Human Resources Specialist (Staffing Program Manager)

Washington, D.C
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Full Time


Position will work remotely. The position serves as a Staffing Program Managerwithin the Office of Human Resources and Professional Development (HRPD), Special Agent/IOI Recruitment & Hiring Division (SAIOIRHD) and serves as a key advisor to the Division Chief, SAIOIRHD and Deputy Division Chief, SAIOIRHD concerning full range of recruitment and placement activities; monitor staffing operations to ensure compliance with regulations and analyze and investigate adverse quality trends.
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  • Provide guidance and broad direction on program execution, evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and compliance of the Staffing and Recruitment program, and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Implements actions aligned to the accomplishment of goals and objectives in the ATF Strategic Plan, HRPD Operating Plan and the Human Capital Operating Plan (HCOP).
  • Evaluating and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the staffing and recruitment program, operations, and customer satisfaction.
  • He/she has expert knowledge of staffing and recruitment policies, HR processes, and traditional HR operations.
  • leading workforce and succession planning efforts with SAIOIRHD top leaders and support broader HRPD leadership efforts.
  • Working closely with HRPD leaders to encourage ATF submissions of annual recruitment plans. Leading SAIOIRHD efforts to perform skills assessments and to develop effective division training plans on current staffing and recruitment trends, analysis, and production metrics for all assigned SAIOIRHD programs.
  • Developing internal policies, procedures, and training for SAIOIRHD staff, other HR practitioners and customers.
  • Work closely with the HRPD Policy and Accountability Division to ensure an efficient, effective, and legally compliant staffing and recruitment program.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • May be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


To qualify, candidates must also have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level.

Specialized experience: Providing comprehensive management advisory and technical services regarding Federal Human Resources staffing and recruitment operations. Leading, or managing a federal civilian HR program area which includes Delegated Examining Authority and Merit Promotion Programs. Monitoring staffing operations to prevent deficiencies and verifying adherence to quality plans and requirements to ensure compliance with regulations. Analyzing and investigating adverse quality trends or conditions, presenting findings by way of data reports, and initiating corrective action.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations from ATF's Human Resources Operations Division. Please click on the following link to read important information. DOJ Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See .

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color , sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability (physical and mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, retaliation, or other non-merit based factors.

Please click on the following link to read important information. Department of Justice EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: ATF provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the job application and hiring process, and you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, please notify the human resources specialist listed on the vacancy announcement, or contact the ATF's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 648-8760. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is handled on a case-by-case basis.

Federal Regulations state "no ATF employee, his/her spouse, or his/her minor child shall have, directly or indirectly, any financial interest, including compensated employment, stock, or proprietary interest in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries. You should be aware that you may be asked to relinquish any ownership of or interests in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries before a determination can be made whether access to ATF information, information technology systems, and/or facilities can be authorized."

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and, or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies:
  • Leadership
  • Technical Competence
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving

  • Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

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

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
    -Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).-Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).
    -Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.
    -Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection); a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
    -Required, if applicable: VEOA documentation (your DD-214, Member Copy 4).
    -Required, if applicable: If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority or an interchange agreement with another merit system not listed above, see the requirements for that authority and submit the required supporting documentation. Go to: USAJOBS Hiring Path for Special Authorities or Special Hiring Authority for more information

    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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