Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-12/13
The applicant will serve as a senior specialist, responsible for providing classification and staffing services for major organizational elements.Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:Serving as an expert for a significant HR functional area.Providing expert authoritative advice on complex position classification issues and ensuring that the application of position classification standards is accurate and consistent.Advising top management and subordinate management levels on recruitment, examination, and selection processes.Forecasting long and short-range staffing requirements and developing recruitment strategies to fill positions.Providing agency management with interpretations of policy and procedures when the issues involved are new, highly controversial, precedent setting and/or involve more than one area of personnel policy.
GS-12: To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11 or equivalent), which is typically in or related to the position to be filled.Examples of specialized experience include experience interpreting and applying position classification standards to determine the title, grade and occupational series for positions; preparing job analyses; advising on procedural and regulatory requirements governing the staffing process; providing human resources advisory services regarding staffing & recruitment, classification and position management; preparing internal and external vacancy announcements; utilizing position management principles.GS-13: To qualify at the GS-13 level applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12 or equivalent), which is typically in or related to the position to be filled.Examples of specialized experience include experience interpreting and applying position classification standards to determine the title, grade and occupational series for positions; preparing job analyses; advising on procedural and regulatory requirements governing the staffing process; providing human resources advisory services regarding staffing & recruitment, classification and position management; preparing internal and external vacancy announcements; utilizing position management principles; reviewing new or revised policy to determine impact; participation on project work groups; preparing local guidance pertaining to personnel matters; performing studies on complex topics that cross functional lines; and, participation on audit teams/evaluation.Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.National Service Experience (i.e., 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; 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. This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.
Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment. All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation as a condition of placement into this position. Certain investigation levels may automatically require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been met. For those positions that do not automatically require a credit check, it may later be required if the initial investigation surfaces a potential issue. Visit: OPM MythbusterDHS 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 your rights and responsibilities at click hereRecruitment incentives may be authorized.Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. 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. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6262. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
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