HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

US Department of Defense - Alexandria, VA

Full-time | Part-time
Duties
Summary

This position is located in the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Human Resources Directorate (HRD), Personnel Services (PS) Directorate. HRD provides a wide range of consolidated human resource management program functions, specialized technical assistance, common technical services, database administration for various automation initiatives and centralized processing for various DoD agencies and offices located in the National Capital Region and for their respective field activities.

Responsibilities

Your typical work assignments may include the following:
Serves as a Senior Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement/Classification) with full technical and advisory responsibility for recruitment and placement and classification.
Classification: Organizations serviced are complex, dynamic, new organizations primarily with large numbers of diverse, hard to fill and one of a kind professional, technical, or administrative positions. many of which are diverse high grade supervisory and managerial positions ranging from professional, scientific and/or executive occupational positions to high level administrative and program management positions in both the competitive and executive service.
Data Integrity: Inputs and extracts data from a wide variety of source materials, to include, but not limited to DCPDS, USASTAFFING, and ASARS. Ensures the prompt processing of all personnel actions and accurate position documentation in DCPDS. Creates USA STAFFING assessments, job announcements, and certificate of referrals that reflect the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other requirements for the positions to be filled. Coordinates the local Priority Placement Program and other projects applicable to recruitment and placement.
Recruitment and Placement: Provides authoritative interpretation and instructions on laws, regulations, policies and procedures concerning all phases of hiring, merit promotion, priority placement, RIF and RIF avoidance program features, affirmative employment policies and procedures and related legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements or entitlements. Performs external recruitment, by developing multiple recruitment strategies using sources such as VRAs, VEOAs. and reinstatement and uses a wide range of recruiting methods and hiring flexibilities. Ensures all Request for Personnel Actions (RPAs) and Notification of Personnel Actions (NPAs) are processed correctly and in a timely manner.
Customer Service: Conducts myriad on-site customer service visits both independently and/or in partnership with counterparts within the Personnel Services Division. The incumbent will be required to advising organizational leadership regarding classification, position management organizational alignment and to address staffing questions regarding aspects of recruitment strategies and employee qualifications.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)
Total salary varies depending on location of position
This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
Must be determined suitable for federal employment
Required to participate in the direct deposit program
This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evening, weekends, and/or holidays and/or mandatory overtime
Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft
Relocation Incentive may be authorized in accordance with regulatory requirements
Student Loan Incentive may be authorized in accordance with regulatory requirements
Qualifications
You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability in: independently accomplishing difficult and complex HR functions while providing advice and guidance to management and employees on civilian human resources principles, concepts, policies, regulations, practices, and procedures related to recruitment & placement and/or classification and position management; utilizing civilian personnel systems/programs; provide guidance on employment eligibility, rating resumes, issuing vacancy announcements; resolving pay setting issues.

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability in: providing expert civilian HR advisory services regarding a variety of complex issues in recruitment & placement and/or classification and position management; performing research on a variety of civilian human resources laws, regulations, policies and directives governing recruitment & placement, position management and classification functions; providing guidance on employment eligibility, rating resumes, issuing vacancy announcements, and resolving complex pay setting issues.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
Position title;
Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
Agency; and,
Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

All qualifications, education, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Education

Education cannot be substituted for experience.

Additional information

PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Military spouse preference applicants are required to apply to job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their preference status. The application must include the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, Marriage Certificate or License, Sponsor's PCS orders at the time of application to be considered.

Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php? title=Alternate_Application_Information

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:

https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/individuals-with-disabilities/
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/
Other Special Appointment Authorities https://www.usajobs.gov/
Interchange Agreements https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Types-of-Appointments
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) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. http://www.esd.whs.mil/DD/DoD-Issuances/140025/

Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire link can be found under the 'How To Apply' section.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Secret

Drug test required

Yes

Position sensitivity and risk

Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Required Documents

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You MUST upload the applicable documents with your application package. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume may be submitted in any format that includes your name and contact information (telephone number and/or email).
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."

If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you will not be considered for this vacancy.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment for each position listed on your resume (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade held (WHS serviced employees SF-50s will be verified via eOPF).
DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
PPP Registrants/Eligibles: Must submit the following applicable documents: 1) PPP registration 2) PCS orders (if applicable)

ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
1. You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, type of discharge as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.
2. You should also document your complete military service information in the Veterans Preference and Military Service Section of the assessment questionnaire (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, disability claim and rank and date of retirement if retired).

ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
1. Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, you must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/

Benefits

Benefits

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