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Human Resources Specialist - Direct Hire

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service

Summary

Positions under this announcement are being filled using a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) is authorized for eligible, highly-qualified applicants. For information on the Recruitment Incentive please reference the Additional Information section of this announcement.

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Duties

WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITOL OFFICEDIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provides a full range of personnel management technical advice, assistance, and related services to management officials and employees within the assigned organization on two or more of the following personnel management functions: position management/classification, labor/employee relations, staffing, recruitment, placement, human resources development, performance management, employee benefits, workforce planning, payroll/personnel processing, operational support, human resources information systems and/or occupational analysis.
  • Meets with management officials at all levels regarding a variety of personnel management problems.
  • Provides alternative problem solutions to meet management's needs.
  • Utilizes diverse knowledge of human resources/personnel management best practices and procedures to identify, evaluate, and integrate the widest range of considerations into problem solving efforts for serviced organizations.
  • Answers questions from employees and managers on a variety of personnel management matters related to the assigned personnel management functions.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement/enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
  • Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to "Get Your Tax Record" at http://www.irs.gov/(https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) to check the status of your account, balance owed, payment history, make a payment, or review answers to tax questions. If you are not in compliance, you will be determined unsuitable for employment with IRS.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

Qualifications

Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement OR time of referral:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-07:
To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 7 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Entry-level human resources assignments that include analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gathering pertinent data, and recognizing solutions; experience planning and organizing work, and communicating factual and procedural HR information clearly, verbally, and in writing.

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EDUCATION: 1 academic year of graduate education in a related field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields.
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Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

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COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-09:
To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 9 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Performing highly structured, entry-level work designed to develop broader and more in-depth assignments used within HR functions; communicating factual and procedural HR information clearly both orally and in writing; and gathering and analyzing basic facts and drawing conclusions regarding HR processes.

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EDUCATION: A master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields.
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2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration, or other administrative and management fields,
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LL. B or JD if related.

OR

COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-11:
To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 11 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes applying a wide range of methods, principles, and practices commonly used within HR functions. Examples of creditable work experience includes: Advising management officials on various HR processes; advising on the procedural and regulatory requirements governing HR functions and or processes.

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EDUCATION: A Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields.
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3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields.
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LL. M., if related.
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COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-12:
To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 12 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes applying a wide range of HR concepts, methods, principles, and practices used in HR functions/processes. Examples of creditable work experience includes: Identifying HR needs; conducting a variety of analysis and using the results to make recommendations and support actions; advising management officials on HR sources and strategies while adhering to Federal personnel regulations, agency policies and directives, and contractual provisions governing the HR functions/processes. Assisting and developing other HR personnel.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-13:
To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 13 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated experience applying a full range of human resources laws, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the full range interrelationships of human resources management programs sufficient to provide integrated solutions to human resources issues; in depth experience with HR issues and system in order to advise and assist management in the interpretation/execution of the Federal laws, executive orders, negotiated contracts and agency specific guidance; Experience using oral and written communication techniques to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature and to maintain harmonious relationships with all parties. Experience using consulting and facilitation techniques and methods with a wide range of stakeholders.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-14:
To be eligible for this position at the grade 14 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated experience applying a full range of human resources laws, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the full range interrelationships of human resources management programs sufficient to provide integrated solutions to human resources issues; in depth experience with HR issues and system in order to advise and assist management in the interpretation and execution of Federal laws, executive orders, negotiated contracts and agency specific guidance; Experience using oral and written communication techniques to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature and to maintain harmonious relationships with all parties. Experience using consulting and facilitation techniques and methods to explain, persuade, guide, counsel, question, and respond regarding extremely complex and complicated concepts and situations to a wide variety of people including senior management or executives with varying technical expertise, educational background, organizational knowledge and often strongly-held points of view.

QUALIFICATIONS CONTINUED BELOW IN EDUCATION

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.

Education

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-15: To be eligible for this position at the grade 15 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated experience applying a mastery level of knowledge of executive orders, regulations, principles, practices and techniques of human resources, and knowledge of objectives, principles, policies, and procedures of personnel management in the federal service to provide to provide integrated solutions to human resources issues. Expert level expert knowledge of and experience addressing current issues, problems, and procedures in federal and non-federal sector human resources disciplines to develop agency policy and provide a wide range of advisory services and a high level of consultative support; in depth experience with HR issues and system in order to advise and assist management in the interpretation and execution of Federal laws, executive orders, negotiated contracts and agency specific guidance; Experience using oral and written communication techniques to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature and to maintain harmonious relationships with all parties. Experience using consulting and facilitation techniques and methods to explain, persuade, guide, counsel, question, and respond regarding extremely complex and complicated concepts and situations to a wide variety of people including senior management or executives with varying technical expertise, educational background, organizational knowledge and often strongly-held points of view.

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

  • Note: If substituting Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade-point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. The Qualifications requirements above will reflect if SAA is accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will offer the option to select SAA as a qualifying response.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

This position will be filled through the Direct Hire Authority. Under this authority, competitive rating, ranking, and veterans' preference procedures do not apply. Your application will be considered based on education, training, and quality of your experience. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority visit: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet.

Your application must include your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Referral: Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Candidates may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring practices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced Federal employee (eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be found "well qualified" for the position. Well qualified is defined as: experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, demonstrated by meeting all the competencies for this position.

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Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

  1. Resume - Your resume MUST contain dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or to present). To ensure you receive full credit for relevant experience, include the hours worked per week. We recommend that your resume not exceed 5 pages, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. If including Federal service experience, provide pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Your resume must NOT include photographs, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number. If your resume does not contain the required information specified, or contains prohibited information as listed above, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not receive consideration for this position. (Cover letters are optional.) Please view Resume Tips.
  2. Online Application - Questionnaire
  3. Proof of Enrollment or Education (If Applicable) - For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
  4. Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current registration/license
  5. Veterans' Preference (If Applicable) - If claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets.
  6. Military Spouses (If Applicable) - You MUST submit verification of the marriage to the service member(i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND (1) a copy of your spouse's active military orders; OR (2) verification of your spouse's 100% service-connected disability (e.g., VA Letter and/or DD-214); OR (3) verification of the service member's death while on active duty (DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if you were not married to the veteran at the time of death or have since remarried.
  7. Current and Former Federal Employees Documentation (If Applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent personnel action form which shows your current grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 reflects "1" and your "tenure" block reflects "1" or "2".) If you are applying for a higher grade, it is recommended to provide an SF-50(s) (or equivalent) which clearly demonstrates you meet the 52-week time-in-grade requirement (e.g., Promotion with an effective date more than one (1) year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest grade held).
  8. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) (If Applicable) - IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. Treasury CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within the commuting area. Find required documentation at: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP).
  9. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) (If Applicable) - If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

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