HR Specialist (Classification)

Cape Fox Shared Services
Washington, DC
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 23, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Job Description Job Summary The position reports to the Division Chief, Classification or the Director, Human Capital Services Center, Human Capital and Talent Management. The incumbent serves as an expert level position classification specialist assigned to provide operational position classification advisory and technical support to establish timely and accurate position descriptions for USAID bureau(s) and office(s). Works on assigned portfolio teams with colleague HR practitioners to develop accurate and technically compliant position descriptions for direct hire Foreign Service, Civil Service and Senior Executive Service positions. Advises management on proper position classification, establishes and maintains accurate position description libraries for assigned organization components, participates in special position classification studies, conducts desk audits, and position reviews for office reorganizations. The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Employee may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload. Essential Functions and Responsibilities The incumbent classifies a wide variety of positions using OPM position classification standards. Work involves writing position evaluation statements, completing OF-8 forms and building positions accurately in automated position classification/staffing system. The incumbent provides expert and authoritative advice on difficult and complex classification issues and decisions with implications in major agency programs. Collaborates with senior specialists throughout USAID to ensure that the application of position classification standards is accurate and consistent. Compares positions to other like positions and to classification standards to ensure consistency in establishing compensation levels across a variety of employment programs. Shares analyses and determinations with peers; incorporates best practices and lessons learned into the standard work practices of USAID classification program. Provides agency managers with definitive interpretations of USAID's classification, compensation, wage administration, and position management procedures, practices, policies, and guidelines when the issues involved are new, highly controversial, precedent setting and/or involve more than one area of Human Resources policy. Issues guidance to clarify issues, resolve conflicting guidance, and/or to alleviate other potential or existing problems, such as those pertaining to competitive levels, bargaining unit status, and FLSA determinations. Serves as the agency technical expert to develop accurate and current position descriptions for assigned bureaus and offices. Acts as a consultant on program activities and objectives, priorities, identification of needs, resolution of problem areas, and other matters to assure classification accuracy, adherence to position management principles, and pay equity. Plans, coordinates, and conducts special studies on position classification matters. Classifies a wide variety of positions in various occupations for use in on boarding best in class talent at USAID. Performs other duties as assigned. Travel Requirements 0 - 10% Salary Grade Job Requirements Education and/or Experience The incumbent must have expert level experience, knowledge and understanding of Federal position classification and staffing, OPM position classification and evaluation methods, along with at least 3 to 5 years' experience in Federal staffing and classification support services. Qualifications and Requirements Expert knowledge of pertinent Federal HR rules, policies, and procedures to develop and advice on novel issues and concerns related to position classification. Expert knowledge and demonstrated experience providing Federal position classification advisory and technical services to ensure accurate and timely position classification for jobs in the competitive service and Foreign Service. Skilled oral and written communications along with advanced presentation/advisory services is indicative of this level. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to include experience writing audit review findings, and/or evaluations for quality assurance reviews of subordinate Federal HR practitioner's work in staffing and classification. Human Capital Accountability review experience is HIGHLY DESIRABLE. Demonstrated experience conducting desk audits, developing and evaluating positions using Federal Evaluation System methods, along with experience reviewing coding personnel actions and supporting HR administrative staffing and classification matters. Highly desirable: Candidates with HR certification(s, Federal HR trainings and/or a BA or BS degree evidencing knowledge of Federal HR personnel certification with experience conducting data analysis for workforce planning and Human Capital program performance reviews. Must be compliant with the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements as issued by the White House's Safer Federal Workforce Task Force which states: employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than January 18, 2022, unless a reasonable accommodation for health or religious beliefs is approved by HR in advance. Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN USAID FACILITY ACCESS Category Human Resources Location USAID EH - Washington, DC 20004 US (Primary)Education Bachelor's Degree

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