<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.</strong><br /><br />This National Guard position is for a <strong>Human Resources Assistant (Military)</strong>, Position Description Number <strong>D1047000</strong> and is part of the Maryland Army National Guard.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a HR Assistant, GS-0203-7, you will process a wide range of human resources transactions related to recruitment and placement, classification, employee relations, human resource development, and/or incentive awards. These duties require a technical understanding and knowledge of numerous human resources guidelines, directives, procedures, policies, and precedent situations, which involve analyzing the interrelationships and impact that various personnel actions, in different functional areas, may have on technician personnel. Provide technical assistance in the area of recruitment and placement. Participates in the execution of the merit placement/promotion program. Advises and provides procedural and technical guidance to managers, supervisors, and applicants on recruitment and placement, qualification requirements, merit promotion procedures, transfers, eligibility determinations, methods of recruitment, and initial employment. Reviews and verifies information on requests for vacancies to determine the nature of the staffing action required and to ensure correctness. Prepares and distributes vacancy announcements. Conducts initial interviews and contacts applicants for dual status and non-dual status employment and furnishes information regarding vacancies and mandatory requirements for eligibility in the ARNG/ANG technician program. Analyzes and evaluates individuals' applications to determine basic eligibility. Evaluates relative quality and value of experience, training, education, and performance in relation to requirements of positions for all positions GS-07 and WG-08 and below. Reviews, evaluates and develops specialized qualification requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities statements. Provides advice and assistance in restructuring of positions for fill at lower grades determining selective placement factors, ranking factors, crediting factors, and the degree to which each factor is met. Prepares and maintains records and reports and performs post audits and maintenance of merit promotion files. Assist classification specialist by performing job audits and making classification determinations on a variety of clerical, and technical occupations (GS-07 and below) and Wage Grade occupations where standards clearly apply. Performs other duties as assigned.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <strong>MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:</strong> <br /><br />Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.<br /><br /><strong>Military Grades:</strong> SFC / E-7 and below<br /><br /><strong>Compatible Military Assignments:</strong> 36B 42A<br /><br />Direct Deposit is mandatory. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>GENERAL EXPERIENCE</strong> : Administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.<br /><br /><strong> SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE </strong><strong>:</strong> Must have at least 12 months experience in the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws. Experience that provided a working knowledge of administrative functions. Experience performing personnel transactions. Experience working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Substitution of Education for specialized experience – Completion of 2 academic years of education in an accredited college or university will satisfy the requirements for GS-4 positions. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience for GS-5 positions.<br /><br /><strong>You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).<br /><br />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 . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br />–Practical knowledge of a wide range of recruitment and placement regulations, policies and procedures including the local merit placement plan, and an understanding of numerous GS and WG occupational qualification requirements to develop vacancy announcements and to analyze and evaluate individuals' basic eligibility for a variety of clerical, and lower graded technical, administrative, wage positions; and/or,<br /> –Practical knowledge of position classification rules, regulations, and procedures to provide classification assistance on a variety of clerical, technical, and wage positions, which have standard career patterns, using standards that clearly apply or that are used for cross-series comparison; and/or,<br /> –Practical knowledge of employee relations principles and practices and counseling techniques required to perform recurring types of technical work which contribute to morale, motivation or discipline of employees (to include the incentive awards program), and to resolve minor conflicts or problems with employees, supervisors, union officials; and/or,<br /> –Practical knowledge of employee development principles to present established course materials such as those covering administrative-related matters, to recommend changes in course curricula, updating course materials; and/or,<br /> –Practical knowledge of regulations covering Federal employee benefits.<br /> –Skill in the use of an automated personnel system. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:<br /><br />1. Your <strong>resume</strong> showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.<br /><br />2. <strong>Other supporting documents</strong>: <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.