Human Resources Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

Serve as a senior technical expert at the agency level in HR policy focusing on Classification and/or Compensation,

1) Manages assigned human resources (HR) program area(s) and keeps abreast of new challenges and best practices. Leads department wide change through workgroups or meetings with communities of interest.

2) Serves as senior technical expert with responsibility to provide advisory, consultative, and technical services orally and in writing to Component HR Offices and top management.

3) Develops policies, procedures guidance, programs, and educational materials to implement new or changes to existing laws, regulations, and/or Executive Orders, or to address either systemic or discrete issues that require Departmental intervention or clarification.

4) Reviews, assesses impact, and prepares comments on legislative proposals related to assigned program areas for impact at both the agency and government wide levels.

5) Represents the Department at interagency meetings and OPM forums and conferences concerning matter related to assigned program area


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or trial period.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.


To qualify for the position of Human Resources Specialist, (GS-0201-14), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.

To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess the following: Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service: 1) performing policy and operations work in at least two of the following HR specialty areas: classification, compensation, performance management, awards, or recruitment and staffing; 2) providing technical guidance on HR laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to Position Classification; and 3) providing policy interpretations on HR Senior Executive Service performance management.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/24/2022. Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.


There is no substitution of Education for the Specialized Experience Requirements.

Additional information

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
1. 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 or BEFORE appointment or onboarding with the agency 2021. 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.

2. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.

The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you'll have the chance to claim an eligibility pathway, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for. See a full list and learn more at USAJOBS, see: What does Status Candidate mean? or Which Jobs am I Eligible to Apply for?
  • Current & Former Federal Employees : For more information, see USAJOBS Federal Employees .
  • Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP & ICTAP) : For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
  • Preference Eligible Veterans and Certain Military Spouses: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details.
  • Schedule A for Persons with Disabilities: Learn more at USAJOBS - Individuals with Disabilities .

General Employment Information :
  • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Our policy can be found at:
  • DOJ EEO Statement: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at:
  • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: .