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Job Title:  Human Resources Specialist (Classification)
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Job Announcement Number:  FERC-DE-2013-0150

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 to Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

Applications will be accepted from Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles only and Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three or more years of continuous active service (VEOA eligibles).


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit

The Human Resources Division manages and administers the Commission's Human Resources Program.  HR provides services to managers and employees by: recruiting, hiring, developing, evaluating, and retaining employees; administering all aspects of the agency's human resources functions; building leadership capability; managing change; and ensuring the application of merit principles. 


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must meet specialized experience
  • Must provide ICTAP and/or Veterans documentation
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.


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As a Human Resources Specialist (Classification), your duties will include:    

-Applying classification policy, principles, concepts and standards in the classification of all positions in assigned organizational areas up to and including the GS-15 level

-Advising and coordinating with senior management staff, employee groups, and others on alternatives, possible grade level criteria, and organizational needs

-Advising managers on organization and position management issues

-Planning and conducting fact-finding and analyses for position management surveys, classification standards studies, reorganizations, position reviews, classification appeals, etc., and documenting and reporting findings

-Serving as the Position Classification Program Manager within the automated classification system


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You MUST be an ICTAP or VEOA eligible to be considered for this position. In addition, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience classifying Federal positions up to the GS-15 grade level, as well as administering human resources programs to include classification, position management and related reporting.

There are no educational requirements for this position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: 

-Complete a Declaration of Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

-Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds transfer

-Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.


We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. Your responses to the questionnaire will determine which category you will be placed in: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. The ideal candidate will possess the following:


1. Knowledge of Federal classification policy, principles, concepts and OPM classification standards.

2. Knowledge of Federal human resource laws and regulations.

3. Ability to articulate Federal classification information to resolve problems in both writing and orally.

4. Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

5. Ability to work well with others and support team operations.

6. Ability to research Federal classification standards and human resource laws, regualtions, and policies to resolve problems.

7. Ability to classify Federal positions up to the GS-15 grade level.

To preview questions please click here.


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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards; Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year; Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire; A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums; Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, and health and fitness programs. Learn more about Federal benefits programs by clicking here.


You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your resume will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid.


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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply.

Tips For Applying For example, if the specialized experience requires presenting information to a large audience, your resume might include speeches or presentations you've given.
* Verify your resume clearly indicates possession of the competencies and required specialized experience listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement.
* Submit all requested documentation


Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration, e.g. Veterans Preference, for which you may be eligible).

ICTAP PRIORITY PROVISIONS: Current or former Federal employees who are or were on career or career-conditional appointments may have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this consideration, applicants must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must fall within the Best Qualified category. You will need to provide the Federal Agency Name and date of your Reduction in Force notice, what your most recent performance rating was, and your position, grade level, and duty location of your last SF-50. At time of appointment, you will be required to provide a copy of agency Reduction in Force notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50. You must provide a statement of eligibility at the point of application.

VETERANS PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference and VEOA eligibility, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. 10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at:


Angela Stokes
Phone: 202-502-6423
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
888 First Street, NE
Washington , DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You can check the status of your application by logging into your My USAJobs account. You be notified up to four points in the application process. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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