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Human Resources Specialist

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:



Duties

WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITOL OFFICEDIVISION?

A description of the business units can be found at:



Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: Recruitment, Staffing and Placement, Employee Benefits, Performance Management, Position Classification/Position Management, Training and Leadership Development, Labor Relations/Employee Relations (LR/ER), Human Resource Automated Systems, Compensation, Payroll and Personnel Systems, Human Resources Policy, Personnel Security



The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.


  • Provides information and/or advice to HR support staff, program managers, operating officials, and applicants on legal or regulatory requirements relating to assigned HR functions.-Works directly with HCO on complex issues in the assigned areas of discipline and maintains a regular working relationship with HCO on policy development and proposals surrounding the assigned areas of discipline.
  • Focuses on issues that affect the assigned business unit relative to the incumbent's areas of expertise.
  • Establishes and maintains a cooperative working relationship with managers; meets with managers to discuss various HR strategies. Provides strategic consultative advisory services on a wide range of initiatives, issues and problems with management and customer HR offices.
  • Regularly participates in process review teams, projects and business improvement efforts to contribute to the continuous improvement and streamlining of HR processes, procedures, approaches and systems. This includes reviewing existing guidelines and procedures and proposing improvements and modified or new practices/procedures.
  • May perform in a representative role within the assigned business unit, and occasionally leads individual projects within the business unit or crossing organizational lines.




    Requirements
    Conditions of Employment




    • If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))

    • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).





      Qualifications

      You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement OR time of referral:



      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-07:

      To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 7 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Entry-level human resources assignments that include analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gathering pertinent data, and recognizing solutions; experience planning and organizing work, and communicating factual and procedural HR information clearly, verbally, and in writing.



      OR



      EDUCATION: 1 academic year of graduate education in a related field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields.

      OR

      Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.



      OR



      COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.



      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-09:

      To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 9 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Performing highly structured, entry-level work designed to develop broader and more in-depth assignments used within HR functions; communicating factual and procedural HR information clearly both orally and in writing; and gathering and analyzing basic facts and drawing conclusions regarding HR processes.



      OR



      EDUCATION: A master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields.

      OR

      2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration, or other administrative and management fields,

      OR

      LL. B or JD if related.



      OR



      COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.



      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-11:

      To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 11 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes applying a wide range of methods, principles, and practices commonly used within HR functions. Examples of creditable work experience includes: Advising management officials on various HR processes; advising on the procedural and regulatory requirements governing HR functions and or processes.



      OR



      EDUCATION: A Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields.

      OR

      3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields.

      OR

      LL. M., if related.



      OR



      COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.



      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-12:

      To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 12 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes applying a wide range of HR concepts, methods, principles, and practices used in HR functions/processes. Examples of creditable work experience includes: Identifying HR needs; conducting a variety of analysis and using the results to make recommendations and support actions; advising management officials on HR sources and strategies while adhering to Federal personnel regulations, agency policies and directives, and contractual provisions governing the HR functions/processes. Assisting and developing other HR personnel.



      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-13:

      To be minimally qualified for this position at the grade 13 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated experience applying a full range of human resources laws, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the full range interrelationships of human resources management programs sufficient to provide integrated solutions to human resources issues; in depth experience with HR issues and system in order to advise and assist management in the interpretation/execution of the Federal laws, executive orders, negotiated contracts and agency specific guidance; Experience using oral and written communication techniques to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature and to maintain harmonious relationships with all parties. Experience using consulting and facilitation techniques and methods with a wide range of stakeholders.



      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-14:

      To be eligible for this position at the grade 14 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated experience applying a full range of human resources laws, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the full range interrelationships of human resources management programs sufficient to provide integrated solutions to human resources issues; in depth experience with HR issues and system in order to advise and assist management in the interpretation and execution of Federal laws, executive orders, negotiated contracts and agency specific guidance; Experience using oral and written communication techniques to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature and to maintain harmonious relationships with all parties. Experience using consulting and facilitation techniques and methods to explain, persuade, guide, counsel, question, and respond regarding extremely complex and complicated concepts and situations to a wide variety of people including senior management or executives with varying technical expertise, educational background, organizational knowledge and often strongly-held points of view.



      Continued in Additional Information



      Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.



      For more information on qualifications please refer to .



      Education

      For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.



      A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to .



      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. Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.



      Additional information

      Continued from Qualifications:



      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-15:

      To be eligible for this position at the grade 15 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated experience applying a mastery level of knowledge of executive orders, regulations, principles, practices and techniques of human resources, and knowledge of objectives, principles, policies, and procedures of personnel management in the federal service to provide to provide integrated solutions to human resources issues. Expert level expert knowledge of and experience addressing current issues, problems, and procedures in federal and non-federal sector human resources disciplines to develop agency policy and provide a wide range of advisory services and a high level of consultative support; in depth experience with HR issues and system in order to advise and assist management in the interpretation and execution of Federal laws, executive orders, negotiated contracts and agency specific guidance; Experience using oral and written communication techniques to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature and to maintain harmonious relationships with all parties. Experience using consulting and facilitation techniques and methods to explain, persuade, guide, counsel, question, and respond regarding extremely complex and complicated concepts and situations to a wide variety of people including senior management or executives with varying technical expertise, educational background, organizational knowledge and often strongly-held points of view.



      Continued from Requirements:

      • A 1-year probationary period is required.
      • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

      • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.

      • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
      • Tour of Duty: Day Shift- Start and Stop Times Between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
      • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
      • Relocation expenses - No
      • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
      • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

        This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 12/19/2023. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available.






        • Benefits



          A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .






          Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.







          Required Documents


          The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.



        • Online Application - Questionnaire
        • Education - See Education Section above
        • Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current registration/license

        • Military Spouses (If Applicable) - You MUST submit verification of the marriage to the service member(i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND (1) a copy of your spouse's active military orders; OR (2) verification of your spouse's 100% service-connected disability (e.g., VA Letter and/or DD-214); OR (3) verification of the service member's death while on active duty (DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if you were not married to the veteran at the time of death or have since remarried.
        • Current and Former Federal Employees Documentation (If Applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent personnel action form which shows your current grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 reflects "1" and your "tenure" block reflects "1" or "2".) If you are applying for a higher grade, it is recommended to provide an SF-50(s) (or equivalent) which clearly demonstrates you meet the 52-week time-in-grade requirement (e.g., Promotion with an effective date more than one (1) year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest grade held).


        • High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.

          Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).




          How to Apply

          This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process.



          The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 12/19/2023 in this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on 12/19/2023.

          To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

          • To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
          • You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
          • To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/19/2023.

            To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.



            To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .





            Agency contact information


            IRS Cincinnati External



            Email





            Address


            HCO - Human Capital Office

            1111 Constitution Ave NW

            Washington, DC 20224

            US






            Next steps


            Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at . We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.



            Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on "more information." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.



            Fair & Transparent

            The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.











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