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Job Title:  Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement)
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  13-PTC-094 (Amended)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$49,851.00 to $93,470.00 / Per Year
Saturday, June 29, 2013 to Monday, July 15, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Peachtree City, GA United StatesView Map
Qualified Current Civil Service Employees


Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members?  Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools!


This announcement was amended.

This position may be filled at either the AD-09, AD-11 or AD-12 grade level.  If you are selected for the position with further promotion, you will have the potential to be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements.  Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon having met the qualifications and eligibility requirements and the incumbent is performing at the higher level in a satisfactory manner.


The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164, for the above position(s) in DDESS Schools.


Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS).   DoDEA employs more than 15,000 individuals responsible for educating approximately 90,000 students in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico.   The mission of DoDEA is to provide a quality education from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve for the eligible minor family members of DoD military and civilian personnel on official assignments.


If you are NOT a current, permanent Federal Civil Service employee do not apply under this vacancy announcement.  This position is only open to current permanent Federal employees.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • A background/suitability investigation/determination is required.
  • You must meet the Selective Service requirement.
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents.
  • You must complete the questionnaire and competency statement.
  • Candidate must be a current, permanent federal civil service employee.


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The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of AD-12.  If selected at the AD-09 or 11 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence.  The incumbent will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level.  Promotion is not implied nor guaranteed it is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon meeting qualifications, eligibility requirements and performing at the higher level in a satisfactory manner.


Serves as a staffing specialist for internal and external recruitment and placement programs on the Educator and Non-Educator DDESS Staffing Team.  Provides continuing technical advice and assistance to supervisors and managers and other DDESS HR personnel in resolving difficult staffing problems for complex organizations.  Applies a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of recruitment and placement principles and concepts, a sound working knowledge of other personnel fields and broad personnel management knowledge to identify, analyze and resolve problems which require the interpretation and adaptation of guides which are only partially applicable and few precedents exist.  Administers in-service placement, including mandatory OPM, DoD, and DoDEA programs.  Processes Request for Personnel (RPA) actions, sets pay, determines benefits and allowances, coordinates with personnel representatives in other DoD HR units to obtain management information and/or advise on recruitment or placement requirements and resolve issues or problems as they arise.  Coordinates with supervisor/manager on development of rating and ranking criteria, knowledges and abilities for positions; develops and distributes vacancy announcements.  Rates and ranks applicants, prepares and issues referral lists for supervisors.  Administers external recruitment actions/programs, which include delegated examining through OPM, for assigned organizations.  Implements special recruitment programs to attract well qualified candidates for positions where applicants are in short supply.


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For the AD-09 level: 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level of GS-07 is required; or a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.


For the AD-11 level:  1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level of GS-09 is required; or a Ph.D. or euivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.


For the AD-12 level:  1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level of GS-11 is required.  Education is not substitutable or creditable at this grade level. 


Specialized experience is 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 position to be filled.  Such work as experience with recruitment and staffing under the provisions of Titles 5, 10, 20 and 22 of the United States Code and experience with automated data programs and operating processes, for example, will be considered qualifying. 


Must meet OPM minimum qualification standards to be considered for this position.

Must be a current permanent Federal employee.

Must be a US Citizen to be considered.



Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.  Candidates who meet minimum experience requirements will be further evaluated against established criteria that demonstrated how well they posses the specific ranking factors determined necessary for successful job performance.  If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligibile or not qualified.


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Working for the Deparment of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here


Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.


If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system.  Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.  Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.


Condition of Employment:  Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.


Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government interest. Local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community. (5 CFR 575.203)


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Follow the steps below to apply online.  Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, July 15, 2013.

Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.

Step 1:  Create USA Jobs account, including resume and saved documents.  It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions.  If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of compentency that is indicated by the content of your resume.

NOTE:  Your application/resume for Federal employment must include the following information in order to be considered for the position:

  --  Your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment, if you are a current or former Federal employee.

  --  Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying, including the hours per week. Also include a description of your duties and accomplishments, your employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, and salary. If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

  --  Highest level of education completed.

  --  Job-related training courses (title and year).

  --  Job-related skills.

  --  Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).

  --  Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).

Step 2:  Answer vacancy questionnaire.  Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, click on the title and proceed.

Step 3:  Submit supporting documents.  Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy.  If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will overwrite the first submission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 919094. Fax your documents to:  1-478-757-3144.

Step 4:  Review application and click Finish.

Step 5:  Edit application as needed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of closing date.

If you cannot apply online, click the following link to view and print the questionnaire:  View Occupational Questionnaire OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Form 1203-FX can be found at:

Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.


The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, July 15, 2013.  You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.  
1.  Online application (Questionnaire) - Required
2.  Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period) - Required

3.  Eligibility documentation (most recent copy of SF-50) - Required

4.  Copy of Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts, if qualifying based on education. 


Note:  Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.



DDESS Staffing
Phone: (678)364-6852
Agency Information:
DDESS HR Area Service Center
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA
United States


Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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