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Job Title:HR Specialist (ER/LR), GS-0201-09

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-PX-848320-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$48,529.00 to $63,083.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 25, 2013 to Friday, March 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Phoenix, AZ United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Southwest Region Human Resources, Workforce Relations Division in Phoenix, AZWHO MAY APPLY:  Any U.S. Citizen

POSITION DETAILS:

Merit Promotion Position: No

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: No, Relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid. 

Is position covered by PL 101-630? No

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? No

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • 1 year probationary period for initial appointment to competitive service

DUTIES:

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Serve as an Employee/Labor Relations Specialist (trainee) for the Phoenix Area IHS working closely with a supervisor/senior employee:

  • Assist managers and supervisors in dealing with problem employees and disputes that arise from actions taken in addressing performance and conduct deficiencies.
  • Provide support by conducting investigations of the issues, developing written documents, and providing advisory services in dealing with disciplinary, adverse, performance-based actions, grievances, appeals, leave administration and dispute resolution.
  • Recommend, coordinate, and provide administration in the areas of employee benefits, reasonable accommodations, worker's compensation, and work/life programs.
  • Research and evaluate laws, regulations, and precedents from regulatory agencies such as Department of Labor, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), etc.
  • Assist on Labor Relations (LR) issues such as prepare labor agreements on labor-management proposals, review employee representation, unfair labor practices, arbitration, negotiability, impasses, and other related issues.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-09, Applicants who meet at least one of the following may qualify for positions at this grade level:

  • Master's Degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D.  Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; examples of eligible education may be in human resources, business, or law; OR
  • 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level applying fundamental human resource management principles, practices, and techniques relates to employee and labor relations in order to: locate appropriate and applicable precedents, legal documentation, and legislative history; interpret and analyze basic issues of fact and law; develop and prepare clear explanations of case facts; identify and analyze numerous facts and allegations to determine accuracy and applicability to the case; and express legal recommendations clearly and concisely in both written and oral form; OR
  • A combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described above.


Veterans Preference

When applying for Federal jobs eligible Veterans should claim preference by submitting the appropriate documentation (see Required Documents). For more information on Veterans Preference please visit: http://www.fedhirevets.gov

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your application to ensure you meet the qualification requirements.  Applicants will be rated on the following skills or competencies: technical competence, attention to detail, planning and evaluation, and oral communication.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three quality categories:

·         Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.

·         Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most of the requirements of the position.

·         Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.

Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veteran’s Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

Please answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits

Conditions of Employment

- Selectee may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver’s license.

Security Clearance

If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.  After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. 

The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position.  If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions.

ICTAP/CTAP

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.  Basis of rating for a definition of well-qualified is 'meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position' (see the 'How You Will Be Evaluated' section). 

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. 

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HOW TO APPLY:

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Applicants must submit a completed application prior to Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date: Friday, March 08, 2013

 

Option A: Online application process (USAJobs to Application Manager)

To begin, click the Apply Online button and create a new account or login to your existing USAJOBS account.  You will create a resume or select a resume to use and be redirected to Application Manager.  From there you will create a new account or login to your existing Application Manager account.  Answer the online questionnaire and submit all required documents listed below. 

Document Upload:  If you are unable to scan and upload your supporting documents electronically you may fax them in using the official fax coversheet: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf.  Faxed documents may take 2-3 days to appear as Processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov

 

Option B: Fax

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and

3. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to (478) 757-3144.  You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number: 848320.

Faxed documents may take 2-3 business days to process.

·         When faxing make sure the OPM Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.

·         If you are faxing any documents without the OPM 1203-FX form, use the official fax coversheet available here: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf

Reasonable Accommodation

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (602) 364-5219. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide the required documents listed below; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete.

·         Resume – Describe your job-related qualification that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.  Cover letter optional.

·         PL101 Form - Childcare Protection (aka Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment): This form asks if you have ever been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child and is required with your application: http://www.ihs.gov/Jobs/permanentDocs/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm-2015.doc

·         Transcripts – Copy of your transcripts related to your human resources (or related) education.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.

·         Indian Preference – If claiming Indian Preference, provide a copy of your BIA Form 4432 - Verification of Indian Preference.  You may normally obtain this document from your tribal enrollment office. Copies of Certificate of Indian Blood and Tribal Enrollment cards will not be accepted.

·         Veteran’s Preference – If claiming Veteran’s Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form.  To claim 10-Point Veteran’s Preference, submit a SF-15 Application (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) along with the appropriate supporting documentation. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Cheryl Clayton
Phone: (602)364-5230
TDD: 301-443-6394
Email: CHERYL.CLAYTON@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center HR
40 N Central Avenue
Suite 510
Phoenix, AZ
85004

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps 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 40 days after the deadline for applications.


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-13-PX-848320-DE

Control Number:

338497100