Human Resources Specialist (Class/R&P)

    Duties Summary

    The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.bsee.gov/

    Responsibilities

    These positions are located within the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Associate Director for Administration, Human Resources Division, HR Operations Branch. There are two vacancies 1 position will be located in Sterling, Virginia and 1 (only) will be virtual at a location to be negotiated after selection.

    At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Provides advice and guidance to managers in the use of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations as well as Departmental and BSEE guidance and procedures relating to recruitment, selection, and utilization of employees.
    • Develops vacancy announcements, identifies quality ranking factors, assists managers with writing crediting plans, and determines the most effective recruitment strategy that will provide a highly qualified, diverse applicant pool.
    • Provides guidance and assistance to supervisors and managers on position management, reorganizations, job restructuring, and development of position descriptions.
    • Performs desk audits of positions, writes classification evaluation statements, handles classification appeals, and has classification authority to make determinations on the appropriate series and grade level of positions in all occupational series as well as those that are supervisory and managerial.
    • An important function of the position is the incumbent's participation in special projects.
    Salary Information: GS-12 Step 1 $86,335 - Step 10 $112,240; GS-13 Step 1 $102,663 - Step 10 $133,465 per year.First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

    BSEE determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0201 Human Resources Management

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
    • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
    • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
    • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.
    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualification Requirements:
    To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND/OR (2) Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.

    To qualify for the GS-12 grade, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) utilizing 5 CFR with the following:
    • Consulting with managers to identify their recruitment and staffing needs, and developing strategies to meet those needs; developing job analyses; developing assessment questions in an automated recruitment system; creating vacancy announcements; assessing applicant qualifications;
    • Advising managers on position management; classifying a variety of positions; and
    • Providing guidance on HR regulations and policies for managers, employees, and the public.
    To qualify for the GS-13 grade, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) utilizing 5 CFR with the following:
    • Consulting with managers to identify their recruitment and staffing needs, and developing strategies to meet those needs; developing job analyses; developing assessment questions in an automated recruitment system; creating vacancy announcements; assessing applicant qualifications;
    • Advising managers on position management; classifying a variety of positions; conducting desk audits and advising on the appeal process;
    • Analyzing HR procedures and reference materials and developing recommendations and solutions based on research; developing HR Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); and
    • Developing and providing training and/or guidance on HR related regulations and policies for other HR Specialists, managers, employees, and the public.
    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.

    Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

    The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

    Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

    NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.
    A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    Personnel and Human Resources - Uses knowledge of federal personnel laws and other pertinent regulatory guidelines related to the major HR specializations of staffing, classification, recruitment and placement.
    Technology Application - Skill in the use of a personnel computer with emphasis on Federal automated personnel and recruitment systems (e.g., FPPS and USAStaffing).
    Oral Communication - Skill inexpressing information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
    Written communication - Skill in recognizing or using correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.

    DUE WEIGHT
    Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.

    If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.

    To preview the assessment questionnaire click: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10854404

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at
    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume

    Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) SF-50's showing (1) your highest FPL, and (2) most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station. Please note that all SF-50's submitted must show that you are a status candidate or eligible under this announcement. Please refer to the eligibility in the online questionnaire for more information; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority; (7) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (8) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.

    NOTE: Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). "Required documentation" includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.

    You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education - accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http://www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/.

    If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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    Current federal employees of this agency.

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Clarification from the agency

This is a Merit Promotion announcement for Department of the Interior employees and DOI employees who are eligible under the hiring paths listed. For further clarification please click here: https://www.bsee.gov/what-we-do/administrative-services/human-resources/eligibility