The following Department of Defense Expeditionary Civilian (DoD-EC) Workforce positions available are: HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST / MANPOWER SPECIALIST. Volunteering to deploy gives civilians an extraordinary opportunity to use their capabilities, experience, and knowledge while directly supporting operations of national interest. Individuals can volunteer to fill critical functions supporting the U.S. Military in foreign locations, to include Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait & Qatar.Learn more about this agency
- You MUST be a Permanent, Current Department of Navy employee to be considered for a Defense Expeditionary Civilian (DoD-EC) Workforce position.
- This is a Temporary Duty (TDY) assignment away from your parent command for up to 12 months with the right to return to your position of record or equivalent position in the same commuting area following your deployment.
- Volunteers are deployed and paid at their current pay level plus applicable pay benefits, e.g., danger pay, post differential, night shift differential, Sunday premium pay, holiday pay, overtime, regardless of the position occupied.
- Your normal work schedule is Sunday through Thursday; you will be working 10-hour days 6-1/2 to 7 days week.
- This is an unaccompanied tour.
- You will hold and maintain a security clearance at the level specified for the position.
- You will be designated as Emergency-Essential (E-E) throughout the duration of your deployment.
- You will be self-motivated, expected to receive and complete work assignments without further prompting.
- You will be expected to follow a checklist of pre-deployment tasks, to include online training, administrative tasks, and medical screenings.
- You MUST gain parent/home organization approval within two weeks after applying for a DoD-EC deployment opportunity.
- The DoD-EC Application and Management Approval Form for DON Employees is located at https://portal.secnav.navy.mil/orgs/MRA/DONHR/OCHRStennis/Expeditionary%20Civilian%20Workforce/Forms/AllItems.aspx
- You must complete, sign, obtain you supervisor's signature, and submit DD-2365-1. It is located at https://portal.secnav.navy.mil/orgs/MRA/DONHR/OCHRStennis/Expeditionary%20Civilian%20Workforce/Forms/AllItems.aspx
- Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- Applicants who have applied to this announcement (ST-10367157-19-BV) need not reapply to be considered for this vacancy.
- If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact DoD-EC at OCHRSTE_EC_inquiries@navy.mil.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- Emergency Essential position: YES
- Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt when deployed OCONUS.
- Passport: Must be able to obtain and maintain an official passport.
- This position may require travel to places within and outside the contiguous United States which could include remote or isolated sites. You may be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
- Security Requirement: Secret or Top Secret as designated.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Passport.
- You will be required to undergo a Medical Examination at a Military Treatment Facility (MTF).
- You will be required to undergo a Dental Examination with your dentist.
QualificationsYour resume must demonstrate at least:
GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-13 or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional HR SPECIALIST performing the following duties: 1) Manages various administrative processes within the office and ensures that procedures meet office needs; 2) Completes civilian and military personnel functions in a deployed environment; 3) Processes awards and decorations, rest and restorative leave orders for civilian, military and contractor personnel; and 4) Assists civilian and military personnel with the management of timekeeping and travel through Defense Travel System (DTS) .
GS:13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-12 or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional HR SPECIALIST performing the following duties: 1) Manages various administrative processes within the office and ensures that procedures meet office needs; 2) Completes civilian and military personnel functions in a deployed environment; 3) Processes awards and decorations, rest and restorative leave orders for civilian, military and contractor personnel; and 4) Assists civilian and military personnel with the management of timekeeping and travel through Defense Travel System (DTS) .
GS:12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-11 or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional HR SPECIALIST performing the following duties: 1) Manages various administrative processes within the office and ensures that procedures meet office needs; 2) Completes civilian and military personnel functions in a deployed environment; 3) Processes awards and decorations, rest and restorative leave orders for civilian, military and contractor personnel; and 4) Assists civilian and military personnel with the management of timekeeping and travel through Defense Travel System (DTS) .
Due to the demanding nature of assignments as an Expeditionary Civilian, prospective applicants should carefully assess suitability with respect to medical requirements and other personal/legal issues, including eligibility for a security clearance, job history and experience commensurate with the position description, and ability to handle a job environment with high stress and long (60-70) hours per week.
DoD requires that you have the physical & mental capacity, with or without a medical accommodation, to perform the essential functions of a position for a full tour of duty without unreasonable disruption because of health problems. Before you can be deployed, you will be medically screened to determine if you have health conditions that will prevent you from performing assigned duties in theater or that will require a medical waiver to deploy. In most cases medical facilities in Afghanistan and other operational areas where DoD-EC employees are stationed will not be able to accommodate people with serious health problems, psychiatric conditions, or major physical limitations. The physical requirements of the jobs in these operational areas require applicants to be healthy and fit. During your medical evaluation, attending medical personnel will take into account any and all mitigating factors that can influence a decision regarding your deployability. If you are disqualified because of medical or dental issues, you may request a medical waiver.
Your qualification for deployment will be based on your medical & dental status at the time of evaluation. If, after your qualification for deployment, you become ill, undergo surgery, add or change medications, undergo therapy/treatment, or develop any condition for which you seek medical assistance, you should notify the DON EC Program Office immediately. You should understand that any significant deterioration in the status of your health may result in your being disqualified from deployment or sent home after you have deployed. Failure to disclose such information may seriously affect your health overseas, as well as undermine the ability of your gaining organization to perform its assigned mission.
