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Job Title:Human Resources Specialist

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Dryden Flight Research Center

Job Announcement Number:DF13C0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$76,644.00 to $99,636.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Edwards AFB, CAView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement, or those eligible for non-competitive appointment under special authorities. NASA term employees with term conversion eligibility under P.L. 108-201 may also apply. Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

At NASA we know that success comes through teamwork and that every member of the team contributes to success! That's just one of the reasons that NASA is ranked as one of the best places in the Federal government to work. At NASA, we value creativity, diversity, and innovation. Use your knowledge and imagination in support of unprecedented efforts to expand frontiers, and to benefit the quality of life on Earth. Help make NASA's future and your own an exciting reality!

Serves as a Human Resource Generalist providing personal services to a group of organizational segments performing a complete range of advisory, analytical, and processing functions relating to position classification, position management, pay administration, and recruitment and placement functions. Assignments involve highly technical, professional engineering and scientific positions, as well as administrative and support type positions.

NOTE: DUE TO A POWER OUTAGE ON AUGUST 31, 2012, NASA STARS WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR APPROXIMATELY FOUR HOURS. UNFORTUNATELY, SOME APPLICANTS LOST AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY TO VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DF12C0038, WHICH CLOSED ON AUGUST 31, 2012. THEREFORE, THIS IS A 3-DAY RE-ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER DF12C0038. APPLICANTS THAT PREVIOUSLY
APPLIED TO DF12C0038, WITHOUT COMPLICATIONS, DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Occasional travel may be required

DUTIES:

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Provides managers, employees, and job applicants with information and interpretations of the agency's recruitment and placement procedures, practices, policies, and guidelines, when the issues addressed require substantial interpretation, there is potential for controversy, or the issue involves more than one area of Human Resources policy.

Reviews recruitment and placement actions and provides guidance on complex and/or sensitive issues, such as those that differ from past practices and advises managers on the merit system principles and prohibited personnel practices.

Performs a full range of external placement and recruitment duties for which innovative and proactive recruiting strategies are needed. Positions include "hard-to-fill" and shortage categories, senior level positions, jobs requiring unusual skill combinations or highly visible or sensitive positions.

Makes use of multiple recruiting strategies including special appointment authorities, such as those for the handicapped/disabled, displaced employees, certain veterans, overseas returnees, and direct hires to complete placements for the organization.

Provides advisory services to managers. Advises top-level managers, resolving complex and difficult problems in interrelated Human Resources functional areas such as position management, position classification, complaint/grievance and appeal handling, employee motivation and morale, leave administration, pay administration, performance management and recruitment and placement.

Provides technical assistance and advisory services to the HR staff regarding FPPS and other automated HR management systems. Modifies established protocols to correct and prevent Human Resources automated systems problems that affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Serves as system administrator for FPPS system. Develops and presents training modules to the HR staff to enable quick and efficient staff-wide access to needed automated information. Is the Human Resources IT POC.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11), which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the
position described above.

Specialized experience is defined as experience in a human resource organization that demonstrates an expert knowledge of human resources principles, concepts, regulations, and practices of any applicable specialty, as well as analytical methods and techniques, and seasoned consultative skills sufficient to resolve human resource problems not susceptible to treatment by standard methods. Coordination of human
resource management between Federal departments, bureaus, or equivalent organizations and knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods sufficient to design and conduct comprehensive human resources studies.

At this grade level, there is no substitution of education for specialized experience.


U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from the candidate's resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies they possess that are directly related to the duties of the job, as described in this announcement. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for assistance in developing a complete resume. NASA will not accept separate KSA statement.

A category rating method will be used to evaluate candidates. All candidates will be assigned to either a 70, 80, or 90 pt. quality category based on the degree to which their competencies meet the position requirements. All candidates in the 90 pt group, which is the highest quality category, may be referred for consideration. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. In certain instances when a large candidate pool exists within the highest quality category, additional weighting of scores may occur to further distinguish best qualified candidates. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.


BENEFITS:

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NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be authorized.

HOW TO APPLY:

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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link.

In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJobs from a second source. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents attached through USAJobs' document attachment feature.

Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application.

You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open.For more information, see the Applicant Guide.

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements.

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested.

All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide.

Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nancy Campbell
Email: nancy.campbell-1@nasa.gov
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

DF13C0003

Control Number:

328466100