Human Resources Specialist

Department Of Homeland Security Des Plaines, IL
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Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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As a Human Resources Specialist for the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you will:

* Provide Human Resource related advice and guidance to professionals, managers, and employees sufficient to resolve recurring problems or those requiring adaptation of past precedents.

* Initiate, track and following up on cases and studies ensuring timely completion and regulatory compliance.

* Provide technical interpretations and guidance on Human Resource Management matters such as employee relations, labor relations, payroll and benefits, classification, staffing, and recruitment.

* Coordinate with Office of Human Capital senior specialists to ensure that the human capital decisions and activities within the organizational segment are consistent with Merit System Principles.

* Review decision letters regarding appeals and grievance for accuracy prior to delivery.

* Formulate creative resolutions to problems by applying knowledge of Workers' Compensation and other applicable technical program areas.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - A minimum of one (1) week of travel in a full-time duty status will be required within 90-days of entry on duty to complete TSA's in residence New Hire Training. This training will occur away from the employee's duty station of record. Employees will be paid for compensable hours and reimbursed for authorized travel expenses per TSA Travel Policy.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

All current internal employees of TSA on permanent or competitive temporary appointments.

Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 27.47%.

This position is located at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Rosemont, IL.

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0201 Human Resources Management

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.

* You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).

* Selective Service registration is required.

You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


To qualify for the SV-H Pay Band (equivalent to the GS-12), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-G or GS-11 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes knowledge of and skill in applying human resources principles, concepts, regulations, and practices in any two of the following areas: Classification, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Staffing, Payroll and Benefits.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.


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