Human Resources Specialist

Washington, D.C
Sep 15, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time


This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. The incumbent will serve as a Human Resources Specialist providing the full range of advisory services to management officials and executing a wide range of recruiting and staffing activities for Title 5 and Title 3 components of the Executive Office of the President.

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As a Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • - Provides the full range of advisory services and technical guidance to senior management officials on federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures governing Human Resources Programs.
    - Provides technical guidance, comprehensive advice and solutions to managers and supervisors on a variety of human resources management areas.
    - Researches OPM directives and regulations, United States Code of Federal Regulations, new legislation, and various court decisions and recommends courses of action to resolve complex HR problems or issues.
    - Collaborates with hiring managers to develop job analysis, review position descriptions, review OPM qualification standards, and determine rating criteria for various types of recruitment actions.
    - Manage Title 3 hiring programs by advising and assisting hiring managers with Political Appointments/Hires.
    - Oversee the coding and processing of personnel actions in accordance with the Guide to Processing Personnel action in DCPDS.
    - Oversee and manage Official Personnel Files.
    - Manages on-boarding process of new hires and facilitates New Employee Orientation.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident is required for this appointment.
  • Males born on (or after) 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System or have an approved exemption. Visit for more info.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Direct deposit is required per Public Law 104-134.
  • Relocation expense will not be paid.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance prior to appointment date. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade or equivalent pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. In order to qualify at the GS-14 grade level, applicants must meet the specialized experience listed below:

Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or equivalent pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience providing support to a Federal Organization in the private or public sector.

Specialized Experience is defined as: 1) Experience serving as a recognized authority advising managers, other human resources professionals, and employees on the CFR and OPM Standards on federal civilian staffing, placement, regulations, policies, and flexibilities; 2) Experience coding, reviewing, and/or approving personnel actions; 3) Experience analyzing, evaluating, and researching regulations to determine applicability and impact on agency operations for recruitment/pay and compensation; 4) Experience writing, updating, revising, and/or maintaining Human Capital policies.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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 information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Active Duty Military Members may apply under this announcement due to the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act. You must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions along with your application for Federal employment. A certification is a document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of application. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Inter-Agency Career Transition Assistance Programs & Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: . For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement:

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Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application .

NOTE: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Decision Making - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.

Staffing and Placement - Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the staffing and placement program by utilizing the US Code of Federal Regulations and OPM Standards to: plans, administers, and manage staffing and placement functions to ensure effective support of programs and policies.

Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement or if you are utilizing education as part of your qualifications.
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service). Please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not identify all the required information needed for eligibility verification.
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities. DD-214 must be a Member 4 or Service 2 copy which reflects the type of discharge/character of service.
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistant Program/Inter-Agency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

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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