Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment Operations Specialist)

Veterans Benefits Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement:06/15/2023. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Applicants who are current Federal employees, former Federal employees applying for reinstatement, or a current federal employee applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment must meet time in grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. NOTE: This does not apply to Non-Federal Applicants, or applicants applying for consideration under Non-Competitive Authority (i.e…. “30% or more Disability”, VRA, and/or Schedule A). To verify your eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, Standard Form 50 (SF-50). You must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status, and shows Time in Grade (for example, you were a career or career-conditional employee) and identifies your position title, series, grade, step, salary, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must also submit your most recent promotion or within-grade increase in addition to your recent SF-50. If you previously held a higher grade, you must also submit any SF-50 showing that grade. DO NOT submit Award SF-50’s and/or General Adjustment SF-50’s as they cannot be used to prove time-in-grade. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level. Basic GS-201 Requirement: To qualify for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist GS-201 position, candidates must meet following basic requirement(s) as described in one of the following methods: Method 1: One year of HR specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level of the Federal Government or higher. OR Method 2: Successful completion of bachelor’s degree (or higher). OR Method 3: A combination of six months of general administrative, professional, or technical work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level of the Federal Government AND one (1) of the below four training areas: Successful completion of at least 12 credit hours of college-level course work related to business, HR, psychology, organizational development, or other related coursework. OR Successful completion of at least four formal training courses in HR. OR Successful completion of a formal certificate program related to HR, psychology, organizational development, or other relatable subject area. Current professional HR certification through a nationally recognized entity such as the Society of HR Management (SHRM). Basic GS-12-15 Requirement: To qualify for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist GS-201 at the GS-12 through 15 grade levels, candidates cannot qualify based on education only, they must possess either: Criteria 1: Graduate level degree or higher and three years of progressive specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level OR Criteria 2: Specialized experience to qualify for the specific grade level. Specialized Experience: You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:GS-12 Grade Level: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization which includes but is not limited to: Providing comprehensive and authoritative guidance on a variety of complex and controversial Title 5 Federal civilian personnel situations and identifying flexible alternatives for problem resolution in a variety of HR areas. Experience includes the use of automated systems to post Title 5 vacancy announcements, conduct qualifications, determine Veterans’ preference, and issue certificates of eligibility. Researching, interpreting, and applying recruitment and placement regulations, policies, and laws to provide advanced technical guidance on recruitment, staffing, pay setting, and associated personnel actions. Volunteer Experience: 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; religions; 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. Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary and performed in an office setting. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://://
This position serves as a Recruitment Operations Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Office of Human Capital Services (HCS), Office of Staff Operations (OSO). This is a remote Recruitment Operations Specialist position. The incumbent reports to the Recruitment Operations Supervisor and serves as a key team member of the OSO Global Hiring and Operations Strategy Team (GHOST).