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Job Title:Human Resources Specialist

Agency:Selective Service System

Job Announcement Number:AN1007302

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 20, 2013 to Friday, January 03, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The announcement has been amended to extend the closing date.

Join the Selective Service System's team of energetic, career minded professionals! The Selective Service System offers an opportunity for self-motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic to launch or continue a career in public service.

 

Our fast paced environment consists of challenging and rewarding work, training opportunities, and the potential for advancement. The Selective Service System offers competitive wages, a thrift savings plan with matching funds (similar to a 401k savings program), extensive health care benefits (dental and vision coverage available), paid vacation time, and a host of unique work-life benefit options that include Tele-work options as well as Alternate and Flexible Work Schedules.

The Selective Service System is an independent agency whose mission is to maintain a system which can promptly and efficiently furnish untrained manpower for induction into the Armed Forces during a national emergency; and provides an Alternative Service Program to men classified as conscientious objectors during a draft.

As a Human Resources Specialist in the Human Resources Division, you will develop and implement human resources regulations, policies, and procedures.  You will provide a full range of human resources services (e.g. staffing, recruitment, benefits and performance management).

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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·         Provides human resources generalist support to Agency customers.

·         Solves a range of interrelated human resources management problems and issues.

·         Provides position classification services determining the appropriate pay system, occupational grouping, title and pay level of positions.

·         Provides advisory services regarding classification, staffing, benefits, and performance management.

·         Assists management with accessing the need for and development of internal training.

·         Recommends innovative methods and strategies to resolve HR issues. 

·         Provides advice and information to staff and employees on a variety of benefit and retirement related issues, including but not limited to, annuity calculations, survivor issues, health and life insurance benefits continuation into retirement, and application requirements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-11: You may have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service, that included performing operational support activities related to multiple functional human resources service areas (i.e. staff acquisition, organization and position management, performance and benefits management, and employee relations); consulting with management on human resources service delivery; providing guidance to staff members on processing personnel actions; and utilizing an automated payroll and personnel systems; OR have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M, if related.; OR have some specialized experience as described above, but less than one year; and have more than two years but less than three years of education as described above. The computed percentage of the requirements must total at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) (You must provide supporting transcripts)


If you are qualifying all or in part based on your education, you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial).  Failure to submit transcripts may result in an ineligible rating.

 

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.  For further information, click on foreign education.

 

Time-in-Grade:  Current and former permanent Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level of the grade level being filled for this position.  Time-in-grade restrictions do not apply to former Federal employees who have had a break in service of more than 52 weeks.

 

All qualification requirements must be met by midnight (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the job opportunity announcement closes, your résumé and supporting documents will be reviewed and evaluated against your assessment questionnaire responses to determine whether you are qualified for this position. If a determination is made that you have inflated your responses, you may lose consideration. Be sure to carefully follow all instructions; errors or omissions may affect your consideration for this position.

 

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

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

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

·         Technical Competency

·         Automated Systems

·         Oral Communication

·         Written Communication

 

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion consideration, you must be:  1) a preference eligible; or 2) 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

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, go to: http://www.sss.gov/.



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, January 03, 2014 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
  • Performance Appraisal OR a written statement as to why one can not be provided must be submitted (applies to current Federal service employees). Your performance appraisal must be your most recent (within the previous 18 months) performance appraisal.
  • Standard Form 50 (applies to current or former Federal service employees)

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

  • College transcripts if qualifying all or in part based on your education. You may submit official, unofficial, or a self-certified list of course titles, grades earned, completion dates, and number of semester or quarter hours earned. 
  • Veterans' Preference and/or VEOA documentation (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, VA letter, etc.)
  • 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 1007302

    2. Fax a Cover Page with each supporting document to 1-478-757-3144 by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 03, 2014 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 on the outcome of your application once a list of candidates has been sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    AN1007302

    Control Number:

    356714400