Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 923018 

The Announcment to close on the closing date Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m., or at 11:59 p.m. EST on the day that 50 applicants have applied


We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.


"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."– Abraham Lincoln 

Work Schedule: Full-Time Monday - Friday, 8AM - 4:30PM

Position Description Title/PD#: Human Resources Specialist (08463A, 08464A, 08465A)

Relocation Expenses: relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. 

What are the Eligibility Requirements?

In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Recent Graduate Program you must meet the following requirements:

• You must be a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum. Note: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that’s part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.

• Veterans (as defined in 5 USC 2108) who, due to military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period described above have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon their release or discharge from active duty; however, this eligibility period cannot extend beyond 6 years from the date of completion of the requirements of an academic course of study.

Selectees will be required to sign Mobility, Training, Continued Service and Participant Agreements.


This is a developmental position in Human Resources intended to provided experience and on-the-job training in various program areas of Human Resources.  The incumbent receives progressively more difficult assignments and projects. Serves as an initial point of contact for employees and HR personnel in the network; providing general consultation, advice, guidance and assistance to current and former employees, annuitants, survivors and eligible family members regarding retirement.  Performs duties as a consultant during the recruitment, interview, and selection process to supervisors and managers as well as other HR Specialist in the network.  Performs duties and assists other HR Specialist in various HR Programs.  Gathers information from various systems and compiles it into reports that are disseminated network-wide and are the basis for HR related decisions.  Transmits and receives documents electronically using personnel computers or work stations networked or linked to other computers or work stations.

 Uses MS Word/Excel/Access/Power Point/Outlook and in house systems to perform daily tasks to meet the needs of customers and support the functions of the network HR Office.  Performs other related duties as assigned.