Pacific Air Forces HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (RECRUITMENT & PLACEMENT) in Kadena Air Base Okinawa, Japan
Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to perform Personnel Program Management Specialist duties at the installation level with responsibility for planning, developing, and carrying out all aspects of the Security and Suitability Program to ensure that security clearance and suitability requirements for new hires and assigned employees are met. Responsibilities Provides recruitment and placement services to assigned installation-level organizations. Manages the Automated Suitability and Security Clearance Process. Provides recruitment and placement, and affirmative employment advisory services. Participates in special initiatives, studies and projects, and affirmative employment activities. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions, Human Resources Management Series, 0201. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of personnel security investigation and suitability determination laws, regulations, policies, processes, procedures and automated systems (e.g., DCPDS, e-QIP, JPAS, CVS, NP2 Portal, SWFT, etc.) along with analytical techniques to develop, implement, and improve processes and procedures to maximize program accuracy and efficiency. Knowledge is used to develop guidance, work methods, and standardized processes for completing program operations and administrative support functions; and to advise managers, HR specialists, employees and selectees on complex security and suitability situations impacting recruitment and placement actions. OR EDUCATION: Successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit copies of your college transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit copies of transcripts. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of personnel security investigation and suitability determination laws, regulations, policies, processes, procedures, and automated systems Knowledge of fundamental Federal HR affirmative employment, recruitment, and placement principles, policies, practices, methods, and analytical techniques. Knowledge of HR processes sufficient to relate recruitment and placement issues. Skill in applying basic principles, provisions, laws, regulations, practices and techniques of staffing and recruitment. Skill in gathering facts and using effective, analytical, and evaluative methods to accurately assess information. Ability to communicate with others, both orally and in writing, sufficient to formulate and present arguments and make advisory opinions. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Additional Information Important Overseas Information: Applicants interested in applying for overseas locations please click here to review important information regarding the exceptional family member program. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11140420 If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.