Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply. You must enter at least one code.
001 - Merit Promotion: I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)
002 - Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).
1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the experience you have which demonstrates your ability to perform GS-15, Human Resources Specialist work.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service that included: performing senior-level human resources duties in the specializations of recruitment and placement, classification and compensation, benefits and personnel processing for a large Federal agency; and experience demonstrating positive change management in the performance of a Human Resources organization. (This experience must be demonstrated through your work experience listed on your resume)
For each task listed below, choose the letter A through E that best describes your level of experience and/or education in that task. Select only one letter for each task.A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
2. Direct a large program of human resource professionals involved in multiple human resources specializations to include recruitment and placement, classification and compensation, processing, and benefits.
3. Evaluate human resources regulations, procedures, policies, and applicable legislation that impact a large serviced Federal workforce.
4. Provide technical HR advice and consultation to managers and supervisor or a large organization of varied occupations, mission and complexities of issues.
5. Use a wide variety of analytical methods, techniques, and program management evaluation processes to oversee major human resources programs.
6. Analyze precedent-setting issues, changing priorities, and resource considerations to evaluate and provide resolution to multiple impacting issues.
7. Evaluate work that includes the full range of resources where changes affect multiple and different programs/organizations.
8. Implement positive and effective change management techniques to improve the performance of an organization with a large staff servicing a large Federal agency.
9. Exercise authority for the full range of complex personnel actions and dynamic organizational design proposals recommended by subordinate HR managers, including the approval of long-range work plans.
10. Perform the full range of HR responsibilities over a large staff through subordinate supervisors.
11. Hear and resolve informal complaints and grievances from employees.
12. Effect disciplinary measures and recommend other action in more serious cases.
13. Establish and communicate guidelines and performance expectations for staff members.
14. Direct the establishment and structuring of a HR office and the workflow to ensure human resources programs are effective, efficient, and meet the needs and requirement of the customers.
15. Plan and carry out a study of a major problem area in personnel management with a view toward the development of significant improvements in policy procedures and techniques.
16. Serve as a liaison with management in the formative and final stages of a HR project, policy or program, where there is a need to develop and deal with divergent convictions in such a manager that the initial and final product receives acceptance and support.
17. Develop plans, procedures, and operating methods for a large and complex human resources program to ensure all legal and regulatory requirements are met and upheld.