Human Resources Specialist (Staffing and Recruitment)

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)1282159
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. Subject to a background/suitability investigation. Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. Time in Grade requirements may apply. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
This vacancy is for a Human Resource Specialist (Recruitment/Placement), for a large, diversified, complex two-division VA Health Care System (HCS) located 65 miles apart. The Human Resources Specialist works with a variety of employees in both the competitive and excepted service to include General Schedule, Title 38, Hybrid, Title 38, Wage Grade and fee basis programs. Duties include but are not limited to:
Provides information to supervisors and managements on common recruitment options. Explains policies and procedures to customers, both internal and external. Screens candidates for basic eligibility and determines qualifications. Conducts training and makes presentations.
Gathers data on human resources programs for reports, studies and presentations.
Reviews the results of the selection process for regulatory compliance.
Evaluates positions to determine appropriate title, pay plan, grade and series. Advises managers on classification and position management issues. Composes simple memoranda and letters to applicants.
Processes and provides explanations of pay and compensation actions for different pay systems (such as Title 38, GS, FWS, Veterans Canteen Service, etc.) and a variety of positions, including those positions that require locality or specialty pay.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Position Description Title/PD#: Human Resouces Specialist (Recruitment/Placement), 03998-A
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement
_GS-11 Level_
_Specialized Experience:_ Applicants must have _One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS- 09 )_ in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
Recruiting, examining, selecting and placing employees.
Conducts workforce planning and analysis.
Provide managers and employees with information and interpretations of the agency's (Recruitment and Placement)policies.
Resolves difficult and potentially controversial internal and external staffing issues.
Provides technical guidance and oversight to junior staff.
_Education_ : Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-11 level. The education must be a PH. D.or equivalent doctoral degree _or_ 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree _or_LL.M. Major of study in human resources or a subject area related to the position being filled. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
_Combination of Experience and Education_ : Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-11 . For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position. (TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED IF QUALIFYING BASED IN ANY PART ON EDUCATION).
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.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: /. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Physical Requirements: The work is primarily performed while sitting though some work may require periods of standing. The regular and recurring work of the position involves sitting at a desk, conferences, meetings, etc., and occasional visits to activity work sites. Occasional use of automobile and public conveyences may be required. Specific physical requirements include: Light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (1 hour), standing (1 hour), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, and hearing (aid permitted).
Time-in-grade: 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.
GS-11: Candidates must have completed 52 weeks in aposition no lower than GS-9.
An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. ____
__NOTE__ : You must indicate on your application the time period that you meet these time-in-grade requirements. For example, state "I was employed as a GS-09 or higher in a permanent position for the period (list the period using month-day-year to month-day-year).
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position. Narrative responses are not required at this time.
Competency 1 - Knowledge of human resource management policies and regulations.
Competency 2 - Ability to communicate with others.
Competency 3 - Ability to research, interpret, and apply regulations.
Competency 4 - Ability to analyze and evaluate.
Competency 5 - Skill in using automated systems.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
Your r sum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position , you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 22, 2014 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE : It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application , such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or .
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1282159.
NOTE : If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.
We will also review your application to make sure that your r sum supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your r sum does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently .
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 Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information on about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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