Human Resources Specialist (National IMAT HR Unit Leader)


Vacancy ID: 836810   Announcement Number: MG2013-SAA-836810IMAT   USAJOBS Control Number: 337038300

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MG2013-SAA-836810IMAT
1. Title of Job

Human Resources Specialist (National IMAT HR Unit Leader)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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21. Geographic Availability

063150067 Sacramento, CA
511220059 Herndon, VA

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. Please indicate the level of experience that qualifies you for a Human Resources Unit Leader AD-0201-02 position.

A. I am credentialed and qualified as a NIMS Human Resources Unit Leader or am in a commensurate position in a non-NIMS compliant organization and have performed this position on multiple incidents.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience applying human resources rules, regulations and procedures to provide advisory services to emergency managers and supervisors in the areas of recruitment, placement, and workforce planning.
C. I do not possess the experience described above.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your knowledge of or experience using HR rules and regulations. Please select only one letter.

A- I have not had any training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have a general understanding and have occasionally helped others on the job with this task.
D- As a collateral duty, I do have some experience. However, this is not a major part of my normal job duties.
E- I have supervised others or have extensive experience in this area. This is a major part of my job duties and is normally an everyday requirement of my job.

2. Extensive knowledge of Federal personnel laws, rules, regulations and guidance in the area of recruitment, classification, employee relations and pay and leave administration.

3. Revise existing operating procedures based on new OPM guidelines.

4. Resolve moderately complex HR issues encountered in recruiting and staffing disaster operations positions.

5. Provide advice on standard HR Practices.

6. Consult the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) when researching questions relating to HR policy or law.

7. Select the human capital areas where you have had personal and direct experience providing advice or guidance to customers (such as managers, administrative officers, selecting officials, applicants, employees, union officials, etc). Check all that apply.

A. Recruitment
B. Staffing
C. Human Resource Information Systems
D. Employee Benefits
E. Compensation
F. Workforce Planning/Anaysis
G. Training and Employee Development
H. None of the Above

8. I have performed the following HR functions successfully and routinely as a regular part of my job (choose all that apply):

A. I have investigated alleged employee misconduct, to include conducting investigation interviews.
B. I have worked with management to respond to employee grievances.
C. I have recommended appropriate disciplinary actions for employee misconduct.
D. I have advised management on how to address employee performance issues.
E. I have prepared formal report of investigation (ROI) documents with regard to alleged employee misconduct.
F. I have prepared responses to inquiries from the EEOC, MSPB, FLRA, or other similar Federal entities.
G. I have made presentations or conducted training for management on employee relations topics.
H. None of the above.

9. Select the statement that best illustrates your ability to interpret and apply human resources regulations and/or standards.

A. I have experience interpreting and applying regulations, guidelines, and standards to perform human resources projects or functions. If guidelines were not clear-cut, I sought guidance from a supervisor.
B. I have experience independently interpreting and applying human resources rules, regulations, guidelines, and standards that were not clear-cut or not completely applicable to the situation.
C. I have experience processing human resources work in accordance with explicit written instructions that required little interpretation.
D. I do not have any experience as described in the choices above.

10. Please describe the administrative functions you have performed in an HR environment.

A. Coordinating logistics related to HR events or programs.
B. Coordinating the distribution of materials or communication.
C. Resolving logistical issues.
D. Preparing paperwork.
E. Reviewing paperwork for completion.
F. Receiving and forwarding HR inquiries to appropriate personnel.
G. None of the above.

11. Please identify the automated Human Resources system(s) you are familiar with:

A. FHR
B. USAjobs
C. Quick Hire (Career Connector)
D. WebTA
E. NFC
F. EmPowHR
G. None of the above.

12.

Select the answer(s) that best describes your expertise in compensation. Select only those areas in which you have substantiated experience interpreting regulations and answering questions.

