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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, GS-201-15

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Job Announcement Number:OS-EG-13-MM930931 (DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 16, 2013 to Friday, August 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affiliated Islanders. 

This position is located in the Office of Human Resources, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Human Capital Performance and Partnerships and Diversity, Assistant Secretary – Policy, Management and Budget. 

 

The Office of Human Resources develops and implements policies and programs that respond to emerging legislation, regulations and nation-wide human resources management needs. 


The DOI, Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.


The full performance level of this position is GS-15.

 

This vacancy is also announced as OS-EG-13-MM931014 (MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures (i.e. current competitive service employees, have reinstatement eligibility for the competitive service, or who are eligible for special appointing authorities).  You must apply and submit required documents for both announcements if you wish to receive consideration under both Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining procedures.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be authorized.
  • Travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

DUTIES:

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The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

The incumbent of this position supervises and directs a team responsible for the planning, development and administration of employee and labor relations programs, policies, procedures, and methods including the agency grievance procedures, emergency management, retirement, employee benefits, VERA/VSIP, and performance management.

Oversees the retirement processing of law enforcement and Firefighter employees.
Provides consultative services to leaders and bureau human resources professionals regarding employee relations, labor relations, VERA/VSIP, worklife flexibilities and retirement of law enforcement and firefighter personnel.

Assess impact of proposed and existing legislation, Executive Orders, Secretarial documents, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations and other externally imposed requirements, to determine and communicate their imact on Departmental human resource management activities.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

To qualify for the GS-15 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: expert experience in personnel management concepts, principles, theories, and techniques applicable to the planning, development and administration of employee relations, labor relations, work life programs, and the retirements of federal employees. In addition, experience leading a team responsible for providing human resource services to customers.

Note:  At the GS-15 level you may not substitute education for experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement TAG:Closing Date

 

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp



Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. http://www.sss.gov.

 

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, indicate the type of preference you are claiming on your resume, and in the occupational Online Questionnaire  Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position.  Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement
 

Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position.  The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.  Veterans’ preference rules for category rating will be applied.

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the View Assessment Questions will be made. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your resume must clearly support your self-elected responses to the occupational questionnaire/assessment associated with this vacancy announcement. In the event your self-elected responses to the occupational questionnaire/assessment cannot be verified within the contents of your resume, your rating will be adjusted accordingly, and may subsequently place you in a lower quality category. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Employee/ Labor Relations: Mastery of knowledge of labor and employee relations laws, regulations and operations, concepts, principles, theories and techniques to develop policies, provide leadership and advice and counsel to difficult and complex problems. 

Written and Oral Communication: Demonstrated skill and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to senior level management and staff regarding complex and technical matters relating to Labor and Employee Relations.

Supervisory Skills: Demonstrated ability to supervise a team responsible for the administration of HR programs. 


BENEFITS:

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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .



OTHER INFORMATION:

Important Note:  All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary, are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work.  To assist in the insurance of impartiality; if you foresee that your work with DOI may require you to interact with a previous employer, a friend or a family member; this issue must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. In order to disclose to the Human Resources Office please send an email to Human.Resources4@BSEE.gov and identify the vacancy announcement you are applying to. 

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competitive, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age. 

A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior.  The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete.  If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check.  Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.


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.

  • 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, select 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 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.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.    To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 

930931

2.    Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on  Friday, August 30, 2013  to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire  Online Questionnaire.

2.    Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf .

3.    Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed.  The Resume Builder is available at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc .

Your application package must include:
Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.  The ideal candidate will have a resume that does not exceed 5 pages.
Completed online Assessment Questionnaire or faxed OPM Form 1203FX.
Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)
      o If claiming 5 point preference:
         DD-214 (member 4 copy or a copy that shows the nature of service)
         If you are currently serving on active duty, an official Statement of Service from your command.

  • Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 day.
                OR
           o Other Official Documentation (e.g. copy of military orders, campaign documents such as: expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under HONORABLE conditions and that your service meets the OPM criteria for veterans preference to be awarded.
          o If claiming 10-point preference or greater:
             DD-214 (member 4 copy or a copy that shows the nature of service) and;
  • An official statement dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran (i.e., the applicant) has a service-connected disability of 10% or more. 

NOTE: If you submit an incomplete application, you will be given credit only for the information you provide. You are responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of your application in order to receive full credit for your experience, education, training, and/or veterans preference.

For additional veterans employment information please visit http://www.archives.gov/, or call 1-800-827-1000. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Assistant
Phone: (703)787-1446
Email: HUMAN.RESOURCES4@BSEE.GOV
Agency Information:
Office of the Secretary
1849 C Street
Washington, DC
20240
United States

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you are rated as one of the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. After a selection is made all applicants for this position will be notified of their status either by letter or e-mail.


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Job Announcement Number:

OS-EG-13-MM930931 (DEU)

Control Number:

348159500