HR SPEC (RECRUITMENT & PLACEMENT/ COMPENSATION)


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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    This National Guard position is for a HR SPEC (RECRUITMENT & PLACEMENT/ COMPENSATION) , Position Description Number T5032000 and is part of the Alaska Army National Guard, National Guard.

    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team!

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT : This is a T5 Excepted Service position and as such does not require active membership in the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.
    Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1, 2, 3, 4
    DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
    Area 1 - All current on-board AKNG T5 Competitive or Excepted Service Employees.
    Area 2 - All other current onboard AKNG T32 Excepted Service Employees.
    Area 3- All current military members of the AKNG.
    Area 4- All other current Federal Employees.
    PDCN: T5032000
    Selecting Supervisor: Brian Anderson

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as the state's principal advisor and consultant to key management on the full range of staffing options for a variety of professional, administrative, technical, and trades and labor occupations. Provides guidance and advisory services to operating managers in analyzing and proposing solutions to personnel management problems. Has frequent contact with state officials to explain merit principles and the various staffing methods, with emphasis on special interest programs such as Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), employment of the physically handicapped, Stay-in-School, Cooperative Work-Study, Upward Mobility, Worker-Trainee Opportunity, etc. Is relied on by operating officials to provide comprehensive guidance and advice in such areas as recruitment sources for top qualified employees, availability of needed skills, qualification requirements, retention standings, and other staffing functions. Seeks candidates from a variety of sources, conducts interviews and evaluates qualifications and eligibility for positions being filled. Ensures selecting official has a reasonable number of well-qualified candidates from which to choose. Initiates correspondence and/or contacts concerning recruitment and placement of applicants with Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Department of Defense (DoD), National Guard Bureau (NGB), other Federal agencies, high schools, colleges and universities. Researches and prepares replies to Congressional inquiries relating to employment. Analyzes and evaluates the state's current technician staffing situation including turnover, vacancies, and current recruiting strategies to identify and forecast staffing problems. Researches and develops solutions and strategies to recruitment and retention problems that integrate a variety of flexibilities. Provides technical assistance to managers in developing justifications for requesting the use of special salary rate, recruitment bonuses, retention allowances or other authorities. Develops Merit Placement Plan and ensures compliance with federal laws (i.e., The Technician Act), NGB Regulations, and local labor agreements. Maintains a tracking system to evaluate the Merit Placement Plan. Initiates and develops changes, which will improve the procedures and make the plan more acceptable to both management and employees. Administers merit promotion plan; provides guidance and assistance to supervisors and/or designated subject-matter experts in the development of job analysis and ranking criteria; prepares announcements and receives applications; determines nature of action and legal authority under which action is to be processed; ensures time-in-grade requirements are met when required; establishes and certifies accuracy of rates of pay for all placement actions in accordance with federal law, OPM and NGB regulations, and Comptroller General decisions. Reviews records to check for dual employment and/or dual compensation. Ensures required selection documentation and information is correct including military compatibility. Checks medical certificates and reports from references; checks security requirements; initiates select/non-select letters, etc. Counsels and registers employees in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) and/or OPM Interagency Placement Assistance Program (ICTAP) as appropriate. Defends recruitment and placement actions taken in accordance with policies, regulations, and procedures in the event of recruitment or placement grievances. Develops, recommends, maintains, and applies state policy for use of such pay setting tools as highest previous rate and recruitment and retention tools. Sets rates of pay for GS and FWS appointments, transfers, promotions, changes to lower grade, and changes between GS and FWS pay systems. In concert with the state classification specialist, determines need for and processes supervisory differential pay. Manages permanent change of station moves. Initiates transportation agreements. Completes travel orders authorizing various entitlements. Obtains necessary funds from NGB or state Comptroller as appropriate. Provides counseling to employees on entitlements, rights, and obligations. Coordinates with travel offices and employees to facilitate movement of household goods. Reviews and approves travel vouchers for authorized expenditures. Reviews requests for extension of temporary quarters and makes recommendations for approval. Initiates transportation agreements. Completes travel orders authorizing various entitlements. Analyzes the organization's workforce and determines reduction-in-force (RIF) impact; initiates pre-RIF actions; conducts RIF briefings, and counsels employees. Works closely with management to resolve controversial issues. Advises commanders, managers, and supervisors on the various programs through formal classroom and one-on-one training. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - Training, TDY's, etc...

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    11

  • Job family (Series)
    0201 Human Resources Management

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • U.S. citizenship is required.
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
    • Bargaining Unit: Non- Bargaining.
    • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide.
    • May be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory security clearance.
    • APPOINTMENT FACTORS: T5 Excepted Service appointment in the Alaska National Guard.

    Qualifications

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

    GS-09, Specialized Experience - Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization to qualify for the GS-09. Specialized Experience is defined as researching, interpreting and adapting Human Resource regulations, polices and laws to provide substantive recommendations and advice to customers related to at least one functional area of Human Resources. Resolving customer complaints and problems; and providing information to internal and external customers related to HR processes, procedures and systems.

    OR

    Education - Masters or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.

    NOTE: In order to be considered for this position using education as a basis of qualification, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts.

    OR

    Combination of Education and Experience - Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.)

    NOTE: In order to be considered for this position using education as a basis of qualification in conjunction with experience, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts.

    GS-11, Specialized Experience - Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization to qualify for the GS-11. Specialized experience is defined as working with, applying HR principles, special recruiting authorities and strategies, and HR database systems, as well as, experience providing comprehensive HR services to management and employees.

    OR

    Education - 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.

    NOTE: In order to be considered for this position using education as a basis of qualification, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts.

    OR

    Combination of Education and Experience - Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.)

    NOTE: In order to be considered for this position using education as a basis of qualification in conjunction with experience, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts.

    Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.

    Education

    Additional information

    - If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.
    - If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
    - Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): Entitled to 3.74% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change.
    - Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Category Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:

    1. Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
    2. Well Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
    3. Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and rating.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
    Customer Service, Oral Communication, Personnel and Human Resources, Staffing and Recruiting, and Technical Competence~

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. Questionnaire.
    3. Transcripts, if applicable.
    4. Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration.

    Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

    Job Information:
    - Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

    Personal Information:
    - Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
    - Country of Citizenship.
    - If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.

    Education:
    - High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
    - Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
    - Major field(s) of study.
    - Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

    Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
    - Job title.
    - Duties and accomplishments.
    - Number of hours per week.
    - Employer's name and address.
    - Supervisor's name and phone number.
    - Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
    - Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
    - Salary.

    Other Qualifications:
    - Job-related training courses (title and year).
    - Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
    - Job related certificates and licenses.
    - Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)

    Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
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    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. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    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.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10175879

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login ), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/ .

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    Agency contact information Samantha Smith

    Phone
    (907) 428-6928
    Fax
    (907) 428-6479
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Alaska Army National Guard
    P.O Box 5800
    JBER, AK
    US

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. Referral to the hiring official will be IAW our agency Merit Promotion Plan and current Labor agreement. Qualified applicants may be further evaluated by a ranking panel. Referred candidates will be further evaluated and interviewed by a selection panel.

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    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Social security number request
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    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495521900 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)
Posted
04/06/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Fort Richardson, Alaska, US