Full Job Description
This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado-Basin Region, in Salt Lake City, Utah. You will be responsible for a comprehensive, integrated, customer-focused program. The incumbent guides and manages human resource services, policies, and programs for the Region.
As the Human Resources (HR) Officer, you will serve in managing, planning, developing, administering and guiding the implementation and execution of a comprehensive human resources operations program in the Upper Colorado-Basin Region for the Bureau of Reclamation, overseeing the development and documentation of long-range and short-range human capital planning efforts. The ideal candidate will have robust communication skills, a strong attention to detail and a commitment to meeting and exceeding deadlines within often short time frames.
- Providing full range of HR management services to the regional office and operating offices, and ensures the development, direction, and administration of the overall HR management programs for the acquisition, retention, motivation, development, and utilization of the Reclamation employees of the region.
- Through regular communication, establishes a collaborative working relationship with stakeholders to ensure that their needs are heard and addressed. Identifies and analyzes problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions and develop solutions. Is able to communicate effectively with all levels and types of organizations and audiences
- Through subordinate staff and personally, provides sound management advice and decision rationale to Upper Colorado-Basin Region supervisors, managers, and employees about classification decisions and position management strategies, ensuring that grade and pay structure for positions in the Upper Colorado -Basin Region accurately reflect the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards and regulations.
- Exercises leadership by establishing overall organizational goals and objectives, assigning overall functional responsibility for work on making special assignments as necessary, and evaluating the accomplishment of work.
- Advises and assists managers and supervisors in the planning and defining of managerial and administrative policies, programs, and procedures.
- Provides leadership in converting these objectives into effective action, working through the immediate and lower level staff as appropriate.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required.
Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National
Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by background investigation.
You must submit resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply)
You must meet specialized experience requirements; (See Qualifications)
For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required documents
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions, by the closing date of this announcement.
Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
All applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level. To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined below:
Experience serving as a team leader, supervisor, senior specialist and/or active participation as a technical authority, providing advice to management and staff on live/controversial matters concerning 3-5 major personnel functions (i.e. Staffing, Classification, Compensation/Pay, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Benefits, Employee Development, etc.) in developing and implementing human resources policies, programs, and/or initiatives.
- This position is designated as a HIGH RISK Public Trust position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated Public Trust Suitability Background Investigation (T4 or T4R (previously called a BI)) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment.
- Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born 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. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov.
- Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
- Land Management Workforce Eligibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee - you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows: a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment; b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. To be considered under LMWFA, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualifications requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score in the best qualified range for both the assessment questions and phasing portion. For more information, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/land-management/
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
For this announcement the referral process will be conducted in two phases. Phasing will be used in conjunction with HireMe for greater Subject Matter Expert (SME) input in evaluating the quality of candidates after the initial online application and assessment has been reviewed. Applicants found to be well-qualified, having met the initial qualification requirements outlined in the announcement, will be sent a separate email and required to respond to additional questions in order for the SME's to further assess their KSA's after the initial online application. Failure to submit a response to the additional questions will result in the applicant not being considered for this position.
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).
Comprehensive knowledge of HR functional programs and operations in order to manage human capital initiatives in one or more HR programs. This includes, but it not limited to: Staffing, Classification, Compensation, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Benefits, and Employee Development.
Ability to provide advice both orally and in writing in the development of solutions to complex Human Resources Management (HRM) issues, problems or program improvements in a timely manner. Skill in effectively communicating ideas, recognizing that communication is more than just language - it includes tone, style, and structure.
Expertise in providing advice and counsel to management officials and human resources staff; providing leadership in developing, implementing and evaluating strategies; and fostering a climate for quality human resources customer service. Experience coaching management, customers, and team members on addressing issues and implementing recommendations and strategies.
Experience in applying strategic planning concepts and project management principles to direct and oversee implementation of HR policies through the development of long-term plans, including developing objectives and implementing action plans.
Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)
Trust determination process
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
- SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50s), verifying all of the following: highest rate of pay held, the full performance grade level obtained or competed for, and documentation of your current career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. This could result in more than one SF-50 to be submitted. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT SUBMIT AWARD SF-50's.
- For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) you must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting your eligibility.
- SPECIAL NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTING AUTHORITIES: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.
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