Full Job Description
Reemployed annuitant: This vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
This position will be located in DCAA Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, VA OR at a DCAA Center of Resource Excellence location (Lowell MA, La Palma CA, Smyrna GA, Cherry Hill, NJ, King of Prussia, PA, or Irving TX). Location of the position will be determined at the time of selection.
Assists Human Resources Specialists with their assigned programs and functions.
Advises customers as to why program criteria is met or has not been met and provides input on general solutions/alternatives to routine and/or recurring problems or issues.
Performs recruitment and placement tasks involving recruitment outreach, internal placement (e.g., reassignment, promotion), and/or filling a variety of standardized or lower graded positions.
Researches and interprets rules, regulations and procedural requirements to provide information and advice to managers regarding recruitment and placement or employee relations matters.
Reviews requests for personnel actions to ensure all required information is complete, adequate and in compliance with Agency and higher-level guidelines.
Performs a variety of technical and administrative support duties, such as preparing letters, agreements and other documents for new hires.
Reviews, codes, and inputs a variety of personnel and/or payroll-related data into the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS) and/or the Defense Civilian Pay System (DCPS).
Applies knowledge of civilian pay entitlements, rules, and requirements to monitor accuracy of the data and compliance with prescribed regulations and procedures.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0203 Human Resources Assistance
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S Citizen as verified through E-Verify Program.
All qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.
Proficiency Requirements: You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.
Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the typing proficiency requirement, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-06 or equivalent level. Specialized experience must be documented in your resume. Examples of specialized experience include: Experience providing basic support and assistance to HR personnel in areas such as recruitment, staffing, processing personnel actions; responding to customers and/or inquiries on various human resources related issues; and utilizing various automated systems to complete a wide variety of personnel actions and daily tasks.
Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: You may substitute one year of graduate level education which is directly related to the work of the position. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute.
Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 2 years if one has not already been completed.
Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).
Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a personnel security investigation which must be favorably adjudicated for occupancy of a sensitive position and/or access to classified information. If you are selected for a critical/special sensitive position, you will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). For a critical sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret level. For a special sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level AND you will be subject to a random counterintelligence scope polygraph.
Drug Testing: If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing. If you are selected for a critical/special sensitive position, you will be placed in a drug testing designated position. You must pass a drug test before your assignment to such a position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment.
Performance Appraisal: If you are a current Federal employee, you must be rated fully successful or higher on your current performance rating to be eligible for promotion. You may be asked to provide a copy of your performance appraisal during the evaluation and selection process.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 90 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to be considered under this authority.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a numeric score based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position listed below. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you will be assigned a rating commensurate with your background. Your final score will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified candidates.
HR Technology Usage
Human Resources Concepts, Policies and Law
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume - Each period of Federal experience must reflect the grade level of the position and whether the assignment is permanent or temporary. Your resume must document your specialized experience at the next lower grade level.
2. Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents
a. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action - Unless you are a current permanent DCAA employee, current and former Federal employees must provide their most recent SF-50 or the SF-50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
b. College Transcripts - If you are using education as a substitution for specialized experience, you must provide your college transcripts.
c. Veterans Preference Documentation
You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
d. ICTAP - Agency notice
e. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist
f. Other documents identified in this announcement
WARNING: Failure to submit a complete Application Package including all required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. Once your application is "processed", you can review your submitted materials. It is your responsibility to verify that information you entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. Neither Human Resources nor the Selecting Official will modify your submitted documents and information.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Clarification from the agency
Current Career and Career-Conditional Permanent Federal Employees and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles in the local commuting area. PPP DoD Military Spouse Preference eligibles. Also open to all veterans who are eligible for competitive appointment under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).