If you are currently dealing with medical conditions, you may require a waiver after medical evaluation. If you choose to pursue a waiver, you will be required to either 1) demonstrate clearly that you are able to perform the functions of the job to which you are assigned without placing an undue burden on the gaining organization or 2) show that you have been symptom-free for the amount of time indicated below (where appropriate). Waivers are not automatic and may be quite difficult to obtain. Further information may be obtained from MOD 14 to USCENTCOM Individual Protection and Individual/Unit Deployment Policy and PPG-TAB A that accompanies MOD 14, https://www.public.navy.mil/IA/dha/Documents/USCENTCOM%20MOD14-Final.pdf. While an individual's final medical deployment eligibility determination lies with the providers assigned to the National Deployment Center (NDC), the authority to waive certain CENTCOM medical standards rests with the CENTCOM Surgeon's Office. The NDC is not a healthcare provider and not authorized to answer healthcare questions.
If you can answer "Yes" to any of the questions below, you should carefully consider whether a deployment would be right for you.
Have you recently experienced a change in the status of an important personal relationship or change in family status (recent birth, death of a loved one, become a primary caregiver, etc)?
Have you had difficulty (past/present) adjusting to high levels of stress or experienced anxiety as a result?
Are you involved in any ongoing legal proceedings?
Have you been subject to any disciplinary or adverse personnel/administrative action?
Have you been involved in any of the following: arrest and/or conviction of a felony; frequent involvement with authorities even as a juvenile; been a patient in an institution primarily devoted to the treatment of mental, emotional, or psychological disorders; history of not meeting financial obligations. A pattern of financial irresponsibility (bankruptcy, credit problems, defaulting on loans) or inability/unwillingness to satisfy debts; financial problems linked to gambling, drug abuse, alcoholism, or other issues of a security concern; deceptive or illegal financial practices: embezzlement, employee theft, check, or expense account fraud, income tax evasion, filing deceptive loan statements, & other intentional breaches of trust; membership in any organization that advocates the commission of acts of force/violence to deny persons their rights under the Constitution of the United States; petitioned to be declared a conscientious objector to war; moving violations (fines over $200); illegal drug use (i.e., cocaine, heroin, LSD, or PCP); illegal purchase, possession, or sale of any narcotics; or deliberate omission, concealment, or falsification of a material fact in any written document or oral statement to the government when applying for security processing?
Do your skills/experience poorly commensurate with the experience levels for the assignment you have chosen to apply to?
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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 directly to paid employment.
Additionalvacancies may be filled by this announcement.
A final offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact DoD-EC at OCHRSTE_EC_inquiries@navy.mil.
Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information (SSN and DOB). Some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
While deployed with the DoD-EC Workforce Program in a TDY status, you are eligible to continue your current Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) coverage, but deployment creates a "qualifying life event" for purposes of FEHB if you are covered by a FEHB Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) since you will be outside of the geographic area from which the FEHB carrier accepts enrollments or provides coverage. You may use the GRB Platform (formerly the Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS)) for further information. The link for the GRB Platform is https://www.civilianbenefits.hroc.navy.mil/Account/SecurityNotice?License=1804. You may also call the Civilian Benefits Center at 888-320-2917 or email them at email@example.com.
While deployed with the DoD-EC Workforce Program in a TDY status, you are eligible to continue your current Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Coverage (FEGLI); deployment does not cancel FEGLI coverage. Additionally, if you deploy in support of a contingency operation and if as a civilian employee you have previously waived some or all FEGLI coverage, you may elect the following FEGLI coverage outside an open season, without experiencing a qualifying life event, and without providing medical information: Basic coverage; and if you already have or elect Basic, you may also may elect Option A (Standard) coverage, and/or Option B (Additional) coverage. To elect/increase your FEGLI coverage once you receive your official offer letter, you may call the Benefits line at 1-888-320-2917, option 4.
All eligible employees may participate in the Thrift Savings Plan while deployed.
There is NO entitlement to temporary storage of household goods while deployed in a TDY status.
For additional information Other Benefits/Entitlements: Please see the Quick Reference Guides at https://portal.secnav.navy.mil/orgs/MRA/DONHR/OCHRStennis/Expeditionary%20Civilian%20Workforce/Forms/AllItems.aspx.
How You Will Be Evaluated
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary, pay plan, series and grade level i.e., GS-0201-09. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are strongly encouraged to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications, but are not required at the time of application. If you do not upload the suggested documents, then you must document in your resume the information needed to determine your eligibility. If you are selected, these documents will be requested at the time of job offer to verify eligibility and qualifications. You will have 2 business days to submit these documents before a job offer is rescinded.
DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE? You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of your license or certificate in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your license number and the name of the licensing authority in your resume.
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
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Complete resume with relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-11) for relevant federal experience.TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.
2. Complete assessment questionnaire. For a quick preview of the assessment questionnaire click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10992463
3. Supporting documentation
Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 08/31/2021. Applications received after 08/31/2021 will generally result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents contact Department of Navy Expeditionary Civilian Program at
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents are legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact information
Department of Navy Expeditionary Civilian Program
AddressOCHR STENNIS OPERATIONS CENTER
9110 Leonard Kimble Road
Stennis Space Center, MS 39522
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When the application process is complete, your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements.
Best qualified applicants will be provided documentation to obtain command support of a possible deployment. The Program Manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Candidates having obtained command support will be placed in a capability based volunteer pool until a requirement is made. You will be notified once a requirement is made. No additional notification will be made.
You will be notified of our rating and referral decision. If you are referred, you will be notified when a hiring decision is made.
NOTE: Due to COVID19, if you have any questions or need assistance, please email the DON Employment Information Center at DONEIC@navy.mil
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590525900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.