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Job Title:  Human Resources Consultant
Department:  Department Of Labor
Agency:  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
Job Announcement Number:  DE-13-PHIL-OASAM-0019

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$33,408.00 to $53,802.00 / Per Year
Sunday, December 30, 2012 to Friday, January 04, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Philadelphia, PA, USView Map
U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.


Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administrative and Management (OASAM). The mission of OASAM is to provide service, policy guidance and assistance to the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to DOL's budget, human resources, information technology, electronic communications, management, and administration; provide centralized administrative and support services to DOL agencies and their employees, and ensure compliance with nondiscrimination statutes.


  • Requires a background investigation.
  • Subject to possible occasional travel.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.


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This is a lower level position for the full performance level target position of Human Resources Specialist. While occupying this position, the candidate performs the duties of the target position under more restricted supervisory controls and complexity.

Serves as a member of a cross-functional team, provides comprehensive human resources services to assigned agencies within DOL. Advises management on various HR strategies and makes recommendations designed to fit the organization’s need (e.g. on matters pertaining to position classification, FLSA, etc.; Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates individual positions to determine the title, series, and grade, and prepares comprehensive position classification evaluation reports to support the classification decision; Conducts classification and position management evaluations and reports findings to senior management; fill positions in assigned organizations through either internal placement or external recruitment); Provides authoritative oral or written advice and assistance to all levels of management and employees on assigned personnel program function(s), including identifying and interpreting established rules, regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, or standards. Plans, administers, and coordinates designated specialized human resources program function(s), analyzing and resolving problems, determining the best course of action in implementing organizational goals established by the National Office. Evaluates and analyzes data, case actions, proposed personnel actions, personnel process, training requirements, and/or management organizational needs and services in order to recommend and/or develop improved methods, policy directions, or procedures. Serves as a regional as well as team expert and program manager in a designated personnel specialty function. Conducts and/or serves on special projects which include focus groups, organizational surveys, data analyses, needs assessments, specialized training, and task forces as necessary. Prepares and delivers presentations to agency staff and other organizations, detailing personnel programs, processes, and procedures. This includes developing written materials and visual aids. Uses various automation hardware and software as tools in completing data entry for work products, in completing analyses, and for record keeping (e.g DOORS and People Power). Serves as coordinator for community outreach providing guidance and assistant on matters pertaining to diversity, recruitment and placement, position management, FLSA, etc. Schedules or facilitates the scheduling of job fairs. Informs students, organizations, and community leadership groups about current DOL opportunities and assists in applying for jobs. Applies a range of analytical concepts and techniques to assess effectiveness activities in reaching the Department's workforce and diversity goals.


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ALL EXPERIENCE MUST BE FULLY EXPLAINED IN THE RESUME IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. Qualifications for GS-5: 3 years of general experience, one year must be equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-4. General experience that demonstrates the ability to: Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; Plan and organize work; Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work.

Qualifications for the GS-7: At the GS-7 level applicants must possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, GS-5. Specialized experience that demonstrates the ability to: Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; coding of personnel actions; developing vacancy announcements; reviewing applications to makes qualifications determinations utilizing staffing systems (e.g. DOORS); knowledge of job analysis; knowledge of special programs such as disabled veterans, student employment, recruitment flexibilities, etc.; employment development plans (i.e. Veterans Recruitment Act); Written and Oral communication skills in order to develop and deliver presentations to groups of employees, managers, and agency officials. Knowledge of human resources information systems (e.g. DOORS and People Soft).

Education substitution for the GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree. Education Substitution for the GS-7: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.  College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position.  The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education.  Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.  Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.

Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Customer Services: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individual who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individual who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations and responds appropriately. Writing: Communicates information in a sufficient and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.  Problem Solving: Identifies problems, determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities and determines resources requirements; determines short or long term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes. Teamwork: Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals. Personnel and Human Resources: Knowledge of hiring, classification and Federal employment regulations. Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objectives decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change. Technology Application: Uses machines, tools, or equipment effectively; uses computers and computers applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.  Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration.  ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
To preview questions please click here.


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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees.  The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.


This position is Outside of the Bargaining Unit. This position has promotion potential to the grade of GS-12. Promotions are not guarantee nor implied, applicant must meet all regulatory requirements for promotions, promotions are at management's discretion. Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES


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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty)  Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference.  For more information, go to:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP Eligibility.

- Applicants with disabilities who wish to claim eligibility under SCHEDULE A)  of the excepted service (persons with severe disabilities) must submit the following documentation from a licensed medical professional or other authorized entity:
(1) proof of disability; and
(2) certification of job readiness.
For more details, please see

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

- Peace Corps Document (if applicable) - Certification of satisfactory service from the Director of Peace Corps to receive consideration.
- College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - - Unofficial Transcript (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying.  OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date.  Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.
Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.


Jysaira Martinez
Phone: 215-861-5118
Fax: 215-861-5089
TDD: 215-861-5096
Agency Information:
Labor, Ofc Asst Sec Admin and Management
The Curtis Center
170 S. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA
Fax: 215-861-5089


Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

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