Come aboard the Railroad Retirement Board and join us in using creativity, automation and innovation to carry out our mission to administer insurance benefit programs under the Railroad Retirement Act and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. You can be a part of the team that delivers best in class service to railroad workers and their families!
As the Director of Human Resources at the Railroad Retirement Board, you will be responsible for the planning, administration, and evaluation of the Board's nationwide personnel management program.
RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.
As the Director of Human Resources, you will: Serve as consultant and technical advisor to the Board and the Executive Committee on all personnel policy and labor relations matters Serve as liaison officer on major matters of personnel administration between the Board and the Office of Personnel Management and other agencies
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level or higher in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that provided the ability to successfully manage a complex civilian Human Resources (HR) program. The experience must demonstrate an in depth knowledge of at least two, as well as an understanding of the interrelationships of all, of the following HR specializations: (a) staffing and placement; (b) position classification and organizational management; (c) employee relations; (d) labor management relations; or (e) performance management and benefits. This should also include experience serving as a principal advisor to senior management providing consultative services rendering expert advisory service and authoritative policy interpretation on highly complex HR issues.
Civil service regulations require that applicants must have occupied a position at the GS-14 level or higher for at least one year.
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on an evaluation of your related experience and education. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Applicants will be rated on the following competencies:
Ability to manage and foster teamwork and cohesiveness Ability to develop and cultivate management, labor, and employee relations Experience that provided knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, precedents, and policies pertaining to all areas of human resources management Ability to advise top-level managers on all human resource management matters Ability to analyze and evaluate information Ability to effectively express ideas and facts to individuals and groups and actively listen to foster open communication of ideas Ability to effectively communicate in writing
The Railroad Retirement Board offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more about benefits as a Federal employee click here: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
A candidate who does not satisfactorily complete the probationary period will be removed from the position and may be placed in a position at no lower grade or pay than that which was held prior to appointment to this vacancy, unless the removal is disciplinary in nature, in which case the candidate may be removed from Federal service.
INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. You must be determined to be well-qualified for the vacancy to be eligible for special selection priority. After submission of an acceptable application which meets ICTAP eligibility, you will be determined to be well-qualified for a vacancy if your rating places you in the 80th percentile or higher in total possible points.
ICTAP eligibles must submit proof of eligibility for special selection priority, such as: a separation notice; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. You must also submit a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) notating your current position, grade level, and duty location, and a copy of your most recent Performance Rating. Click here for more information on ICTAP.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 you are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act; the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
The Notification and Federal Employees Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act) requires agencies to provide a notice to all job applicants and new employees about their rights and remedies under antidiscrimination and whistleblower laws. You may view this notice here.
HOW TO APPLY:
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 09, 2012.
To begin, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Then follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the questionnaire, and use the official FAX coversheet found here.
You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number 644652. View Occupational Questionnaire
Résumé showing relevant experience. Responses to the occupational questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire SF-50: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of a recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, showing competitive status. (Blocks #24 and #34 must be completed.) PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: If you are a current or former Federal employee, submit a complete copy of a current or last performance appraisal. If a performance appraisal cannot be provided, a statement explaining why it is not possible to obtain an appraisal must be submitted. VETERAN'S DOCUMENTATION: If you are a veteran with no previous Federal civilian experience applying under the Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), you must provide a copy of your Record of Military Service (DD-214), and proof of your veterans' preference, if applicable. Veterans with a service connected disability must submit a completed claim form SF-15 (click here for form) along with the required proofs. Go to FedsHireVets-VEOA for more information. INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) documentation: If you are eligible under ICTAP, you must submit all required materials verifying your eligibility as listed in "Other Information." For statistical purposes only, please complete and submit RRB Form EEO-44, Railroad Retirement Board, Applicant Background Survey. Submission of this form is optional. Click here to access this form. Please attach the form with your application materials.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and possible referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.