Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 19, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time


The Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service is the DOD enterprise leader in the development and delivery of civilian personnel policies and HR solutions that strengthen mission readiness. Position is telework eligible.
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It is the applicant's responsibility to read all sections and associated links in this vacancy announcement.
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Serves as action officer and subject matter expert in a variety of personnel areas in support of the world-wide DoD Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) personnel program. Researches, develops, and coordinates civilian personnel policies applicable to all DOD NAF civilian employees. Provides well grounded policy guidance, interpretation, and advisory assistance. Analyzes unprecedented problems or unique situations and recommends solutions to the Division Chief. Developed solutions often have DoD-wide application. Provides technical expertise in one or more specialized areas of DoD NAF personnel management including staffing, classification, overseas employment, and leave and attendance. Applies a broad, multifunctional knowledge of human resources management and administration laws, regulations, policies, programs, technologies, and practices. Represents the program to senior Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service and DoD Component staff. Initiates in-depth studies, analyzes practices, trends and law, recommends policy and procedure and when approved, promulgates the program. Ensures policy interface with other DoD programs and personnel policies as appropriate. Prepares and performs presentations and briefings. As required, evaluates Component human resources programs and/or performs assistance visits. Assists in the development and accomplishment of program goals and makes recommendations for improvements. Represents DoD at meetings, conferences, seminars, etc.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card are required upon appointment
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • Satisfactory completion of employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • One year probationary period may be required
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Subject to satisfactory completion of all pre-employment checks in accordance with AR 215-3, para.2 to include a Tier 3 investigation
  • Position requires occasional travel
  • If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty


QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE CLEARLY VERIFIABLE IN YOUR RESUME. GOVERNMENT POSITIONS MUST INCLUDE PAY PLAN, SERIES, GRADE, TO AND FROM DATES, AND GOVERNMENT AGENCY/DEPARTMENT. All qualification requirements must include experience performing duties equivalent in scope and complexity to the next lower grade level.

Progressively responsible work experience and knowledge that provides a comprehensive knowledge of two or more NAF HR functional areas, principles, practices, and the current legal, regulatory or procedural requirements in performing the duties described above.

The related work experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level.

Demonstrated ability to deal with peers in other agencies and with senior management officials within DoD in interpreting laws and policies to provide management advisory services on DoD-wide NAF personnel management.

Must be able to effectively communicate orally, demonstrate strong writing skills and present findings and recommendations on research topics affecting NAF policies.

Advanced education is highly desirable.

Highly Qualifying Criteria: Experience within the past 2 years serving as the Chief of a Human Resources Office with responsibility for NAF employees or as a Chief or Human Resources Specialist at a region, HQ, or comparable level within the Department of Defense or its components.
Only highly-qualified candidates will be initially referred. If management does not wish to select a highly-qualified candidate, they may request a referral including all qualified applicants.


Education is not required for this position and will not be utilized in determining minimum qualifications or as a substitution for experience unless indicated in the vacancy. If you would like for your education to be considered by the hiring panel as part of your overall accomplishments, you must attach copies of transcripts (online transcripts will be accepted). Only education from accredited and pre-accredited institutions will be accepted. Foreign education must be evaluated for equivalency in the United States. For more information, please click here .

Additional information

  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized based upon a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Please check out our application information kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs.
  • A manual application may be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this announcement. If you are applying manually, all required documentation must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your experience is subject to evaluation and verification against the information in your resume. The numeric rating you receive is a self-assessment only and is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, or if your resume lacks sufficient information, you will be rated accordingly or you may be considered ineligible.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:
  • Resume

Optional: Our job application ( DA Form 3433 ) will be accepted in place of a resume.
Please note that if you upload multiple resumes, only the most recently uploaded version will be used to determine your qualifications for this position. Additional documentation not required or identified in this vacancy may not be utilized in determining your qualifications. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify all of the information in their resume and documents; HR will not modify documents, responses, or information submitted by an applicant. All application requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and qualifying experience clearly documented in the resume. Please ensure your resume adequately describes your experience as it relates to this vacancy.

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or claimed priority/preference
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • DA Form 3433
  • DA Form 3434 (NAF Personnel Action or Equivalent)
  • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

Including any of the following on your resume may result in an ineligible rating:
Classified or government sensitive information
Social Security Number (SSN)
Photos of yourself
Personal information, such as specifically mentioning your age, gender, race/national origin, etc
Encrypted and digitally signed documents
Illegible documents or files that cannot be opened

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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