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Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement)

Company: US Department of Health And Human Services
Location: Shiprock
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Duties

  • Provides assistance to managers and applicants by providing information regarding the agency Merit Promotion program (MPP) and Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
  • Provides guideline interpretation and assistance and determines the degree of compliance with regulations and other employment program requirements.
  • Provides external placement and recruitment duties for Navajo Region IHS making use of multiple recruiting strategies including special appointment authorities.
  • Participates with higher-graded specialist in recruitment and staffing functions, including preparing vacancy announcements, determining qualifications of applicants, developing certificates, conducting reference checks, ensuring required clearances are obtained, making employment offers, determining pay, and processing personnel actions.
  • Processes a limited range of personnel/pay actions.
    This position is being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion/Excepted Services procedures for the GS-09/11 grade levels.
    Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-22-NJ-11633341-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements.

    Requirements
    Conditions of Employment

    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
    Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.

    Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

    COVID-19 vaccination is required for all selectees prior to entrance on duty.

    Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit .

    You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.

    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.

    Qualifications

    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.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    GS-05: Four (4) year course study leading to a bachelor's degree; OR, three (3) years general experience with one (1) year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level.

    GS-07: One (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level; OR, one (1) full year of graduate level education or a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement.
    Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Receives requests for personnel actions from management to process, track, and make final appointments by utilizing HR employment systems, before and after the hiring process. Prepares vacancy announcements in entirety, including all mandatory information and instructions. Assists applicants or employees with online or automated application or other HR systems including troubleshooting those systems. Assures the accuracy and proper contents of a staffing folder.

    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).

    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    Education

    This position you may qualify based on education. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

    Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: .

    If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit .

    Additional information

    Per IHS policy () and , IHS selectees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entry on duty or have IHS approve a medical or religious exemption. If an exemption is approved then wearing a face mask is required. Regular testing for COVID-19 will be required for staff located in federally operated hospitals, health centers, and clinics. Your Human Resources Specialist will provide a list of documents acceptable as vaccination proof and instructions for submitting a request for a legally required exception, if needed.

    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.

    This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: .

    This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

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    • 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. .

      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.

      Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.

      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.

      • Interpersonal Skills
      • Oral Communication
      • Planning and Evaluating
      • Technical Competence

        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: . CTAP/ICTAP documentation requirements are listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
        • Veterans, i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled) -
        • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) -
        • Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) -
        • Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled - Click here to view vacancy questions: . All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, 09/13/2022, to be considered.


          • 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. .

            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.
          • 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.

            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: . 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 () along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veterans Preference visit: .
            Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: .
            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.
            Transcripts: You are encouraged to submit copies of transcripts (official or unofficial) although not required at the time of application. You must list your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Official transcripts will be required after tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer.
            Superior Academic Achievement:
            If claiming eligibility for Superior Academic Achievement, candidates must provide copies of transcripts (official or unofficial) must be included at the time of initial application. If unable to obtain transcripts, candidates must provide sufficient evidence to validate courses completed and credit hours earned. Eligibility is based on one of the following:
          • Class standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision and based on completed courses.
          • Grade-point average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a G.P.A. of: a.) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (''B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or b.) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
          • Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society - Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed here Association of College Honor Societies. Official transcripts may be required after tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer. You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 09/13/2022

            If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

            Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

            Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
          • To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
          • 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 (Navajo Area IHS Human Resources, NAVAO-JOBS@ihs.gov, and/or .) 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: .

            Agency contact information
            Navajo Area IHS Human Resources

            Email



            Address

            Navajo Area Indian Health Service
            PO Box 9020
            Window Rock, AZ 86515
            US


            Next steps

            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.

            - - - Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer - - -
          • 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

              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: . 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 () along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veterans Preference visit: .
              Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: .
              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.
              Transcripts: You are encouraged to submit copies of transcripts (official or unofficial) although not required at the time of application. You must list your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Official transcripts will be required after tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer.
              Superior Academic Achievement:
              If claiming eligibility for Superior Academic Achievement, candidates must provide copies of transcripts (official or unofficial) must be included at the time of initial application. If unable to obtain transcripts, candidates must provide sufficient evidence to validate courses completed and credit hours earned. Eligibility is based on one of the following:
            • Class standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision and based on completed courses.
            • Grade-point average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a G.P.A. of: a.) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (''B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or b.) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
            • Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society - Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed here Association of College Honor Societies. Official transcripts may be required after tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer. You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 09/13/2022

              If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

              Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

              Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Keywords: US Department of Health And Human Services, Rio Rancho , Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement), Human Resources , Shiprock, New Mexico

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