A. Pay setting for GS positions
B. Pay setting for pay-banded positions.
C. Superior qualifications appointments
D. Incentive based
E. Sunday, night or shift differential
F. Annuitant
G. None of the above

13. As it pertains to employee benefits, please indicate the following HR activities that you have performed with oversight of a more senior staff member. (Applicants will be asked to provide an example of each statement that is checked during the interview phase)

A. Prepared retirement estimates for FERS employees
B. Prepared retirement estimates for CSRS employees
C. Counseled new employees about health or life insurance benefits
D. Conducted new employee orientation as it pertained to employee programs
E. Coordinated agency open season activities and communication
F. Resolved complex problems related to an employee’s benefits
G. None of the above

14. As it pertains to worker’s compensation benefit programs, please indicate the following activities that you have performed independently. (Applicants will be asked to provide an example of each statement that is checked during the interview phase)

A. Advise employees about worker’s compensation processes and procedures
B. Advise managers about worker’s compensation processes and procedures
C. Work with safety office officials to research worker’s compensation claims
D. Prepare claims for submission to the Department of Labor
E. Prepare marketing or informational materials related to worker’s compensation program
F. Use an automated system to track claim status
G. None of the above

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your knowledge of or experience using HR rules and regulations. Please select only one letter.

A- I have not had any training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have a general understanding and have occasionally helped others on the job with this task.
D- As a collateral duty, I do have some experience. However, this is not a major part of my normal job duties.
E- I have supervised others or have extensive experience in this area. This is a major part of my job duties and is normally an everyday requirement of my job.

15. Proofread and edit letters or other documents for forms, grammar, spelling or typographical errors.

16. Compose written correspondence to management on complex subjects and reports.

17. Draft congressional inquiries on management issues.

18. Extensive experience communicating to audiences for the purpose of informing, persuading, convincing or presenting alternatives which may be cause for disagreement.

19. Interact with supervisors and managers in negotiating solutions to issues.

20. Communicate daily with subordinates and applicants on various issues.

21. Extensive experience conducting interviews and gathering information for solutions or alternatives for management.

22. Experience in analyzing information and reaching sound conclusions that are generally accepted by management.

23. Experience in analyzing information, identify problems and recommend improvements as part of a team.

24. This position requires aiding a variety of people with new or difficult concepts and technical issues. Select the statement(s) that describe(s) services you provided on a regular basis. Be prepared to provide specific examples of your experience in the areas you select if you are called in for an interview.

A. Negotiated policy changes.
B. Mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
C. Briefed senior management on complex HR topics.
D. Independently planned, hosted, and conducted meetings.
E. Regularly consulted by others on technical and programmatic issues.
F. Served as an active participant on committees or task forces on technical and programmatic issues.
G. Served as authoritative spokesperson for the organization on complex or controversial issues.
H. None of the above.

25. Please choose the statement(s) that describe your experience in managing, directing, or administering a human resources management organization.

A. I issued technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and program policies relating to the program.
B. I developed and recommended program policies, strategies, and goals.
C. I set the short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
D. I set the long-term objectives for the program considering the possible changes in program direction and new and/or emerging laws.
E. I developed and approved program procedures and practices.
F. I promoted program(s) and provided expert advice to a variety of executive level officials.
G. None of the above.

26. From the following list of supervisory duties, please select those you have performed:

A. Provided administrative and technical supervision.
B. Established an organizational environment that positively influences employees' ability to deliver high quality products and services.
C. Exercised leadership authority to recommend or take personnel actions regarding selection, promotion, training, discipline, and performance management.
D. Review unit performance and identify opportunities for qualitative and quantitative improvement.
E. Developed and implemented strategic, long-term, and short-term program plans.
F. Implemented or authoritatively recommended significantly new organizational initiatives and changed to programs and policies
G. None of the above.

Please select the response below that best reflects your understanding of the special requirements for the National Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT).

A- YES
B- NO

27. Are you aware that all FEMA employees are subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency, and all Federal employees may be subject to emergency deployment?

28. Are you able to meet this commitment?

29. Do you understand that the length of such deployment may last anywhere from days to months, depending upon the nature of the emergency or disaster?

30. Would you able to meet this commitment?

31. Do you understand that in the event of an emergency deployment, your travel requirements may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require you to relocate to emergency sites, some of which are quite austere?

32. Are you able to meet this commitment?