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Job Title:Human Resources Assistant

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:CD-14-PQ1049844 (DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,363.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 to Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0203-06/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Reston, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations.  A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs' Reston Human Resources Office is looking for an experienced outgoing, self-starting HR Assistant to provide support to a small HR office in the areas of recruitment, employee benefits, new hire orientation, and processing payroll changes in an automated system.

This position requires previous experience in human resources processing the full range of federal personnel actions using an automated payroll/personnel processing system, providing administrative support related to recruitment and benefits, and researching and resolving complex payroll issues. 

This position is being advertised concurrently with CD-14-PQ1049845(MP) using Merit Promotion procedures. Status applicants who wish to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive examining procedures must apply directly to each announcement.

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Whom May Apply

·         U.S. Citizens

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment background investigation

DUTIES:

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

  • Processes personnel actions (such as new hires, terminations, promotions, etc.) in the Federal Personnel Payroll System
  • Conducts new employee orientation
  • Provides basic benefits information to employees
  • Inputs vacancy announcements in an automated recruitment system
  • Responds to general applicant inquiries
  • Reviews applications and makes qualification determinations for certain positions
  • Assists in the classification process for certain positions
  • Maintains electronic employee personnel files


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-06:

One year of experience: (1) processing the full range of federal personnel actions using an automated payroll/personnel processing system, including apointments, separations, transfers, and promotions; and (2) calculating service computation dates.

GS-07:

One year of experience: (1) processing the full range of federal personnel actions using an automated payroll/personnel processing system, including appointments, separations, transfers, and promotions; (2) providing guidance concerning FEHB and FEGLI programs and processing enrollment changes; (3) calculating service computation dates: and (4) researching and resolving complex payroll issues. 

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this 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. Qualified applicants will be rated based on their possession of the knowledge and experience requirements below:

  • Skill in processing personnel actions 
  • Skill in performing new hire orientation
  • Skill in HR automated staffing/recruiting systems
  • Skill in customer service

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above.  In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed for each position.

Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' preference.


BENEFITS:

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In addition to the Federal benefits offered to all employees, we also offer:

  1. Additional fitness subsidy to reimburse 50% of membership fees up to $275 per year.
  2. Variety of available work schedules.
  3. Transportation subsidy program which reimburses up to $130 per month for mass transportation expenses.

This position IS NOT eligible for Telework.



OTHER INFORMATION:

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) and INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP)

CTAP:  Current Department of the Interior employees who have not yet been separated but are identified as surplus or displaced due to reduction-in-force, transfer of function, or directed reassignment to a new commuting area, may be eligible for priority selection for this vacancy under CTAP.

ICTAP: Competitive service employees from a Federal agency (either within or outside of Interior) who have already been involuntarily separated due to one of the reasons identified here may be eligible for priority consideration under ICTAP. 

In order to receive priority consideration, you must submit proof of eligibility (Certificate of expected separation, proposed removal for failure to relocate, RIF Notice, SF-50 documenting your RIF or removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity determination, etc.) with your application package.  In addition, you must be rated at 85 or above or placed into at least the "well qualified" category under category rating procedures.  For complete information about CTAP and ICTAP, click here.

VETERANS PREFERENCE

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé. 

  • For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214, Copy 4 that MUST show an Honorable Discharge (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and the documentation required by that form.
  • For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Veterans Affairs (VA) letter on VA letterhead that states your overall combined rating.

INDIAN PREFERENCE

This position is subject to the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (25 U.S.C. 472), which affords employment preference to qualified Native American candidates.  BIA Form 4432 must be provided with your application by the closing date

For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit:

http://www.bia.gov/Jobs/index.htm.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must apply to this position via the USAJOBS website. If you do not already have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one.

  1. Click APPLY ONLINE to the right.
  2. Follow the instuctions on USAJOBS to submit your resume.
  3. Complete the online questionniare.
  4. Upload any additional required documents.

FAXING INSTRUCTIONS

We strongly recommend you uploading your documents electronically.  However, if you are unable to upload supporting documents:

  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 1049844.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

HOW TO VERIFY YOUR APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTS RECEIVED

You may verify receipt of your application and any faxed or uploaded documents at any time:

  1. Log in to your USAJOBS account.
  2. Click the "Application Status" link.
  3. Locate this vacancy and click the "more information" link.
  4. You will be displayed the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence we have sent you.  NOTE:  Your faxed documents may take a day or two to display.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required for this position:

  1. Resume showing detailed work experience
  2. On-line Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Transcripts (if using education to qualify)
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation (if claiming veterans preference) VA letter on VA letterhead that states your overall combined rating, SF-15, DD-214 (copy 4) that indicates an honorable discharge.
  5. BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian preference), link:  http://www.bia.gov/DocumentLibrary/index.htm

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  If your application package is incomplete in any way, you will not be considered for this position, and requests for extensions will not be granted.  Please double check your application package BEFORE you submit it.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources
Phone: (703)390-6420
Email: BIA_HR_RESTON@BIA.GOV
Agency Information:
AS IA Human Resources
DO NOT SEND MAIL
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE
Reston, VA
20191

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you have properly submitted your online questionnaire, you will receive a confirmation message.  You may want to check the spam folder from your email provider to ensure you receive your messages.

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Job Announcement Number:

CD-14-PQ1049844 (DEU)

Control Number:

361546200