You will serve as a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist for the Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA), Office of Disaster Personnel – ODP in Herndon, Virginia. This position is responsible for planning and directing human resources operations relating to staffing, recruitment and placement, including processing all Human Resources (HR) actions and conducting Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining activities.
As a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist at the GS-0201-13, some of your typical work assignments may include:
Serves as the Supervisor to a staff of Human Resources Specialists and Assistants.
Provides advice and information to management and employees and ensures that HR program decisions and operations are in compliance with the Federal personnel system.
Provides policy guidance on the staffing and recruitment program, classification and position management, HR document management, employee benefits programs, pre-employment suitability issues, compensation, and processing payroll and personnel actions.
Facilitates strong and reliable systems of communication guided by ODA principles to ensure that each HR Office operates effectively and efficiently.
Plans, assigns and evaluates work to be accomplished by subordinates with processing personnel and payroll actions in the National Finance Center (NFC) automated system.
This is a Cadre position, which is a competitive service status position with a full-time seasonal work schedule.
Mandatory Overtime: In order to respond quickly and efficiently to disaster survivors, substantial compensated overtime hours may be required while on assignment (up to seven days a week and ten to twelve hours a day).
By applying for this position with SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance, you can enjoy challenging but satisfying work and join a highly motivated and diverse team that helps families and businesses rebuild their lives after a disaster.
ODP is located in the business area of Herndon, VA. It is conveniently located near various eateries and shops and is accessible via public transportation.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 180 days from the closing date.
This position is also being announced under Merit Promotion Procedures, announcement # MP-21-014-ODP-10993803. In order to receive consideration as a status candidate, you must apply to the Merit Promotion announcement.
Travel Required – Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment:
- U.S. citizenship is required.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government travel credit card.
- Favorable background investigation and credit check are required.
- Credit Score must be at least 500.
- You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period for non-supervisors if you fail to complete the one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period.
- A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required.
To receive credit, you must indicate the month and year as well as the average hours worked per week for each employer. Average work hours must be stated on the resume to quantify each period of work experience or that experience will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement.
You must address the specific specialized experience required for each grade level of this position on your resume or application or you will be rated “Ineligible” for that grade level.
GS-13: To qualify you must have at least 1 full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS12 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to perform successfully in this position. This experience may have been gained in a Non-Federal service position. In addition, this specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
- Leading or supervising a team of diverse employees in the day-to-day operations of an organization/office
- Reviewing or preparing a wide variety of personnel actions, such as accessions, promotions, reassignments, separations, awards, etc. ensuring completeness and accuracy
- Interpreting and applying various HR regulations and policies/practices related to staffing, recruitment and placement (such as pay setting; coding personnel actions such as accessions, promotions, and reassignments; and determining veteran preference entitlements, etc.) activities which includes advertising positions and filling vacancies; AND
- Communicating effectively both orally and in writing with supervisors/management and subordinate staff to provide guidance consultative and advisory services, and/or training.
Application of Veterans’ Preference: The Category Rating process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each quality category. All the veterans must be selected before any non-veterans within each category.
For this position, disabled veterans who meet minimum qualifications for this position and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% (CPS & CP) are placed at the top of the Best-Qualified category regardless of which category they would otherwise be assigned to.
Preference eligibility for those who do not have a service-connected disability of 10% or more (XP or TP) are placed at the top of their quality category.