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Job Title:  Supervisory Human Resources Specialist
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-13-MP-0030

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013
This is a full-time position. - This is a permanent position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map
Applications will be accepted from current Department of Energy employees with competitive status, and CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.


The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is currently looking for a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist in our Headquarters Office located in Washington, DC. Join our professional team of auditors, criminal investigators, and inspectors who help support DOE's mission through performance and financial audits, inspections of management issues and administrative allegations, and investigations into alleged violations of law.

DOE is the Nation's top sponsor of research and development (R&D) and has won more Nobel Prizes and R&D awards than any private sector organization and twice as many as all other Federal agencies combined. Operating nuclear facilities, science laboratories, power marketing administrations, and environmental clean-up sites in 35 states, DOE is responsible for many accomplishments in fields including alternate fuels vehicles, biological and environmental research, energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, lean power technologies, medical technologies, gene research, and computers and microelectronics. The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 12 states throughout the U.S. and the District of Columbia. Please visit our website at http ://


  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will not be paid.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service


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As a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist within the OIG, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing supervison and direction to subordinate staff each functioning as Generalist, ensuring HR operations and services are in full compliance of civil service laws, regulations, requirements, and standards.
  • Serving as an advisor and consultant to Deputy Inspector General for Management and Administration and Program Managers and other agency officials on the full range of matters related to Federal staffing, employee relations, compensation, and classification.
  • Providing authoritative policy interpretation on employee relation concerns of a critical and sensitive nature.  
  • Presenting the OIG's view during internal and external committees, and meetings.


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To qualify for this position, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-14).


Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics).  To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty or responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal service or comparable in difficulty or responsibility.  Examples of specialized experience include experience overseeing human resources operations, advising managers on employee relations issues, developing and implementing new policies and guidance.

The successful application for this position will possess the following KSAs/competencies: (Applicants need not prepare written response to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application:)

  1. Ability to independently supervise and provide advice, guidance and direction to a group of Human Resources Specialist specializing in a broad range of Human Resources Management Programs.
  2. Ability to advise senior level officials and subordinates on Employee Relations issues.
  3. Ability to verbally communicat clearly and concisely with leaders at all levels and subordinates when advising and providing guidance on HR directives, regulations, or procedures.
  4. Skill in written communication in order to develop comprehensive guidelines, policies, and other documents on complex personnel management impacting multiple areas of personnel.
  5. Knowledge of EEO policies and procedure.

For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Time in grade restrictions must also be met the closing date of the announcement.

Application must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position.

Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.


You will be evaluated based upon the experience reflected in your resume and your responses to the online application questions. You will receive a numerical rating based on your responses to the online application questions. These responses must be substantiated by your online resume. Applicants who do not respond to the mandatory application questions will be rated ineligible for this position. 


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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:

  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource

For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's by going to


If you are a veteran claiming 5- or 10-point preference status, or you have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service, you may apply for this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). If applying under this provision, a copy of your DD-214, SF-15 or proof of preference must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.  Failure to provide appropriate documentation may result in denial of requested veteran's preference.  Additional information on veterans preference is available at

If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under CTAP for opportunities for which you are well-qualified at the same or lower grade level (not for promotion consideration).  If you are claiming CTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of the agency RIF notice or certificate of expected separation, your most recent performance appraisal, and your most recent SF-50 showing position, grade level and duty location.  CTAP will be considered well-qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of applicable veterans preference points).  For more information on CTAP eligibility requirements, please visit

The Department of Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, parental status, or any other non-merit factors.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more about the Office of Inspector General, please visit or visit the Department's website at


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Applications for this announcement must be received online before 11:45 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. If applying online poses a hardship, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed on the announcement prior to the closing date.


In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position:  

1) Most recent SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action OR equivalent document(s) that supports your claim for eligibility as a status candidate, AND time-in-grade; failure to provide this document may result in your application being considered outside of the area of consideration or failure to meet time-in-grade.

2) If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced employee applying under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP),you submit all required documentation for consideration.  

All supplemental material must be received by 11:45 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement. 

Please read the announcement carefully.

Uploaded documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide requested documents may result in lost consideration.  At the end of your application, you will see a text box that will prompt you to indicate which documents you intend to submit.  Please "check" only the boxes for which documents you are required to submit for this announcement.


Julia Dankwa
Phone: 202-586-9271
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Rm 5D-031
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once the vacancy has closed the HR office will review all applications received via e-mail to determine eligibility. If you have submitted a complete application with all required documentation, you will be contacted with further information regarding possible interviews. If you are determined to be ineligible, you should receive an e-mail notification from the HR office or notice via your USAJOBS account.


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