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Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Human Resources Specialist (Regional Human Resource Specialist) in Grand Prairie, Texas

Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Responsibilities

Responsible for assisting the Regional Human Resource Administrator in directing the regional human resource program.

Primary responsibilities for operating human resources offices include local labor management negotiations, disciplinary and grievance procedures, staffing (interviewing, and pre-employment processing), workforce projections, career counseling.

Contributes to staffing functions, scheduling and conducting interviews and preparing request for security clearances.

Responsible for maintaining an in depth knowledge of the Master Agreement in order to advise human resources staff on grievances, resolving labor management disputes and management responsibilities.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is Required.

See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (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 eligibility, 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 score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Education:

GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

Graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

GS-12: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

OR

Experience:

GS-11 and GS-12: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

GS-11: Experience in administering employee relations matters including administration of the incentive awards program, performance evaluation program, and leave administration program.

Experience in maintaining accurate staffing projections and position accountability for the region.

Experience in reviewing disciplinary and adverse action letters, and complex or unusual pay setting to ensure compliance with applicable guidelines and/or regulations. GS-12: Experience providing oversight to a human resource component and advisory services in the areas of labor management practices, staffing and placement, classification, compensation, performance management, benefits, or employee development.

Experience interpreting and ensuring compliance with federal laws, OPM regulations, DOJ and BOP policies as they apply to human resource issues.

Experience developing and maintaining constructive and cooperative relationships with the union in the development of personnel policies, practices and procedures which affect conditions of employment and contribute to the effective operation of the facility. OR

Combination of Education and Experience:

GS-11 only: A combination of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). 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. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

Additional Information

This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.The representative rate for this position is $90,967 per annum ($43.59 per hour). Special Conditions of Employment Section:Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks. The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of thecertificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:

Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

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