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Federal Highway Administration Human Resources Specialist in United States

Summary You will serve as Senior Human Resources Specialist to the Staffing team within the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Human Resources Operations Division. Provide expert advice to Staffing Specialists and Management Officials on sensitive and complex human resources issues. Accountable for outcomes and results such as meeting hiring reform goals, timely delivery of quality work products and services, and implementation of a quality improvement program in assigned program areas. Responsibilities The Human Resources Specialist: Works with FHWA HR Offices, to assist in development, implementation, and evaluation of national programs for position classification/management, merit promotion, staffing, recruitment, personnel action processing, compensation, work force diversity, affirmative action, reduction in force, placement programs, performance management and special programs. Initiates projects to address HR issues and recommends changes as appropriate. Applies a broad knowledge of Federal personnel management laws and regulations and FHWA's policies and operating programs. Leads the team in developing and implementing an ongoing quality improvement program, develops measures, and reports on accomplishments. Ensures established practices and procedures are in alignment with the DOT and OPM guidance. Coaches the staff on techniques when assisting managers and supervisors to achieve their HR objectives. Provides expert advisory services and support to managers, supervisors and employees on controversial and complex issues. Works closely with managers and supervisors on FHWA program interpretations applicable to personnel administration. Interprets and explains human resources guidance for managers. The ideal candidate is an HR Specialist with experience in providing advisory services on controversial and complex HR issues relating to position classification and position management, recruitment and placement, personnel action processing, and compensation. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration. You must meet specialized experience to qualify. Required documents must be submitted by the closing date. Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service. COVID VACCINATION: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement. PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT:Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). TIME-IN-GRADE:Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower gradein the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Qualifications To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include: Experience providing staffing AND classification services for an organization that contains a variety of different types of positions. Experience reviewing Human Resources policy and procedures in order to provide guidance on implementation at an operational level. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Technical - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. Interpersonal - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. Customer Service- Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. For all types of consideration, 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.For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education Additional Information This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.