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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience and/or education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience as defined above, equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service.
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
Specialized experience is experience analyzing the personnel needs of an organization and providing staffing and placement advice, assistance and support to a portion of an organization, or under the general supervision of a senior specialist. Such experience must demonstrate application of merit system principles/procedures, staffing regulations, appointment authorities, recruiting for a diverse workforce, determining qualification requirements, and reviewing application packages to determine if specified requirements are met.
2 I have a comprehensive knowledge of HR laws, regulations and policies and applied my knowledge on a regular basis to: Answer to this question is required
  • Effectively administer a recruitment and placement program
  • Evaluate and recommend actions on employee pay claims
  • Advise management, employees or employee representatives concerning recruitment and placement grievance procedures
  • Participate in the development of national or regional policy issuances related to a staffing program
  • None of the above
3 From the following, select the staffing and placement activities that you have independently performed on a regular basis with general guidance and supervision: Answer to this question is required
  • Based on knowledge of an organization's mission and priorities, consulted with managers to forecast staffing needs and provide recruitment and placement strategies and options to meet current and future skills needs.
  • Consulted with managers and supervisors on major reorganizations; advised on restructuring, reduction-in-force, and outplacement benefits.
  • Developed recruitment plans designed to attract diverse and highly qualified applicant pools.
  • Recruited and staffed a wide range of occupations and grade levels utilizing the following methods: merit promotion, delegated examining, direct hire authorities, and special appointment authorities.
  • Consulted with managers to develop job analyses and determine rating methods and criteria to identify highly qualified candidates.
  • Advised managers on selection and placement options and use of recruitment retention, relocation incentives, and superior qualifications appointments.
  • Applied OPM pay setting policies for complex pay situations such as special salary rates, movement from one pay system to another, and use of highest previous rate.
  • Developed vacancy announcements, assessment criteria, and evaluated candidates utilizing an automated staffing and recruitment system.
  • None of the above.
4 Choose the response that best describes your experience in executing a relationship strategy with stakeholders in order to gain cooperation and assistance for the purpose of successfully managing a project: Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience providing technical guidance and direction to others on performing this task as one of the major duties of a position or positions I have held.
  • I have extensive experience performing this task frequently as one of the regular duties of a position or positions I have held. I perform this task independently, with minimal supervision and technical guidance; only in unique or unusual circumstances do I require guidance and direction.
  • I have experience performing this task frequently as one of the regular duties of a position or positions I have held. I perform this task with technical guidance and assistance from a senior specialist or supervisor.
  • I have experience performing this task, but it was not a regular part of my duties so my exposure is limited.
  • None of the above
5 I have experience applying human resources (HR) concepts, laws, regulations, principles, practices, policies, and precedents in order to identify, evaluate, and recommend solutions to HR issues and problems in the following HR specialty fields: Answer to this question is required
  • Classification
  • Compensation
  • Staffing
  • Benefits
  • Employee relations
  • Labor relations
  • Executive resources
  • Workforce planning
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following best describes your experience developing Position Descriptions (PDs) and writing products used to explain position classification decisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and written position descriptions in a variety of formats and prepared supporting evaluation statements
  • I have developed and written PDs in a variety of formats for a variety of situations such as mixed grade, mixed series, and interdisciplinary positions; and have prepared supporting evaluation statements.
  • I have developed and written PDs in a variety of formats for a variety of situations. I have also adjudicated and written classification appeal decisions.
  • I am highly skilled at this function. I am routinely called upon to develop and write PDs and evaluation statements for agency wide use.
  • None of the above.
7 To what extent have you presented oral presentations on sensitive, complex, high visibility audit issues to senior level management or external groups? Answer to this question is required
  • None
  • I have little experience in giving oral presentations.
  • I have experience giving oral presentations on general subject matter to internal and/or external groups.
  • I have experience giving oral presentations on technical subject matters to internal and external groups.
  • I have experience giving oral presentations on sensitive, complex and/or high visibility issues to senior level management and external groups.
8 From the following list, select ONLY those laws, regulations, and guidance that you research, interpret, and apply on a regular and recurring basis: Answer to this question is required
  • Code of Federal Regulations (Title 5)
  • Guide to Processing Personnel Actions
  • Delegated Examining Operations Manual
  • OPM Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions
  • Guide to Personnel Standards
  • United State Codes (Title 5)
  • Veterans Guide
  • Position Classification Standards and Guides
  • Federal Wage System Job Grading Standards
  • Executive Orders
  • Comptroller General Decisions
  • Senior Executive Service (SES) Guide
  • None of the above
9 Select the response that describes your experience conducting training/orientation for management and/or employees. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted with the development and/or presentation of assigned portions of training/orientation programs for management and/or employees. This work was reviewed by a team leader/supervisor for quality and completeness.
