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Hr Specialist Policy and Accountability

Company name
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Salary
$96,970.00 to $148,967.00

Location
Arlington, VA

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Open & closing dates

02/12/2018

to

02/19/2018

Salary

$96,970 to $148,967 per year

There is no optional salary for this position.

Pay scale & grade

GS 13 - 14

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Arlington, VA

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Individuals with a disability

Veterans

National Guard & Reserves

Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

Clarification from the agency

Status Candidates (this includes Merit Promotion, Status Candidates, Former Overseas Employees, CTAP, ICTAP, VRA, VEOA, 30% or More Disabled, EVHO, Schedule A, Americorps, Peace Corps, Vista, Interchange Agreement Eligibles, and National Guard)

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Announcement number

ST-10127667-18-CS

Control number

491221800

Duties

Duties

Summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This position is located in National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Undersecretary (OUS), Policy and Workforce Management Division (PWMD). The mission of NPPD within DHS is to lead the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. NPPD's responsibilities are to:

Protect people and the nation's critical infrastructure, both physical and virtual.

Ensure operable and interoperable systems and networks to support emergency communications during or throughout a full spectrum of conditions.

Standardize risk-management approaches applied across the Department, ensuring that policies, programs, and resources are driven by a consistent methodology.

Promote to the homeland security community an integrated national approach to homeland security protection activities and assist in program assessment against mission goals through performance metrics.

This position starts at a salary of $96,970 (GS-13 grade level), with promotion potential to $148,967 (GS-14 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Policy and Programs Team in the NPPD Office of the Undersecretary (OUS).

Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Merit promotion and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

In this position, you will become a key member of a team of human resources (HR) professionals in a pivotal policy role from day one. You will build project teams and collaborate closely with others throughout the federal HR community. Typical work assignments include:

Serves as a senior advisor in rendering advisory services and authoritative policy interpretations to managers within NPPD on the most complicated human resources and issues in the directorate.

Advises senior officials on complex problems and interpretations involving staffing and recruitment procedures, classification, employee evaluation, and employee benefits and entitlements affecting employees.

Collaborates with other Government and NPPD offices and activities, DHS, Agencies, Directorates, and offices on policy, planning, scheduling, preparation, verification, and printing of publications.

Determines appropriate evaluation methodologies, devises appropriate measurement instruments and provides technical functional expertise to program evaluators involved in assessing NPPD's Human Capital program.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position

You must successfully pass a background investigation

Selective Service registration required

Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements

You must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust security clearance

Include statements regarding employment requirements listed on SF-39/PD

Occasion Travel

You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

Qualifications

You qualify for the GS-13 grade level (starting salary $96,970) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level performing duties such as:

- Researching, interpreting, and reviewing staffing laws, regulations, policies

- Developing agency-wide staffing procedures

- Providing technical guidance on staffing issues

You qualify for the GS-14 grade level (starting salary $114,590) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level performing duties such as:

- Researching, interpreting, and reviewing staffing laws, regulations, policies

- Developing agency-wide staffing procedures

- Providing technical guidance on staffing issues

- Writing documents for a variety of audiences to convey complex or highly technical information

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Qualifications Must Be Met

The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-Grade

Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.

Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.

Education

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

Additional information

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers

website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran

leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

E-Verify:

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify

, including your rights and responsibilities.

Veterans

, Peace Corps

/ VISTA volunteers

, persons with disabilities

, and those covered under the Interchange Agreement

possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be evaluated on their resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

Oral Communication

Personnel and Human Resources

Personnel Policy and Directives

Writing

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are best qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidate who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.

If you are determined qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10127667

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not I/CTAP eligible. View information about I/CTAP eligibility

on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under I/CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

Your resume

Your responses to the job questionnaire

Your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50)

Your college transcripts, if applicable

If your application is rated as well-qualified (score 85 or above) and you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP)? Submit:

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.

Benefits

Benefits

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How to Apply

How to Apply

Your application must be received by 11:59 PM EST on 02/19/2018 . To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more details.

Agency contact information

CATHY STOKES

Phone

(703) 235-1524

Email

CATHY.STOKES@HQ.DHS.GOV

Address

DHS NPPD OUS

245 Murray Drive Bldg 410

Washington, DC

US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on Application Status, and then click More Information. We expect to make a job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

View more information on applying for federal employment.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate!

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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 and hiring process 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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Website : http://www.dhs.gov/

Company Profile
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear - keeping America safe.

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