A. Client Services (50%) – Applies principles, practices and techniques of recruitment, examination, selection, and/or placement. Conducts job analyses, develops assessment tools, prepares vacancy announcements and ranks applicants or employees by analysis of experience, training, and quality factors in accordance with merit promotion plan, excepted service examining plan, and/or delegated examining guidelines. Assures most effective selection, placement and utilization of qualified employees, analyzing qualifications, referring candidates to program officials, and conducting necessary investigations to effect selection. Develops recruitment strategy for hard-to-fill positions and succession planning. Position Classification: Analyzes, evaluates, and classifies positions up to GS-15 for a number of dissimilar occupational groups, including professional positions. Applies new standards as they are issued. Conducts position management reviews to determine whether position allocations are efficient, effective and properly classified. Conducts desk audits. Initiates changes in employee assignments, position descriptions, pay category, schedule, title, code, grade or pay level where necessary. Provides advice and assistance to program officials on operating classification matters pertinent to new or revised organizational structures (reorganization, functional changes). Provides clarification of problems that arise during audits/reviews of individuals and groups of positions. Offers alternative courses of action to assist management in achieving its goal. Assists in the solution of problems concerning morale, turnover, working conditions, low production, review channels, job dilution or expansion, etc. Assures maintenance of position and personnel records and official personnel folders. Processes personnel actions, insuring that each action meets the statutory, regulatory, and procedural requirements of OPM, DHHS, PHS and IHS. Assures that actions upon which employee pay and benefits are based are processed correctly and expeditiously. Ensures the compilation and timely submission of periodic and special personnel reports required by OPM, HHS, PHS, IHS, and the California Area. Responsible for insuring the confidentiality of employee personnel records and releasing such information only in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy/ Freedom of Information guidelines.
B. Workforce Relations (35%) – provides advice and guidance to management officials, supervisors, and employees on problems in the areas of employee conduct, discipline, grievances, appeals, morale, debt collection, employee performance and employee rights. Prepares proposals and decisions for management. Prepares case material for hearings before the Merit System Protection Board as required. Conducts and administers the benefits program to include retirement, health, life, TSP, OWCP, leave administration, etc. Initiates background investigations and performs suitability determinations. Serves as the Personnel Security Representative for the CAIHS.
C. Supervision (15%) – as a working supervisor, oversees the activities of 4 HR specialist staff in the division and performs all traditional supervisory duties and responsibilities. Also provides technical direction to HR Staff in the Alaska Area.
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Performed comprehensive supervisory and administrative leadership overseeing HR operations; experience with position management and a classification program, recruitment and placement operations and consultant services, labor relations, management employee relations, employee training, and administrative programs involving pay and benefits, allowance, awards, job information services, mail management, and other administrative functions; Served as a link between management and employees by handling HR questions, interpreting HR policies and regulations, designing/leading HR projects or studies; and advising senior management of recommended solutions. Participates in developing long range plans, evaluates program operations, and plans projects to accomplish the goals and objectives of the various functional areas.
Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
There are no education requirements.
THIS POSITION IS BEING RE-ADVERTISED TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS. APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED PREVIOUSLY NEED NOT REAPPLY UNLESS SUBMITTING UPDATED AND/OR MISSING INFORMATION.
POSITION ELIGIBLE FOR REMOTE. SALARY RANGE WILL BE AT THE INCUMBENT’S LOCATION.
This position is eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy. https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/asa/ohr/hr-library/990-1/index.html.
Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required.
A 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.
Eligibility 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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your responses to the assessment questions.
You will be further evaluated/rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions to determine your competency in the following.
- Manages Human Resources
- Strategic Thinking
- Technical Credibility
You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaires. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration.
The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance. CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a “well qualified” rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Workforce Restructuring Career Transition website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. CTAP/ICTAP documentation requirements are listed in the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.
Click here to view vacancy questions: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12038851. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, 10/23/2023, to be considered.
Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
Required as applicable for the purposes of specific eligibility and appointment claim(s), and position requirements:
Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: https://www.bia.gov/sites/default/files/dup/assets/public/raca/online_forms/pdf/1076-0160_INDIAN-PREF_Expires-10.31.24_508.pdf. When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans preference the rules regarding Veterans preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.
Veterans Preference: If claiming Veteran’s Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form (Member 4 copy). To claim 10-Point Veterans Preference, submit a SF-15 Application (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veterans Preference visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.
Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF-50 or if Reinstatement eligible include your Career SF-50.
Noncompetitive eligibles: Submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 10/23/2023
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents above.
- Click ‘Apply’ to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
- Follow the prompts to upload your resume and/or supporting documents.
- Read all Eligibility questions and respond accordingly.
- Complete the assessment questions.
- Verify all required documentation is included in your application package.
The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Angela Peshlakai, CALAOHR_SUPPORT@IHS.GOV, and/or (916) 930-3981.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option=faq.
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.
If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.
HHS has a critical preparedness and response mission: HHS protects the American people from health threats, researches emerging diseases, and mobilizes public health programs with domestic and international partners. In support of this mission, HHS offers its employees the opportunity to volunteer to become Federal Civilian Detailees and contribute their unique skills through voluntary temporary assignments to humanitarian emergencies or Departmental priorities countering new and emerging health, safety, and security threats.
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