HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
Department Of Health And Human Services - Nashville, TN

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As a Human Resource Specialist, in the Southeast Region, Division of Human Resources, Client Services Division, you will provide guidance to management on human resource management issues and provide a range of human resource management services that include: staffing and recruitment, employee relations/benefits, position classification and management.

Selectee will be required to spend 90 days in Oklahoma City for additional training.

Salary Range:
GS-07: $38,790.00 - $50,431.00

GS-09: $47,448.00 - $61,678.00

GS-11: $57,408.00 - $74,628.00

Who may apply:
Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP) - Indian Preference

Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)

Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)

  • visit http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/jobsAtIHS/ for more information on Who May Apply
The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions. However if there are no qualified Indian Preference candidates on the Certificate the vacancy must be reannounced.

If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.

After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position.

The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship

Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.

May be required to serve a one-year or two-year probationary period.

Relocation expenses will be paid.

As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

DUTIES:
Performs a wide range of human resource services to include: staffing and recruitment, performance management, position classification, and processing personnel actions.

Advises management on a wide range of human resources flexibilities and/or options.

Develops job announcements and reviews job applications.

Assists management in reorganizations and position restructuring.

Provides guidance to employees and staff on classification procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify at the GS-07 level you must meet the following:
At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service, that included assisting in recruitment and the Federal staffing process; assisting in analyzing and reviewing applicant qualifications; researching Federal staffing regulations (i.e. CFR Title 5, Exceptive Service regulations, Merit Promotion regulations, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual of Qualification Standards, Classification Standards); assisting in classifying positions; and preparing responses to applicant and employee inquires; or one year of graduate level education or meet the requirements under the superior academic achievement provision (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) ; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) .

To qualify at the GS-9 level, you must meet one of the following:

Have at least one full year of specialized experience , equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service, that included performing work in recruitment and in Federal staffing ; analyzing and reviewing applicant qualifications; researching and interpreting staffing regulations (i.e. CFR Title 5, Exceptive Service regulations, Merit Promotion regulations, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual of Qualification Standards, Classification Standards); participating in classifying positions; and preparing responses to applicant and employee inquires; OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related , in a related field of study (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) ; OR have a combination of graduate education and experience required for the GS-9 level (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) .

To qualify at the GS-11 level you must meet one of the following:

Have at least one full year of specialized experience , equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service, that included providing guidance to junior staff on policies and procedures relating to recruitment and staffing; providing guidance and solutions to managers on staffing and recruitment methods, i.e., outside recruitment, merit promotion, reassignment, etc.; analyzing and interpreting Federal staffing regulations (i.e. CFR Title 5, Exceptive Service regulations, Merit Promotion regulations, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual of Qualification Standards, Classification Standards); and performing and resolving position management and classification issues; OR have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) ; OR have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience required for the GS11 grade level (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) .

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education .

Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualifications requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application package.

For Merit Promotion Applicants: Who meet the qualification requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

All applicants will be rated on the following skills and competencies:

Technical Competence - Principles and practices used in the recruitment and placement process

Analytical Skill

Written Communication

Oral Communication

To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

BENEFITS:
The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:
Indian Preference: If you are claiming Indian Preference for Federal employment, you must submit form BIA-4432 for verification and be found suitable for Federal employment. Form BIA-4432 can be found at:

http://www.bia.gov/idc/groups/public/documents/text/idc015598.pdf

Veterans' Preference: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit appropriate documentation (e.g., DD214, VA letter, etc.). For more information on veterans' preference, click on: http://www.usajobs.gov/veterans.asp .

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated 'well-qualified' or at a score of 85 and above. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#intro

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/ .

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