<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? </strong><br /><br />This position is serves as a senior HR Specialist and is responsible for providing advice and guidance on the human resource program including staffing, classification, and employee relations. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>As a(n) Human Resource Specialist within the Office of the Solicitor, Division of Administration located in Washington, DC, some of your specific duties will include:</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Planning, developing,and directing a comprehensive human resources operations program that includes recruitment and placement, staffing, position classification, and position management.</li> <li>Serving as the chief consultant and advisor to senior level managers and supervisors on all matters having human resource management implications.</li> <li>Making official commitments of all human resource matters within the scope of delegated authority.</li> <li>Representing the Office of the Solicitor in meetings and conferences within the Department of the Interior.</li> <li>Providing advice with respect to policy formulation and implementation, long-range mission objectives and program planning, organizational revisions, human resource requirements, techniques for improving workforce utilization with reduced operating costs, and optimum delegations of authority.</li> <li>Managing the intake, evaluation, and timely processing of requests by Office leadership to recruit and hire employees, and various other personnel actions.</li> <li>Serving as a liaison between the Office's contracted Human Resources service provider and Office leadership.</li> <li>Developing and implementing a comprehensive onboarding program, including appropriate training for all new employees.</li> <li>Managing implementation of Honors Attorney program, including recruitment and developmental assignments.</li> <li>Managing office-wide training activities, including ensuring compliance with applicable Department policies and requirements.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional Travel and local travel<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.</li> <li>Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.</li> <li>More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?</strong><br /> <ul> <li>A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.</li> <li>If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.</li> <li>Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.</li> <li>Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued. </li> <li>This position requires completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>GS-14: </strong> To qualify based on specialized experience, you must meet the requirements listed below:<br /><br />You must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of such experience may include: leading, planning, and organizing the delivery of federal human resources (HR) services involving one or more of the following functions: staffing and recruitment, position classification, and position management; ensuring compliance with governing laws and regulations; developing, interpreting, and/or advising senior management on HR policies and administration. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br /><strong>You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>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.</li> <li>Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https: www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.</li> <li>The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.</li> <li>DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify . </li> <li>THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.</li> </ul> <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 /><strong>–Vacancy Related Questions:</strong> As part of the online application process, you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge skills, abilities and/or competencies: Leadership & Supervision; Interpersonal Communication; Personnel; and Customer Service. <br /><br /><strong>–Basis of rating:</strong> You will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. If you are eligible, you will receive a numerical rating based on your on-line responses to the application questions. These responses must be substantiated by your resume. If you do not respond to the application questions you may be rated ineligible.<br /><br /><strong>–NOTE:</strong> If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application, or that your resume or application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />–If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement. This proof may be faxed, document uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Required Documents" and/or "Contact Information"). Please ensure that all documentation is legible. If you are currently employed by the Federal government in the same occupational series as the advertised position, you are not required to submit transcripts at this time.<br /><br />–If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, the Servicing Human Resources Office must receive proof by the closing date of this announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330 Subpart F for CTAP and 5 CFR 330 Subpart G for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. This includes 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. Required documents may be faxed, uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Contact Information"). If you are a CTAP or ICTAP eligible, you will be considered well qualified if you earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference points). For more information on CTAP/ICTAP please click here .<br /><br />–If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under a special appointing authority, the Servicing Human Resources Office must receive proof of eligibility by the closing date of this announcement. For additional information on special appointing authorities, visit: https: www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/non-competitive-appointment-information <br /><br />–If you're applying as a current or former employee of a land management agency i.e., Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, or U.S. Forest Service who is serving or previously served on a temporary or term appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (see: https: chcoc.gov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibility-act ), you must submit the following documentation by the closing date of this vacancy announcement in order to receive consideration:<br /> <li>SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action, that documents your service under competitive examining procedures in time limited appointments that totals 2 or more years at land management agencies; and</li> <li>Documentation of satisfactory performance such as performance evaluations or references by supervisors or other documents, e.g., memorandums of record, whereas the supervisor documented an acceptable performance level.</li> <br />–Required documents may be: 1)faxed to the Agency Contact (see "Contact Information") 2)uploaded directly from your desktop 3)uploaded directly from your USAJOBS stored attachments 4)hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Contact Information")<br /><br />– Auto-Requested Fax : allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.<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.