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Human Resources Specialist

Company: Office of Human Resources Management
Location: Grandview
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryAs a Human Resources Specialist, you will provide advice and counsel in all aspects of benefits and retirement programs directly to GSA managers, supervisors and employees.Location of position: General Services Administration, Office of Human Resources Management, Benefits and Retirement Center, Kansas City, MO We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates09/07/2022 to 09/20/2022Salary$80,367 - $104,482 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 12HelpLocationKansas City, MOFew vacanciesRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceCompetitivePromotion potential12Job family (Series)0201 Human Resources ManagementSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceOtherDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskModerate Risk (MR)Trust determination processSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement number22STFA356NRMPControl number675792200HelpThis job is open toIndividuals with disabilitiesFederal employees - Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Land & base managementCertain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.Military spousesFamily of overseas employeesFamily members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas.Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VistaSpecial authoritiesIndividuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.VeteransClarification from the agencyYour application will be considered if you are a: Current career/career-conditional Federal employee in the competitive service; Reinstatement eligible; Special Appointing Authority eligible; VEOA eligible Veteran; ICTAP eligible; or OPM Interchange Agreement eligible.HelpDutiesVACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSING DATE HAS BEEN AMENDED FROM 09/13/2022 to 09/20/2022 As a Human Resources Specialist, you will perform the following duties: Provide advice and counsel in all aspects of benefits and retirement programs directly to GSA HR Offices, managers, supervisors, and employees. Respond to complex benefits questions received from managers and employees, and provide guidance on making retirement determinations. Coordinate with local HR staff and management officials in the development and implementation of local initiatives and actions impacting the benefits or retirement programs. Provide training on benefits and technology relating to benefits administration and enrollments. Coordinate the development and delivery of training including development and dissemination of benefits-related communications going directly to employees advising them of changes affecting them. Develop written benefits-related materials for local or national in-house publications and maintain benefits web pages. Assist in the development of GSA-wide guidance material on revised laws, policies and procedures that may impact the benefits and retirement programs. May represent the agency in external matters both in the public and private sector on benefits programs, including making presentations at retirement and benefits seminars. HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentUS Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing dateMeet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicableRegister with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch. Serve a one year probationary period, if required. Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level). Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment. QualificationsFor each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year) number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here. The GS-12 salary range starts at $80,367 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience interpreting and applying employee benefit practices, policies, laws and regulations in order to research and resolve complex employee benefits issues and problems; providing guidance and assistance on the full range of employee benefit programs, including retirement, insurance, health benefits, and injury compensation; and developing informational materials on new, changed, and pending policies affecting employee benefits.EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.Additional informationBargaining Unit status: Not Applicable Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave based on prior non-Federal work experience or uniformed service experience. GSA is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility that goes beyond our compliance with EEO regulations including: Valuing and embracing diversity, promoting equity, inclusion and accessibility, and expecting cultural competence; and Fostering a work environment where all employees, customers and stakeholders feel respected and valued. Our commitment is: Reflected in our policies, procedures and work environment; Recognized by our employees, customers and stakeholders; and Drives our efforts to recruit, attract, retain and engage the diverse workforce needed to achieve our mission. Read moreHelpA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility 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 You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.Knowledge of the Federal benefits and retirement programs sufficient to provide advice and guidance to HR Offices, management officials, and employees on a wide spectrum of benefits and retirement issues. Skill in presenting benefits and retirement information sufficient to provide counseling to individual employees with questions regarding retirement options, eligibility requirements, health and life insurance options, and Thrift Savings Plan issues. Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and practices to provide advice and guidance to HR Offices, supervisors, managers, and employees on benefits and retirement. Knowledge of on-line benefits systems, research materials, technology, tools, and processing procedures; e.g., data security, processing codes, etc., and their interrelationships and functions. Skill in presenting ideas and options to a wide range of audiences, both orally and in writing.Additional hurdle assessments, such as narrative responses or other assessments, may be administered to applicants who meet the requirements of the first hurdle, e.g., the minimum qualification requirements. If additional assessments are used, you will be provided with further instructions. Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards in merit promotion selection decisions in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3). You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume so that information will be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority. You may preview questions for this vacancy.HelpA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility 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.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit. Your resume showing applicant's name, email address, work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.Note:If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. The SF-50 or equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50. If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:(a)Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.(b)If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list). If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.If you are a If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b: (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years. (b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s). If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.If you are ICTAP/CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal. If you are a current or former political appointee: Submit your SF-50.

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