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Agricultural Research Service Human Resources Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri

Summary

The position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Administrative and Financial Management (AFM), Human Resources Division (HRD), Talent Acquisitions Branch, in Kansas City, MO. The incumbent of the position is responsible for providing a full range of operation activities in the areas of position management and classification, staffing and placement,compensation, and management advisory services.

Responsibilities

Provides position classification, position management, and pay administration services.

Exercises delegated classification authority for professional, scientific, and/or technical, and administrative positions.

Administers all placement activities for assigned organizational areas including new hires, promotions, reassignments, incentives, details, downgrades, etc.

Prepares Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining announcements, job analyses, evaluation of candidates, coordinating of ad-hoc panels, arranging for subject matter experts, issuing certificate of eligible, making tentative and official job offers

Provides resource advice and technical interpretation on staffing and classification human resources regulations, rules, practices and programs to employees, special investigators, and as necessary, the general public.

Provides technical advice and counsel to management officials on the interpretation and application of various personnel regulations, laws, rules and procedures.

Works with managers and supervisors to determine long and short-range staffing needs and necessary recruitment efforts and incentives.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Time in grade: Applicants must have one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-11 grade level for consideration for the GS-12 grade level). Specialized Experience:

Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: GS-11

Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience assisting with staffing duties such as developing of job analysis or developing assessment questionnaires; preparing vacancy announcements; determining eligibility and qualifications of applicants; and advising employees and managers on various human resources issues. OR Education: completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR A combination of education and experience. At the GS-12

Qualifying experience for GS-12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience performing staffing duties including developing of job analysis and developing assessment questionnaires; preparing vacancy announcements; determining eligibility and qualifications of applicants; coding personnel actions and reviewing personnel actions for accuracy and completeness; and advising employees and managers on various human resources issues. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Additional Information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Refer to PUBLIC LAW 114-47-AUG. 7, 2015 for more information. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer.

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