Supervisory Human Resources Specialist


Vacancy ID: 757542   Announcement Number: FS-757542-AY12   USAJOBS Control Number: 327772800

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Vacancy Identification Number

757542
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Human Resources Specialist
2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

Enter your veterans' preference claim. (Note: If you are claiming veterans' preference YOU MUST submit supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement to receive eligibility consideration.)
15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

1 Transfer-I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service. Attached is a copy of my SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
2 Reinstatement-I am a former Federal Employee with reinstatement eligibility. Attached is a copy of my latest SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
3 VRA-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment to positions at GS-11 and below based on eligibility under the Veterans Recruitment Authority. Attached is a copy of my DD-214 verifying my eligibility.
4 30% Vet-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on being a 30% compensable veteran. Attached is a copy of my VA letter verifying my eligibility.
5 Peace Corp/Vista-I am eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to the Federal government under an authority for recently returned Peace Corps employees or Vista volunteers.
6 Repromotion-I am currently employed as a Federal civilian on a permanent competitive appointment at the full performance level (or higher) of this position; or a former Federal civilian employee who has held the full performance level (or higher) of this position on a permanent competitive appointment.
7 Other-I am currently on a permanent position which is equivalent to at least the grade of this position (or higher) in the Federal service; however, I am an employee for a Federal agency which has an interchange agreement with the US Office of Personnel Management, or with a Federal agency covered under other special appointing authorities or agreements. (e.g. TSA, US Postal Service, FAA, etc.)
8 VEOA-I have never been a permanent Federal civilian employee in the competitive service; however, I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military -OR- I am a preference eligible; AND my or the veteran's most recent discharge or release from active duty was under honorable conditions.
9 Military Spouse-I am seeking eligibility for a noncompetitive appointment as the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is performing active duty pursuant to orders authorizing a PCS move, OR spouse of a totally (100%) disabled retired or separated member of the Armed Forces, OR unmarried widow/widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while performing active duty.
10 Persons with Disabilities-I have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
11 None of the above applies to me.

20. Occupational Specialties

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 U.S. Citizens.

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.


001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
510100013 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.
B. I do not have the experience as described above and I do not qualify for this position.

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.
B- I have training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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.