Human Resources Specialist (Information Systems), CG-0201-14

Washington, D.C
Aug 03, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Administration, Human Resources Branch, Information Management and Payroll Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and serves as a key FDIC Human Resources information system expert and advisor to senior management.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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Serves as a key FDIC Human Resources information system expert and advisor while working with various FDIC staff members and ad hoc technical team members ensuring HR Systems project objective and deadlines are met.

Applies analytical knowledge and ability required for effective management of projects. Set and adjusts short-term priorities; prepares schedules for completion of work; conducts in-process and after-actions reviews and determine areas for improvements.

Develops policy recommendations for HR systems operation and management including HR systems operations guidelines for all FDIC Personnel Office staffs and other HR systems users in the areas of HR, benefits processing, position management, payroll, personnel processing, and workflow administration relating to system functionality and operation.

Applies a thorough knowledge of both personnel management operations, policies, principles and acts as consultant in the area of HR processing and reporting using existing knowledge of business practices and techniques as well as seasoned judgment to direct and provide oversight to contractual staff in the areas of HR system development, testing, and implementation of new functionality or enhancement of existing functionality.

Develops and evaluates system documentation, user performance support tools, training programs, and communication to inform end users and affected employees of the impact of new human resources information systems.

Assists FDIC management officials and administrative staff in obtaining a wide variety of human resources information from Corporate Human Resources Information System (CHRIS) and the National Finance Center (NFC) for use as planning and decision-making tool.

Represents FDIC at various HR System service provider Executive level/User Community meetings.

Performs a variety of duties in connection with integrating management information reporting solutions for FDIC management officials into the implementation of CHRIS.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing management advisory services relating to HR or payroll information system programs; serving as a system point of contact; and providing technical guidance on implementing and administering the HR systems or payroll program.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 "well qualified" for this position. For more information, Click Here .


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary or trial period as applicable to appointment type.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.
  • Knowledge of applying a wide range of HRM concepts, laws, practices, and policies sufficient to solve a wide range of complex technical HRM problems and issues, provide HR information systems advisory and technical services, and recommend appropriate HR automation initiatives.
  • Ability to develop a project work plan including identifying tasks required to meet project goals, developing schedules; and identifying appropriate project participants.
  • Ability to identify and analyze systematic problems, define enhancements and implement improvements associated with the assigned function/system.
  • Ability to lead teams of functional HR specialists and serve as a technical expert in determining requirements for automated systems as well as determining the implications of changes in HR programs, regulations, or policies on HR information systems.
  • Knowledge of HR information systems sufficient to provide technical assistance on the HR automated system's procedures and applications.
  • Ability to write reports explaining statistical differences and procedures for collecting data.
  • Ability to communicate with both end users and technical staff regarding user/system issues.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here . You must submit documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' eligibility.

    SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation, however; the letter MUST clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority and that your eligibility is based on a severe physical disability; an intellectual disability; or a psychiatric disability. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g., VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST INCLUDE: a statement that you are eligible based on one of the following: severe physical disability, an intellectual disability, or a psychiatric disability. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters, click here , and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

    INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

    CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). If reinstatement eligible include your Career/Career conditional SF-50. To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    NONCOMPETITIVE CONVERSION ELIGIBLES UNDER A PATHWAYS PROGRAM: If you are applying under this noncompetitive conversion authority, you must provide proof of program completion. A letter from your current agency certifying completion is acceptable documentation.

    FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable. If you want to be considered non-competitively include a copy of your SF-50. The SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    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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