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Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement)

Offices, Boards and Divisions Washington, DC
  • Expired: November 11, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement)
Department of Justice
Offices, Boards and Divisions
Civil Division

  • ##### Open & closing dates
11/20/2019 to 12/02/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 11 - 13
  • ##### Salary
$69,581 to $128,920 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
3 vacancies in the following location:

  • Washington, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
  • Duties

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The Civil Division is seeking 3 well qualified Human Resources
Specialists to provide recruitment and staffing services to assigned
Branches, Staff, and Offices of the Division. The incumbent also
participates in other areas of personnel operations.
Learn more about this agency
  • Provides advice and support to the Division managers and
supervisors in all areas of recruitment and staffing.
  • Assumes responsibility for specialized recruitment programs,
e.g. outreach efforts to attract quality applicants for
  • Recruits applicants for employment from the private sector and
other Federal agencies for competitive and excepted service.
  • Ensures compliance with merit staffing plans for employees in
and outside the bargaining unit and with OPM and the Divisions
regulations and policies.
  • Provides primary recruitment and staffing services for positions
in assigned components of the Division through the GS-15 level.
  • Prepares vacancy announcements.
  • Prepares personnel actions, such as appointments, promotions,
reassignments, etc.
  • Participates in management meetings to discuss organizational
changes, turnover, changes in skills requirements, position
allocation/authorizations, and other issues impacting
recruitment programs.
  • Responds to inquiries on health benefits, life insurance and
leave accrual.
  • Maintains current data on separations and accessions through the
use of automated accessions/departure database.
  • Interprets and evaluate questionable or discrepant information
and synthesizes intricate information to arrive at legally
supportable conclusions.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year probationary period
**To qualify for the GS-0201-11 Human Resources Specialist, you must
have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent
to at least the GS-09 level in the federal service which**
****involves providing recruitment and staffing advice to managers,
prepari**ng correspondence for salary justifications, maintaining,
statistical data on accessions, and posting a variety of positions
in the excepted and/or competitive service, or 3 full years of
progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a
degree or LL.M., if related. Equivalent combination of education and
experience are qualifying at the GS-11 level.**
**To qualify for the GS-0201-12 Human Resources Specialist, you must
have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent
to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service which**
**involves applying HR staffing and recruitment principles,
concepts, laws, regulations, techniques and guidelines sufficient to
support the Division's recruitment and placement program; advising
managers and supervisors on policies and procedures for recruitment
and staffing, job analysis, vacancy announcements and analyzing
qualifications of applicants etc.**
**To qualify for the GS-0201-13 Human Resources Specialist, you must
have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent
to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service** **which
demonstrates your ability to analyze applicant qualifications and
determine eligibility for positions in the excepted and competitive
services; provide primary recruitment and staffing service for
positions through the GS-15 level; advise managers on meeting
staffing needs based on anticipated or occurring changes; and
respond to inquiries from internal and external parties regarding
personnel management programs and activities.**
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade
  • You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing
date of this announcement.
  • YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online
questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do
so may result in an ineligible rating.
  • Current or former federal employees are required to submit a
legible copy of your last SF-50 showing title, series, grade and
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college
or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation
status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used
to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the
foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited
educational institution in the United States. It is your
responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof
of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency
with your application materials. More information may be found at
All documentation must be in English or include an English
Additional information
Career Transition Assistance Programs:\guides/career\transition.asp.
DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must
provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities
where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for
any part of the application and hiring process should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from
persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its
affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to
ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be
hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ
also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their
resumes to, and reference "Federal Career
Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after
December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with
the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so
under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at:
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine
whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.
If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and
supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the
online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is
supported by your application materials, your responses may be
adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be
referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following
competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
  • Recruitment and Placement
  • Attention to Detail
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Customer Service.
Please Note: The Selecting Official may select additional candidates
if more positions become available within 90 days after the HR
office issues the selection certificate.
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Required
Drug test required

Offices, Boards and Divisions


Washington, DC
20044 USA