Human Resources Specialist
Department Of Justice
 San Antonio, TX
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Summary

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

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Responsibilities

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for performing a full range of employee benefits and personnel services. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Providing individual retirement counseling for CSRS and FERS covered employees; determines retirement eligibility; reviews and processes retirement applications; compiles, analyzes and maintains data on workforce retirement projections.
  • Serving as primary point of contact for benefits eligibility and enrollment; processes benefits enrollment requests and distributes information during open season, addressing employee questions and resolving processing problems.
  • Providing continuing service to the student law volunteer program; processes pre-employment security packages and all necessary paperwork to obtain the appointment approval after selection is made by the United States Attorney.
  • Advising management on appropriate procedures and practices involved in developing performance work plans, conducting appraisal interviews, and submitting and justifying final ratings and award nominations.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

Qualifications

To be eligible at the GS-11 level, you must meet at least ONE of the following conditions, as defined below: Specialized Experience, Education, OR a combination of Education and Experience.

Specialized Experience: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing basic technical and advisory services on employee retirement systems; determining retirement coverage, processing applications and determining eligibility; advising employees on a variety of benefits programs (e.g. health and life insurance, leave programs, work/life programs, awards, etc); counseling survivors, family members and designated beneficiaries.

Education: One of the following types of education in a related field (e.g. Human Resources): a PH.D or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.