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Job Title:Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VSC-MW-14-VO1074198

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$49,821.00 to $93,921.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 14, 2014 to Monday, June 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Independence, OH View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ALL STATUS (Current/former federal employees, eligible veterans, special hiring authorities)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT

Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available

Flexiplace: Not Available

Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates

This recruitment is for two positions with the VHA Service Center, located in Independence, OH.

This is a 6 month open and continuous announcement with a cut-off conducted within 5 business days of opening.  After that then additional resumes will be pulled as needed.

Promotion potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e.,intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more .

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 - 5 Nights

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

DUTIES:

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Performs internal and external recruitment and placement duties that include preparing promotion and placement products and issuing promotion and referral certificates. Processes HR actions, coordinating with local HR staff and resolves problems as they arise. Determines minimum qualification requirements and assists hiring officials with developing rating factors and crediting plans for recurring and new vacancy announcements. Provides managers and employees with information on recruitment and placement policies, procedures, and guidelines when they are directly applicable to the situation, including position career patterns, upward mobility, career intern, persons with disabilities, displaced employee programs, direct hire authority, special emphasis placement opportunities, etc. Reviews recruitment and placement actions and provides advice on issues. Conducts external recruitment by developing multiple recruitment strategies utilizing such sources as veteran readjustment, reinstatement, and direct hire appointment authorities. Performs difficult staffing functions for Title 5, Title 38 and Hybrid Title 38 positions using a variety of recruitment sources and procedures to attract qualified candidates. Reviews and interprets draft regulations, standards, or other guides for impact on the recruitment program. Determines the degree of compliance with regulations and other employment program requirements for a virtual customer base. Executes special recruitment programs to attract well-qualified candidates for hard to fill vacancies, utilizing innovative approaches and simultaneous searches for candidates from sources outside the existing workforce. Serves as a consultant in providing advice and guidance to internal and external customers. Participates as an agency representative at job fairs and recruitment events. 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
GS-12: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 Federal level. Examples of specialized experience at the GS-11 level may have been obtained in either the private or public sector and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and include: Serving as a technical expert to internal and external customers and applicants on job announcements, application procedures, and eligibility requirements; application of various staffing programs, regulatory and eligibility requirements in order to properly advise applicants; applying standardized principles and practices of position classification, and determining correct pay category, occupational series, title, and grade level; using a variety of standardized internal/external recruitment strategies to aid in strategic recruitment planning, advising on merit systems principles, prohibited personnel practices. Act as an independent technical expert, advising management officials on a variety of complex classification, recruitment and placement issues, recruitment and placement policies, procedures and guidelines, conducting job analyses, developing assessment tools, conducting qualifications review of applicants, and issuing certificates of eligibles, completing assignments individually or with minimal supervision, and experience responding to powerful organizations who challenge facts and dispute recruitment/classification methods. Ability to train junior HR Specialists and HR Assistants.


GS-11: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 Federal level. Examples of specialized experience at the GS-9 level may have been obtained in either the private or public sector and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and include: Providing advice and assistance to internal and external customers and applicants on job announcements, application procedures, and eligibility requirements; application of various staffing programs, regulatory and eligibility requirements in order to properly advise applicants; applying standardized principles and practices of position classification, and determining correct pay category, occupational series, title, and grade level; and using a variety of standardized internal/external recruitment strategies to aid in strategic recruitment planning, and advising on merit systems principles and prohibited personnel practices. Researching and advising management officials on complex recruitment and placement policies, procedures and guidelines, conducting job analyses, developing assessment tools, conducting qualifications review of applicants, and issuing certificates of eligibles.
-OR- Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, -OR- 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, -OR- LL.M., if related, -OR- Equivalent combinations of education and experience.


GS-9: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 Federal level. Examples of specialized experience at the GS-7 level may have been obtained in either the private or public sector and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and include: providing advice and assistance to internal and external customers and applicants on job announcements, application procedures, and eligibility requirements; application of various staffing programs, regulatory and eligibility requirements in order to properly advise applicants; applying standardized principles and practices of position classification, and determine correct pay category, occupational series, title, and grade level. -OR- master's or equivalent graduate degree, -OR- 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, -OR- LL.B. or J.D., if related, -OR- Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Additionalinformation on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

Competency 1- Documented knowledge of and experience in applying a full range of Human Resource Management recruitment and placement principles and operating processes as they relate to Title 5, Title 38 and Title 38 Hybrid.

