HR Specialist (Policy)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 23, 2022
Closes
Jan 27, 2022
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Human Resources Specialist (Policy), GS-0201-12, you will perform the following major duties:
  • Implements policies, guidance, and procedures. Research law, regulations, policies, directives, and established procedures to respond to questions or inquiries from employees and managers.
  • Make recommendations and provide support to the HR Division in specific areas such as recruitment and staffing, position classification, pay and compensation, and leave programs.
  • Provides written and oral communication skills sufficient to develop and deliver briefings, project papers, status/staff reports and correspondence to managers, supervisors, and others to foster understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations.
  • Maintains working relationships with internal organizations, develops and enhances alliances with external groups, and obtains understanding and support from higher-level management. Represents the agency at OPM interagency briefings/conferences.
  • Advises managers and supervisors of their responsibilities and of program requirements.
  • Coordinates actions with agency leadership and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), when required, to address difficult or controversial actions.
As a Human Resources Specialist (Policy), GS-0201-13, you will perform the following major duties:
  • Develops policies, guidance, and procedures. Research law, regulations, policies, directives, and established procedures to respond to complex questions or inquiries from employees and managers.
  • Review, analyze, and make recommendations to the HR Division in specific areas such as recruitment and staffing, position classification, pay and compensation, and leave programs.
  • Develops reports and queries and present data from HR systems to measure performance of assigned programs to influence leadership decisions.
  • Provides high level written and oral communication skills sufficient to develop and deliver briefings, project papers, status/staff reports and correspondence to managers, supervisors, and others to foster understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with internal organizations, develops and enhances alliances with external groups, and obtains understanding and support from higher-level management. Represents the agency at OPM interagency briefings/conferences.
  • Serves as the advisor to managers and supervisors of their responsibilities and of program requirements.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts for unique, complex issues with limited precedent setting guidelines or program requirements.
  • Coordinates actions with agency leadership and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), when required, to address difficult or controversial actions.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (see "How to Apply" section.)
  • Suitability for Federal employment
  • Financial Interest in transportation enterprises will be evaluated on a case-by-case-basis.
  • Bargaining Unit Position: NO
  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Probationary period may be required.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level) by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • You may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually.
  • THIS POSITION IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REMOTE TELEWORK.
  • If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotions are not automatic or guaranteed and will depend on the performance and supervisor approval.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


Qualifications

GS-12: You MUST have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector). Specialized experience is defined as: Researching and ensuring compliance in the principles, concepts, and theories of at least two of the following HR disciplines: recruitment/staffing, position classification, position management, pay and compensation, leave administration including knowledge of OPM policies, guidelines, rules, and regulations; experience using human resources information systems and software applications (e.g., automated hiring systems and assessment tools, Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), automated on-boarding systems, personnel action processing systems, electronic SF-52 systems, personnel reporting systems (e.g., staffing plans, FTE reports, recruitment tracking systems, etc.); and experience effectively communicating, both orally and in writing, with senior management, all management staff levels, and operating HR office staff.

GS-13: You MUST have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector). Specialized experience is defined as: Analyzing, interpreting, and applying statutes and case law to develop Agency-wide HR policies, guidance, and procedures in conformity with statutory or case law determinations which include determining applicable precedents and recommending innovative strategies to resolve complex human resources issues; experience applying the principles, concepts, and theories of at least two of the following HR disciplines: recruitment/staffing, position classification, position management, pay and compensation, leave administration, including thorough knowledge of OPM policies, guidelines, rules, and regulations; experience advising managers and employees on human resources information systems and software applications (e.g., automated hiring systems and assessment tools, Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), automated on-boarding systems, personnel action processing systems, electronic SF-52 systems, personnel reporting systems (e.g., staffing plans, FTE reports, recruitment tracking systems, etc.); and experience effectively communicating, both orally and in writing, with senior management, all management staff levels, and operating HR office staff.

For more information see link: Human Resources Management Series 0201 (opm.gov)

NOTE: IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your resume must clearly show the specialized experience and competencies related to this position. Failure to demonstrate how you possess the education, specialized experience and/or competencies will result in an "Ineligible" rating.

Education

There is no education substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

  • The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and various benefits as well as work life amenities such as alternate work schedules, telework, flextime, fitness and transit benefits.
  • Moving expenses associated with permanent change of station (PCS) ARE NOT authorized for this position.
  • NTSB may authorize Recruitment Incentives currently offered by the Federal Government for highly qualified candidates who possess unique skills and abilities.
  • If you left Federal Employment and received a buy out and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the payment.
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. For more information on VEOA please visit https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/special-hiring-authorities/#veoa
  • Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements identified below please visit https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/special-hiring-authorities/
    • - Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    • - Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    • - Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    • - Other Special Appointment Authorities
  • Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) meet the basic qualification standards (including minimum educational and experience requirements; (3) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 and above on the rating criteria for this position; and, (4) submit the appropriate documentation ( to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
  • Note: ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/
  • Telework may be authorized on a case-by-case basis.
  • Multiple and subsequent vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
  • NTSB uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .