Personnel Support Assistant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 19, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Personnel Support Assistant in the Personnel Section, the employee will perform administrative and human resources functions that involve the maintenance, safeguarding, and destruction of personnel records; the processing of a variety of payroll and personnel actions in an automated human resources system; providing support to the classification and recruitment programs and responding to pay, personnel and administrative matters. Responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing and processing the full range of personnel and pay actions where regulatory or data system research is necessary.
  • Reviewing all administrative and personnel related correspondence submitted for action, response, or transmission to the National Finance Center.
  • Using and maintaining information in a variety of human resources automation systems and databases.
  • Identifying and obtaining HR-related information from other Division and Department sources as needed.
  • Coordinating and managing the pre-employment process for attorney appointments.
  • Assisting in periodic evaluations that ensure compliance with law, rule, regulation and procedures.
  • Verifying employment for employees, as needed.
  • Assisting with the preparation of special staffing reports.
  • Performing other duties as assigned


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen with competitive status and employed by the Antitrust Division to be considered for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take and successfully clear a drug test.
  • You must submit a complete application package by closing.
  • You must meet all time-in-grade and qualification requirements by closing.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This is a full-time, permanent appointment in the competitive service, ineligible to be included in the bargaining unit.
  • This is a non-supervisory appointment, subject to a one-year probationary period in accordance with 5 CFR 315.801.
  • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
  • When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
  • EEO Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
  • Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php /Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
  • Veterans Information: https://my.usajobs.gov/Veterans
  • Legal and Regulatory Guidance: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Legal_and_Regulatory_Guidance


Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-8, the applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described below, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

Examples of specialized experience include :
  • Applying regulations and requirements relating to basic recruitment and placement, pay setting and personnel/payroll programs in order to provide assistance to employees and managers;
  • Utilizing personnel systems and procedures to determine appropriate steps to input personnel actions and to resolve suspense actions;
  • Utilizing written and oral communication techniques in order to explain programs and to clarify problems.

To qualify at the GS-9 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-8 level.

Examples of specialized experience include :
  • Providing administrative and technical support for human resources programs and activities such as recruitment, classification and the pre-employment security process;
  • Serving as the point-of-contact for employees and managers regarding the hiring and onboarding process;
  • Applying personnel policies in the management of personnel programs and associated automated systems such as Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), National Finance Center (NFC), EPIC, WebTA, and/or other Human Resources Programs and Information Systems.


Additional information

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category (80 and above) using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over candidates from other agencies for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority over other applicants who are not employees of the Department of Justice if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category (80 and above) using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

The Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) allows veterans to apply to announcements that are only open to "status" candidates, which means "current competitive service employees." To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either (1) a preference eligible (defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108(3)), OR (2) a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. When applying under VEOA, you must rate and rank among the best qualified when compared to current employee applicants in order to be considered for appointment. Veterans' preference does not apply to internal agency actions such as promotions, transfers, reassignments and reinstatements.