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Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.va.gov .
You are encouraged to read th entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow instructions as outlined.
All required documents must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on the closing date of the announcement. (Tuesday, June 07, 2022)
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 630E-DS-664986
VACANCY ID: 664986
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This announcement is open to permanent federal service employees of the New York Harbor Healthcare System and/or VISN 3. (Note: Status eligibles may apply. See "Required Documents" section for details.)
LOCATION(S): There are three(3) vacancies within the New York Harbor Healthcare System. Selected applicants may be placed at the Brooklyn Campus or New York City Campus. Location will determined upon selection.
APPLICANT CHECKLIST: Please use this checklist to ensure compliance with all application requirements. Be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully.
_____ Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. (see Step 1)
_____ Resume (see Step 2 for the information you should include on your resume) or Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612).
_____ If you are faxing your documentation, the United States Application Cover Page must be used in order to link your documents with your on-line questionnaire. Failure to provide this cover page - or the use of a different cover page - will prohibit your documentation from being processed. (see Step 3)
_____ If a particular level of education/certification is required OR if you are asking us to qualify you based upon your education, you must submit a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. (see Step 3)
_____ Veterans must provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Note: More than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service. (see Step 3)
_____ Disabled veterans and other veterans eligible for 10-point preference must also submit an SF-15 (version December 2004) with required proof as stated on the form. (see Step 3)
05/16/2022 to 05/16/2023
$53,500 - $84,146 per year
GS 09 - 11
1 vacancy in the following location:
Full-time - Full Time
MAJOR DUTIES: The incumbent of this position serves as Specialist for the Human Resources Staffing Section providing advisory services on all Title 38 and Title 5 recruitment and placement actions requiring identification and analysis of management staffing problems and development of solutions considering the total personnel management view point. The incumbent will advise management on recruitment strategies, sources and specials programs that emphasize affirmative action in staffing positions. In addition, they will assist management in the development of recruitment forecasts, staffing plans and related initiative to recruit and retain a capable workforce. Make suggestions and offers advice concerning the best qualified candidate in keeping with VA staffing goals and programs. Assist management in the development of crediting plans to determine knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics necessary for the recruitment and placement of well-qualified candidates in internal or external competitive staffing actions. Set appropriate pay rates on all placement and appointment actions in accordance with OPM and VA rules and policies. agement, supervisors and employees concerning technical and procedural aspects of the program.
Review qualifications of applicants and refers best qualified to selecting officials. Assures that selections and subsequent personnel actions are made in accordance with OPM and VA policies and regulations and ensures that merit principles are adhered to. Perform all proper recruitment procedures for both excepted and competitive civil service appointments. Determines and verifies candidates qualification requirements on all employees. Assure all credentialing processes are completed and in place. Conduct placement follow-ups and probationary reviews, and recommends or initiates indicated actions. Conduct Exit Interviews and advises on the possibilities for employee retention. The incumbent will also serve as technical advisor to Professional Standards
REQUIREMENTS (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after appointment):
For the GS-9 grade level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-7 OR successfully completed two (2) year of progressively higher level graduate education OR a combination of specialized experience and education as described in the statement above.
For the GS-11 grade level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-9 OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR possess at least three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Business or related field OR a combination of specialized experience and education as described in the statement above.
Note: All qualifications must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. (Tuesday, June 07, 2022)
EDUCATION: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaidaccred/index.html
FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United Sates, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For a fact sheet explaining how Federal jobs are filled, click on http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/EI55.asp.
Priority Consideration: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90.0 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference, from the facility with the vacancy.
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605 (a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
EVALUATIONS: Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience and education are subject to verification by investigation. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience or education as proof to support your answers, or you may be required to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you will receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Please see specific instructions based on your eligibility.
Permanent NYHHS Employees:
Applicants from VISN 3:
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces:
People with Disabilities:
If you are currently a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who has received a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) separation notice or a Certificate of Expected Separation, or if you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to special priority selection under the Department of Veterans Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).
All of the government forms mentioned in the above statements can be downloaded from the following web address: www.opm.gov/forms or obtained at the Human Resources Management Office of the duty station.
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.
HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
Just by following three steps, you will submit a complete application package and receive consideration for this position. Be sure to follow the steps carefully and complete all three. Each step is described in detail below.
Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, June 07, 2022.
Complete and submit the Assessment Questionnaire. The questionnaire must be completed and submitted in order to receive consideration for this position.
