Human Resources Specialist (Compensation/Performance)

Washington, D.C
Sep 18, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time


All positions are in the excepted service. Federal employees in the competitive service with career or career conditional appointments are encouraged to apply. As a Human Resources Specialist (Compensation/Performance) you will have responsibility (individually or by assisting senior analysts or specialists) for developing, administering, coordinating, and overseeing GAO's indebtedness, performance management, compensation and/or incentive programs.
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As a Human Resources Specialist (Compensation/Performance), PT-0201-2your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • -Serve as Human Capital specialist with responsibility in developing, administering, coordinating, advising, and consulting with customers on performance management, compensation, and/or incentive program.
  • -Provide advisory services to management officials and develops agency-wide guidance material on updates and implementation of methods and procedures for improving performance management, and/or compensation program operations.
  • -Develop, modify, and maintains one or more human resources programs, projects, or studies. Plans and coordinates intra-agency participation and assesses progress towards HR and agency goals.
  • -Draft, review, and/or revises related Agency policies and standard operating procedures.
  • -Participates in task forces, surveys and/or study teams to gather and interpret information and data for assessing complex problems and to determine accuracy of current systems, orders, and directives.
  • -Assist in complex studies and projects in human resource functions involving program development, evaluation, and/or operations and identifies ways to improve or enhance current HR programs to ensure services meet management's business objectives.
  • -Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

You must meet all qualification requirements before the announcement closes.
1. You must be a U.S. citizen
2. You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.
3. You must be suitable for federal employment.
4. Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. ( ).
5. Completion of a probationary period may be required


You may qualify at the BAND 02 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the GS-11/PT-I level in the federal service, or comparable public /private sector experience. Specialized experience is defined as researching and applying regulations, policies, guidelines, and other statutes and legal authorities concerning pay administration and indebtedness to interpret and provide advice and guidance related to indebtedness, performance management, and/or compensation; as well as applying NFC guidelines and polices to manage compensation and indebtedness.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This is a NOT bargaining unit position.

Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit .

Selectees will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request accommodation, please email .The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one or two-year probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the assessment questions. Please make sure that your responses to the assessment questions are supported in your resume. Please follow all instructions carefully. If you provide incomplete answers, fail to provide a narrative response to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation, or if your response to a vacancy question is "see resume", your rating may be affected or you may be determined ineligible.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Compensation, HR Information Systems, and Performance Management

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

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:

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. 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.

If you are using your education to qualify (even partially), you must submit a copy of your transcripts. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you will be required to provide official transcripts. Foreign Education: If you are submitting a transcript from a non-US educational institution, applicants must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service. For additional information, please visit

Veteran Hiring Authority Eligibles: VEOA, VRA, and 30% Disabled Veterans must submit adequate proof of active service in the Armed Forces including Member 4 copy of your DD-214, which indicates character of service. To claim 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying the percentage of your disability and preference in hiring. To claim 5-Point veterans' preference, you must submit a Member 4 copy of the DD-214 or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command. For more information on veterans' preference visit: .

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent), showing tenure, type of service (competitive/excepted) and the highest grade held.

If you are applying under the Schedule A hiring Authority for individuals with disabilities, you must submit proof disability.

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