Human Resources Assistant

US Department of the Navy - Washington, DC4.3

Performs administrative and technical support work in a variety of personnel functions.

Performs administrative and technical support work in a variety of personnel functions. Processes the full range of personnel actions for craft and trade and pay band non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees involving a variety of occupations. Examines request for personnel actions, verifies all entries by performing a procedural and technical review of proposed actions to assure correctness of entries and cited authority. Processes new appointments. Interviews employees to obtain data to complete or instruct individuals in completing forms such as health benefits registration, life insurance, designation of beneficiary, tax certificates, clearance and investigation data. Computes and flags due dates for various types of personnel actions, i.e., within grade increase, conversions, performance appraisals, expiration date of temporary appointment, salary retention period; runs reports out of the HRIS system to verify flagged items are completed and up to date.

Processes Requests for Personnel Actions (SF-52s). Ensures supporting documents are complete and attached to SF-52 (e.g. job descriptions, set of duties, etc.). Writes position announcements, reviews applications/resumes and provides qualified applicants to the hiring manager. Provides assistance to employees, applicants and management on applicable procedures, instructions, and regulations. Monitors status on pending actions. Retrieves data for reports. Provides information on status of personnel actions to operating officials. Works closely with all levels of personnel within the FFR to ensure program support is priority.

Establishes, monitors and maintains Official Personnel Folders to include but not limited to creating, re-establishing, auditing and purging of files is completed in accordance with established instructions. Conducts new employee orientation providing brochures, e.g., health/life insurance, and explains retirement provisions, hours of work, leave accrual, health and life insurance options, local facilities, standards of conduct, EEO, etc. Ensures benefit enrollments are completed and accurately processes within established timeframes. Inputs information into the automated personnel system in a timely manner and ensure accuracy of all salary and pay adjustments. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel between installations within the Naval District Washington may be required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0203 Human Resources Assistance


Conditions of Employment
Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
Minimum of one year of experience in a human resources office or higher level education that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of personnel processing rules, procedures or operations to assist applicants, employees and management with questions pertaining to NAF HR operations. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively on matters and provide basic program information. Basic knowledge of office operation, administration; must have strong organizational skills and be able to multi task and/or work multiple projects with deadlines that vary. Knowledge of steps and procedures used to process a variety of personnel actions is necessary to carry out the tasks of this position. The incumbent must be able to utilize operational information, policies and processes to make day to day decisions; resolve problems or discrepancies based on knowledge of personnel processing rules, regulations and procedures. Proficient use of Microsoft Office products and familiarity with HRIS database SAP/HR is preferred.

May be required to travel to other installations within the Naval District Washington to assist other NAF Human Resources Offices and/or attend training.

Ability to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.

Additional information
Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

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

First cutoff for consideration: 10/16/2018

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” is preferable.
A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
If you are a service member who expects to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions, you may submit a certification letter to receive veterans' preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
APPLICATION FORMS - A complete packet of the following forms must be submitted for each position applying for:

Resume that includes 3 professional references
If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.
Military Spousal Preference form (if applicable)
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.


Regular Full-time (35 - 40 hours per week), all benefits offered (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & child(ren) life insurance, long term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan).

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