Human Resources Assistant (OA)


Vacancy ID: 797867   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-797867   USAJOBS Control Number: 332591200

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 797867
1. Title of Job

Human Resources Assistant (OA)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 05.


05
06
07

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Competitive
002 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


052045069 Jefferson, AR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following questions will only be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Choose the one answer that best describes your education and/or experience for this position.

1. Choose the answer below that best describes your experience meeting the minimum requirement for the GS 5 Human Resources Assistant (OA) position.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in Federal Service applying a standardized body of human resources regulations, laws and procedures to process a wide variety of personnel actions, identify and correct errors in employees personnel records, use an automated system to maintain, or monitor or track workflow, and prioritize work to meet competing deadlines.
B. I have 4 years of education above high school. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.
C. I have a combination of education and experience as described above.
D. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. Choose the answer below that best describes your experience meeting the minimum requirement for the GS 6 Human Resources Assistant (OA) position.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience includes applying and interpreting personnel regulations; performing technical and administrative work in support of recruitment and placement programs; providing advice to clients and new employees on basic personnel regulations and entitlements, preparing personnel actions and reports utilizing automated HR systems; and maintaining reports using automated office programs.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

3. Choose the answer below that best describes your experience meeting the minimum requirement for the GS 7 Human Resources Assistant (OA) position.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience includes applying and interpreting personnel regulations; performing technical support work in support of a recruitment and placement and classification program to include drafting vacancy announcements, identifying and correcting errors in employees' personnel records, analyze and resolve basic and pay and leave issues, utilize automated HR systems to create, develop and maintain reports.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

4. Are you able to type 40 words per minute basedĀ on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group choose the statement from the Level Descriptions that best describes your experience and/or training in that task. Select only one letter for each task.
LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but 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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Independently responds to inquiries from clients and provided information regarding processing procedures and requirements related to HR services.

6. Assists employees in preparing and submitting a variety of personnel forms.

7. Utilized human resources procedures, laws and regulations such as the Code of Federal Regulations and the Guide to Processing Personnel Action in a work environment.

8. Create and/or maintain an electronic or manualĀ filing system for a human resources program.

9. Calculate service dates for employees.

10. Identify and correct errors in employees' personnel records

11. Contact persons in and outside of the agency to plan, coordinate and advise on work effort.

12. Analyze and resolve pay and leave issues.

13. Respond to inquiries from a variety of sources that requires gathering and analyzing information and reporting on the status of your findings.

14. Use automated HR systems such as National Finance Center (NFC) or DFAS to process a range of standard and recurring personnel actions.

15. Verify the accuracy of the database by reviewing generated reports and resolves discrepancies.

16. Create a variety of standardized and and/or ad hoc reports.

17. Use office automation technology such as Microsoft office programs to create a variety of correspondence, reports, presentation.

18. Prioritize work to meet recurring deadlines.

19. Coordinate work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that deadlines are met.

20. Establish a method, such as spreadsheet or electronically, of keeping supervisor or senior staff undated on the status of work at regular interval.

21. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.

A. Yes
B. No