The Human Resources Specialist reports directly to the Director, Office of Human Resources (OHR), Washington, D.C. and is remotely located in the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), Miami, Florida. The incumbent is responsible for providing advice, guidance, and a broad range of human resources services for OCB employees.Learn more about this agency
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provides day-to-day personnel staffing services for a broad range of administrative, technical, and clerical positions, GS-2 through GS-15 for Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). Plans and coordinates recruiting efforts and advises managers of alternative hiring mechanisms to ensure staffing goals are met.
- Analyzes positions to establish the skill, experience, and training required for effective work performance. Identifies sources of candidates through operation of merit promotion plans, external recruitment sources, application of qualification standards.
- Selects appropriate staffing methods and ranks candidates by analysis of experience, training, and qualification factors.
- Counsels supervisors and employees on placement problems on the basis of analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of employees in relation to job and organizational needs.
- Develops standard position descriptions and guides covering major groups of jobs within OCB to establish and maintain a uniform approach to, and consistency in, classification. Conducts studies of major occupations within the organization and recommends changes in organizational structure, job design, etc., to improve overall program management.
- Performs position classification process of fact-finding, analysis and evaluation of the duties and responsibilities of positions within the office. Classifies positions consistent with OPM standards and agency guides.
- Based on revisions to Federal regulations, institutes changes to the overall classification program (including related policies and procedures), and reviews and comments on proposed classification standards issued by OPM which cover positions in the organization. Also, plans, develops, and writes policy and procedures on position management and position classification, as needed.
- Develops and implements various workforce-shaping initiatives, such as use of time-limited promotions, details, hiring freezes and restrictions, attrition-enhancing tools (early-outs, external outplacement, etc.).
- Provides basic advice on other areas of personnel, such as performance management, awards and leave, employee benefits, retirement, and the Worker's Compensation Program, directing the more in-depth concerns to appropriate officials in Washington, D.C. Headquarters.
- Encourages supervisors to keep employees informed of their duties and requirements, and to recognize employees whose performance merits consideration under the incentive awards and other programs which recognize employee achievements and contributions.
- Assists in investigating and resolving employee and union grievances and complaints, and performance and conduct issues.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. citizenship required.
- Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
- Applicants must complete online questionnaire.
- This is a sensitive or national security position.
- If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
- THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT
- Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.
- This position may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.
QualificationsFor the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service and which is in, or directly related to the line of work of the position.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and which is directly in or related to the position to be filled and is gained in the Human Resources field.
Experience examples include:
- Providing advice and guidance to management and employees on the broad array of HR functions, such as
- Position Classification,
- Employee Development,
- Performance Management,
- Employee Benefits, and
- Employee Relations processes;
- Comprehensive experience in managing a variety of meetings for performance-based actions; and
- Experience conducting discussions with superiors and employees, when necessary, on issues of major importance.
- Ability to speak, write, and understand the Spanish language.
Applicant cannot substitute education for experience.
1. If you are an eligible Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
2. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.
3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
4. If selected you will subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.
5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualification will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.
- Position Classification
- Problem Solving
- Recruitment and Placement
- Technical Competence (HR Programs)
Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
- Latest SF-50/Notification of Personnel Action, showing time in grade if applying based on status
- Unofficial Transcript if education is a requirement
- Veterans Documentation (DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, Statement of Service) if applying under VEOA
- Schedule A Letter if applying under Disability
- Cover Letter
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, please contact the Human Resources office.
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click the Submit Application button to submit your application package.
- It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://login.usajobs.gov/account/signin. The page will display the positions for which you've applied as well as the status of each application. Click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job, then click on Additional Application Information to see the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job. Next click on Update Application to complete the application process.
For a preview of the Assessment Questionnaire, please click: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10718571
Agency contact information
AddressOffice of Human Resources
330 Independence Avenue SW
Room 4700 Cohen Building
Washington, DC 20237
INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY: The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) formally known as Broadcasting Board of Governors is an exciting, multi-media, multi-cultural, global media agency that carries out all United States civilian international broadcasting. Our media networks complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, bringing news, information, and relevant discussions to a weekly audience of over 350 million people worldwide in over 61 languages via radio, television, Internet, and social media.
USAGM networks include the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti) and three grantee organizations: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia.
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