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Job Title:HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:LAG-OHC-761775-SLR-724

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$52,852.00 to $83,126.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 05, 2012 to Friday, October 19, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Laguna Niguel, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices around the world, ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to http://www.ice.gov/

 

Who May Apply:

  • Current Federal employees in the competitive service who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.
  • Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement.
  • Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service will receive consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). 

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

 

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, , Office of Human Capital, Staffing and Recruitment Branch, Laguna Niguel, CA.  

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid. 

THIS IS A NON-BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.  

Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to pass background investigation and drug screen for fed employment
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
  • Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)

DUTIES:

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As a Human Resources Specialist in the Staffing and Recruitment Branch, you will be responsible for performing the full range of recruitment and placement activities in support of management’s goal to identify, attract, and retain a high quality and diverse workforce that is capable of accomplishing the agency’s mission. Specifically :

 

  • Advise management of recruitment options;
  • Conduct job analyses, identify quality ranking and selective placement factors; and developing crediting plans;
  • Create and post vacancy announcements;
  • Evaluate candidates, preparing certificates and referral lists; and
  • Effect the appropriate placement action in conformance with applicable precedents, laws, and regulations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify for the GS-09 level if you possess one of the following: 

 

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level serving as an advanced trainee in the recruitment and placement area who advised management on the various types of appointments and their appropriate application in both the competitive and excepted service; gathered and analyzed applicant data; or developed rating factors and crediting plans for clerical positions; OR

 

  • Successful completion of two years (or more) of full-time graduate level education (e.g. J.D. or L.L.B.) or a Master's (or higher) degree in human resources management, public administration, law or a related field from an accredited college or university; OR 

 

  • A combination of successfully completed graduate level education in human resources management, public administration, law, or a related field and experience as described above that totals at least one year.

 

 

You qualify for the GS-11 level if you possess one of the following: 

 

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level identifying whether or not an existing vacancy announcement or assessment tool is applicable to fulfill a recruitment request; selecting the appropriate staffing method; developing rating factors and crediting plans for easily understood positions and evaluating applicants against them; or administering a special recruitment plan; OR
  • Successful completion of three or more years of full-time graduate education (e.g. Ph.D. or L.L.M.) or a doctoral (or higher) degree in human resources management, public administration, law or a related field from an accredited college or university; OR
  • A combination of successfully completed graduate level education in human resources management, public administration, law or a related field and experience as described above that totals at least one year.

 


Requirements:

Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire.  The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job: Knowledge of human resources concepts, principles, practices, laws, regulations, and policies; Ability to make solve problems and make decisions; Ability to plan and organize work; Ability to research, interpret, and apply regulations;   Ability to communicate with all levels of management, employees, and applicants, and Ability to communicate orally and in writing. 

Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100.  Applicants will be referred for selection in accordance with the terms of the agency merit promotion plan. 

ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.  To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you must earn a score of 85 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position. 

Veterans:  Certain veterans are eligible to apply as status candidates. For more information, please see:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

 


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits".



OTHER INFORMATION:

Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

 

Probationary Period: If appointed to this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) authority, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you need only submit a complete initial Application which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Required documents to support your minimum qualifications and eligibility (see Required Documents section below)

The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 19, 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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

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 761775.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational 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:

  • Resume showing relevant experience (education, training, and/or work experience; work experience should include job title, duties, employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
  • If you are a current or former Federal employee, SF-50 or equivalent documenting competitive status. (Current ICE employees are not required to provide SF-50).
  • Veterans Documentation (DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter, as appropriate).
  • Proof of eligibility if applying for consideration under a priority selection program (e.g. ICTAP) or a special appointing authority Proof of Education: If basing your qualifications on education, you must submit transcripts or list of college courses, with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.) This education must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Any other documentation required for qualifications/eligibility (Interchange Agreement eligibility docs, etc.

  

Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to Friday, October 19, 2012 for further instructions.

You must submit all required information by Friday, October 19, 2012. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Also, if you do not provide a valid email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Assistant
Phone: (949)360-3058
Email: HRASSTDRO@DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
ICE Laguna Service Center
24000 Avila Road 5th Floor
Laguna Niguel, CA
92677
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.  We will notify you by email the outcome after each of these steps has been completed.  Your status will also be updated on your USAJobs and Application Manager accounts throughout the process. We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


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Job Announcement Number:

LAG-OHC-761775-SLR-724

Control Number:

328236100