To qualify at the GS-5 Grade Level:
Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in Federal service. Qualifying experience involved performing the following types of duties: applying standardized rules, procedures and operations to provide administrative support; utilizing office automated systems to enter, retrieve and manage data; maintaining, preparing, and assembling files and logs; producing a variety of written documents using a variety of functions in each of the several types of office automation software; reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness and reconciling errors; processing and reviewing personnel actions for accuracy, discrepancies, and missing information; distributing incoming mail and performing clerical duties such as making copies, filing, and answering telephone calls and visitors.
Applicants must possess four (4) years of education above high school.
Applicants must possess combination of specialized experience as described in A and education as described in B which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. 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. To calculate your percentage of education, first determine the total number of hours that exceed 36 semester hours or your school's definition of two full years of study. Then divide the total number of your excess semester hours by 18 or your school's definition of one year of study. To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%. For example, if you had 9 months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9, then you would have 75% of the required experience. If you also had 45 semester hours of creditable graduate education, 45-36=9 semester hours. 9 divided by 18 is 50% of the required education, and therefore, 75%+50%=125%. You would qualify for this position.)
To qualify at the GS-6 Grade Level:
Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in Federal service. Qualifying experience involved performing the following types of duties: experience working within a Human Resources office; screening applications for a variety of occupations for minimum qualifications on the basis of experience and educational requirements; experience in researching, identifying, and providing technical assistance to team members on a variety of employee benefits issues such as advising eligible employees on health benefits, life insurance, retirement coverage and annual and sick leave; processing and reviewing personnel actions and resolving data entry problems; provides recommendations on effective operational procedures to supervisor and team members; and producing a variety of written documents using a variety of basic and advanced functions in each of the several types of office automation software, i.e., word processing, database management and spreadsheets.
To qualify at the GS-7 Grade Level:
Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in Federal service. Qualifying experience involved performing the following types of duties: experience working as a Human Resources Assistant in a private or government office. Typical duties include: screening applications for a variety of occupations for minimum qualifications on the basis of experience and requirements; explaining staffing requirements, processes and procedures to supervisors and managers, employees, and job applicants; providing technical leadership to team members on a variety of employee benefits issues including those of a complex and controversial nature; providing advice and assistance to employees regarding employee benefit problems and issues; processing personnel actions and reviewing personnel action requests for accuracy, resolving discrepancies, and completing missing information; producing a variety of written documents utilizing varied and advanced functions in each of the several types of office automation software, i.e., word processing, database management, and spreadsheets. Proof reading documents to ensure that they are in the proper format, and that spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar have been verified.
To be qualified, you must type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. (A typing test may later be required.)
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJs 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 Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
You will be rated on the following Competencies:
Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
Assures that effective internal controls are developed and maintained to ensure the integrity of the organization.
Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; facilitates an open exchange of ideas.
Uses machines, tools, or equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.
Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with pressure and ambiguity.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions