<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.<br /><br /><strong>See Other Information for Locations</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICE DIVISION? The HCO mission is to make IRS an employer of choice and a leader in human capital planning and management. It develops strategies and tools for recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a highly skilled and high performing workforce to support the IRS mission. HCO develops and implements technology-enabled systems to improve human capital planning and management and to empower employees to achieve their potential.</strong><br /><br /><strong>WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO? As a Human Resource Specialist, you perform work located in Worklife, Benefits and Performance, Awards, Compensation and Leave Policy Branch. In your role, you will provide expert advice and authoritative information to top management and program directors throughout the Service on a wide variety of highly complex, controversial, and sensitive HRM problems and issues. This work may include advising management on the National Agreement obligations, implementation and policies related to the Awards Programs or compensation and leave policies.</strong><br /><br />As a Human Resources Specialist, you will:<br /> <ul> <li>Provide expert advice and authoritative information to top management and program directors throughout the Service on a wide variety of highly complex, controversial, and sensitive human resources management (HRM) Awards problems, compensation or leave policy issues.</li> <li>Develop, initiate, direct human resources program strategic planning activities; identify long and short-term objectives, and formulate Service-wide human resources program strategies, and develop policies for service-wide implementation as they relate to the Awards Program, compensation or leave program issues.</li> <li>Evaluate new or modified legislation and regulations to determine impact on short- and long-term human resources management policies and program initiatives. Monitor legislation and other proposals affecting Federal HRM programs related to Awards, compensation or leave.</li> <li>Finalize plans, instructions, guides, and other substantive material for use by management officials and operating human resources offices in administering HRM Awards, compensation or leave programs.</li> <li>Serve as a lead or principal team member in planning, organizing, and directing team efforts in conducting major evaluations of IRS human resources program operations and other comparable studies. Research, identify, and develop criteria and procedure to conduct program evaluations and measure program accomplishment.</li> <li>Research and identify trends and developments in human resources management. Develop project plans, gather data, and prepare position papers on the potential or actual impact of these trends and developments. Independently or collaboratively, develop and explore alternative HRM solutions and recommends new or modified programs to management.</li> </ul> <br /><strong><br /><strong>WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS?</strong> If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov <br /><br /></strong><br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 1-5 nights per month may be required.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Refer to Other Information.</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>-<br /></strong><br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:<strong><br /><br /></strong><strong>GS-13 LEVEL: </strong>You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrating concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of human resources management (HRM) by providing pay administration guidance, awards guidance or leave policy guidance service wide. Demonstrating experience with written communication techniques to develop draft policy, manuals, guidebooks, etc. for all audiences Verbal communication experience to deliver presentations to management, discuss findings and/or giving briefings.<br /><br />- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.<br />- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong><strong>Positions are located in Worklife, Balance and Performance, Awards Compensation and Leave Policy. Six (6) positions to be filled at any of the following locations: Holtsville, NY, Independence, OH, Columbus, OH, Washington, D.C, Austin, TX, Albany, NY, Lanham-Seabrook, MD OR Atlanta, GA. <br /></strong><br /></strong><br /><br /><strong><strong>Conditions of Employment:</strong></strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong><strong>We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. <br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong> This is a non-bargaining unit position.<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>We offer opportunities for telework.<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong> We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>A 1-year probationary period is required<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong> If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong> Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong> File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on. </strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.<br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements <br /></strong></strong></li> <li><strong><strong>The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.<br /><br /></strong></strong></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 />Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.<br /><strong><br />Rating</strong><strong>:</strong> Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: <strong>Human Resources Management, Writing, Attention to Detail, Oral Communications, Planning and Evaluating</strong>.<br />Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.<br /><br />Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.<br /><br /><strong>Referral</strong><strong>: </strong>If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We <strong>will not </strong>reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.<br /><br />If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must receive a score of category B or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.<br /><br />This vacancy announcement will be used as a register to fill vacancies through<strong> 04/03/2020.<br /><br /></strong><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 /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents</strong>. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).<br /><br /><strong>All applicants</strong> are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips <br /><br /><strong>VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION </strong>If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets .<br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION </strong>If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.<br /><br /><strong>EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:</strong> For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions. <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.