Human Resources Specialist

US Peace Corps


Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: Washington, DC
Salary: $64,012 - $94,003 / year
Contract type: Full time
US Peace Corps

Duties



The Human Resources Specialist performs the following major duties:



  • Internship Program Management - Develops and implements strategies to create consistency and standardization in the Peace Corps internship program. Participates in projects to meet OHR and agency goals related to the internship program. Responsible for project design and management and presents findings to improve program operations.

  • Special Programs Support & Liaison - Provides assistance and support to conduct studies and projects related to various programs managed by OSP. Serves as a liaison between OHR and various internal and external parties on assigned projects and initiatives. Coordinates administrative and logistical support for assigned activities.





Requirements


Conditions of Employment




  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

  • The work arrangement and salary of this position will be negotiated upon selection. (i.e., telework, remote, and or location).

  • Applicants must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.

  • All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

  • A one year trial period is required.

  • This is not a bargaining unit position.

  • Security Designation: T2 Moderate Risk


Peace Corps Information

  • This is a Federal civilian job in the Excepted Service. Peace Corps employees are paid on the Foreign Personnel (FP) pay scale.

  • Initial appointment of employment cannot exceed five years.



  • All new employees are required to certify and submit a state of understanding acknowledging adherence to the Peace Corps condition of employment prior to day 1 of employment with the Peace Corps

  • Additional hiring needs may be filled through this vacancy.

  • The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

  • The Peace Corps is a drug-free workplace and promotes a drug-free environment.

  • The Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds. The Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

The Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling
202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



Qualifications



Specialized Experience:


You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 11/29/2022 (the closing date of the announcement). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.

This vacancy is being announced at one (1) grade level:

FP-05

Qualifying experience for the FP-05 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-07 or GS-07 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Providing assistance and advice on processes, timelines, issues and policy matters related to a federal intern or federal hiring program; Explaining, analyzing, and resolving recurring problems, and performing a range of technical, and administrative work in support of a federal intern or other federal hiring program; Identifying, determining, and monitoring resources required for project execution; Providing assistance and support to conduct studies and projects related to various human resources programs.

or

A Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or L.L.B. or J.D., if related.


Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/


All qualification requirements must be met by 11/29/2022 (the closing date of this announcement). Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Please note: Peace Corps employees are employed using the Foreign Personnel (FP) pay scale. The FP pay plan does not follow the same structure as the GS pay plan. In the FP pay plan, as the grade-level numbers decrease the level/pay for the position increases (e.g., the FP-09 is the lowest entry-level pay and the FP-01 is the highest senior-level pay).





Education


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.




Additional information




Intelligence Background Information

Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases.

Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed Intelligence Background Questionnaire, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions.

If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person-not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person- and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If you or an immediate family member have been employed by or associated with the NSA, you or your family member must contact the NSA Prepublication Review Office at 443-634-4095.









  • Benefits



    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.








How You Will Be Evaluated



You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.



Your application will be evaluated based on your resume, attached supporting documentation, and your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. Your materials will be evaluated to validate your possession of any required knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies. The following competencies will be evaluated in the self-assessment questionnaire:



  • Personnel and Human Resources

  • Problem Solving

  • Project Management

  • Quality Management





Please note that a complete application is required for consideration, including any documentation that is being used for qualifications. A Human Resources Specialist will review your resume and supporting documentation, which must support the answers you provided. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for disqualification



National service refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national service programs such as the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, as well as other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, community, student).





  • Benefits



    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.




  • Required Documents



    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.


    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, including:



    • a detailed resume,

    • a completed electronic self-assessment questionnaire,

    • an SF-50 (for current and former Federal employees, including internal employees), and

    • the submission of any other required documents.

    All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 11/29/2022 (the closing date of this announcement).

    • Resume: Include relevant work experience including job title, duties and accomplishments, employer name and address, supervisor name and phone number, start and end dates, hours per week and salary. If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series, and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).

    • Veterans Documents: If you are using your 30% or more disability rating to be considered, you must attach all required documentation, including a DD-214 reflecting the type of discharge, the SF-15, and a VA Letter. Proof of a service-connected disability is required at the time of application. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please review the OPM Vet Guide.

    • Qualifications Based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience: If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or an appropriate course listing with a diploma. Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at this website.


    Note: All applicants (including internal) are required to submit the applicable documents listed above as verification of eligibility. If you fail to provide the information requested, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for these positions.


  • How to Apply




    1. Click "Apply Online" to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.
    2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload the required documents.
    3. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button to submit your application.
    4. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 10/15/2021 to receive consideration.
    5. Check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account..




    Agency contact information


    Peace Corps Jobs




    Email

    [email protected]




    Address



    Office of Human Resources


    1275 First St. NE


    Washington, DC 20526


    US




    Next steps



    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.

    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and by going to the "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". For a more detailed update of your application status, you may go to "more information" under the individual vacancy.

    USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

    If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration.




  • Fair and Transparent



    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.



    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

    • Reasonable accommodation policy

    • Financial suitability

    • Selective Service

    • New employee probationary period

    • Signature and false statements

    • Privacy Act

    • Social security number request






Required Documents



To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, including:



  • a detailed resume,

  • a completed electronic self-assessment questionnaire,

  • an SF-50 (for current and former Federal employees, including internal employees), and

  • the submission of any other required documents.

All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 11/29/2022 (the closing date of this announcement).

  • Resume: Include relevant work experience including job title, duties and accomplishments, employer name and address, supervisor name and phone number, start and end dates, hours per week and salary. If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series, and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).

  • Veterans Documents: If you are using your 30% or more disability rating to be considered, you must attach all required documentation, including a DD-214 reflecting the type of discharge, the SF-15, and a VA Letter. Proof of a service-connected disability is required at the time of application. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please review the OPM Vet Guide.

  • Qualifications Based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience: If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or an appropriate course listing with a diploma. Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at this website.


Note: All applicants (including internal) are required to submit the applicable documents listed above as verification of eligibility. If you fail to provide the information requested, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for these positions







Help

This job is open to






  • Individuals with disabilities






  • The public


    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.






  • Veterans






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United States Citizens Veterans

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