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Job Title:Human Resources Specialist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-13-MP-08-HC-00260

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 04, 2013 to Thursday, April 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

few vacancies in the following location:
Tulsa, OK, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

  • 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 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website at the following link <a href="http://www.DOE.gov">www.DOE.gov</a>.</p>

This vacancy is located in the Southwestern Power Administration (SWPA), Office of Corporate Services, Human Resources Management Division in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The SWPA, a sub-agency of DOE, delivers the most reliable and clean wholesale hydroelectric power benefiting 9 million users, across a six-state region, at the lowest possible cost.  The Human Resources (HR) Management Division is responsible for providing the full range of human capital service delivery for SWPA managers and employees in  
   --staffing and recruitment,
   --position classification, and
   --day-to-day operational support.

A successful candidate in this Human Resources Specialist position will perform comprehensive HR management advisory and technical services in the areas of  
   --position classification and management,
   --recruitment and placement, 
   --compensation, and
   --a variety of other substantive organizational functions.

THIS POSITION CAN BE FILLED AT EITHER THE GS-09 OR GS-11, AND IF FILLED AT THE GS-09 LEVEL, THERE IS NON-COMPETITIVE PROMOTION POTENTIAL TO THE GS-11 LEVEL.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Relocation expenses may be paid in accordance with DOE regulations.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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As a Human Resources Specialist, you will:

  • Advise managers on position classification and management matters including realignment of function/duties; classify/certify PDs and prepare evaluation statements.
  • Perform comprehensive recruitment activities, including merit promotion, delegated examining and direct hire for a variety of positions.
  • Perform job analysis, working closesly with subject matter experts on effective methods of evaluating candidates.
  • Advise managers on basic pay setting, incentives, overtime, and/or leave entitlement questions or issues, alternate work schedules and telework.
  • Advise managers and employes of OWCP process and/or problems.
  • Execute a wide range of HR information systems, data bases, and retrieval methods to accomplish HR processes and provide data for HR reports.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

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
providing advice and policy interpretation to managers on Federal HR management issues, including:

  1. Applying Federal staffing and classification concepts, practices, policies, precedents, and procedures to HR issues;
  2. Independently preparing vacancy announcements, assessment tools, and job analyses and screening applicants for eligibility;
  3. Applying pay and leave administration laws, regulations, principles and practices to technical issues; and
  4. Classifying positions, preparing evaluation statements, and preparing desk audits.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

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 and skill in applying a wide range of classification and position management regulations, principles, concepts, practices and techniques.
  2. Knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of staffing and recruitment laws, Executive Orders, regulations, policies, concepts and practices.
  3. Knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of pay and leave administration laws, regulations, principles, and practices. 
  4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 

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.


Education is not required for this position, 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.

Background and/or Security Investigation is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


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BENEFITS:

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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 
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program

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



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • 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.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish the application. Our application system displays a deadline timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

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-02-HC-00260, which closes on April 18, 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.

NEED HELP?

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 USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.

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



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Angela Speight
Phone: 202-287-5856
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-586-8155
Email: angela.speight@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.


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Job Announcement Number:

HQ-13-MP-08-HC-00260

Control Number:

341131100