Human Resources Officer
The Human Resources Officer position is located in the Veterans Administration, Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Network (VISN 6) at the Asheville VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC. The purpose of this position is to direct, oversee, plan, control, coordinate, operate, evaluate, and carry out all programmatic functions of a VA HR Field Office of Asheville's size and complexity.
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Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Advises medical center managers/supervisors on Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Veteran Administration (VA) laws, rules, regulations and policies on issues involving Recruitment and Placement, Position Classification/ Position Management, Salary/Wage Administration, Employee/Labor Relations, Employee Training and Development, and other related functions. Serves as full advisor and consult to Executive Leadership Team (ELT) members, service chiefs, managers, senior staff and supervisors by providing technical advice and guidance on HR Management principles, techniques, acceptable practices, statutory, regulatory, and procedural requirements. Participates with senior management in the facility's annual budget review after VISN allocation to determine each service's needs and authorized FTEE. Directs a complex HRM Program that performs technical, administrative, protective, investigative and professional work that impacts the VAMC facility enterprise to provide high quality health care services to veterans. Directs various human resource services provided to a workforce that includes employees in several pay systems and hiring authorities (including wage grade, Title 5, Title 38, Hybrid Title 38, and non-appropriated funding sources). Manages a HR program comprised of a combination of major program areas (such as recruitment, placement and staffing, pay administration, employee processing and benefits, labor relations, employee relations, employee benefits, classification and position management, workers' compensation, etc.). Establishes and communicates performance expectations for staff through the formal performance management system. Directs administrative services (personnel) which support and directly affect hiring mandates set by the VISN and staffing operations. Provides and directs the development of a wide range of reports and data. Serves as designated point person or expert in HR related discussions and concerns for Human Resources staff, Medical Center Senior leadership, managers, supervisors and staff, VISN 6 Network staff, VACO Office of Human Resources staff, Local and District Union representatives, Staff Attorneys assigned to the Regional Counsel's office, Office of Inspector General's staff, Office of Resolution Management counselors, and Regional Director and staff attorneys with the Federal Labor Relations Authority. The incumbent performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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0201 Human Resources Management
Directors, Labor Relations
Labor Relations Directors
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/23/2018.
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 by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Please note this announcement has a Selective Placement Factor which must be met in addition to the specialized experience below.
Selective Placement Factor
: Do you have extensive knowledge in Five (5) or more specialty areas in Federal Civilian Human Resources Management providing advice in pay administration, compensation, staffing and recruitment (Title 5, Title 38 and Hybrid Title 38, Wage Grade etc.) classification and position management, employee training and development, employee processing and benefits, related clerical and administrative functions as it relates to the vision of the agency? (Make sure your resume supports your response.)
You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
* Specialized Experience:
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:recent operational experience as a senior HR leader in a healthcare organization with a complex and hard to recruit workforce; awareness and adaptability managing the dynamics of the multi-generational workforce; experience conceptualizing problems and creating or directing studies addressing the financial dynamics of managing a high cost workforce. Some knowledge of all areas of Human Resources including staffing, classification, pay administration, benefits, employee/labor relations, etc; and demonstrated experience in these functional areas. Experience developing/implementing personnel policies; serving as a human resources expert for the executive management team recommending personnel policies; leading or supervising a diverse team of human resources professionals and being able to provide expert HR advise and exhibit strong leadership skills.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Personnel and Human Resources
Planning and Evaluating
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.
: 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.
The work is primarily sedentary. The regular and recurring work of the position involves sitting at a desk, conferences, meetings, etc., and occasional visits to activity work sites. No special physical exertion is required.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
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 (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at ****.
The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members
: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the Who may apply eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. 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 resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
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.
VA Disability Rating Letter
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 ****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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How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/23/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click ****To begin, click Apply Online
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Agency contact information
VISN 6 STAFFING UNIT
Charles George VA Medical Center
1100 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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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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This job originated on ****For the full announcement and to apply, visit ****Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at ****will be considered.
Open & closing dates:
08/09/2018 to 08/23/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$103,106 to $134,038 per year