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Job Title: Human Resources Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Manchester, NH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Customer Service and Call Center, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Executive Management, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Human Resources Specialist

This announcement will be used to fill one or more HR Specialists with primary responsibility in one of these 2 areas:

The Human Resources Generalist is assigned within the Human Resources Management (HRM) Service Line at the Manchester VA Medical Center and provides HRM support including recruitment and placement, classification, compensation, organizational chart reviews, processing personnel actions, provides customer service, on-boarding through USA Staffing system, etc.,for a group of organizational segments composed of Title 5, Title 38/Hybrid, and Federal Wage System employees. The selected candidate is also responsible for providing advice and assistance on complex HR matters to managers, supervisors, and employees throughout the facility.

The HR Specialist (Recruitment & Placement) is assigned within the Human Resources Management (HRM) Service Line at the Manchester VA Medical Center and provides HRM support including posting vacancy announcements, conducting qualifications of applicants and issuing Certificates of Eligibles for a group of organizational segments composed of Title 5, Title 38/Hybrid, and Federal Wage System employees.

Preferred Experience: Experience with building job announcements and reviewing qualifications via USA Staffing.

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.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Compressed Tour: May Be Available (for Highly Qualified Candidate)
Telework: May Be Available (for Highly Qualified Candidate)
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Human Resources Specialist/034960
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/19/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current permanent Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks (full-time equivalency) must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-09 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. For a GS-11 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. A most recent Notification of Personnel Action SF-50 with salary information that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

For the GS-09:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Provides the full range of Human Resources support including recruitment, placement, on-boarding, wage administration, and employee benefits; Provides complete recruitment, placement and management advisory services on a variety of positions, e.g. Title 38, Hybrid, Wage, and General Schedule; Resolves technical problems and provides technical assistance and advisory services; Completes on-boarding requirements such as pre-screening, pay, PSBs, and job offers; Completes SF-52/personnel action and reviews other HR personnel actions for completeness and accuracy; Interprets standards and other Human Resources policies and makes sound judgments based on interpretation of applicable rules and regulations; Applies analytical, qualitative and quantitative techniques sufficient to identify, evaluate and recommend to management appropriate Human Resources interventions to resolve complex interrelated HR problems and issues; Provides management with insight in establishing organizational structures that support desired salary levels and facilitate employee development; Provides advice and assistance on complex Human Resources matters to managers, supervisors and employees; Communicates ideas clearly both orally and in writing to present findings and make recommendations; Designs, evaluates, and presents employee/supervisory development programs, training plans, course methods and materials; Completes technical HR tasks such as job analysis, adjudicating Veterans Preference, and PCS travel;
OR
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required. To qualify based on education at the GS-09 grade level, a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
OR
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-09 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-09.

For the GS-11:
  • Specialized Experience: You 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: Provides the full range of Human Resources support including recruitment, placement, on-boarding, wage administration, and employee benefits; Provides complete recruitment, placement and management advisory services on a variety of positions, e.g. Title 38, Hybrid, Wage, and General Schedule; Resolves technical problems and provides technical assistance and advisory services; Completes on-boarding requirements such as pre-screening, pay, PSBs, and job offers; Completes SF-52/personnel action and reviews other HR personnel actions for completeness and accuracy; Interprets standards and other Human Resources policies and makes sound judgments based on interpretation of applicable rules and regulations; Applies analytical, qualitative and quantitative techniques sufficient to identify, evaluate and recommend to management appropriate Human Resources interventions to resolve complex interrelated HR problems and issues; Provides management with insight in establishing organizational structures that support desired salary levels and facilitate employee development; Provides advice and assistance on complex Human Resources matters to managers, supervisors and employees; Communicates ideas clearly both orally and in writing to present findings and make recommendations; Designs, evaluates, and presents employee/supervisory development programs, training plans, course methods and materials; Completes technical HR tasks such as job analysis, adjudicating Veterans Preference, and PCS travel;
OR
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a PhD or equivalent degree for the experience required for the GS-11 level;
OR
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond graduate 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.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Personnel and Human Resources


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: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: No special physical exertion is required. 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 conveyances may be required.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • Most recent Notification of Personnel Action SF-50 with salary information (current or former Federal employees)
  • Most recent performance appraisal VA Form 0750 (current VA employees)
  • Unofficial or official transcripts, if basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Online copies of transcripts will not be accepted

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/19/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current permanent Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks (full-time equivalency) must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-09 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. For a GS-11 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. A most recent Notification of Personnel Action SF-50 with salary information that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

For the GS-09:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Provides the full range of Human Resources support including recruitment, placement, on-boarding, wage administration, and employee benefits; Provides complete recruitment, placement and management advisory services on a variety of positions, e.g. Title 38, Hybrid, Wage, and General Schedule; Resolves technical problems and provides technical assistance and advisory services; Completes on-boarding requirements such as pre-screening, pay, PSBs, and job offers; Completes SF-52/personnel action and reviews other HR personnel actions for completeness and accuracy; Interprets standards and other Human Resources policies and makes sound judgments based on interpretation of applicable rules and regulations; Applies analytical, qualitative and quantitative techniques sufficient to identify, evaluate and recommend to management appropriate Human Resources interventions to resolve complex interrelated HR problems and issues; Provides management with insight in establishing organizational structures that support desired salary levels and facilitate employee development; Provides advice and assistance on complex Human Resources matters to managers, supervisors and employees; Communicates ideas clearly both orally and in writing to present findings and make recommendations; Designs, evaluates, and presents employee/supervisory development programs, training plans, course methods and materials; Completes technical HR tasks such as job analysis, adjudicating Veterans Preference, and PCS travel;
OR
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required. To qualify based on education at the GS-09 grade level, a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
OR
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-09 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-09.

For the GS-11:
  • Specialized Experience: You 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: Provides the full range of Human Resources support including recruitment, placement, on-boarding, wage administration, and employee benefits; Provides complete recruitment, placement and management advisory services on a variety of positions, e.g. Title 38, Hybrid, Wage, and General Schedule; Resolves technical problems and provides technical assistance and advisory services; Completes on-boarding requirements such as pre-screening, pay, PSBs, and job offers; Completes SF-52/personnel action and reviews other HR personnel actions for completeness and accuracy; Interprets standards and other Human Resources policies and makes sound judgments based on interpretation of applicable rules and regulations; Applies analytical, qualitative and quantitative techniques sufficient to identify, evaluate and recommend to management appropriate Human Resources interventions to resolve complex interrelated HR problems and issues; Provides management with insight in establishing organizational structures that support desired salary levels and facilitate employee development; Provides advice and assistance on complex Human Resources matters to managers, supervisors and employees; Communicates ideas clearly both orally and in writing to present findings and make recommendations; Designs, evaluates, and presents employee/supervisory development programs, training plans, course methods and materials; Completes technical HR tasks such as job analysis, adjudicating Veterans Preference, and PCS travel;
OR
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a PhD or equivalent degree for the experience required for the GS-11 level;
OR
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond graduate 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.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Personnel and Human Resources


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: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: No special physical exertion is required. 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 conveyances may be required.
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