Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:
001 - Open to All
002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. SF-50 or veterans documentation).
003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 757542. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp. You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.
Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.
Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.
1. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-15 level. You must clearly show in your resume how your job history supports your experience claim.A. I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience as a Human Resources Specialist or Human Resources Supervisor equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government applying a wide range of human resources principles, concepts, and practices. This experience includes activities such as 1) performing or overseeing the performance of position classification, position management, recognition awards, and/or pay and compensation activities; 2) rendering consultative and advisory services or policy interpretations to management on short- and long-range human resources staffing planning; 3) providing technical guidance and consultative services to management, and other officials or decision makers on human resources issues affecting accomplishment of the agency's mission; 4) researching and evaluating new or modified legislations or regulations for impact and effect on existing human resources procedures and programs; and 5) developing and drafting agency-wide human resources policies, regulations and procedures.
Knowledge of a Human Resources organizational structure, programs and their relationships in order to assist with short- and long-range planning, advisory services to management, and identifying human resources issues which may impact the organization
For each task listed, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your level of experience and record your selection. Select only one response for each item.A- I have no training or experience in performing this task.
2. Develop mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating the quality of human resources services provided for an organization.
3. Coordinate and implement strategic human resources planning initiatives with leadership, management, and other analysts.
4. Review short- and long-range staffing needs and determine whether to contract out work in order to meet organization's goals and mission.
5. Develop recommendations for leadership on resolutions to problems in organizational structure, staffing, administrative procedures, work processes or work distribution.
6. Develop or draft new or revised policies, practices, procedures or programs dealing with workforce expansion, downsizing, or reshaping.
7. Develop methods of measurements that provide valid assessments of the success of individual human resources programs and activities.
Skill in applying position classification and position management, recognition awards, and/or pay and compensation concepts and practices, laws, and regulations in an operating human resources environment
8. Provide advisory services and guidance to other human resources specialists in the areas of position classification, position management, compensation, recognition awards, benefits and retirement.
9. Interpret and apply human resources laws, regulations and policies in the identification of problems and issues.
10. Keep abreast of changes in applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies in the areas of position classification and/or pay administration.
11. Research human resources laws, policies and regulatory guidance governing specific problems and issues to identify appropriate action or response.
Ability to communicate orally
12. Provide technical guidance to management in resolving issues affecting accomplishment of human resources operations.
13. Represent the agency in conferences, briefings, or oversight hearings in order to justify, defend, and/or negotiate acquisition or commitment of resources.
14. Work with colleagues within and outside the organization in order to exchange information.
15. Represent the agency in conferences, briefings, or oversight hearings in order to obtain cooperation in gaining compliance with human capital initiatives and policies.
16. Participate in conferences, meetings, or presentations involving issues/problems of considerable consequence or importance to the organization's projects and activities.
Ability to communicate in writing
17. Prepare briefing or presentation materials from information gathered through analysis and other research on human resources problems and issues.
18. Prepare written products in a format suitable for top level policy decisions.
19. Oversee or direct the preparation of positions papers or legislative proposals supporting program goals and objectives.
20. Compose responses to inquiries related to human resources programs, procedures and policies.
21. Develop reports for management review using statistical workforce data.
Ability to lead or supervise the work of others
22. Schedule and plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting and adjusting short-term priorities to ensure completion of work.
23. Assign work to subordinates based on difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
24. Provide guidance, advice, counsel or instructions to employees on work or administrative matters.
25. Consult with employee on complaints or concerns to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and non-discriminatory employee practices.
26. Plan for resource availability, including human, financial and material resources needed to deliver quality and timely service to customers.
27. Identify developmental and training needs of employees based on anticipated assignments and agency's mission.