Human Capital Specialist (Systems/Staffing)
Corporation for National and Community Service - Washington, DC

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The Human Capital Specialist position is located in the Department of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Office of Human Capital (OHC), with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Washington DC.

ABOUT US:
The Corporation for National and Community Service was established as a Federal agency in 1993 to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Together, its Senior Corps and AmeriCorps programs promote the ethic of service and help solve critical community problems in every state, many Indian tribes, and most U. S. territories. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining forces to address community needs in education, homeland security, housing, health care, environmental protection, and disaster relief.

Interchange Agreement:
The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) has an approved (by the Office of Personnel Management) civil service interchange agreement. The Corporation is an excepted service agency. Under the terms of the Interchange Agreement, permanent Corporation employees may be considered for appointment to positions in the competitive service in the same manner that employees of the competitive service are considered for transfer to such positions.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required
Relocation expenses will not be paid
A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal service employees
Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify status and grade DUTIES:

The incumbent of this position will serve as a senior Human Capital Specialist who will provide advisory services and hands-on operations in the personnel action and payroll processing and leave areas. The incumbent will also engage in recruitment, staffing and placement activities. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for the following:

  • Provides advisory services concerning the National Finance Center (NFC) personnel/payroll system and WebTA, the Corporation¬ís automated time and attendance system.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of the NFC and WebTA systems and recommends solutions to identified areas of concern.
  • Designs and conducts technical NFC and WebTA training for other Human Resource professionals, supervisors and managers, and employees.
  • Writes system related policy and procedures.
  • Codes the full range of personnel actions in accordance with Office of Personnel Management, Guide to Processing Personnel Actions. Serves as the go-to person for unique and/or complex personnel processing and payroll actions.
  • Assists managers with the recruitment and selection process by identifying appropriate job requirements by conducting thorough job analyses and developing vacancy announcements including job specific assessment questions for the USA Staffing automated hiring system.
  • Provides advisory services to managers regarding recruitment options, requirements, and processes. Writes job announcement copy for electronic and print media.
  • Uses the full range of functions of the USAStaffing automated hiring system, i.e., building vacancy announcement, completing qualification determinations, issuing and auditing certificates.
  • Serves as the alternate Benefits Specialist by providing advice and technical assistance to managers, employees and others on Corporatio n retirement and benefit issues and practices.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (paid, unpaid, or volunteer work) comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper level of the NY-02 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience must include: 1) a comprehensive knowledge of the WebTA time and attendance system sufficient to handle complex issues like leave transfer audits; 2) experience working with the National Finance Center (NFC) personnel/payroll system; and 3) have recruiting experience.

Education

If you are qualifying based on education alone , you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must be from an accredited institution and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. You must submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.

NOTE : Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

You may also qualify based on a combination of education and experience.

Requirements

If you are selected for this position, you will be required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

1. Technical/Technology Human Capital Application

2. Problem Solving

3. Attention to Detail

4. Customer Service

Important Note : Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in a reduction of your score. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligibl e. Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.

2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE : Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:

1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and

2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive.

Non-status candidates who are eligible for Non-competitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Non-competitive procedures only. For Non-competitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information." BENEFITS:

The Corporation for National and Community Service 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:

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference : If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration : Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these non-competitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying that are shown below. Applicable documentation must be submitted with your application package. For further information, click here: Special Hiring Authorities .

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