Washington, D.C
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

As a(n) HR SPEC (CLASS) (TITLE 5), GS-0201-9/11/12, you will perform but are not limited to the following duties:
Plans, develops, directs and operates the Position Management and Classification program within the State Human Resource Office. Serves as the functional expert for the Position Management and Classification Program. Reviews policy and guidance from higher echelons. Develops local classification guidance to facilitate understanding of classification principles and processes. Develops local implementing instructions to include regulations and standard operating procedures. Coordinates the application and implementation of new guidance and assures consistency in interpretation. Reviews job descriptions, evaluation statements, documentation of position management studies, competitive levels, Table of Distribution and allowance (TDAs) and Modification Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOEs) to ensure application of sound classification and position management principles. Reviews or initiates review of classification data to identify discrepancies and takes or ensures corrective action is taken. Determines proper response to higher echelon requests for data/information and coordinates or performs the gathering and compilation. Serves as specialist/troubleshooter with independent responsibility for resolving very difficult problems in the Position Management and Classification function. Applies a comprehensive knowledge of position management and classification to train and assist directors and managers in accomplishing their position management responsibilities. Exercises delegated classification authority to develop and evaluate/certify position responsibilities for all positions within both the Army and Air National Guard, to include state employees, and/or contracted service employees. Applies classification standards and supplemental guidance to determine title, series and grade. Applies a thorough and comprehensive understanding of classification principles and concepts to interpret and adapt classification guides to secure sound decisions on positions for which the guides are only partially applicable and few precedents exist. Conducts on site or telephonic audits, prepares written evaluation statements as required by National Guard Bureau policy, and processes individual actions. Interprets and explains classification criteria, and prepares and/or presents advisory opinions on the classification of positions. Provides advice and assistance with classification appeal procedures, and ensures that appeal packages comply with DoD/OPM requirements. The incumbent independently resolves difficult issues and problems requiring consideration of the total human resource management program. Serves as a technical expert on classification matters to advise the HRO and/or Adjutant General on program requirements and practices. Supported organizations typically include extremely complex position and organizational structures with closely aligned responsibilities to those on respective MTOE/TDA and UMD structures. Potentially, more than 50% of these positions involve joint operations, military support to civilian authorities, military readiness and training. Develops, coordinates, and maintains state plans/guidance. Conducts continuing reviews of position classification and position management programs. Develops, updates, and coordinates the Workforce Management Plan. Assists managers with planning and implementing reorganizations that frequently are the result of major mission changes or sweeping realignment of positions and personnel.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Possess a valid state driver?s license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which they live or are principally employed, in accordance with Army and Air Force Vehicle Operations Directives.
  • The applicant must possess a Secret security clearance.
  • The incumbent of this position description must have, at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.
  • Irregular and overtime (compensatory) hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.
  • Relocation Incentive: NOT authorized
  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED. This is a Title 5 Excepted service position that does not require military membership.


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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training which involves the exercise of analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility, and application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts and practices applicable to one or more fields of administration or management. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the grade below. Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in executing personnel programs and Human Resources Information Systems, as applicable to the specific position and its position description. Must have knowledge and understanding of the personnel and manpower core competencies: Organization Structure; Requirements Determination; Program Allocation and Control; and, Performance Improvement. Have a working knowledge of organizational structures; manpower standards; manpower resources; manpower data systems; or, commercial services to include strategic sourcing. Experienced in performing personnel program requirements that involve advising supervisors and managers; and, experienced in completing accession planning and processing; classification and position management; and, civilian promotions. Experienced in advertising positions, processing assignments or reassignment actions; reviewing human resources development programs; applying education and training policy requirements; discussing retraining procedures; and/or providing retirement options. Competent in discussing the equal opportunity and sexual assault prevention and response programs. Have experiences in career counseling; completing or editing performance evaluations; and, conducting educational and skill development personnel course programs. Competent in merit principles, personnel plans, programs, and policies to guide or advise others on their implementation activities. Skilled in applying program policies, directives, publications, and training manuals. Knowledgeable on allocating manpower resource budgets or execution procedures. Experienced in performance management and productivity programs; or, advising on process improvement, best practices, and performance techniques.
PH.D or equivalent professional degree in any field of study.
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to any field of study, or LL.M, if related.
Combination of education and specialized experience


Applicants who have the one (1) year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.

PH.D or equivalent professional degree in any field of study.
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M, if related.
Combination of education and specialized experience

You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: I

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

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Veteran's Preference: Veteran's preference must be validated by formal submissions of necessary supporting documentation. You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. Failure to submit all supporting documentation WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference, and could possibly impact your placement on the certificate sent to the selecting official. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" AND required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference of any kind. An SF-50 is NOT sufficient to adjudicate preference.

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