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Job Title:Human Resources Specialist (Information Technology)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Hiring Organization:Office of Administration

Job Announcement Number:JP-13-022

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 11, 2013 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DCView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to be a leader in your field at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) where you can provide innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing leadership and technical excellence in managing human resources information systems? If you answered yes, then OJP is the career choice for you. As an OJP employee, you will work in partnership with the justice community to manage a progressive human capital and workforce planning program by implementing state of the art human resources information systems and tools. You will serve as a Human Resources Specialist (Information Technology) in the Office of Administration, Human Resources Division, Human Capital Management Branch.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=XDLUK.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for a progessive human capital program that includes employee and leadership development, human resources analytics, compensation management, benefits administration, workforce planning, and work life programs. As a Human Resources professional managing the information systems for the office, typical work assignments include: Installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining hardware and software to ensure the availability and functionality of the systems as well as recovering data in the event of hardware or software failure.
Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains hardware and software to ensure the availability and functionality of the systems. Recovers data in the event of hardware or software failure.

Manages the lifecycle of an information technology project from concept development through implementation. Identifies customer requirements, develops technical approaches, and coordinates project resources related to project costs and schedules.

Manages, administers, and ensures security, maintenance, and operations of database systems. Develops, selects, and/or maintains databases to obtain greater efficiency in computer performance and processes. Determines organization of data in the database and assign names and definitions to the various records and fields using payroll, financial and personnel data from the National Finance Center. Oversees the security system to ensure controlled access to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the data in the database.
Maintains functional knowledge of the data itself. Manipulates and maintains the data as necessary to meet user and system requirements. Creates and loads data for development, testing, and production. Extracts, transfers, and loads data as necessary to maintain the system and interface to other systems. Improves data quality through the implementation of data codification, data cleansing, and data filtering.

Performs or participates in a range of Human Resources Information Systems management activities that extend or apply to an entire organization or major components of an organization.

Enhances, administers, or maintains automated Human Resources information systems (HRIS).

Implements a range of Human Resources Information Systems projects.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to plan and execute work.

Ability to analyze Human Resources issues and problems.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Ability to meet and deal with others.

Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and regulations related to Human Resources Programs in the Federal Service.

Knowledge of information technology systems administration.

Knowledge of computer languages, utilities, machines, and access methods.

Knowledge of computer hardware/software technologies.

Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of IT project planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience include: Managing a time and attendance system, enterprise data reporting tool, and/or human resources information system that included providing leadership, advice and technical expertise regarding program planning efforts, implementation procesess, projections, and priorities.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for, or exempt from, the Selective Service. See www.sss.gov.

This appointment requires completion of a one-year probationary period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ/OJP Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment. Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described above, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category, with the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above. Professional and scientific positions GS-09 (or equivalent) and above will be placed at the top of the category in which their rating otherwise places them.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

BENEFITS:
OJP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.

OJP offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternative work schedules afford employees the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home, or at an alternate location on a recurring or situational basis.

OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center, for your physical fitness needs. In addition, OJP offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $125 per month tax-free.

Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Act allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience may be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.
Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Government housing is not available.
Recruitment bonus is not authorized.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
This position is excluded from the Bargaining Unit.
This position is eligible to telework.

EEO STATEMENT:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT:
OJP provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the representative listed under Agency Contact Information. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE (ICTAP): The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If you agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established categroy rating criteria. you must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified ou in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacancy position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide dcumentation as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - VETERANS PREFERENCE:
In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, you must submit with your application , a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP ) SELECTION PRIORITY: For proof of CTAP eligibility, you must provide a copy of a document from each of the following three categories:
1. One of the following:
Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
Your Reduction in Force (RIF) notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside the local commuting area (for example, a directed reassignment or change in duty station);
Certificate of expected separation; or
Other official agency certification or notification indicating that your position is surplus (for example, a notice of position abolishment or a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement).

2. Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:
a. You are a current: i). career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
ii). excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and
b. The position you may be or are being separated from:
i). Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
ii). Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
iii). Is in the same local commuting area as the job

SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTATION:

If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=XDLUK.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avue Help Desk
Phone: 8004070147
Fax: 2535739869
Email: JoeAvue@avuetech.com
Agency Information:
DOJ/Office of Justice Programs
810 7th Street, NW
Room 3300
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20531
US
Fax: 2535739869

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Job Announcement Number:

JP-13-022

Control Number:

337572400