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    The Human Resources Specialist reports directly to the Director, Office of Human Resources (OHR), Washington, D.C. and is remotely located in the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), Miami, Florida. The incumbent is responsible for providing advice, guidance, and a broad range of human resources services for OCB employees.

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    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Provides day-to-day personnel staffing services for a broad range of administrative, technical, and clerical positions, GS-2 through GS-15 for Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). Plans and coordinates recruiting efforts and advises managers of alternative hiring mechanisms to ensure staffing goals are met.
    • Analyzes positions to establish the skill, experience, and training required for effective work performance. Identifies sources of candidates through operation of merit promotion plans, external recruitment sources, application of qualification standards.
    • Selects appropriate staffing methods and ranks candidates by analysis of experience, training, and qualification factors.
    • Counsels supervisors and employees on placement problems on the basis of analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of employees in relation to job and organizational needs.
    • Develops standard position descriptions and guides covering major groups of jobs within OCB to establish and maintain a uniform approach to, and consistency in, classification. Conducts studies of major occupations within the organization and recommends changes in organizational structure, job design, etc., to improve overall program management.
    • Performs position classification process of fact-finding, analysis and evaluation of the duties and responsibilities of positions within the office. Classifies positions consistent with OPM standards and agency guides.
    • Based on revisions to Federal regulations, institutes changes to the overall classification program (including related policies and procedures), and reviews and comments on proposed classification standards issued by OPM which cover positions in the organization. Also, plans, develops, and writes policy and procedures on position management and position classification, as needed.
    • Develops and implements various workforce-shaping initiatives, such as use of time-limited promotions, details, hiring freezes and restrictions, attrition-enhancing tools (early-outs, external outplacement, etc.).
    • Provides basic advice on other areas of personnel, such as performance management, awards and leave, employee benefits, retirement, and the Worker's Compensation Program, directing the more in-depth concerns to appropriate officials in Washington, D.C. Headquarters.
    • Encourages supervisors to keep employees informed of their duties and requirements, and to recognize employees whose performance merits consideration under the incentive awards and other programs which recognize employee achievements and contributions.
    • Assists in investigating and resolving employee and union grievances and complaints, and performance and conduct issues.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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