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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (ER/LR), GS-0201-14

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:BIE 13/01 (912731)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Friday, July 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary Promotion NTE 1 YEAR

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Albuquerque, NM United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All Indian Preference Eligibles or Government-Wide Current Status Employees or Former Employees with Reinstatement Eligibility

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes’ needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

The incumbent contributes to the mission of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) by serving as Supervisory Human Resources Specialist of an Employee/Labor Relations unit, with full responsibility for the overall integration, management, and supervision of the employee/labor relations services programs and related processes.

 

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

 

STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.  Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran’s Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

 

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
  • BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
  • TEMPORARY POSITION NOT-TO-EXCEED 1 YEAR
  • POSITION IS SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIRMENTS
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX

DUTIES:

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·        Directs the staff and operation level development, implementation and evaluation of the Employee/Labor relations for the BIE workforce under two different personnel systems, the Federal Personnel System and P.L.95-561 Contract Education Personnel System.

·        Responsible for planning, directing, reviewing, evaluating and organization of the Employee/Labor Relations unit.

·        Hears and resolves employee complaints, reviews serious disciplinary problems and effects minor disciplinary measures such as warning and reprimands.

·        Furthers EEO by demonstrating fairness in making selections, encouragement and recognition of employee achievements, fair treatment of minority group employees and sensitivity to the developmental needs of all employees including minority groups, women and the disabled.

·        Serves as the BIE expert for ER/LR programs including development of BIE policy, procedures and implementation guidance for the program.

·        Provides technical guidance in the area of ER/LR, which includes grievances, unfair labor practices, and third party hearings.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Applicant must have the skill in negotiating with the union for supplemental agreements and/or interest based bargaining.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.      OR

Combination of education and experience-courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, candidates must have specialized experience as identified below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of experience include: serving as a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist in an Employee/Labor Relations unit, with full responsibility for the overall integration, management, and supervision of the programs; serving as jurisprudence expert on employment law, union and non-union environments, ethical issues and employee guidance, coaching and negotiation techniques; interpreted legislative proposals, court decisions, Comptroller General decisions, requirements established by the President, OMB, and OPM; and regularly providing training to large groups of individuals on employee and labor relations activities.

For GS-14 position is 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-13 grade level.

Status applicants MUST meet Time-In-Grade requirements and Time after competitive requirements by 11:59 PM EST Friday, July 12, 2013.

BASIS OF RATING: All applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected in the online questionnaire. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant's advantage to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and veteran's preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted.


EDUCATION: To qualify based on education; submit a copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned.

SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

 

DRIVING REQUIREMENT: Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.

OTHER: The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS: The candidate selected for this position must meet conflict of interest requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Standard Form 450, Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

BASIS OF RATING:  As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

· Legal, Government and Jurisprudence

· Supervisory

· Leadership

· Reading

· Influencing/Negotiating

· Technical Writing

· Planning and Evaluating

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete.  After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.  

 

Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP/ICTAP: Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:

a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);

b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);

c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;

d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;

e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;

f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;

g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);

h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.

 

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  

 

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

HOW TO APPLY:

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APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED LATE OR BY E-MAIL, MAIL, OR IN PERSON.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 12, 2013 to receive consideration.

·        To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

·        Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

·        It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

·        To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by 11:59PM EST Friday, July 12, 2013.

1.    Your Résumé

2.    A complete       Online Questionnaire

3.               Applicant Screening Questionnaire

4.               Authorization for Release of Information

5.               OF 306 – Declaration for Federal Employment

6.               Form GSA 3607 Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record. No supervisory signature required.

7.    Other supporting documents:

o   Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.

o   Copies of your College transcript(s).  Refer to “Qualifications” to see if they are required.

o   SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service experience.

o   Form DD-214, if claiming 5 point veteran's preference. If claiming 10 point or more veteran’s preference, submit Form DD-214, Standard Form 15 and required proof of entitlement from the VA.

 

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.    To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 912731.

2.    Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 12, 2013. to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

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

2.    Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Office BIE
Phone: (505)563-5304
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: STAFFING@BIE.EDU
Agency Information:
Human Resources Office BIE
Please apply on line or by fax
Fax number is 478-757-3144
Albuquerque, NM
87104 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified by email of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

BIE 13/01 (912731)

Control Number:

346396200