Human Resources Assistant (R&P), GS-0203-5/6/7


Vacancy ID: 752371   Announcement Number: CA-12-50 READVERTISEMENT   USAJOBS Control Number: 332957700

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 752371


1. Title of Job

Human Resources Assistant (R&P), GS-0203-5/6/7


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

Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.


6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (05-07) you will accept.


05
06
07

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

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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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

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (R&P)

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


300100111 Billings, MT

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference. For more information, please go to the following website:
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx


 

A. Yes.
B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes.
B. No.

INSTRUCTIONS: The incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate government-owned or leased motor vehicles in the performance of duties which requires a valid State Driver's License.

4. Do you possess a valid Driver's License?

A. Yes, I certify that I do possess a valid Driver's License.
B. No, I do not currently have a valid Driver's License.

INSTRUCTIONS: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance. For more information, go to:
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp

5. From the responses below, select the one response which best describes how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for a Human Resources Assistant (R&P), GS-0203-05. Read all responses before making your selection. If you leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Human Resources Assistant. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include clerical or administrative assistance functions for a business or organization, such as greeting clients and responding to inquiries in person, email, on the telephone, and through regular mail; preparing correspondence and/or reports; tracking and filing documents and correspondence; processing a variety of recurring personnel actions; carrying out employee requests for changes in health or life insurance coverage; assisting new employees with completion of forms related to their appointments. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience). (Your resume must support this experience).
B. I have successfully completed 4 years above high school in any field, for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts.

C. I have less than the full amount of specialized experience described in A above and less than the full amount of education described in B above but I have a combination of the type of education described in B and the type of experience described in A. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts.

D. My education and/or experience are not reflected in any of the above statements.

6. From the responses below, select the one response which best describes how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for a Human Resources Assistant (R&P), GS-0203-06. Read all responses before making your selection. If you leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level performing duties, such as assisting with a full range of human resources technical activities such as creating advertisements; setting-up files; reviewing applications/resumes for vacancies; explaining employment procedures; processing various human resources actions; reviewing supporting documents for completion, and explaining employee benefits. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience). (Your resume must support this experience).

B. I do not have the experience as described above in A.

7. From the responses below, select the one response which best describes how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for a Human Resources Assistant (R&P), GS-0203-07. Read all responses before making your selection. If you leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level performing duties, such as performing a full range of recruitment and placement technical duties for human resources, including developing vacancies, entering vacancies into an automated system; creating merit promotion files; reviewing, accepting and processing applications/resumes for vacancies; explaining employment procedures; processing various human resources actions; reviewing supporting documents for completion and completing appointment paperwork for new hires, which includes briefly explaining the Federal employee benefits, allowances, payday, etc. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience). (Your resume must support this experience).

B. I do not have the experience as described above in A.

Indicate your level of experience, education, and/or training as it relates to your knowledge of recruitment and placement principles, knowledge of the Indian Affairs' merit promotion plan, and an understanding of occupational characteristics to develop promotion announcements and to analyze and evaluate the relative value of individual qualification in relation to duties for specific positions in a variety of clerical and technical occupations. Select only one letter for each task.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task. (0 Points)
B- I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 Point)
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. (2 Points)
D- I have independently performed this task as a regular part of a job, normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee. (3 Points)
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this task, or am normally the individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. (4 Points)

8. Prepare vacancy announcements for a wide variety of clerical, administrative and technical positions.

9. Identify individual job requirements, qualifications required, and regulatory required information on each vacancy announcement.

10. Establish and maintain vacancy announcement folders in accordance with the Merit Promotion, Delegated Examining, and files maintenance regulations and procedures.

11. Review and screen applications for completeness and supporting documentation.

12. Determine whether basic qualification requirements, general experience, or specialized experience requirements are met.

13. Explain Federal employee benefits, such as health and life insurance, thrift savings plan, annual and sick leave, creditable service, and retirement benefits to employees and managers.

14. Prepare and coordinate requests for permanent change of station for new appointees and transferring employees.

15. Explain requirements for personnel related actions such as within-grade increases, career tenure, and career ladder promotions.

16. Encode and process payroll transactions, such as changes in benefits, position data, pay changes, tax withholdings, and direct deposit.

17. Review personnel action requests to the determine nature of action, legal authority, and personnel action remarks required.

18. Encode and process personnel actions, benefit elections, and work schedule changes.

19. Review relational edits in automated personnel system and take action to solve any errors.

20. Follow up on suspense dates and pending actions, i.e. such as within-grade increases, trial periods, and conversion of appointments, to ensure actions are processed by due.

21. Apply regulatory personnel guidance and requirements to complete transactions.

22. Utilize a computer to store, retrieve, manipulate, transfer, and print information.

23. Initiate correspondence regarding notices of rating, notification of selection, confirmation of appointment, and close-out letters to nonselectees.

24. Create databases or spreadsheets with a matrix of rows and columns to organize and store electronic information into general categories or files.

25. Transmit information (attachments and links) through an electronic mail system to designated distribution lists and recipients.

26. Initiate and maintain contact with internal officials and external persons outside the agency to gather information.

27. Provide technical assistance to higher level staffing specialist in a variety of recruitment and placement activities, reduction-in-force procedures, and special projects.

28. Provide applicants with information and procedures on how to apply for vacancies.

29. Assist applicants with the completion of forms, records, or other documents.

30. Screen applications to determine if all required documents were received.

INSTRUCTIONS: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

31. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50's) is received and is accurate.