Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management Supervisory Human Resources Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Summary

The closing date has been extended to 12/20/2018.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Human Resources Center (HRC), Office of Human Resources Consulting and Operations (OHRCO).

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Responsibilities

OHRCO provides leadership, coordination, planning and human resources management for 20 of the Department's 26 major components. OHRCO is responsible for planning, developing, managing, implementing and administering an effective human capital management consulting program to provide a variety of human capital services and consultation to management officials in all serviced organizations.

Major duties for this position, include but are not limited to the following:

Plans, develops, manages, implements and administers an effective human capital management consulting program to provide a variety of services to management officials. These services include: workforce and organizational development, position management, recruitment, staffing, placement, pay and benefits administration, personnel records maintenance, leave administration, and other related services.

Analyzes the human resources needs of the serviced organizations and, within the framework of broad DOL policy, develops and implements HR policies and programs which support the component's strategic goals and objectives and the DOL mission.

Evaluates the effectiveness of the HR program, identifies and analyzes problems and impediments affecting the acceptance and/or effectiveness of the program, determines appropriate corrective measures, and develops new or improved techniques to improve over program effectiveness, operations, and services.

Personally or through a subordinate supervisor performs the following HRM functions:

a. Provides leadership, vision, development, and overall management of all consulting activities.

b. Assigns and monitors the work of the office staff to ensure that client agencies receive a high level of consulting service and advice in terms of quality, timeliness and regulatory compliance. Areas of responsibility include position management, staffing and recruitment, personnel processing and pay administration, leave administration, time and attendance, performance management and incentive awards, workforce development, realignments and reorganizations, personnel records maintenance and other related activities.

c. Consults with and provides technical advice, alternate solutions and assistance to program officials concerning all aspects of the human resources management program, assuring correct understanding, interpretations, and application of laws, rules, regulations, policies standards and procedural requirements.

d. Promotes effective communication among all levels of program management officials, front-line employees, and HR staff.

e. Conducts an active recruitment and placement program directed towards assuring adequate supplies of quality candidates and technical advice and assistance for customers on effective methods of recruitment.

f. Advises management on the Department's performance management system and assists in the development of performance plans, adequate measures of performance in each performance element, the conduct of appropriate response to the employee's performance awards.

g. Provides advice and guidance for human resources development and training to assist client organizations in maintaining a high performance workplace. Provides assessment of development and training needs, as well as delivery of identified programs, activities, and long-term planning assistance.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

15 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

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0201 Human Resources Management

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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Requires a supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.
  • Background investigation is required if the requirement has not been met
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience planning, managing and administering a human capital management consulting program; evaluating program effectiveness; and developing new techniques designed to improve operations and services delivered.

Education

Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-15 grade level.

Additional information

Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of* 85* in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Oral and Written Communication*:*Ability to communicate consistent, accurate, and clear guidance to managers and employees in the form of memorandums, research briefs, policy, standard operating procedures, presentations, talking points, issue papers, responses to Congressional inquiries. Ability to present information to varied audiences such as senior level officials, staff members, and external contacts in a clear and effective manner.

Human Resources Management – Technical Knowledge: Expert knowledge of HR policy, regulations, guidelines, and procedures in federal human resources management. Uses this knowledge to perform duties and advise others, as a subject matter expert.

Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (internal, external, and of varying levels including senior officials) to assess their needs, provide expert-level information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations. Knows about available products and services, and is committed to providing quality products and services.

Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership style to a variety of situations.

Managing Human Resources: Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff members are appropriately selected, utilized, and developed, and that they are treated in a fair and equitable manner.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document.

The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action” which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

  • Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

  • Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here.

The following documents are required if applicable:

  • Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility.

  • DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

  • Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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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.

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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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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

Note: If you are unsure, refer to your last or most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or ask your servicing Human Resources Specialist.) If you don’t know what type of appointment you are on, you may find copies of your SF-50s in your electronic personnel folder (eOPF).

Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.

SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.

STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS) Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement. Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.

STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL) On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”. Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application” The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.

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Agency contact information
Michelle Bonner
Phone

202-870-2351

TDD

202-693-7758

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

bonner.jennifer.m@dol.gov

Address

Labor, Ofc Asst Sec Admin and Management 200 Constitution Ave., NW C-5516 Washington, District of Columbia 20210 United States

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Next steps

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518771600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 12/06/2018 to 12/20/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-time