The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 15 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at http://www.ig.energy.gov/.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will serve as a Human Resources Specialist in a small organization (approximately 280 employees) performing a wide variety of human resources duties. The incumbent will perform complex work in two or more human resources areas such as recruitment and placement, position classification, retirement, compensation, employee benefits and employee relations. The primary areas of responsibility for the position are staffing and recruitment and position classification.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel required for training.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizen.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Time-in-grade restrictions must also be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position.
Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.
Applicant may qualify for this position based on specialized experience.
At the GS-12, applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience includes experience in one or more areas of Human Resources, to include Recruitment and Placement, Position Classification, Performance Management, Employee Relations and Employee Benefits. With an emphasis on recruitment and placement and position classification, the incumbent has experience providing the full range of internal and external recruitment and staffing services and classifying General Schedule (GS) positions in accordance with OPM Classification Standards.
At the GS-13, applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience includes experience in one or more areas of Human Resources, to include Recruitment and Placement, Position Classification, Performance Management, Employee Relations and Employee Benefits. With an emphasis on recruitment and placement, the incumbent has experience providing the full range of internal and external recruitment and staffing services, conducting job analysis, developing crediting plans, publishing vacancy announcements and management advisory services. With an emphasis on position classification, the incumbent has experience classifying GS positions in accordance with OPM Classification Standards, conducting desk audits and completing evaluation statements.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application.
1. Knowledge and skill administering a recruitment program.
2. Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures governing benefits, retirement, compensation or any other Human Resources area.
3. Skill in communicating both orally and in writing and interacting successfully with others at all organizational levels, both internal and external.
4. Ability to provide a broad range of Human Resources Management advisory services.
5. Ability to analyze complex issues, develop solutions, and provide options and recommendations.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience at the GS-12/13.
- The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, parental status, or any other non-merit factors.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.
- If you are a veteran holding a 5- or 10-point preference status, or you have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service, you may apply for this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). If applying under this provision, a copy of your DD-214, SF-15 or proof of preference must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide appropriate documentation may result in denial of requested veterans preference. Additional information on veterans preference is available at http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/veteranscenter/.
- If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under CTAP/ICTAP for opportunities for which you are well-qualified at the same or lower grade level (not for promotion consideration). If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of the agency RIF notice or certificate of expected separation, your most recent performance appraisal, and your most recent SF-50 showing position, grade level and duty location. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of applicable veterans preference points). For more information on CTAP/ICTAP eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.opm.gov/ctap.
- This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
- ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
- Current/former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 if you are a current Federal civilian employee and/or reinstatement eligible. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied. If your most recent SF 50 is not your highest grade held, attach the SF 50 showing your highest grade/step held, along with your most recent SF 50.
- Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
- Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
All supplemental material must be received by the closing date and be sent to either the contact address or fax number identified below and must include the announcement number for which applying. We advise you to fax supplemental material because failure to receive required documentation needed to evaluate your application by the closing date may result in your application not be considered.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:
- Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
- Retirement program
- Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
- Flexible work schedules and telework
- Training and education opportunities
- Transit benefit
- Flexible Spending Account
- Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
- Health and wellness programs
- Employee Assistance Program
- Worklife4You Resource
For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
- You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
- You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
- Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
- You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
- You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
- IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.
- If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
- If you are having trouble with USAJOBS searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.email@example.com.
- If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.
Agency contact information
AddressDepartment of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20585
Once the announcement closes, we will evaluate your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best-qualified, or highest ranked, candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your application status via e-mail. *You may also check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS online application system at http://www.usajobs.gov and enter your USAJOBS user ID and Password. Then click on "Track Your Online Job Application."*
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533671400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.