HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 816447   Announcement Number: NW3-0201-8164474I536152-D   USAJOBS Control Number: 334651800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for a Human Resources Specialist at the GS-11 grade level. (PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified based on education, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts or an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades, and degree earned).

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector advising on corporate level hiring and recruitment; assisting management advisory committees; analyzing and resolving a variety of HR issues such as position classification or corporate level performance management; and providing customer service to executive level customers.
B. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. My education demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
C. I have a combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience.

D. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.

For each task in the following group, select the ONE statement that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I do not have training or experience performing this task; however, I believe I have the ability, knowledge and/or skill to perform this task.
B- I have never or have seldom performed this task. However, I have had education, training or some experience in this task and believe I could complete this task.
C- I perform or have performed this task regularly. My work, at times, may be reviewed by others to validate proficiency; however, it seldom requires re-work.
D- I perform or have performed this task as a regular part of my duties. I am proficient in this task and do not require assistance.
E- I perform or have performed this task as a regular part of my duties. I am proficient in this task and do not require assistance. I am consulted by others to assist them in doing this task.

2. Provide advice and guidance to managers and employees at all levels on human resources issues that affect an organization.

3. Advise on executive recruitment such as presidential appointments, political appointments, intergovernmental personnel act (IPA) appointments, highly qualified expert (HQE) appointments, and/or consultant employment.

4. Write and/or track correspondence and approval of all actions necessary to affect executive/corporate level appointments.

5. Make recommendations on proposed regulatory changes in order to execute implementation strategies.

6. Determine the most effective technical approach to resolving problems which require the application of HR regulations and procedures.

7. Advise on the procedural and regulatory requirements governing position management issues, restructuring and succession strategies, or workforce recruitment and sustainment.

8. Provide administrative oversight and management of advisory committees.

9. Encourage sound management practices in the utilization of management advisory committees.

10. Ensure elimination of overlap and duplication among management advisory committees.

11. Review advisory committee member nominations that will be submitted for membership approval.

12. Provide management with flexible alternatives for HR problem resolution.

13. Provide comprehensive HR services to management and employees throughout a complex multi-mission local facility, or equivalent organization.

14. Employ a variety of techniques to interact appropriately in highly charged emotional situations.

15. Develop new or modified HR work methods, approaches, or procedures for delivering effective HR services to clients.

16. Identify ways to improve or enhance current HR services to ensure that services meet management's business objectives.

17. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you.

Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume. 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 does 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.