HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (EMPLOYEE RELATIONS/PLACE)
Department of the Air Force - Barksdale AFB, LA

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This position is in the Air Force Global Strike Command.

The mission of the Air Force Global Strike Command is to develop and provide safe, secure and credible combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations to support the President of the United States and combatant commanders. IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)

This is a developmental position with full potential to GS-11. The individual selected for this position may be promoted to the target level without further competition upon meeting any legal and regulatory requirements. All training must be completed and regulatory requirements met prior to promotion.

This position may be filled at the GS-07 or GS-09. This position may also be filled at the Fully Qualified GS-11 level based on the qualification of the candidate.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES: Back to top GS-07 and GS-09 · The primary purpose of this position is t o serve as a Human Resources Specialist in a developmental capacity, performing assignments designed to further develop applicable analytical and evaluative skills and techniques. This is a developmental position. All training must be completed and regulatory requirements met prior to promotion.
· Performs developmental assignments. Performs developmental assignments of moderate difficulty where work procedures are established and a number of specific guidelines exist. Performs recurring assignments. Independently performs recurring assignments of limited, but gradually increasing, difficulty and complexity.
· Participates in special initiatives, studies, and projects. Works with other specialists in planning and conducting special initiatives, studies, and projects.
· Prepares written correspondence and other documentation.
GS-11 Fully Qualified · The primary purpose of this position is: to perform a wide range of Human Resources (HR) duties at the installation, Direct Reporting Unit (DRU), or Major Command (MAJCOM) level to include employee relations, staffing, placement, performance management, labor relations, and advisory services for a variety of positions in an assigned area or organization.
· Provides employee relations assistance for assigned organizations characterized by a wide range of occupations where work processes are mental, judgmental, involve public contact, or are coordinative in nature.
· Serves as the primary point of contact for a range of staffing, placement, and position management responsibilities. Responsible for performing internal and external placement duties for a variety of administrative, professional, skilled and higher graded technical positions.
· Provides consultation and assistance on conduct-related issues. Advises managers and supervisors regarding appropriate disciplinary or other corrective techniques and the procedural and legal requirements for correcting conduct and administering disciplinary and adverse actions.
· Serves as the HR focal point for one or more employee relations programs . Administers one or more designated employee relations programs or subject areas such as the Performance Management Program, the OWCP, EAP, the Physically Restricted Program, Unemployment Compensation, Leave and Absences, Hours of Work, etc.
· Prepares written correspondence and other documentation.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-07: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-05) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include experience performing highly structured, entry-level work designed to develop broader and more in-depth knowledge and skill to perform higher-level assignments; communicating factual and procedural information clearly, orally or in writing; and gathering and analyzing basic facts to draw obvious conclusions; applying fundamental Human Resources Management methods, principles, and practices to advise on and/or resolve non-complex, non-controversial, well-precedent factual, procedural, and/or recurring issues for which there are one or more readily apparent solutions; performing standard and non-standard assignments involving different and unrelated processes or methods in varying sequence; this involves knowledge of rules, operations, or business practices; resolving non-recurring problems and meeting deadlines; completing products to be evaluated for effectiveness in meeting goals; and/or following extensive guidelines in the form of instructions, manuals, and regulations.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-09: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include experience applying a range of standardized methods, principles, and practices commonly used in the recruitment and placement process; assisting in advising management officials on various types of appointments and their appropriate application in both the competitive and excepted services; advising on the procedural and regulatory requirements governing the merit promotion process; developing rating factors and crediting plans for vacancy announcements; using a variety of standardized internal/external recruitment strategies to aid in strategic recruitment planning; advising management on special emphasis placement opportunities; supporting Specialists with information that involves providing advice and assistance to employees and managers, program administration, and/or case management in matters related to conduct and performance.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-11: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include experience applying a range of standardized methods, principles, and practices commonly used in the recruitment and placement process; assisting in advising management officials on various types of appointments and their appropriate application in both the competitive and excepted services; advising on the procedural and regulatory requirements governing the merit promotion process; developing rating factors and crediting plans for vacancy announcements; using a variety of standardized internal/external recruitment strategies to aid in strategic recruitment planning; and advising on position career patterns; advising management on special emphasis placement opportunities; supporting Specialists with information that involves providing advice and assistance to employees and managers, program administration, and/or case management in matters related to conduct and performance.

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To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:

GS-07

Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-05 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

GS-09

Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles

GS-11

Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-09 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

GS-07 and GS-09 Developmental level

1. Knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and practices of Human Resources Management.

2. Skill in applying basic principles, concepts, and practices of the occupation sufficient to perform entry-level assignments in Human Resources Management.

3. Skill in communicating factual and procedural information clearly, orally and in writing.

4. Ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions.

5. Ability to plan and organize work, and consult effectively with co-workers.

GS-11 Fully Qualified 1. Knowledge of a wide range of HR concepts, practices, laws, regulations, policies, and precedents related to employee and management relations, staffing, performance management, labor relations, and the relationships between the various personnel disciplines.

2. Knowledge of the laws, executive orders, regulations, policies, and concepts pertaining to personnel management, and a practical understanding of position classification and position management.

3. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of fact finding, analysis, and resolution of complex problems and the development of concrete action plans and/or flexible alternatives to solve problems.

4. Knowledge of required procedures to develop new or modified work methods, processes, and/or procedures to improve organizational efficiency/productivity and knowledge of special recruiting authorities, strategies, incentives, and organizational design.

5. Skill in consensus building, negotiating, coalition building, interest-based bargaining, advocacy, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques sufficient to interact appropriately in emotional situations.

6. Ability to establish effective working relationships and to communicate well with others, orally and in writing, including preparing and conducting formal and informal briefings.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

BENEFITS: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants) : Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 21, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 842567 . Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144 . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. · Online Application (Questionnaire)
· Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here :
· Eligibility Documentation, SF50

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print. The fax number is 478-757-3144

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO: AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: (800)382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
AF Global Strike Command
345 DAVIS AVE W STE 223
BARKSDALE AFB, LA
71110-2073

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