  • I have independently developed and/or presented training/orientation programs for management and/or employees. This work was reviewed by a team leader/supervisor for quality and completeness.
  • I have lead team(s) developing and presenting training and orientation programs for management and employees. This work was reviewed by a supervisor for quality and completeness. Only in complex or unique circumstances was it necessary to consult a supervisor/manager for direction in resolving issues.
  • I have lead team(s) or supervised others developing and presenting training and orientation programs for management and employees. This work was accepted as complete with little review by a supervisor. I was responsible for guiding work and providing general direction to team members. In complex or unique circumstances, I was responsible for providing direction and resolving issues.
  • None of the above.
10 Of the following staffing and placement functions, select only those for which you have technical proficiency (assignments are carried out independently and performed on a regular basis with general guidance and supervision): Answer to this question is required
  • Advise management officials on various types of appointments and their appropriate application in both the competitive and excepted services.
  • Advise management officials on the procedural and regulatory requirements governing the merit promotion plan.
  • Advise management officials on the provisions of applicable bargaining unit agreements.
  • In compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and policies, develop recruitment announcements and evaluate and refer candidates for consideration under merit promotion procedures.
  • In compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and policies, develop recruitment announcements and evaluate and refer candidates for consideration utilizing such sources as veteran readjustment, reinstatement, and other appointment authorities.
  • None of the above.
11 Please select the response that best describes your experience with Personnel Security. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed personnel security programs to include Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI) billet management.
  • I have managed personnel security programs as it related to collateral clearance management.
  • I have coordinated/managed the execution of personnel security functions related to personnel clearances.
  • I have supported personnel security efforts through the execution/management of a security function other than personnel security.
  • None of the above.
12 From the choices below, select those that apply to your experience performing a variety of human resources tasks related to processing personnel actions in an automated HR system: Answer to this question is required
  • I have ensured the correct nature of action code, legal authority code, effective dates, and related data elements are entered into the system.
  • I have reviewed a wide range of personnel actions involving numerous and complex pay systems, pay schedules and organizational elements, and as necessary, made corrections.
  • I have reviewed a wide range of personnel actions to ensure the inclusion of all necessary documentation.
  • I have had little exposure related to processing personnel actions in an automated HR system, but have extensive HR experience in other related areas.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

PLEASE NOTE: The system has a navigation bar at the top of the each screen. Proceed through each step, providing any required information and documents until you reach the "Application Review" screen. To submit your application, you must select the "Submit Application" button at the bottom of the page or your application will be considered incomplete and you will not be considered for this vacancy. You may return to your application to make any changes or edits at any time prior to midnight Eastern Time of the closing or deadline of the announcement. If you make any changes to your application, be sure to navigate back through the steps and select the "Submit" button on the "Application Review" screen. Once you submit your application, you will be forwarded to the "Confirmation Page" where you can download all or part of your application, return to USAJOBS or GSA's dashboard.
Please Note: Effective January 1, 2010, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES (Political) employees in the Executive Branch. So, if you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
1 Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please provide the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
    1. Position Title;
    2. Type of Appointment (i.e., Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non Career SES);
    3. Agency;
    4. Dates held (beginning and ending dates)
    Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
2 Are you a current General Services Administration associate? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 GSA's Associate Performance Plan and Appraisal System states that to be promoted within GSA, an employee's most recent rating of record must be at the Level 3 or higher. Which of the following best describes the rating you received on your most recent performance appraisal (rating of record)?
    • Level 2 or below
    • Level 3 or higher
    • I have not received a performance appraisal (rating of record) from GSA under the five-tier rating system
    • This position would not be a promotion as my current position is at the same or higher grade.
    2.2 Please list the date received, level of rating, and the name of the supervisor who issued the rating. If you have not received a rating, please provide the reason you have not received one. Your response will be limited to 1,000 characters which is approximately one-quarter typewritten page. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
    2.1 Do you have a current annual performance rating that is equal to pass or successful?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.2 Give the date of your last official appraisal, the name, title & phone number of the supervisor who evaluated your performance. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 If you are eligible based on being a current or former Land Management employee, select the Land Management agency for which you are/were employed: Answer to this question is required
  • Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • National Park Service
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • None of the above
4 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001), my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR, Part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding 'No' to this item will result in my not being considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith and/or understand the information provided above.