Human Resources Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 18, 2022
Closes
Jan 25, 2022
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

WHAT IS THE RETURN PREPARER OFFICEDIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Strategy and Finance Department, Return Preparer Office

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Provides information and/or advice to HR support staff, program managers, operating officials, and applicants on legal or regulatory requirements relating to assigned HR functions.
  • Works directly with HCO on complex issues in the assigned areas of discipline and maintains a regular working relationship with HCO on policy development and proposals surrounding the assigned areas of discipline. Focuses on issues that affect the assigned business unit relative to the incumbent's areas of expertise.
  • Establishes and maintains a cooperative working relationship with managers; meets with managers to discuss various HR strategies. Provides strategic consultative advisory services on a wide range of initiatives, issues and problems with management and customer HR offices.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (SPD):
PD21139 and PD21132

Visit the IRS SPD Library to access the position descriptions.
  • If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
  • A 1-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.


Qualifications

Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-11:You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience assisting customers and/or management on a wide range of principles, practices, and advisory services, part of a Human Resources (HR) specialization such as, but not limited to, HR Systems, Compensation, Classification, Recruitment, Employee Benefits, Organizational Development, Performance Management and Employee Labor Relations. Experience applying recruitment and placement regulations, laws, and OPM guidance. Providing comprehensive recruitment and placement staff assistance. Experience assisting with conducting a variety of analytical studies and/or projects involving complex programs, systems, or issues having impact on multiple IRS locations and/or organizations to persuade, negotiate and provide technically sound information in a highly effective and clear manner. Assisting with special projects and programs. Experience utilizing HR information systems (e.g., HR Connect, USA Staffing, Career Connector) to resolve errors, verify data, and quality review.

OR
EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study or; 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study or; LL.M., if related.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-12: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience assisting customers and/or management on a wide range principles, practices, and advisory services, part of a Human Resources (HR) specialization such as, but not limited to, HR Systems, Compensation, Classification, Recruitment, Employee Benefits, Organizational Development, Performance Management and Employee Labor Relations. Conducting training and presenting information on recruitment and placement regulations, laws, and OPM guidance. Providing comprehensive recruitment and placement staff assistance. Experience assisting with conducting a variety of analytical studies and/or projects involving complex programs, systems, or issues having impact on multiple IRS locations and/or organizations to persuade, negotiate and provide technically sound information in a highly effective and clear manner; assisting with special projects and programs. Experience utilizing HR information systems (e.g., HR Connect, USA Staffing, Career Connector) to resolve errors, verify data, and quality review.

AND

MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: For positions above the GS-05, applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the grade you are applying for.

AND

TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT: By the closing date (or if this is an open continuous announcement, by the cut-off date) specified in this job announcement, current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment . For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens".

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards .

Education

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time, but you must provide an SF-50 documenting you held this job series. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
  • Note: If substituting Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade-point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. The Qualifications requirements above will reflect if SAA is accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will offer the option to select SAA as a qualifying response.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages .
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • Tour of Duty: Day Shift.
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.