Human Resources Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Sep 24, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

These positions are located in the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), Associate Director for Human Resources Operations and Policy (ADHROP), Operations Branch (OB) and Workforce Management Branch (WMBB), in Rockville, Maryland.

These are Non-Bargaining Unit positions.

Selectees will not be subject to Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

* Multiple selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

As a Human Resources Specialist, you will provide advice, guidance, and assistance in assigned offices to staff, supervisors, and managers in the areas employment, staffing, merit selection, position management and classification, pay setting, awards, performance management, employee benefits, and/or executive resources. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Providing responsive advice and assistance to management on a wide range of human resources issues and problems.
  • Providing professional assistance in arriving at acceptable alternatives for accomplishing immediate and future human resources requirements of the office.
  • Preparing and disseminating vacancy announcements and offering suggestions and recommendations for fulfilling current and future resource needs.
  • Providing day-to-day staffing services for the staff and employees of assigned offices and programs
  • Reviewing and analyzing positions to determine proper title, series, and grade and advising managers on position management issues.
  • Conducting and responding to desk audit requests and advising managers on the adequacy of position descriptions.
  • Evaluating and processing personnel action requests such as promotions, reassignments, and separations utilizing various human resources information technology systems.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Minimal travel may be required to participate in training or attend meetings and conferences.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.


You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

PLEASE NOTE: Although NRC has operated under full time telework for most staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the position advertised in this vacancy announcement will not be approved for post-pandemic full time telework and the selectee will be expected to relocate to the stated duty station.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the application of a wide variety of Federal and agency human resources regulations, policies, practices, and procedures in the areas of staffing and placement. Examples may include experience in recruitment, workforce restructuring and reshaping, workforce analysis and data analytics, strategic workforce planning, or executive resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the application of a wide variety of Federal and agency human resources regulations, policies, practices, and procedures in the areas of position management and classification. Examples may include experience in workforce restructuring and reshaping, workforce analysis and data analytics, strategic workforce planning, and/or position classification evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve human resources challenges and problems by conducting research, interpretation, and analyses of applicable laws, regulations, and polices. Resolves problems by developing recommendations and proposing innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical human resources issues in a clear, concise, and logical manner to all levels within or outside an organization (i.e., employees, managers, and agency senior leadership). Examples may include: writing standard operating procedures or other instructions, writing reports to the Office of Personnel Management, writing classification evaluation statements, informal or formal presentations to audiences of different sizes and levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of utilizing human resources information systems and software applications (e.g., automated hiring systems and assessment tools, Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), automated on-boarding systems (WTTS/EODS), personnel action processing systems (DOI, FPPS, NFC), electronic SF-52 systems, personnel reporting systems (staffing plans, FTE reports, recruitment tracking systems), etc.).

  • To qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

    FOR GG-12: One year of specialized experience at the GG-11 grade level or equivalent.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Experience which provided knowledge in Federal human resources operations and policy in the areas of: 1) staffing and placement OR 2) position management and classification (e.g., recruitment, workforce restructuring and reshaping, workforce analysis and data analytics, strategic workforce planning, position classification evaluation, executive resources). This experience must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Federal human resources regulations, policies, practices, and procedures.

    FOR GG-13: One year of specialized experience at the GG-12 grade level or equivalent.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Experience which provided knowledge in Federal human resources operations and policy in the areas of: 1) staffing and placement AND 2) position management and classification (e.g., recruitment, workforce restructuring and reshaping, workforce analysis and data analytics, strategic workforce planning, position classification evaluation, executive resources). This experience must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Federal human resources regulations, policies, practices, and procedures.

    A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume. You may also provide additional information related to your qualifications in the vacancy question provided for supplemental response.

    Education

    None.

    Additional information

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Disability.Resource@nrc.gov . Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

    ***PLEASE NOTE: Although NRC has operated under full time telework for most staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the position advertised in this vacancy announcement will not be approved for post-pandemic full time telework and the selectee will be expected to relocate to the stated duty station.***

    Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager. Please keep in mind your resume is of key importance for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. You may provide additional information related to your knowledge, skills, and abilities (or qualifications) as they relate to this vacancy in the question provided for supplemental response information.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    L Access Authorization

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

    If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement explaining that one is not available.

    If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility. Do not submit Award SF-50's, they do not contain the required information needed to verify your eligibility.

    If you are a Veteran applying to this announcement and wish to be considered through the NRC's equivalent of the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), you must submit the Member 4 Copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other qualifying proof of eligibility. You can find additional information about VEOA at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ . Veteran's preference does not apply.

    If you are applying under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and wish to be considered you must supply supporting documentation. Documentation of disability is required, i.e., Schedule A Letter. Such documentation is used to verify that the individual being hired is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This documentation must be provided to the hiring agency at the time of application, before an individual can be hired. Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. You may refer to the following link to view sample Schedule A letters or Proof of Disability Documentation http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/getting-a-job/sampleschedaletters.pdf

    All required eligibility determination documentation (i.e., SF-50's, proof of eligibility for VEOA consideration (DD-214, SF-15, etc.), special hiring authority documentation) must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who do not submit appropriate documentation will not be further considered.

    All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Please note that each file upload is limited to 3MB in size. If your file size exceeds the size limitation, please reduce the file size or upload it in separate smaller files. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

    1. Use the "USAJOBS" feature to download documents from your USAJOBS portfolio; or

    2. Use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or

    3. Use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

    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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