You qualify at the GS-05 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
Reviewing HR documents for completeness and to ensure the presence of signatures, dates and attachments.
Verifying employment information
Providing general information concerning HR processes and procedures, referring inquiries about specific HR issues or actions to the appropriate specialist, obtaining HR information and maintaining HR files and listings.
You qualify at the GS-06 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
Proofreading recruitment documents; coordinating formal recruitment and/or placement meetings; assisting individuals in completing their employment applications or related forms; requesting employment history information from previous employers; using computers and software programs to extract, revise or sort recruitment and/or placement information from files, records or databases.
Processing basic personnel actions, and pay and benefit transactions for positions in a variety of common pay plans and appointments with differing entitlements.
Providing work in support of employee guidance and consultation to agency employees, former employees, annuitants, survivors and eligible family members regarding retirement, insurance, health benefits and Thrift Savings Plan; assisting and providing basic information to employees seeking general information concerning retirement benefits, life insurance, health benefits and Thrift Savings Plan.
You qualify at the GS-07 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
Identifying whether employees applying for promotion meet qualification requirements (such as time-in-grade); identifying appropriate regulatory codes, nature of action and the appropriate pay step to be entered on the HR action request.
Processing request for retroactive actions that require tracing an employee's history and applying pertinent technical references, conditions, or precedents; processing complex personnel actions request that involve unusual conditions or require deviation from standard procedures.
Assisting and providing general information concerning retirement benefits, life insurance, health benefits and Thrift Savings Plan; applying knowledge to obtain relevant facts about issues or problems involving employees' benefits or entitlements; evaluating the adequacy of facts in accordance with established procedures and precedents for processing cases involving employee benefits; explaining options available to the employee based upon analysis of individual circumstances.
Proving answers to recurring processing questions and informally resolving recurring processing issues by explaining basic HR policies.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
In lieu of experience you must meet one of the following to qualify for a GS-05 position:
Successful completion of a full four-year course of study above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite can be substituted for specialized experience. This education must have been obtained from an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.
Combining Education and Experience:
Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-05 grade level. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert them to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first determine the experience that you have as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine the amount of education that you have as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then add the two percentages together. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify you for that grade level. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.
Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
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:
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, managers and employees.
- Knowledge of federal laws, policies, regulations and procedures pertaining to the processing of personnel actions.
- Knowledge of personnel laws, theories, principles and practices.
Based on your responses, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
- Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
- Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Applicants in the Best Qualified category will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible: If you have never been a Federal employee, you are not eligible to apply under CTAP/ICTAP. This program offers displaced Federal employees priority for jobs within the agency from which they have separated or are separating. For more information, please see: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/.
To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you MUST be placed in the Well Qualified Category for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed in the best qualified category above non-preference eligibles, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please see: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp