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Job Title:Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:National Protection and Programs Directorate

Job Announcement Number:FS-757542-AY12

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to serve as a Branch Manager responsible for position classification, and position management, recognition awards, pay and compensation, medical programs, employee support programs, and benefits and retirement?  Then consider joining the Human Capital Office (HCO) in the Office of the Under Secretary (OUS) -, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce.  This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm.  With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America.  In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving.  To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.

In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components.  You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis.  Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea.  Come join the team who is "Proud to Protect".  

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

DUTIES:

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·         Providing expert technical advice, guidance and recommendations to management and other key officials on critical Human Resources (HR) issues related to position classification, position management; recognition awards, pay and compensation; and several employee support programs to include, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Office of Workers' Compensation Program (OWCP), Work Life, Benefits, and Retirement.

·         Making time-sensitive recommendations and decisions that significantly influence important organization HR policies and programs, and designs and conducts comprehensive HR projects and studies characterized by boundaries that are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance.

·         Developing feedback and recommendations for decisions, policies, or procedures that would modify the way the organization conducts its HR programs, and evaluating new or modified legislation and regulations for their impact on existing programs.

·         Supervisory responsibilities include planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting and adjusting short-term priorities and preparing schedules for completion of Directorate and HCO work; assigning work to subordinates based on Directorate and Department priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; evaluating work of subordinates; identifying developmental and training needs of employees providing or arranging for needed development and training; resolving employee complaints and concerns; and furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employee practices.

·         Specifically, as supervisor, employee initiates non-discriminatory practices and affirmative action in regard to 1) merit promotion and recruitment and hiring; 2) fair treatment of all employees; 3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements, 4) career development of employees; and 5) full use of employee skills.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government applying a wide range of human resources principles, concepts, and practices. This experience includes activities such as 1) performing or overseeing the performance of position classification, position management, recognition awards, and/or pay and compensation activities; 2) rendering consultative and advisory services or policy interpretations to management on short- and long-range human resources staffing planning; 3) providing technical guidance and consultative services to management, and other officials or decision makers on human resources issues affecting accomplishment of the agency's mission; 4) researching and evaluating new or modified legislations or regulations for impact and effect on existing human resources procedures and programs; and 5) developing and drafting agency-wide human resources policies, regulations and procedures.


Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service.  All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

NOTE:  As this is a supervisory position, applicants must have demonstrated in their work experience that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision.  An interview may be included in the evaluation process to assess these abilities.

Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following ten competencies: 1) accountability; 2) customer service; 3) decisiveness; 4) flexibility; 5) integrity/honesty; 6) interpersonal skills; 7) oral communication; 8) problem solving; 9) resilience; and 10) written communication.

Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year. 

 

This position is designated as Emergency Essential, and the employee may be required to perform duties and functions assigned to ensure continuity of operations.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.  The categories are defined as follows:

Best Qualified – Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.

Well Qualified – Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.

Qualified – Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

·         Knowledge of a Human Resources organizational structure, programs and their relationships in order to assist with short- and long-range planning, advisory services to management, and identifying human resources issues which may impact the organization

·         Skill in applying position classification and position management, recognition awards, pay and/or compensation concepts and practices, laws, and regulations in an operating human resources environment

·         Ability to communicate orally

·         Ability to communicate in writing

·         Ability to lead or supervise the work of others

    Application of Veterans' Preference:   Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category.  Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Background Investigation:

This position is a noncritical-sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a Secret clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.

Other Information:  

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.   If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the additional proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veterans

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
http://www.sss.gov/).

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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

  1. Your Résumé and other supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section below.
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire 

A complete Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of Monday, October 22, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID FS757542.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire

    http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and

  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1.          Your Résumé

2.          A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3.          Other supporting documents

            -      Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

-      SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service)

Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary.   If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s over one year old).   If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.  Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.  IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.

If you are a displaced Federal employee within in the local commute area of this announcement, you must include ALL the following documents to receive ICTAP consideration for this vacancy:

1.   Proof you are a displaced Federal employee under 5 CFR 330.702. (e.g., one of the following:  RIF Separation Notice;  Notice of Proposed Removal for Declining a Transfer of Function; Agency certification of inability to place after  termination of work-related disability compensation; OPM Notice of Termination of Disability Annuity; or certification of a Military Reserve Technician or National Guard Technician special disability retirement annuity.) 

2.  SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) sufficient to show all of the following: 1) that you held career/career-conditional competitive status in your position of record; 2) the promotional potential of your position of record; and 3) the duty location of your position of record. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)  

3. Most Recent Performance Appraisal (This requirement does not apply if you qualify for ICTAP due to injury compensation or disability annuity).

 

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan (I/CTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above (or rated at 85 or above under merit promotion procedures) on the rating criteria for this position. For information on how to apply as a CTAP or an ICTAP eligible see www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Alvina Yan
Phone: (415)281-7072
Email: ALVINA.YAN@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
USOPM San Francisco Services Branch
San Francisco Federal Building
90 Seventh Street Suite 13-300
San Francisco, CA
94103

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

FS-757542-AY12

Control Number:

327772800