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Job Title:Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-13/14 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:HRM-2014-0020

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 09, 2014 to Monday, June 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.


SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the public and private sectors for its management best practices and stewardship of federal funds. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery! More about NSF.

As a management consultant and program manager working in the area of strategic human capital planning, you'll collaborate with agency leadership to develop strategies and action plans to achieve mission success. We are committed to innovative programs, results oriented business practices, and data driven decision making, and we’re looking to expand our high performing team of accomplished professionals. If you’re looking for a high visibility position and a dynamic work environment in a unique federal agency, look no further!

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US citizenship.
  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

DUTIES:

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Are you a successful human capital management professional with innovative ideas and a passion for improving human capital programs in the Federal Government? Do you enjoy sharing your ideas with a team and working collaboratively to develop solutions that satisfy myriad drivers and stakeholders? Can you think critically and apply your enthusiasm and human capital management expertise to develop strategies and action plans to align human capital initiatives with agency performance goals and mission? If so, you may be an ideal candidate to join our team. Team members support the Chief Human Capitol Officer (CHCO) and the Director of Human Resource Management by representing NSF in interactions with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other external stakeholders. Team members also participate on inter- and intra-agency strategic human capital management working groups and provide advice and guidance to management around the Foundation. As part of your strategic human capital management portfolio, you will lead initiatives related to employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, human capital planning and accountability, organizational development, workforce planning, succession planning and resource allocation.

As an NSF Human Capital Planning Strategist you will:
* Advise NSF leadership on the development, implementation and administration of long-range human capital management plans, goals and objectives;
* Conduct analyses regarding new laws, regulations and initiatives from the Executive Office of the President (EOP), OPM and OMB to determine human capital management effects on the agency;
* Serve as a  project manager to evaluate, assess and implement human capital programs and policies;
* Facilitate teams and working groups comprised of managers, non-managers, Federal staff and contractors;
* Develop  organizational assessments to evaluate effectiveness using surveys, focus groups, use of objective performance indicators or other measurement strategies;
* Identify and direct the creation and validation of NSF-specific survey indices for FEVS, workforce indicators and core human capital metrics;
* Advise on the integration of human capital data analytics and improve evaluation metrics;
* Identify areas for enhanced data analysis to improve planning and implementation;
* Develop data visualization and distribution tools and technologies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-13 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to assess Human Capital issues related to organizational effectiveness via design and application of surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc. and to implement organizational changes in structure and business processes through proven methodologies including change management and establishment of evaluation criteria.

To qualify at the GS-14 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to assess Human Capital issues and in leading projects related to organizational effectiveness via design and application of surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc. and to implement organizational changes in structure and business processes through proven methodologies including change management and establishment of evaluation criteria.


Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

Relocation expenses will not paid.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least “Very Good” on the questionnaire.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under a noncompetitive special appointing authority, under an Interchange Agreements, or
similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or comparable federal agency form if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
2. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.
3. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.
4. Other – Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

HRM-2014-0020

Control Number:

372057900