Human Resources Specialist

Department of State - Agency Wide | Charleston, SC

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Posted Date 3/16/2020
Description

This position is located in the Bureau Global Talent Management, Office of Talent  Services, Employment and Academic Branch.  As a Human Resources Specialist, you will provide position classification, staffing, recruiting, performance management and employee relations services, advice and consultation to bureau managers/supervisors and employees.  

If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department.

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

Applicants applying for the GS-11 grade level must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience researching, interpreting and applying appropriate Federal laws, regulations, policies and guidelines in at least two human resources functional areas (e.g., recruitment and placement, classification, employee relations, performance management, employee benefits).
  • Experience drafting a variety of reports, letters, memoranda, position descriptions, position evaluation statements, and other correspondence on a full range of sensitive management issues.
  • Experience preparing job opportunity announcements, determining applicants' eligibility and qualifications, ranking candidates and referring highly-qualified candidates for selection.

OR

B. Have 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. from an accredited college or university.

OR

C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service.  This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Combination of Experience and Education: When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements.  Generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department determine what constitutes 1 full time year of graduate study).  The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%.

Note:  All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement.  If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for this position.

Applicants applying for the GS-12 must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  

  • Experience researching, interpreting and applying appropriate Federal laws, regulations, policies and guidelines in at least two human resources functional areas (e.g., recruitment and placement, classification, employee relations, performance management, employee benefits).
  • Experience providing authoritative management advisory services, which includes researching, analyzing and evaluating the issues, determining applicable precedents, recommending innovated methods and strategies to resolve complex integrated human resources problems, and identifying the most effective approach.
  • Experience drafting a variety of reports, letters, memoranda, position descriptions, position evaluation statements, and other correspondence on a full range of sensitive management issues.
  • Experience working with hiring managers to develop a recruitment strategy that will attract a highly qualified diverse applicant pool that meets the needs of the organization.  Preparing job opportunity announcements, determining applicants' eligibility and qualifications, ranking candidates and referring highly-qualified candidates for selection.
  • Experience meeting and dealing with managers and employees at all levels in situations of a highly sensitive nature.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.

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