemental response.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Selectee will be subject to Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via . Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager. Please keep in mind your resume is of key importance for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. You may provide additional information related to your knowledge, skills, and abilities (or qualifications) as they relate to this vacancy in the question provided for supplemental response

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
L Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement explaining that one is not available.

If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility. Do not submit Award SF-50's, they do not contain the required information needed to verify your eligibility.

If you are a Veteran applying to this announcement and wish to be considered through the NRC's equivalent of the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), you must submit the Member 4 Copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other qualifying proof of eligibility. You can find additional information about VEOA at . Veteran's preference does not apply.

If you are applying under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and wish to be considered you must supply supporting documentation. Documentation of disability is required, i.e., Schedule A Letter. Such documentation is used to verify that the individual being hired is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This documentation must be provided to the hiring agency at the time of application, before an individual can be hired. Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. You may refer to the following link to view sample Schedule A letters or Proof of Disability Documentation

All required eligibility determination documentation (i.e., SF-50's, proof of eligibility for VEOA consideration (DD-214, SF-15, etc.), special hiring authority documentation) must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who do not submit appropriate documentation will not be further considered.

All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Please note that each file upload is limited to 3MB in size. If your file size exceeds the size limitation, please reduce the file size or upload it in separate smaller files. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1. Use the "USAJOBS" feature to download documents from your USAJOBS portfolio; or

2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or

3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

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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