PLEASE NOTE: We highly encourage you to complete the Assessment Questionnaire online as it is the most efficient way to process your responses. Using paper application forms may delay the processing of your application. If you are unable to complete the Assessment Questionnaire online, go to STEP 3 of this announcement and refer to the alternatives described under "Alternative Methods for Completing the Application Package"
You must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission and click on "SUBMIT" when it is complete. Your application is not transmitted to us until you submit it.
To complete your Assessment Questionnaire online, click the following link:
or enter https://ApplicationManager.gov You can save your work and come back later. To return to Application Manager at any time by simply going back to this web address.
The Assessment Questionnaire must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 07, 2022.
Social Security Number
Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we cannot process your application without it.
HR SPECIALIST (Recruitment and Placement)
Please enter your e-mail address in the space provided. If you do not provide an e-mail address you may not receive a notice of your results.
Are you a citizen of the United States?
Enter the lowest grade (09) you will accept for this position.
The location code(s) for this position is (are):
The assessment part of the questionnaire includes questions about your eligibility, minimum qualifications, and KSAs (knowledge, skills and abilities) related to this position.
ELIGIBILITY: The following section is used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy. Your application must provide acceptable proof of your status (such as a copy of an SF-50, DD-214, or statement from the VA certifying a 30% or more compensable disability). Failure to do this may result in your application not being considered further for this vacancy.
Area of Consideration - Please choose A (Yes) or B (No) in response to the following question.A- Yes.
1. I am a permanent federal service employee on Career or Career-Conditional appointment, or I have some other status for applying, such as eligibility for reinstatement, appointment through an interchange agreement, appointment under the Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA) or Veterans Employment Opportunity Act, appointment under Schedule A, or appointment as a 30% or more compensable disabled veteran.
Verification Statement - Please choose "A" or " B" in response to the following statement.
Your rating is subject to verification based on the resume, narratives and other relevant documents you submit, and through verification of references as appropriate. Deliberite attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. In addition, falsifying information on your application can result in your being barred from federal employment.A. I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
Time-in-Grade Restriction - Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. (If you have not held a GS grade at any time in the past 52 weeks, this question does not apply to you.) For this vacancy, applicants must have held grade GS-7 or higher for at least a year to be eligible for the GS-9 grade level of this position. The grade must have been held in the Federal service but may have been in any occupation.
3. Please select the response below that most accurately describes you:A. I have at least one year time-in-grade in a position at the GS-7 grade level or I am currently a GS-9 with less than one year time-in-grade.
If you selected A,B,C,D,E or F for your response, please provide the position's title, grade level, and dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) that you held this position. For example: 'Management Program Analyst, GS-343-9. Held this position from 10/01/06 to 10/01/07' OR 'Management Analyst, GS-343-11, 04-22-08 until present.'
If you selected G, please explain your response.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This section includes questions about the basic qualifications for each grade level of this vacancy.
4. Qualifications for GS-9: Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-09 Human Resources Specialist. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service which involved providing technical assistance and support in one or more human resources programs related to recruitment and placement;providing guidance to employees, supervisors, management and members of the public on a wide variety of issues involving Title 5 and Title 38 employment; experience in developing standard procedures for various aspects of recruitment as well as knowledge in applying authorities when processing personnel actions for appointments, promotions, etc...providing advisory services to managers and supervisors which require interpretation and application of regulations relevant to recruitment and placement. Demonstrate experience identifying and analyzing problems, finding alternative solutions to such problems, and applying solutions. Demonstrate effective communication (written and oral) at all organizational levels.
5. Qualifications for GS-11: Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-11 Human Resources Specialist. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select.A. I possess at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, which involved providing guidance to employees, supervisors, management and members of the public on a wide variety of issues involving Title 5 and Title 38 employment; experience in developing standard procedures for various aspects of recruitment as well as knowledge in applying authorities when processing personnel actions for appointments, promotions, etc...providing advisory services to managers and supervisors which require interpretation and application of regulations relevant to recruitment and placement. Demonstrate experience identifying and analyzing problems, finding alternative solutions to such problems, and applying solutions. Demonstrate effective communication (written and oral) at all organizational levels.
