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As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
This position is also being announced under Merit Promotion Procedures under 21-CO-10953102-MS
The opening date of this announcement has been extended until 11/23/2020.
As a Human Resources Officer in the United States Attorney's Office (USAO), you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing a variety of human resources services to the United States Attorney's Office, District of Colorado. The Human Resources Unit is also designated as a Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) that oversees the delegated examining activities of other United States Attorney's Offices.
Typical work assignments will include, but are not limited to:
- Serving as the authoritative consultant and key advisor to all management officials within the District on all functional areas of Human Resources management.
- Supervising a Human Resources Staff, making final technical decisions on work problems and products.
- Reviewing work in progress or upon completion to ascertain problems in accuracy, adequacy, and adherence to procedures and takes appropriate corrective action.
- Planning, developing, and administering an effective recruitment and retention program, which includes Merit Staffing and Delegated Examining.
- Providing guidance on position management and classification of positions.
- Providing advice and assistance on performance management and employee relations.
- Administering a benefits program.
- Administering guidance on compensation and leave.
- Initiating, coordinating, and overseeing special studies, programs, and studies and facilitating the implementation of new or revised policies and programs.
Occasional travelYou may be expected to travel for this position for training purposes
- Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
Conditions of Employment
GS-13: To be eligible at the GS-13 level, you must meet one full year of specialized experience as defined below.
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
- You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
- If selected, you will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless this requirement has been met previously.
Specialized Experience: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.
Specialized Experience is defined as providing comprehensive management advisory and technical services in regard to Human Resources laws and regulations; applying analytical and problem solving methods and techniques; and presenting findings or recommendations related to staffing and recruitment AND two or more of the following areas: position classification, employee relations, performance management and recognition systems, records management or administration, employee benefits and compensation and leave.
Examples of specialized experience include: providing advice on recruitment strategies and retention programs; preparing and/or reviewing vacancy announcements for adherence to regulations; providing position management and classification services; providing advice/guidance on employee relations issues; managing an employee performance and recognition program; administering guidance on pay and leave; providing advice regarding employee benefits and retirement; maintaining personnel records and reviewing personnel actions; and conducting research to solve complex human resources situations.
The preferred candidate will also have experience in the following Human Resources areas and/or systems:
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
- Advising executive and senior management in regards to Federal Civilian Human Resources laws and regulations and
- Developing, conducting and/or implementing a wide range of Human Resources training for subordinate staff and
- Coding and approving a wide range of personnel actions using a variety of automated systems and
- Using USA Staffing
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.How You Will Be Evaluated
A relocation incentive may be considered as appropriate based on qualifications.
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Veterans' PreferenceIf you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming by checking the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference and submit the required veterans' preference documentation as specified in the, "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: 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.
EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
Background checks and security clearance
You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Managing Human Resources, Personnel and Human Resources, and Technical Competence
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)
Trust determination process
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
- Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (for full consideration you must include day/month/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time) (cover letter optional).). 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.
-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)
- Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below. Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.
Required Veterans' Preference Documentation:
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" dated October 2013 and all the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
- In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.g., Honorable); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
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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