Human Resources Specialist (Classification)

Washington, D.C
Jan 16, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

To utilize IC Human Capital expertise to complete IC Competency-Based PD project; and supplement the IPC workforce to perform various Classification, Position Management (job assessments) and Pay Flexibilities Policies and Programs under 50 USC regs.

Serves as the senior classification, position management and pay flexibility policy HR specialist for DHS OCHCO/I&A joint Intelligence Policy Cell Unit. Lead, execute and implement the completion of the agency's IC-Competency Based Position Description standardization project and development/revisions of intelligence job assessments projects. Reviews proposed legislation, policy, and regulations to develop or revised policies, standard operation procedures or guidance to service entities and components across DHS Intelligence Enterprise and components relative to draft and new classification and pay standards, flexibilities, laws, rules and regulations, classification coverage, and policies to include Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) decisions, current and proposed classification systems, etc. Serve as an expert technical advisor to the IPC Director on HR policy issues and, as necessary, coordinates action with appropriate stakeholders and staff elements. Maintains contact with, makes special staff visits, and aids ensure compliance across both the IC and DHS policies and regulations.
Serves as the Title 50 subject matter expert on employee compensation systems and pay flexibilities, and the principle advisor on IC-wide and DHS IE-wide community of practices (COP). Provides expertise and leadership in the development, coordination, and promulgation of Title 50 employee compensation, job assessments, and classification initiatives, policies and standards to ensure effective integration Department and Intelligence Community strategies, policies and equities.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:

To qualify for the GS-13, candidates must possess one year of specialized experience that demonstrates Human Capital policy and analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of various classification, position management, pay flexibilities, and/or job assessment management policies and programs in development of short and long-range program goals.

To qualify for the GS-14, candidates must possess one year of specialized experience that demonstrates researching, interpreting, analyzing and applying various guidelines, policies, regulations, and procedures etc. under Title 50 or Title 10 U.S.C. Demonstrate experience to establish or revised agency's policies and programs to accomplish workforce challenges related to classification, position management and/or pay flexibility compensation standards, laws, rules, coverage, and policies significant to impact short- and long-range goals. Core knowledge in 1) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and (2) Reviewing and researching regulations, directives, and reports to develop policy and guidance for classification, position management, job assessments and pay flexibilities while providing technical advice to senior management and staff on HC policies.

Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).