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HR Specialist (Staffing/Classification)
This position is located in the Civil Rights Division's (Division) Administrative Management Section (ADM), Office of Human Resources and Security. In support of the enforcement responsibilities of the Division, ADM provides a diverse array of management and technical services. These services include, but are not limited to, human resources, budget formulation and execution, information technology, facility services, safety and security, and mail and file operations.

The Civil Rights Division is seeking an HR Specialist to provide services in Recruitment/Staffing and Classification related program areas. The successful candidate will provide human resources advisory, consultation services, and operating support to the Division. In this capacity, the incumbent:

  • Applies a comprehensive knowledge in recruitment and staffing, position classification, and position management.

  • Provides guidance and direction to applicants, employees, supervisors, and managers in the development of solutions to problems dealing with program area. Cultivate and maintain consultative relationship with these individuals to develop strategies and interventions.

  • Serves as a recognized adviser for technical guidance on implementing and administering program area and renders broad advisory services and/or policy interpretation on highly complex issues.

  • Monitors human resources program area in order to analyze, develop and present results of study or finding to all interested parties.

  • Prepares written documentation such as memoranda, policy guidance, evaluation statements for classification decisions, justification for above-minimum salary requests, etc.

  • Researches human resources policies, regulations and reference material, analyzes information, selects appropriate approach and recommends corrective action or solutions to personnel-related problems and issues.

  • Keeps abreast of changes in laws, regulations, and agency policies and procedures relating to the various program areas.

  • Performs special assignments and projects. Independently identifies the need for and initiates special projects and studies.

  • Conducts presentations and briefings on Recruitment and Classification topics, policies, and initiatives to Division leadership, supervisors and employees.

  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Position: HR Specialist (Staffing/Classification)
Organization: Department of Justice
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240
Posting Start Date: 6/24/2021
Date Posted: 6/24/2020
Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing

  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable

  • May require completion of one-year probationary period

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-11 grade level: Applicants must possess at least 12 months (one full year) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes, but is not limited to: (1) Providing advice and guidance to management that reflects a knowledge of, and adherence to, human resources regulations, laws, practices and procedures on recruitment, staffing, compensation, and classification issues, while providing flexible alternatives for problem resolution; (2) researching and applying appropriate Federal laws (i.e., Title 5), regulations, policies, and guidelines to provide advisory services to management in multiple HR functional areas (e.g., recruitment, placement, position classification, workforce planning, and compensation); (3) presenting different types of information through oral and written communication for a variety of audiences, demonstrated by oral presentations and drafting letters or memoranda; (4) utilizing USA Staffing or other automated staffing system to prepare vacancy/job opportunity announcements, verify applicants' eligibility and qualifications, and refer best qualified candidates for consideration; and (5) providing advice on position classification issues, ensuring that the application of position classification standards is accurate and consistent for general schedule positions.
OR
B. ) 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., if related in one of the following fields: human resources, business, public administration, management, or a directly related field of study which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position;
OR
C.) A Combination of education and experience as list above.

To qualify for the GS-12 grade level: Applicants must possess at least 12 months (one full year) of specialized experience directly related to the occupation that is equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal government. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience for this position include, but are not limited to: (1) Providing advice and guidance to management that reflects a thorough knowledge of, and adherence to, human resources regulations, laws, practices and procedures on recruitment, staffing, compensation, and classification issues, while providing flexible alternatives for problem resolution; (2) researching, interpreting, and applying appropriate Federal laws (i.e., Title 5), regulations, policies, and guidelines to provide advisory services to management in multiple HR functional areas (e.g., recruitment, placement, position classification, workforce planning, and compensation); (3) presenting different types of information effectively through oral and written communication for a variety of audiences, demonstrated by conducting meetings, oral presentations, writing briefing papers, policy and/or decision memoranda and letters, (4) utilizing USA Staffing or other automated staffing system to prepare vacancy/job opportunity announcements, verify applicants' eligibility and qualifications, and refer best qualified candidates for consideration; and (5) providing expert and authoritative advice on complex position classification issues, ensuring that the application of position classification standards is accurate and consistent for general schedule positions.

Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. 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.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-9 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 grade level. One year at the GS-11 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 grade level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows time-in-grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted). You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Education

To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, applicants must possess 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., if related in one of the following fields: human resources, business, public administration, management, or a directly related field of study which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position;
OR
A Combination of education and experience as listed in the "Qualifications" section above.

For the GS-12 grade level, education cannot be substituted for the experience requirements outlined in the "Qualifications" section. 

Status: This listing expires on: 7/24/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
Department of Justice
Address:
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington,  DC 20530
United States
Email:
Darlene.Rittgers@usdoj.gov
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Darlene Rittgers