Human Resources Specialist (Information Systems)

Washington, D.C
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Full Time

The Inspector General of the Department heads an independent and objective organization responsible for audit, investigation and other inspection services related to programs and operation of the Department. The Inspector General provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations as well as to promote and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. The Inspector General is the principle advisor to the Secretary of the Department on the above matters and is responsible for keeping the Secretary and Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of the Department's programs and operations and the necessity for and progress of corrective action.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) consists of the following five components:

• Immediate Office of the Inspector General

• Investigation Services

• Audit Services

• Management Services

• Information Technology Audits and Computer Crime Investigation (ITACCI)

Management Services Division (Management Services) provides management, administrative, and planning support to the OIG's major operations and administrative programs as well as to the OIG senior leadership regarding business operations support matters. Management Services coordinates the formulation and issuance of OIG policies, procedures, and standards or operations; staying current with Administration and Congressional legislative activities external directives, and Department program and management changes impacting OIG operations and policies: as well as oversees and manages the agencies annual budget appropriation and procurement functions, human resources (HR) to include recruitment and retention, space and infrastructure support, OIG-wide administrative records management function, and OIG-wide training programs.

The incumbent reports directly to the Human Resources Director (HRD), serves as a senior technical advisor and program manager for Human Resources (HR) Information Technology (IT) systems, and has responsibility for collaborating with Information Technology group to carry out the planning, design, development, and integration, of the OIG Federal human resources information systems to enable strategic decision-making and comprehensive, timely, and reliable workforce information.

The incumbent of this position will assist in carrying out OIG-wide HR IT program development, program evaluation, and program operations initiatives. This includes providing especially difficult management advisory and consultation services addressing effective HR systems to include but not limited to, the Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS), Workforce Transformation Tracking System (WTTS), Monster, Electronic Official Personnel Folder (EOPF) in support of Agency programs, goals, and mission accomplishment, and representation within and outside OIG.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • You must complete a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Verification of Employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest is required .
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Services.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents. To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).


Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience in FPPS, WTTS, EOPF, and any HR recruitment system (i.e. Monster, USA Staffing).

Experience in developing and implementing automated HR systems.

Experience in developing and analyzing reports from HR data bases.

Experience in utilize various Microsoft Suite applications.

Experience in communicating and dealing with others such as co-workers, managers, supervisors, and internal/external customers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).
  • Knowledge of concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of the HR management.
  • Knowledge of collecting and analyzing data information techniques to develop, write, and plan data collection and reporting.
  • Knowledge of applying interrelationships of multiple HR specialties and recommending new approaches, techniques, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and evaluate IT solutions; merging technologies and their applications to make appropriate recommendations for IT advancements and applications.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal customers and stakeholders, as well as staff in other organizations.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.

  • Education

    Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position and grade level.

    Additional information

    Veterans' Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email to schedule a session with a career counselor ("Veterans Counseling Session" should be placed in the subject line of the email).

    Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment.

    Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.

    Non-Essential: This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures.

    Financial Disclosure: This position requires financial disclosure.

    Telework: During the current period of mandatory telework required by the Agency's COVID-19 response, telework will be mandatory. When it is determined the Agency will be moving to the reopening phase, employees will be expected to physically return to the office of their official duty locations. Telework days and any required waiting period for eligibility will be determined at that time.

    Bargaining Unit: This position is not included in the bargaining unit.

    Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.