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Job Title:  Human Resources Specialist
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air Force Personnel Center
Job Announcement Number:  AFPCDEO-873207-020111-MM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 to Thursday, April 18, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0201-11
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
11
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Little Rock, AR United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

 

IF APPLICABLE:  Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

 

90-Day Competitive Certificate: This vacancy announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for 90-days from the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as/if additional vacancies occur during this period.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • This position will be filled through the Delegated Examining Office
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES:

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·         Provides management advisory services in the areas of staffing, employee relations to managers and supervisors within selected organizations.

·         Provides advice about the design of jobs and organization structure.

·         Provides management advice regarding recruitment and staffing from internal and external sources and coordinates the recruitment and staffing process.

·         Advises and trains employees, union officials, and supervisors on legal or regulatory requirements or entitlements.

·         Provides advice and assistance to supervisors and employees regarding employee benefits, performance standards, disciplinary actions, and complaints/grievances procedures.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification Requirements:

Experience: You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience that is closely related to the work of this position and has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of Human Resources Specialist. Examples of specialized experience include providing management advisory and liaison services; applying human resources concepts, practices, laws, regulations,  policies, and precedents related to affirmative employment, recruitment and placement, employee and management relations,  performance management, and labor relations.

-OR-

Education: You must have successfully completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field OR three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. (Transcripts must be submitted at time of application)

 

SELECTIVE FACTOR:  To qualify for the position you must possess the selective factor.  A selective placement factor is determined to be essential for successful performance in this position.  Those candidates who do not meet the following selective placement factor will be rated “not qualified” for the position. 

The candidate must perform in the recruitment and placement and employee and management relations area of human resource.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1.   Knowledge of a wide range human resource concepts, practices, laws, regulations,  policies, and precedents related to recruitment and placement, employee and management relations,  performance management, and the relationships between the various personnel principles, concepts, policies, and analytical techniques.

2.   Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to work.

3.  Ability to gather facts and use effective, analytical, and evaluative methods to accurately assesses information and makes sound decisions.

4.  Knowledge of management objectives and the mission of the organization and their implications on personnel management programs and equal employment opportunity.

5.  Ability to apply human resource laws, regulations, policies, concepts pertaining to staffing and recruitment and employee relations.

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS

1. Designated as primary point of contact for assigned personnel programs, keeping abreast of program changes, preparing required publicity, coordinating internal procedural changes, and assisting other staff members with current information and procedures.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

 

BASIS OF RATING:

Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement.  Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.

 

Category 3, Best Qualified:  Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.

 

Category 2, Highly Qualified:  Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.

 

Category 1, Qualified:  Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire.   The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


OTHER INFORMATION:

For information on veterans’ preference click here.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:  Click here for specific program requirements.  To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents:

 

·    Application or resume;

·    Statement requesting MSP; and

·    Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or above on the rating criteria for this position. 

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 18, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 873207.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

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

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. 

 

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

·        Transcripts, if qualifying based on education

·       Veterans’ Preference -  a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service.  In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

 

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144

 

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC DEO
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Agency Information:
AFPC DEO
DO NOT WRITE OR MAIL APPLICATION
SEE INSTRUCTIONS UNDER HOW TO APPLY TAB
PLEASE FAX, TX
78150

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.


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