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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Human Resources Specialist

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Headquarters, NASA

Job Announcement Number:HQ13C0021

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC, DCView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This announcement is open to current Federal employees serving under a career, career-conditional or VRA appointment, those serving on an appointment under 213.3102(u) of Schedule A, or NASA term employees who have acquired conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004.

JOB SUMMARY:

NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

This position is located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of Human Resources Management. The incumbent serves as senior advisor and program manager within the Office of Human Resources for NASA OIG. Provides staff advisory services to senior leadership, agency stakeholders, and staff on HR problems and issues, as well as authoritative policy interpretations in two or more HR areas, such as Employee Relations, Performance Management/Awards, Leave/Hours of Work, Staffing and Recruitment and Classification. Responds to difficult issues involving complex problems and/or concerns and recommends solutions and alternative approaches. Serves as project manager/team lead on NASA OIG level projects. Represents NASA OIG at meetings, conferences and workshops.

**The NASA application tool, STARS, will be down January 18-20. Announcement is extended until January 25 to accomodate the system outage.***

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasional travel may be required

DUTIES:

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Performs a full range of external placement and recruitment and classification duties for which innovative and proactive strategies are needed.

Develops solutions to complex and non-standard problems which have the potential to impact major portions of NASA's HR programs.

Plans, directs, and administers NASA OIG-wide HR programs. Advises employees on statutory and regulatory changes and develops strategies to respond to the changes. Drafts policies and initiatives that are designed to negate the impact of legislation on NASA OIG program operations. Develops and resolves conflicting OIG guidance.

Identifies key policy issues and priorities, designs analyses, evaluates alternative Agency strategies, and makes recommendations to Senior Agency management.

Acts as a lead on OPM work groups. Provides expert advisory, consultative and technical services on complex issues. Collaborates with key management officials to build consensus to resolve issues that involve precedent-setting cases or involves making significant program changes. Employs change management concepts and techniques, such as those involved with strategic planning and workforce development initiatives, assessing the impact of organizational change, and leading change initiatives in human capital management.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

One year of specialized experience at the GS-13 includes:Providing consultation to managers on Human Resources programs; recommending modifications to Agency directives to bring the Agency into compliance; developing new policies, procedures, and guidelines; performing staffing and classification functions; serving on special projects groups; and conducting studies to address programmatic issues or develop solutions to operations issues.

One year of specialized experience at the GS-14 includes:Providing consultation to managers on Human Resources programs; recommending modifications to Agency directives to bring the Agency into compliance; performing staffing and classification functions; works in cooperation with center offices to develop OIG strategic long-range operation policies directives, and regulations; leading special work groups; and conducting studies to address programmatic issues or develop solutions to operations issues.


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.

Travel and relocation expenses are not 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:

Christina Updike
Phone: 202-358-1212
Email: christina.updike@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:

HQ13C0021

Control Number:

335201400