Supervisory HR Specialist (Benefits and Reasonable Accommodations)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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1 vacancy in the following location:
Perry Point, MD
Yes as determined by agency policy
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has adopted the HR
Modernization and Shared Services implementation, which is a new
model of organizing and consolidating essential Human Resource (HR)
functions and services at the Network level. This improvement to HR
service delivery will best support the needs of the Veterans
Integrated Services Network (VISN)'s diverse workforce and the
expectations of management.
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As a Supervisory HR Specialist you will provide guidance within the
effectiveness of the daily operations of HRMS. Ensures HR compliance
with OPM, VA and VAMC policies and regulations. Provide expert
comprehensive knowledge of human resources policy requirements.
Provides expert training, advice and guidance to HR Specialist and
HR Assistants on a regular basis in the areas of process
improvement, regulatory compliance and customer service standards.
Ensures compliance and customer service standards and reviews
business processes within HRMS
Expert comprehensive knowledge of human resources policies.
Experience and knowledge of the total spectrum of HR sub-specialties
in resolving major conflicts in policy and program objectives.
Provides expert decision-making advice and policy development to
support difficult assignments.
Resolves problems in existing personnel systems and programs
requiring innovative solutions.
Enhances the customer experience while supporting VA mission.
Plans and schedules the work of the team and provides technical
oversight over one or more HR Specialties (Benefits and Reasonable
Work Schedule: To be determined
**Position Description/PD\#: Supervisory HR Specialist (Benefits and
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Time in grade requirement must be met
- You must be eligible for ICTAP/CTAP
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 11/27/2019.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: 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 by the closing date of
this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52
weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but
must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your
time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application
materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the
past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year
time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance,
you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates
Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal
employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees
applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)
You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
- Specialized Experience: You must have one year of
grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation
in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would
- Analyzes problems to identify significant factors, gather
- Plans and organizes work; and
- Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
- Empowers people by sharing power and authority; develops lower
throughout the organization; shares rewards for achievement with
employees; ensures that staff are appropriately selected,
utilized, appraised, and developed, and that they are treated in
a fair and equitable manner.
- Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource
strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations
or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors
progress and evaluates outcomes
- Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who
produces, including the general public, individuals who work in
the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the
Government) to assess their needs, provides information or
assistance, resolves their problems, or satisfies their
expectations; and committed to providing quality products and
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
- Employee Benefits
- Human Resources Management
- Veteran and Customer Focus
- Workforce Planning
work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,
AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: *A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of
work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of
time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to
receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature
of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number
of hours a week spent in such employment.*
Physical Requirements: The work is usually sedentary and is
accomplished in an office environment. Some walking and standing may
occur in the course of a normal workday.
Work Environment: The work is normally performed in an office
environment'; involving everyday risks or discomforts, which require
normal safety precautions.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit
the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain
talented individuals in public service, increase worker
productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during
emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework
eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:
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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal
employee's credit for their job-related 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. Such
credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date
and is not guaranteed.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible
displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection
priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To
be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of
the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your
most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty
location) and be found we...