For each task below, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. If you are not applying online, please darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
6. Develops and recommends policies and procedures to implement.
7. Develops and implements recruitment programs for new and vacant Title 5, Title 38, and hybrid positions.
8. Researches and evaluates the need for nationwide advertising of occupations.
9. Stays informed of trends and needs and innovative recruiting techniques.
Provide a detailed description of your knowledge of recruitment and placement rules and policies.
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
10. Develops ideas, and identifies appropriate media and advertisements.
11. Performs internal placement duties.
12. Participates in the development of creative and cost effective sourcing strategies.
13. Works with other staff to develop effective recruitment strategies for the organization.
Provide a detailed description of your ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize.
14. Conducts job analyses on a wide variety of complex positions.
15. Conducts research, interview, observation, and use analytical techniques to gather, document, and analyze information.
16. Develop qualifications rating factors.
17. Determines appropriate rating and ranking selective factors.
Provide a detailed description of your ability to plan, organize and prioritize and manage projects.
Ability to provide guidance to management.
18. Provides technical guidance for supervisors.
19. Participates in and and/or conduct training programs for officials.
20. Discusses personnel needs with managers within the organization.
21. Conduct follow-up and quality assurance with VHA's managers, Human Resource staff and external applicants.
Provide a detailed description of your ability to provide guidance to management.
Ability to give advice on recruitment strategies.
22. Identifies sources of qualified applicants.
23. Recruits job applicants to fill existing organization positions.
24. Directs and facilitates effective advertisement for positions within the organizations.
Provide a detailed description of your ability to give advice on recruitment strategies and implement techniques.
Submit your choice of a Resume or an OF-612 - Optional Application for Federal Employment available at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of612.pdf . We must receive a complete resume or OF 612 in order to determine your qualifications for this position.
Your RESUME must include the following information:
Do not submit letters of recommendation, performance appraisals, position descriptions, examples of your work, etc. This additional information will not be forwarded to the hiring facility.
Submit other required application materials, as applicable.
- If you are using education to qualify, you must submit copies of college transcripts or a course listing that identifies for each course completed: the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade, and grade-point average received.
- If you are applying for Veterans Preference, you must submit evidence of eligibility, such as: DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), or Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference version dated December 2004), and the proof requested on the form. For Access to DD214 and military records click on this link - Military Information. To print a copy of the SF15 go to www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf .
Be sure to complete all THREE STEPS of the application process described above in order to submit a complete application package and receive consideration for this position.
ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION PACKAGETo Complete the Assessment Questionnaire manually, you will need a copy of the answer sheet, referred to as the Occupational Questionnaire - OPM Form 1203-FX which can be obtained electronically at
or by calling USAJOBS at 703-724-1850; follow the instructions given;
or by visiting the Human Resources Management Service of the VA Medical Center at the duty location.
You will also need a copy of the vacancy announcement to use as a guide in answering the questions. You must provide responses to all required questions. Some questions may request an additional written response to support your answer, such as "Please explain or provide additional information to support your response to the above question." When additional information is requested, please provide your answer(s) on a separate sheet of paper with the corresponding questionnaire number indicated, and type or print your answers legibly. You may omit any sections marked optional and be sure to double check your application before submission. NOTE: The Questionnaire answer sheet is six pages long -- all six pages MUST be submitted even when the number of questions does not exceed page 5. In this case, please complete the top of Page 6 with your social security number and the vacancy ID number.
You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume and any supporting documents by fax.
If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here - http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf . Be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. Place your documents in the following order: US Government Application Cover Page; Resume or OF 612 (Application for Employment); Other required application materials.
The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up. If you fax your documents using any other cover sheet, you may not receive consideration.
Mailed, e-mailed or hand delivered applications will not be accepted. If you are unable to upload your documents after completing the Occupational Questionnaire online, you may FAX your documents (resume, transcripts, etc.) as instructed above.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. The questionnaire is designed to capture the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.
If your application does not support your responses to the questionnaire, or if you are not able to provide verifying documentation, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
If you are eligible for veterans' preference, you will be given preference based on the documentation you submit. Please see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement for details.
This office will not contact you to discuss missing or illegible documents.
Once your qualifications have been evaluated, your application will be assigned a numeric score. Candidates will be ranked in score order with appropriate points added for veterans' preference.
An ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION LETTER will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. If you do not provide an e-mail address, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Normal processing time is 4 - 6 weeks. This office is responsible for initial evaluation ONLY. Facilities are responsible for contacting eligible applicants thereafter.
The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/3254102600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
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