HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
As a Human Resources Specialist you will have responsibility for providing operational services in the areas of recruitment/placement, classification, performance management, benefits, employee relations, labor relations, employee development & training, and HR Information Systems.Typical assignments may include:Recruitment and Placement - Advising management on recruitment strategies, sources, and special programs that emphasize affirmative action. Classification - Developing and evaluating job descriptions by applying position classification criteria and supplemental guidance to determine title, series, and grade. Employee Benefits -Administration of the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), FEHB, FEGLI, Long Term Care Insurance, Flexible Spending Account and the Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) programs; administering the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) Program.Performance Management - Providing advice, assistance, technical and policy guidance to management concerning their responsibilities throughout the rating cycle for appraising employee performance. Employee/Labor Relations- Providing a full range of advisory services, assistance, and policy guidance to management officials and employees concerning all aspects of the labor-management and employee relations programs that include labor relations, disciplinary and adverse actions, performance-based actions, grievances (negotiated and administrative), appeals, drug-testing, and premium pay entitlements; supporting managers and supervisors on identifying and resolving complex personnel issues and other supervisor-employee relationships that tend to cause dissatisfaction.Human Resources Development - Providing advice and assistance to management concerning determination of training needs, sources of needed training, planning to meet identified needs, and evaluation of results. HR Information Systems - Providing technical advice and assistance on the design, implementation and operation of human resources (HR) automated systems.
You must meet these requirements at the time your resume is reviewed.To qualify at the GS-13 grade level:Applicants must possess at least one year experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in researching, interpreting and applying appropriate Federal laws, regulations, policies and guidelines in at least one human resources functional areas (e.g., recruitment and placement, classification, employee relations, labor relations, including performance management and employee benefits, and employee development & training and HR information systems).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; religious; 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.Time-in-grade requirements must be met by any applicant who within the previous 52 weeks held a general schedule position under a term or permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch. The time-in-grade requirement for this position is 1 year at the GS-12 level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met at the time your resume is reviewed. .
DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into this position. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above.Physical Demands: The work is sedentary.Work Environment: Work is in an office setting.All employees are required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer DD/EFT for salary payments.