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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is assigned to Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Business Center (BC), Recruitment and Placement, Human Resources Division (HRD).

    This position is responsible for applying human resources management methods, principles, policies, concepts, practices and analytical techniques related to recruitment and placement.


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    Responsibilities

    • Administers internal and external, permanent and temporary hiring for Federal positions and Delegated examining authority for Federal position.
    • Provides guidance regarding hiring and employment programs to all levels of management and hiring officials.
    • Performs job analysis and assessment tool development for classified positions.
    • Develops and maintains end to end hiring processes; and handles complex employment.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a US Citizen or US National
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
    • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
    • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
    • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
    • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/

    Qualifications

    Current permanent career/career conditional employees of the FPAC mission Area (FPAC Business Center, FSA, NRCS and RMA) may be selected in their current duty locations. Salary will be adjusted to the location in which you are selected. The FPAC Hub duty location of non-FPAC mission area applicants will be determined upon selection. Salary will be adjusted to the location in which you are selected. The Primary FPAC Hub duty locations are: Kansas City, MO, Raleigh, NC, Washington, DC. Secondary Hub duty locations are: Ft Worth, TX, Ft Collins, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT.

    Specialized Experience:

    To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as performing the following duties or work assignments, and must be documented in your resume:

    Applying laws, rules, and regulations in the specializations of recruitment and placement.
    Consulting with managers to identify their recruitment and staffing needs
    Developing job analysis, assessment questionnaires, and creating vacancy announcements in an automated recruitment system.
    Researching and interpreting regulations, policies, and procedures.
    Coding SF-52 in accordance with The Guide to processing personnel actions
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    Completed three full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education OR a LL.M if related, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university with a major in human resources, public administration, political science, business administration, psychology, or education. OR
    I posses a combination of the specialized experience and graduate education as described above such that they total 100% of the stated minimum qualifications for this specialty and grade. Only graduate education in excess of the first 36 semester hours may be used when combining education and experience for this specialty and grade. NOTE: You MUST submit supporting academic transcripts.

    To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade
    level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as performing the following duties or work assignments, and must be documented in your resume:

    Experience in applying laws, rules, and regulations in the specializations of recruitment and placement.
    Consulting with managers to identify their recruitment and staffing needs, and developing strategies to meet those needs.
    Developing job analysis, assessment questionnaires, and creating vacancy announcements in an automated recruitment system;
    Coding SF-52 in accordance with The Guide to processing personnel action and reviewing SF 52 for accuracy and with regards to The Guide to Processing Personnel Actions.
    Researching and interpreting regulations, policies, and procedures; and providing training and guidance on HR related regulations and policies for other HR Specialists, managers, employees, etc.

    There is no education substitution for specialized experience at the GS 12 Level.

    IMPORTANT NOTES ON REFERRAL FOR THIS POSITION: An Agency-wide Direct-Hire Authority exists for Human Resources positions in the 0201 series. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position and HR competencies will be referred to the selecting official. A rating will not be used, veteran's preference is irrelevant due to the existence of the Direct-Hire Authority.

    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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit with your application package evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution was appropriately accredited by an accredited body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. Education standards. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process; however, if selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for instructions on submitting the transcript.

    Additional information

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

    Promotion Potential: If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    BASIS OF RATING: This is a Direct-Hire Authority, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position, and HR competencies will be referred to the selecting official. Before a list of eligibles is issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed by a HR Specialist to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for the Human Resources series.

    Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

    Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.

    To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10970560

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

    • Resume that includes:1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications.
    • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application if it includes your name and the necessary course information; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit the NACES website. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
    • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

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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.

    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

    Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this.

    To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

    NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOB's transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g. SF-50's or veteran docs) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open.

    Agency contact information

    Andre Miller

    Address

    Farm Production and Conservation Business Center
    1400 Independence Ave SW
    Washington, DC 20250
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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Business Center (FBC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer. The Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Mission Area is USDA's focal point for the nation's farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners for crop insurance, conservation programs and technical assistance and credit and commodity programs, and disaster programs.

    FPAC agencies implement programs designed to mitigate the significant risks of farming through crop insurance services conservation programs and technical assistance, and commodity, lending, and disaster programs.

    The FBC Human Resources Division provides HR services to all FPAC employees.

    Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized.

    Next steps

    Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

    IMPORTANT NOTES ON REFERRAL FOR THIS POSITION: An Agency-wide Direct-Hire Authority exists for Human Resources positions in the 0201 series. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position and HR competencies will be referred to the selecting official. A rating will not be used, veteran's preference is irrelevant due to the existence of the Direct-Hire Authority.

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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587341500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.