Competency 2- Documented knowledge of, and demonstrated skills in interpreting and applying human resources laws, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to staffing and pay administration.

Competency 3- Documented skill in providing advice and guidance to management officials on DEU/MPA related processes and procedures.

Competency 4- Documented ability to complete personnel actions, establish case files, maintain tracking tools and following proper Title 5 and/or Title 38 and Title 38 Hybrid policies/procedures.

Competency 5- Documented skill in effective verbal and written communication techniques in order to recommend courses of action, prepare and present briefings, and participate in conferences and workgroups.

Competency 6 - Documented knowledge working with automated Staffing systems.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to: responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample; and/or contact for an interview.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Time-in-grade: In addition to meeting qualification requirements, applicants who are current Federal employees or have held a GS grade anytime in the past 52 weeks must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:   The work is sedentary in nature and performed in an office environment.  Occasional travel will be required.

 

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs,eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé.Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may begranted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained intheir applications, but they must produce a DD-214 or proof of service letterto document entitlement to preference or eligibility to apply. To receiveconsideration as a veteran you must provide legible copies of your DD-214,member 4 copy or another copy that shows all dates of service as well ascharacter of service (honorable, general, etc.) Note: More than one DD-214 maybe needed to show all dates of service. Copies of your DD-214 may be requestedby calling 1-800-827-1000 or TDD#800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 


BENEFITS:

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 VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

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



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.     Your Résumé. (Must include series, grade, step, starting and ending dates of employment, month and year, and hours worked per week, and salary information).

2.     A complete Occupational Questionnaire.

3.     Additional Required Documents (See Required Documents section below).

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 23, 2014 .

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following links: https://applicationmanager.gov/. After applying, return to Application Manager or My USAJOBS (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

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

2.     Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf ( In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form, please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section.)

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

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.     Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID .

2.     Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

 

MAILED/EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  ANY APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED VIA MAIL/EMAIL WILL BE DESTROYED AND NOT RETURNED.





REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

1.     Your Résumé (Must include series, grade, step, starting and ending dates of employment, month and year, and hours worked per week, and salary information).

2.     If you are a current Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your most recent signed Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) showing your position, title, series, grade and eligibility. Applicants who fail to submit this form will be rated INELIGIBLE (SF-50 must be in PDF format, text format will not be accepted). Note: Your SF-50 must reflect the grade and step information equivalent to or greater than the grade lower than the position you are applying to. This may not always be your most recent SF-50. You may need to submit more than one SF-50.

3.     If you are a former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your last signed Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) as a Federal employee showing your position, title, series, grade and eligibility. Applicants who fail to submit this form will be rated INELIGIBLE (SF-50 must be in PDF format, text format will not be accepted). Note: Your SF-50 must reflect the grade and step information equivalent to or greater than the grade lower than the position you are applying to. This may not always be your most recent SF-50. You may need to submit more than one SF-50.

4.     To receive consideration as a Veteran you must provide legible copies of your DD-214, member 4 copy or another copy that shows all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.) or a statement of service signed by the commander or you will be deemed INELIGIBLE. Note: More than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.

5.      Performance Appraisal - This document is optional for all applicants.

6.      Copy of transcripts. Must show name of college to determine accreditation. If qualifiying based on degree, or for positions requiring a degree, the transcripts must show the date the degree was conferred.

7.     Military Spouses must submit: Marriage Certificate. Copy of the sponsor's permanent change of station orders showing you as an authorized dependent or when the veteran is unemployed and is rated by appropriate military or Department of Veterans Affairs authorities to be 100 percent disabled and/or unemployable. Statement that spouse preference is requested for this vacancy and has not previously been used to obtain a position in the commuting area.

 

Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything!



AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

VHA Service
Phone: (866)941-6416
Email: VSC.ANNOUNCEMENTS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA VSC Independence
6100 Oak Tree Blvd
Suite 500
Independence, OH
44131
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or result in your name being removed from further consideration.

 

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of ineligible due to missing forms. Request for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.


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Job Announcement Number:

VSC-MW-14-VO1074198

Control Number:

364398700