Human Resources Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 21, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Talent Services and Systems Division, Human Capital Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.

The position description number for this position is 386217.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

Responsible for providing payroll administration and compensation activities involving the responsibility for the interpretation and application of rules, law, and policies.

Provides advice and guidance to managers related to compensation and payroll.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with managers and personnel throughout the Library, other Federal, state, and local agencies and with the private sector.

Provides managers and employees with information and interpretation of the Library of Congress, and OPM relevant compensation and pay administration policies and procedures.

Compiles, calculates or audits complex information or data, and prepares or maintains employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leave, transfers, or promotions.

Provides managers and employees with specific, directly applicable information on the organization's practices, procedures, and policies related to complex compensation and payroll issues and programs, such as basic pay, overtime, or leave entitlement questions or problems.

Provides advice to supervisors and employees on complex and controversial compensation-related situations covered by conflicting guidelines and accepted personnel practices.

Establishes and maintains effective relationships with managers at all levels providing advice and guidance concerning human resources related problems. Reviews new Library regulations and directives; Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations; and other relevant decisions, and rulings, related to compensation and payroll programs. Determines the degree of impact on existing compensation programs, and provides advice and alternatives to managers and supervisors.

Provides expert advisory services to managers in the functional areas of pay administration, including awards and other benefits. Exercises independent judgement and interprets and explains human resources policies, laws, and regulations to managers and staff concerning complex human resources related problems.

Researches, analyzes or troubleshoots problems that could prevent an employee from receiving the appropriate salary or within grade increase. Based on conditions and factors that relate to the issues, determines what information is required and independently corrects those issues.

Reviews information and reconciles conflicting data and devises new or modified methods to implement findings. Identifies options, makes recommendations and develops proposals using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of the rules and regulations related to human resources compensation, personnel processing, benefits and leave in the Federal Service.**

Ability to research and analyze human resources rules and regulations to provide advice and assistance.**

Knowledge of automated personnel and payroll data systems.**

Ability to provide customer service.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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