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Job Title:Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:AN920990

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 to Friday, July 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

As a Supervisory Human Resources (HR) Specialist in the Office of Human Resources, Civil Service Personnel, you will manage and organize multiple functional areas within Human Resources including staffing and classification. You will serve as an agency expert on classification and change management initiatives for USAID's program.

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. We operate in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.

 

USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • Travel and Relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES:

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  • Develops strategic Human Resources plans and goals as a consultant in supporting management officials in designing and planning a future workforce that is responsive to dynamic changes in mission and business practices.
  • Serves as a lead on USAID-wide initiatives and oversee ongoing program management review activities across the organization.
  • Develops and presents work products that consist of clear and comprehensive guidance that enables decision-makers to take action of major significance that serves as the basis of new USAID systems, legislation, regulations, or policies.
  • Serves as the Branch Chief on recruitment, staffing, and position classification policies, programs, and procedures; providing expert and authoritative advice on staffing and classification initiatives related to General Schedule, Foreign Service, Senior Executive Service, and Federal Wage System positions.
  • Supervises a staff of Human Resources Specialist performing the full range of supervisory duties to include balancing workloads, approving leave, assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, assessing training needs, etc.
  • Serves as the lead classifier on complex classification issues and problems with agency-wide impact; advises senior level management on classification processes, procedures, and policies; and collaborates with HR Specialist to ensure that the application of position classification standards is accurate and consistent.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-14: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service that included providing leadership to a workgroup or team of HR Specialists in staffing and classification; serving as an expert on change management strategies related to agency-wide reorganizations; serving as an authoritative leader on classification regulations, policies, and procedures for an agency; and negotiating with high level officials to facilitate program implementations and/or policies involving HR functions.


Time-in-Grade: Career or career-conditional current and former Federal employees who select to apply under merit promotion procedures must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level of this position.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.

 

If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

 

For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

For Noncompetitive Applicants: All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:

·         Classification

·         Staffing

·         Change Management

·         Influencing Others

To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following Link: View Assessment Questions


BENEFITS:

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Working for the USAID offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/insure/index.aspx. This position may be eligible for telework, in accordance with Agency policy.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility; and 3) be rated well-qualified for the position.  To be well qualified the evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation must place you at an 85 or above for consideration under merit promotion procedures.

For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to:  http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/

Hiring Authorities for Veterans

People with Disabilities

For those applicants interested in applying as a 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), and/or Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level] applicant under noncompetitive procedures, you must contact the agency's placement coordinator:

 

Veterans Program Manager: dhicklin@usaid.gov

 

Selective Placement Coordinator: clee@usaid.gov

 

 

Selective Service:  The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.

Testing Designated Positions: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

 

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 and click 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 @ https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login  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.

 

To complete a hard copy assessment questionnaire and submit it via fax: Do not complete the steps below if you have already applied online to the questionnaire for this position.

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to: 

1-478-757-3144

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Your Résumé (if you submit a personally developed résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written format, be sure to include a detailed description of your job-related qualifications, beginning/ending dates, and hours worked per week, for each paid and non-paid position you included).
  • Completed Assessment Questionnaire

 

Other Supporting Documents: (only submit if applicable to you) 

  • VEOA documentation (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, VA letter, etc.)
  • OF-306 Form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf).  If applying online, this form is being collected as part of the background/suitability process and applicants are asked to submit this form at time of application. If an applicant does not submit the form at time of application, the agency may request it at a later time during the application process. 
  • Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates Tenure code 1 or 2 and Position Occupied code 1 (applies to current or former Federal service employees).
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation
  • Noncompetitive appointment eligibility documentation
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      If you are unable to upload supporting document(s) online, you can fax them by completing the following:

      1. Print out a Fax Cover Page @ http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and complete the required information. The Vacancy ID is  920990

      2. Fax a Cover Page with each supporting document to 1-478-757-3144 by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Email: NORFOLKMAIL@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Mid Atlantic Svc Branch Norfolk
OPM Federal Building
200 Granby Street
Suite 500
Norfolk, VA
23510-1886

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.  


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Job Announcement Number:

AN920990

Control Number:

346906800