Overview

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST Job at U.S. Air Forces, Europe – Ramstein-Miesenbach

Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Human Resources Specialist at a major command (MAJCOM) providing expert management advisory service in a wide range of human resources management (HRM) areas and other special programs to support the command’s Force Support Squadron Civilian Personnel Sections and command and wing/installation senior leadership.

Responsibilities

Provides strategic and technical guidance as well as seasoned consultative management advisory services throughout an entire MAJCOM on the effective use of HRM to support goals and objectives and produce results that accomplish missions.

Conducts, leads, and/or participates in studies to improve HRM programs and/or influence policy changesfor the MAJCOM that typically involve long-range, highly complex, and often politically sensitive topics.

Performs program evaluation of a full range of HR programs at command and wing/installation level and develops and executes improvement/enhancement plans.

Prepares and delivers written reports and oral presentations and discussions with command leadership, supervisors, customers, and co-workers and conducts or leads conferences as representative of the command

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s).

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations.

This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.

Disclosure of Political Appointments.

May be required to work overtime.

This position has been designated as a Key Career Position (KCP). The assignment will not be continuing and has anestablished tour limitation of 36-60 months as determined by the Career Field Team and Career Field Manager.

Employees must sign a Memorandum of Understanding including Selection, Restriction, Outplacement, Tour and Mobility Agreement as a condition of employment.

This addendum is effective 1 March 2014 and will be utilized upon incumbents exit from the positionand from that point forward whenever the position is filled.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the general experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes a wide range of federal HR laws, executive orders, regulations, policies, directives, instructions, and concepts governing HR functions such as merit promotion, recruitment and placement, affirmative employment, employee and labor-management relations, employment performance and conduct issues, and other programs to serve as an HR specialist at a MAJCOM, providing staff-level advice to operating HR offices across the command in the development of solutions to especially complex problems of program improvements.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of a wide range of federal Human Resources (HR) laws, executive orders, regulations, policies, directives, instructions, and concepts governing HR functions such as merit promotion, recruitment and placement, affirmative employment, employee and labor-management relations, employment performance and conduct issues, and other programs.

2. Knowledge of advanced federal human resources management (HRM) principles, concepts, practices, analytical methods, a wide range of qualitative and quantitative techniques, and relationships of various HR disciplines as well as seasoned consultative skill sufficient to resolve complex HRM problems not susceptible to treatment by standard methods.

3. Knowledge of organizational structures, missions, objectives, operating programs, key positions, and administrative/protocol policies and procedures.

4. Knowledge of organizational structures and functions across a major military command or comparable organization to identify, consider, and present options for the resolution of substantive organizational and program issues involving HRM and areas such as resources management, civilian deployment, and other special programs that brings program policies and operations in line with higher level vision, goals and objectives.

5. Skill in conducting reviews and analyzing and assessing HR program operations to include identifying deficiencies; measuring compliance, Consistency, and effectiveness; and making recommendations for enhancements and improvements.

6. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing and to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees – Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record signed by a supervisor.

Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees – List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.

Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).

If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 – the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for “substantially all” of the increased tax liability resulting from the “2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities please click here. Subsequently, FTR Bulletin 20-04 issued by GSA, provides further information regarding NDAA FY2020, Public Law 116-92, and the expansion of eligibility beyond “transferred” for WTA/RITA allowances. For additional information, please click here.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

Decision-Making Ability, Interpersonal Skills, Reading Comprehension

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of “not qualified” or “insufficient information” and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

BASIS OF RATING: The assessments for this job will also measure

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) as listed under Qualifications

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.

Your application will be rated under the Cut Point procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualification requirements. Additional points are not added for Veteran’s Preference; however, Veteran’s Preference is considered where applicable.

Best Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements

Fully Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.

Basically Qualified Group: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.

The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Secret

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

Online Application: Questionnaire

Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.

Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying based on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.

Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran – Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15.

Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50, block 24 must contain “1” or “2” AND block 34 must be a “1”. Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement, block 34 may contain a “1” or “2”.

Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year time-in-grade requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrate you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).

If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here

Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here. If you have any questions or concerns about the online assessments, you may contact the USA Hire Program Office at apply.usastaffing.gov/HelpTicket

Benefits

Benefits

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Current federal employees of this agency.

Clarification from the agency

Eligible NAF employees are considered under Hiring Path – “Federal employees-Excepted service”

About the Company

Company: U.S. Air Forces, Europe –

Company Location:  Ramstein-Miesenbach

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