HR Specialist (Information Systems)
Department of Defense 1,617 reviews - St. Louis, MO

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence.

Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth's surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That's the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

We analyze imagery and data from many sources and incorporate it into visual displays of essential information for use in national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation.

Central to the success of our mission are the extraordinary talents and skills of our teams of analysts and other professionals. We need the best minds to provide the information edge, continuing NGA's role as the premier provider of Geospatial Intelligence worldwide.

Know the Earth... Show the Way... Understand the World

JOB DESCRIPTION: HR Specialists apply a range of concepts, laws, regulations, policies, and practices to provide HR services. They serve as points of contact, coordinators, and advisors; gather and analyze data to examine issues, concerns, or inquiries; and develop and recommend alternatives or solutions. Incumbents in this specialty develop, deliver, manage, and maintain information systems to support and facilitate agency processes.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Drug Testing
  • Security Investigation

DUTIES: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The HDCO PeopleSoft Services Division (Requirements Team) in St. Louis seeks a customer-oriented, self-starting HR Specialist (Information Systems) to have primary responsibility for the gathering, documenting, and managing of PeopleSoft Requirements providing analytical support involving HR systems and data integrity ensuring alignment with business plans, goals and objectives and serve as the backup for PeopleSoft Security Access Administration. The HR Specialist also serves as the HD PeopleSoft Test Lead in developing scripts and conditions to support functional testing of PeopleSoft applications. Other duties include maintenance of database setup tables to ensure systems and data integrity; daily interaction with customers to identify PeopleSoft applications and reports to enable successful completion of desired initiatives; generating and delivering data and reports to customers upon request; and development of informational marketing brochures and other communication media. The HR Specialist is results-driven and demonstrates interpersonal skills sufficient to provide customer service and operates effectively within a work group with the ability to adapt to changes in the organization and display initiative and creative approaches in routine work situations. Some travel may be required.

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1) Developing and sustaining inter-organizational mission partnerships or relationships with customer service across NGA, the Intelligence Community, or DoD;
2) Applying knowledge with PeopleSoft Self-Service;
3) Applying critical thinking to complex problem identification, analysis and resolution on complex level issues;
4) Identifying, developing, prioritizing, and satisfying tasks within schedule or timeline, in an environment where requirements frequently change.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1) Knowledge of relational database concepts;
2) Applying process improvement techniques;
3) Project management;
4) Knowledge of statistics to include data analysis;
5) Benchmarking with query and reporting software tools and marketing.

- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI) examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter CANNOT exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (6,500 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. Applicants should place their narrative information in the appropriate field on the Job History and Cover Letter Text Page.

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages, 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at

NGA active duty military service members or reservists on active duty who are assigned to an NGA billet may apply for NGA-wide AONs if they are within 120 calendar days of retirement or separating from active duty or within 60 calendar days of terminal/transition leave start date. Reservists must be on active duty orders for at least 12 months and within four months (120 calendar days) of completing orders.

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

BENEFITS: Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family. Here are some of the highlights:

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. You are also eligible for Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance and Life Insurance Coverage. Additionally, Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement.

Additional information and further details can be located at OPM's website,

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. Additional details can be found at:

Federal employees are entitled to at least 13 days of vacation leave as well as 13 days of sick leave each year. Depending on years of service, employees can earn up to 26 days of vacation leave each year. In addition, Federal employees get 10 days paid holiday each year. This allows employees time to spend with their families and to pursue their own individual interests and avocations. More information can be found at:

In addition to federal benefits, NGA employees are also eligible for a suite of benefits offered only to the Intelligence Community (IC). The Compass Rose Benefits Group (CRBG) offers insurance products and services to all IC civilian employees. Compass Rose benefits include: Term Life Insurance, Group Accident Plan, Income Replacement, and Long Term Care Insurance.
For more information on this highly-restricted opportunity, please visit the Compass Rose website:

NOTE: NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Promotions may be conducted during the annual pay for performance process or throughout the year via the Assignment Opportunity Notices (AON).


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