Friday, May 17, 2013

Lead Human Resources Specialist (Class/R&P) Jobs

Job Title:Lead Human Resources Specialist (Class/R&P)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Miscellaneous Field Operating Agencies

Job Announcement Number:FEFK13574801893685
    $60,274.00 to $78,355.00 / Per Year
    Friday, May 17, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013
    Full Time - Permanent
    1 vacancy in the following location:
Pyong Taek South Korea
    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion Eligibles)

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the position: 

This position is located at USAG-Humphreys that is located in Pyongtaek metropolitan areas in the Republic of Korea. USAG-Humphreys is an hour and a half drive south of Seoul, 40 minutes south of Osan Air Base, and 15 minutes from the city of Pyongtaek. Humphreys is not far from night life, restaurants, and shopping. The Humphreys Exchange and Commissary, Food Court and Restaurants offer typical American amenities. Many US employees generally chose to live in town right outside the gate, in the City of Pyongtaek, or in the area surrounding Osan Air Base. School age dependents attend either the DODDS American Elementary/Middle School at Humphreys or the DODDS American High School at Osan Air Base. The Humphreys High School is scheduled to open in time for the 2013-2014 School.

The Civilian Human Resources Agency, Far East Region, provides comprehensive human resources services, advice, and support to installations and activities in the Republic of Korea and Japan. The Far East Region is one of seven Army regions worldwide that is dedicated to the expedient acquisition, training, and retention of a competent and skilled workforce for the ultimate support of the Soldier. South Korea and Japan are vibrant countries, with a rich culture and beautiful landscapes. The "Land of the Morning Calm" and "The Land of the Rising Sun" are a wonderful place to live, work, and serve in the "Army Civilian Corps."

CHRA Far East Region, Area III CPAC

Working in Korea offers an opportunity to work closely with Korean National employees and experience the culture first hand. For additional information, visit Life in Korea Information and USAG Humphreys

Who May Apply:

Applicants World-wide in the categories listed below are eligible to apply for this position:

    Current civilian Army employees with competitive status
    DoD Transfer
    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

Applicants in the local commuting area in the categories listed below are also eligible to apply for this position:

    Military Spouse Preference for Overseas Employment
    Family Member Preference for Overseas Employment
    Family Member Preference for Overseas Employment on Leave Without Pay (LWOP)
    Executive Order 13473 for Certain Military Spouses
    Excepted Service Family Member for Overseas Employment
    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)


    Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230:
    PCS costs authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regs
    The initial length of this overseas tour is 36 months
    Please see "Other Requirements" below for additional position requirements


You will serve as a Lead Human  Resources Specialist , you will plan and direct a team of HR personnel by providing administrative and technical guidance.   You will review administrative and technical procedures to assure maximum efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of team operations.   Identify, distribute, and balance workload and tasks among team members in accordance with established priorities and team members' skill levels.  Monitor the status and progress of work, ensuring deadlines and regulatory guidance are adhered to. Serve as a coach to team members, providing advice and assistance to team members on work methods, practices, and procedures.   Provide comprehensive HR management advisory and technical services on substantive organizational functions and work practices to serviced organizations.  Identify, evaluate, and recommend to management appropriate HR solutions.   Advise management on recruitment strategies, sources, special programs, recruitment, relocation, and retention incentive programs.   Conduct job analyses with subject matter experts to determine position requirements, develop assessment tools to evaluate candidates' qualifications, and analyze candidates' application documents to determine well-qualified candidates for position vacancies.   Manage and maintainfull visibility over all RPAs from cradle to grave, and will provide advice/assistance in all stages of the recruitment process.  Provide position management and classification support to serviced organizations, evaluating their position management and make recommendations for reorganizations/restructuring as necessary.  Determine the correct classification of positions by analyzing data on job content and comparing it to the applicable classification standards.   Provide technical advice and assistance to managers in exercising their delegated classification authority and provide advisory classification opinions. Explain regulations, procedures, and determinations to inquiring management officials, applicants, employees, and supervisors.   Orient new employees on civil service and agency personnel regulations, policies, and benefits and counsel individuals regarding their specific HR needs.   Develop a variety of materials to foster understanding and acceptance of HR findings and recommendations and provide outstanding customer service.


General Schedule

Specialized experience: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11).  Specialized experience is defined as:  executing the full range of recruitment actions; conducting job analyses to determine position requirements; developing assessment tools to evaluate applicant qualifications; analyzing applications to determine applicant qualifications for vacancies; classifying positions for assigned organizations; providing advisory services to managers for substantive HR-related issues; and providing the full range of HR customer service to employees, applicants, and managers.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (Knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  *Recruitment and Placement 

  *Position Management and Classification

  *HR Management Advisory Services

  *Customer Service

  *Team Leader

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.

Time in Grade Restrictions: Must have 52 weeks of Federal Service at the second lower grade (GS-11 or equivalent).

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.   For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at – http://www.opm/gov/qualifications and  

Foreign Education:   Education that has been completed in a foreign college or university may be used to meet the job requirements.   In order to receive credit in the examination for your foreign education, you must have your foreign education evaluated by a private organization that specializes interpretation of foreign education credentials.  Such education must be declared the equivalent of similar undergraduate or graduate work in ta U.S. institution.

Other Requirements:

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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Personnel security investigation may be required.

You may claim Military Spouse Preference.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference through supporting documents submitted along with the application package.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at 


The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

For more information on benefits and entitlements please visit:


    Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at
    In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)
    Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19 at .
    U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.
    Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.
    On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.
    In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.
    Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.

    Selectees initially recruited from the United States will receive certain foreign area benefits, such as Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or Government Quarters, home leave, etc.  Selectees recruited from outside the United States will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire.

    This is Career Program #10.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
2. Your responses to the questionnaire.
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 31, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID893685.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.

1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from

2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").

4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army 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 servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


The following documents are required:

·         Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

·         If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.

·         You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

·         If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Agency Information:
DA FER USAG Humphreys Area III
314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at


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