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Announcement Number:
HRM-2019-0035
Hiring Agency:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Position Title:
Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-15 MP
Open Period:
08/19/2019 - 09/03/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0201 K 15
Salary:
USD $137,849 - USD $166,500
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-15
Duty Location(s):
Few
in
Alexandria, VA, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Bonnie Beavers
703-292-8595
bbeavers@associates.nsf.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Military spouses
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current or former Federal employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR ICTAP/CTAP eligibles OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. This opportunity is also open to the public under announcement HRM-2019-0036.

Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

If you are intrigued by the idea of working at a unique federal agency that has a tremendous impact on the funding and advancement of science, engineering and education, then the National Science Foundation (NSF) is the place for you.  In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, NSF also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.

NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the public and private sectors for its management best practices and stewardship of federal funds. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery!
More about NSF.

Summary:

This position is located in the Office of Information and Resource Management (OIRM), Division of Human Resource Management (HRM).  HRM strives to provide outstanding service and support to managers and employees across the Foundation, promoting effective recruitment, retention, and learning and development activities and programs. The incumbent serves as the Branch Chief, Strategic Human Capital Planning (SHCP) Branch.

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Strategic Human Capital Planning (SHCP) Branch Chief, and is responsible for advising the HRM Division Director and HRM Deputy Division Director in the areas of workforce planning and analysis, HRM program development, HR automation and reporting, change management, human capital planning, and business process reengineering efforts. The incumbent may also perform a variety of sensitive and confidential assignments that require extensive knowledge of HRM's policies and objectives.

Duties include:



  • Supervising the day-to-day operations of the Branch, to include both Federal staff and contractors.

  • Planning, developing, organizing, directing, and implementing activities relative to workforce planning.

  • Providing support to the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) on projects and issues related to human capital accountability, diversity and inclusion, and the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) activities.

  • Overseeing Human Resource Information System (HRIS) activities, including Business Intelligence (BI) systems with multiple data sources.

  • Developing, managing, and leading specially designed teams to conduct evaluation studies of NSF human capital programs.

  • Conducting studies, analyzing findings and making recommendations on organizational development.

  • Developing and monitoring long-range plans and recommendations as to the best methods required to meet NSF’s organizational goals and objectives.

  • Conducting briefings and preparing comprehensive reports to ensure that senior management is provided with clear and concise recommendations, analyses, evaluations and interpretations concerning plans, policies and programs.


Competencies



  • Client Engagement/Change Management

  • Planning and Evaluating

  • Workforce Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Decision Making

  • Information Management

  • Creative Thinking

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

It is NSF policy that NSF personnel employed at or IPAs detailed to NSF are not permitted to participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs.  Failure to comply with this NSF policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal Service or termination of an IPA assignment and referral to the Office of Inspector General. Foreign Talent Definitions

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Key Requirements:
  • Background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • US citizenship.
  • Supervisory/managerial probationary period.
  • Education Requirements:

    Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

    Evaluations:

    Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

    Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

    Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

    In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

    Qualifications:

    To qualify at GS-15, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in federal service.  Examples of specialized experience include the following: designing and conducting management studies; preparing long-range and short-range planning guidance in accordance with broad agency program policies and objectives; directing complex studies requiring the application of advanced analytical and statistical methods and techniques.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency Benefits:

    A GREAT LOCATION! The National Science Foundation Headquarters is conveniently located across the street from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station, right in Alexandria, VA, a few miles from downtown Washington, DC. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance, as well as historic Old Town Alexandria a short trip away.   Employees receive the

    Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

       Pre-tax parking
       Public transportation subsidy
       Child care subsidy
       Flexible working hours
       Telecommuting
       Physical Fitness Facility on site
       Health Services Unit on site
       Employee Assistance Program

    Other Information:

    Relocation Expenses Reimbursed will not be paid.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
    ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least “Very Good” on the questionnaire.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
    Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources

    Veteran's Preference:
    If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.

    NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

    For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

    This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

    The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

    If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

    WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


     

    Required Documents:

    If you are an NSF employee on or eligible for a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status. All applicants are required to provide a resume, in any format they choose. Cover letters are optional.

    If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under an Interchange Agreements, under a non-competitive authority, or under a similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

    1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50s) or comparable federal agency forms to verify your eligibility for reinstatement and/or grade/step/salary if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
    • SF-50 must indicate that appointment is/was to a competitive service position with permanent tenure or conditional tenure within the last three years; OR, to a similar position in the excepted service at an agency that has an Interchange Agreement.
    • An example of a comparable agency form is a personnel action from a DOD Non-appropriated Fund organization or from the US Postal Service for a current and continuing appointment without a break in service.
    • Documents that are NOT comparable and NOT acceptable substitutes for a SF-50 include a SF-52, a Performance Appraisal form, a Personnel Action Request (PAR), or a Request for Personnel Action (RPA).

    2. Performance appraisals and awards. If you do  not possess or are unable to submit a performance appraisal at the time of application submission, further requests will be made during the interview and selection process.

    3. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.

    4. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

    5. Other – Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

    If you are requesting consideration under a Special Hiring Authority listed below, you must submit the required documentation as outlined in the regulation or Executive Order. Please also annotate your application to reflect that you are applying under a special hiring authority. If you are requesting consideration under a Special Hiring Authority not listed below, please email eRecruit@nsf.gov or reach out to the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement.

    • Pathways Interns who have completed their educational program, and are eligible for conversion.   
    • Returned Peace Corp Volunteers   
    • Certain Military Spouses (Executive Order 13473)   
    • Former Overseas Employees   
    • Foreign Service Employees   
    • Career Service Employees   
    • Postal Rate Commission Employees   
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO) Employees   
    • Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Employees   

    If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or
    CTAP, you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

    We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey.  This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.

    All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.  
    If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.
     You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

    Next Steps:

    You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website

    We highly recommend that all candidates opt to receive email notifications for job status updates.