Veterans Benefits Administration Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement) in United States
Summary This announcement is being limited to the first 100 applications received. The announcement will close either on the published closing date at 11:59pm (EST) or on the day when the number of applications reaches the limit at 11:59pm (EST), whichever comes first. Responsibilities This position is established in the Department Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Office of Human Capital Services (HCS), Office of Staff Operations (OSO) Division, Baltimore Human Resources Center (HRC). The position is responsible for conducting service assignments by rendering recruitment and staffing services for the purpose of filling General Schedule Title 5 and Wage Grade positions throughout VBA which services all human resource needs within its purview. Major duties include: - Provides overall advice and assistance to management and employees in major human resource management functional areas. - Advises managers of regulatory considerations, available alternatives, possible effects of various alternative decisions, and recommends actions/solutions. - Provides technical assessments and advice as requested by managers in exercising their position classification responsibilities. - Analyzes, evaluates, and reviews positions against Office of Personnel Management position classification standards and agency classification guidance. - Ensures that pay entitlements and work schedules are set in accordance with laws and regulations. - Helps SMEs with developing crediting plans. - Interprets and applies regulations pertinent to recruitment and placement. - Makes qualification determinations in accordance with OPM's standards and prepares referral certificates. - Provides information and/or assistance to employees/applicants regarding questions on qualification requirements. - Prepares written responses to congressional inquiries for signature by higher authority, as necessary. - Directs a Human Resources Assistant who assists in the accomplishment of work for the assigned Regional Office. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. The grade progression for this position is GS-07/09/11/12. GS-12 is the Full Performance Level (FPL) of this position. Work Schedule: Full time, Monday through Friday Compressed/Flexible: Not Available. Telework: Available. Virtual: This is a virtual position if you are selected to report to the Denver, CO HRC. Position Description/PD#: Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement); 38753A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement:09/28/2022. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements (unless if in the commuting area and eligible for a non-competitive hiring authority such as Schedule A, VRA, or 30% or more disabled Veterans). For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. These requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement and those applying for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized Experience is defined as researching, analyzing, and applying policies, regulations, and standard procedures to provide internal and external customer support. Experience must include use of automated recordkeeping systems to research and resolve issues or provide management support. Education Substitution: To qualify at the GS-07 level based on education you must have: One (1) full year of graduate-level education. Graduate-level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position; OR A Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement (3.0 GPA or higher). Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) is based on 1) class standing, 2) grade point average or 3) honor society membership. For more information on calculating SAA please visit www.opm.gov. Combining Education & Experience: If you do not fully meet the length of experience and education described for a specific grade level (e.g. have six months of experience and some coursework but not a degree), the two can be combined to total 100% of the requirement. Click here for more information. Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. The employee may sit comfortably to do the work, but occasionally some walking, standing, bending, lifting of materials or moving light furniture is required. Finger dexterity is required in frequent operation of a keyboard. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to be credited towards qualifications. Provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All education claimed by applicants will be verified upon appointment. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript to receive credit. Additional Information COVID-19 Pandemic Expanded Telework Program Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Click here for more information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This is NOT a bargaining unit position. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.