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Job Title:  Human Resources Officer
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  HQ-13-MP-01-FE-00088r

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$113,735.00 to $150,719.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Full-time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Pittsburgh, PA, US  View Map
1 vacancy - Morgantown, WV, US  View Map
  • Current Federal employee with competitive status
  • Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
  • Veterans with VOW, VEOA or VRA eligibility
  • Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority

This position is also advertised to all US Citizens as announcement #HQ-13-CAT-01-FE-00088r, which closes on March 13, 2013.


The Department of Energy's (DOE's) overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S.  With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities.    

This position is located in the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Office of Institutional Operation in either Morgantown, West Virginia (salary: $113,735 - $147,857) or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (salary: $115,937-$150,719). 
NETL is responsible for:
  --implementing a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research and development programs that will return benefits of generations to come,
  --conducting cutting-edge research and technology development on-site, and
  -- shaping, funding, and managing contracted research in the U.S. and more than 40 foreign countries.
successful candidate in this position will:
  --develop and administer all human resources (HR) functions, and
  --ensure the execution, integrity, nonpartisanship and quality of all NETL personnel programs.


  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Relocation may be paid.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.


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As Human Resources (HR) Officer, you will:

  • Serve as senior advisor to the Director, Deputy Director and NETL senior managers on HR, employee development, workforce analysis and succession planning.
  • Manage a staff of 18 Federal HR Specialists and Assistants, through subordinate supervisors, and additional site support contractors.
  • Plan, direct, implement and evaluate activities associated with management of HR operations and programs, striving for program improvement.
  • Identify key success factors for HR, set goals and track success towards meeting goals based on a predetermined schedule.
  • Determine allocation and utilization of resources, both monetary and manpower, among HR program areas.
  • Develop HR short-, medium-, and long-range plans for operation of the Division and monitor performance against those plans and resource allocations.


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A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience:


  1. Leading, managing and supervising an HR Program, or component thereof, which provided the full breadth of Human Capital Management services;
  2. Providing comprehensive customer service and consultation to senior management and employees;
  3. Developing, interpreting and/or advising executive management on the broad range of Human Capital polices and administration;
  4. Providing substantive input to the strategies and succession planning of Human Capital resources for a large organization.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.

      1. Knowledge of principles, concepts, laws and regulations of HR management and of the HR functions, including: position management, classification, recruitment, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, employee development and training.   
      2. Ability to plan, supervise and administer program activities and services.
      3. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with varied audiences.
      4. Knowledge of problem solving and decision making techniques in order to ensure organization issues are resolved and closed out in a timely manner.
      5. Skill in managing resources (e.g. financial, human and material. 


Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience, but your educational background will be considered in the evaluation of your overall qualifications for this position.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  New supervisors are required to complete 80 hours of supervisory training of which 40 hours must be completed during your first year as a supervisor.  Submission of a financial disclosure form is also required.


  • We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.

If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

If your résumé is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.

To preview questions please click here.


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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits.  You may be eligible for some or all of the following:

  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource

For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page.


  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.


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Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed résumé. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded résumés and require that you have a completed résumé within your USAJOBS profile using the Résumé Builder (click the link for more information).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the Apply Now button.
  4. You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to): transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and other supporting documents.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process--YOU ARE NOT DONE YET! You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received. Your USAJOBS status page may show a complete application even if you have not fully completed the final step of the application process.

If your résumé does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised to all U.S. Citizens under Delegated Examining procedure as announcement # HQ-13-CAT-01-FE-00088r, which closes on March 13, 2013. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. If you wish to be considered for this position under both DE and MP procedures, you must apply to both announcements.


If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Résumé Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail

If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Résumé supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify (if applicable): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education may not be applicable for some jobs at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form 50 (SF). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied.
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.


Angela English
Phone: 202-287-5856
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-586-8155
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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