LEAD HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Pentagon, Virginia
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as a Lead Human Resources Specialist providing planning, directing, organizing, and exercising control over nonsupervisory employees assigned to Civilian Personnel Services Division.
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Responsibilities

  • Leads a team in providing strategic and technical guidance in the performance of a wide range of Human Resource Management (HRM) areas such as merit promotion, recruitment and placement, affirmative employment, employee and
  • CONT. labor-management relations, and employment performance and conduct issues as well as in other areas such as resources management, civilian deployment, and other special programs related duties
  • Performs program evaluation of a full range of HR programs at command and wing/installation level and develops and executes improvement/enhancement plans
  • Serves as trusted agent and expert advising senior management within the HAF on affirmative employment, staffing, recruitment and placement, compensation and pay, benefits, classification, and employee development
  • CONT. relating to GS, DCIPS, WG, AccqDemo and other pay schedule positions
  • Represents the Headquarters Air Force at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Intelligence (OUSD(I)), the Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, other Services,
  • CONT. Interagency government organizations, and other stakeholders meetings, working groups, and conferences


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • PCS expenses ARE authorized and will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program
  • Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety
  • Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a government travel card
  • May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours
  • This is a centrally managed position in the force support career field
  • Per AFMAN-36-203, Table 2.1, Rule 21, Note 4: Area of consideration is limited to employees serving in identical or similar positions or organizations to which the duties could have been assigned. The recruitment for this position is limited to
  • CONT. individuals currently assigned to Pentagon ADM VA 20330. Annc(under who may apply)- NOTE: Area of consideration is limited to employees serving in identical or similar positions or organizations to which the duties could have been assigned.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-13, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes Direct experience using knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing federal human resources management. Analyzing a wide variety of work force data to provide recommendations for improving the human resource management program. Experience using knowledge of staffing, employee management relations, and other functional areas of civilian personnel management to determine procedural, regulatory or programmatic errors in the practice. Performing fact-finding, analysis, mediation, and resolution of complex employment disputes; and researching and discerning applicable case laws. Preparing and presenting briefings, issues and recommendations; providing clear and thorough advice and assistance to other analysts, assuring consistency with prior agency decisions and precedents. Developing improvements in and designing new work methods and procedures to accomplish work of the team; planning work accomplishment to meet expected quality and quantity of work; and motivating, training and working with diverse employees.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of a wide range of federal Human Resources (HR) laws, executive orders, regulations, policies, directives, instructions, and concepts governing HR functions such as merit promotion, recruitment and placement, affirmative employment, employee management relations, employment performance and conduct issues, and other programs, and how to interpret manpower documents and accurately connect personnel records to manpower and funding data elements.
2. Knowledge of advanced federal human resources management (HRM) principles, concepts, practices, analytical methods, Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS) and Defense Civilian Payroll System (DCPS), a wide range of qualitative and quantitative techniques, and relationships of various HR disciplines as well as seasoned consultative skill sufficient to resolve complex HRM problems not susceptible to treatment by standard methods. Knowledge of, to provide analysis of diverse information and make recommendations for enhancements and improvements to the administration of programs and the resolution of problems.
3. Skill in applying analytical reasoning processes and ability to identify and project trends and propose alternative solutions to adverse trends, evaluation techniques to the identification consideration and resolution of issues or problems concerning efficiency and effectiveness of program operations, and evaluative methods that include a wide range of qualitative and quantitative techniques .
4. Skill in applying basic principles, provisions, laws, regulations, practices, and techniques in affirmative employment, staffing, recruitment and placement, benefits, compensation and pay, classification, and employee development.
5. Skill in troubleshooting and resolving the most difficult problems associated with providing comprehensive affirmative employment, staffing, recruitment and placement, benefits, compensation and pay, classification, and employee development advisory services.
6. Ability to maintain harmonious relations with managers, supervisors, employees, co-workers and others to ensure cooperative resolution of conflicts and to provide effective coordination of activities. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing and to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 11220322

If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities please click here . Subsequently, FTR Bulletin 20-04 issued by GSA, provides further information regarding NDAA FY2020, Public Law 116-92, and the expansion of eligibility beyond "transferred" for WTA/RITA allowances. For additional information, please click here .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

BASIS OF RATING: Your application will be rated under the Cut Point procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualification requirements. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran's Preference is considered where applicable.

Best Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.
Fully Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
Basically Qualified Group: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here .

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume. Your name MUST be included on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15 .
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action . The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement , block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".
  • Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year time-in-grade requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-Grade, Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty . Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service (honorable or general) and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
    - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees - List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
    Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).

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