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    Duties

    Summary

    Mission Statement

    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military- connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence. DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from prekindergarten through grade 12.

    Visit our website at www.dodea.edu for more information!

    THIS IS A TERM NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) 2 YEAR POSITION, BUT MAY BE TERMINATED EARLIER AT MANAGEMENTS DISCRETION

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    Responsibilities

    As an HR Specialist, you will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Serve as a key advisor and project analyst reporting to the Director, DoDEA, spearheading the analysis and implementation of the Unified Law
    • Serve as an expert in HR law and policy for DoD, and knowledge of Army and DoDEA HR practice and policy
    • Provides recommendations for actions required by DoDEA to comply with the requirements of the Unified Law
    • Establishes project scope and boundary criteria, schedules, milestones, and budgets; dependencies and responsibilities of participating parties; assumptions and risks; and contingency plans and metrics criteria for assigned projects
    • Formulates, reviews, plans and supports DoDEA-wide implementation of HR policy, guidelines, and procedures as they relate to the Unified Law
    • Provides recommendations for business and process improvements for key initiatives
    • Institutes group processes, cross-functional teams, or unconventional approaches for delving into and identifying solutions to systemic or acute problems
    • Establishes and maintains liaison with internal stakeholders and other agencies and/or contractors on matters that involve guiding, developing, planning, implementing change, and evaluating the program or project
    • Assesses outcome proposals so they are streamlined, practical, efficient, and in full compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Work Schedule: Full time
    • Overtime: Occasionally
    • Tour of Duty: Flexible
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
    • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Must obtain/maintain a Secret clearance
    • Must be a U.S. citizen

    Qualifications

    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedulequalification-standards/#url=Group-Standards for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the
    duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by the closing date of the announcement.

    For the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the
    particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your
    resume.

    You will be evaluated on the following specialized experience, please address these in your resume:
    • Formulates, reviews, plans, and supports DoDEA-wide implementation of HR policy, guidelines, and procedures as they relate to the unified law
    • Provides recommendations for business and process improvements for key initiatives
    • Determines how best to plan the execution of HR projects by taking into consideration stakeholder budgets and schedule constraints

    Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Additional information

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies 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 ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

    For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.
    General Application Information
    Other Notes:

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    THIS A TERM NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) 2 YEAR POSITION.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Competencies:

    • ANALYSIS
    • PROJECT MANAGEMENT



    If applying on the DE (All US Citizens):
    Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
    Best Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
    Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
    Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
    http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/HiringReformRequirements/CategoryRating/index.aspx

    Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

    Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible
    2. 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
    3. 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.)
    PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: Supporting Documents

    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.

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    Benefits

    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.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
    • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
    • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
    • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10200614.

    Agency contact information

    DoDEA HQ Team

    Address

    Department of Defense Education Activity Schools
    4800 Mark Center Dr
    Arlington, VA 22350-1100
    US
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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.

    A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
    NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499599400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.