As a Human Resources Assistant your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
- Processes a wide range of human resources transactions related to recruitment and placement, classification, employee relations, human resource development, and/or incentive awards. These duties require a technical understanding and knowledge of numerous human resources guidelines, directives, procedures, policies, and precedent situations, which involve analyzing the interrelationships and impact that various personnel actions, in different functional areas, may have on technician personnel.
- Provides technical assistance in executing the employee relations program. Provides specific advice and guidance to supervisors, managers and employees on a variety of employee relations matters, to include resolving minor employee problems. Conducts fact-finding investigations, researches pertinent guidance to assist in problem resolution, and responds to inquiries regarding requirements of proposed actions. Advises on noncontroversial issues, such as regulatory and procedural authorities relating to performance and performance-ratings, disciplinary problems, employee dissatisfaction, indebtedness, work habits, unexcused absences, and provides guidance on alternatives and possible solutions. Explains provisions of employee benefits and services programs, to employees and supervisors on matters relating to Workers Compensation such as determination reassignments and light duty. Coordinates with Department of Labor as necessary.
- Provides technical assistance in the area of recruitment and placement.
- Assists classification specialist by performing job audits and making classification determinations on a variety of clerical, and technical occupations (GS-07 and below) and Wage Grade occupations where standards clearly apply.
- Provides assistance to the Human Resources Development Specialist.
- Serves as Executive Secretary for the employee recognition awards program. Reviews justifications for adequacy and conformance to established regulations and policies. Provides guidance on required criteria. Explains options to employees when they are dissatisfied with performance ratings. Prepares correspondence relating to the awards program, and ensures all administrative details are complete. Arranges for awards ceremonies.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this Human Resources Assistant position at the GS-07 grade level, you must have at least 12 months of:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
- administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidates ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.
- experience in the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws AND experience that provided a working knowledge of administrative functions AND experience performing personnel transactions AND experience working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control.
- Practical knowledge of a wide range of recruitment and placement regulations, policies and procedures including the local merit placement plan, and an understanding of numerous GS and WG occupational qualification requirements to develop vacancy announcements and to analyze and evaluate individuals basic eligibility for a variety of clerical, and lower graded technical, administrative, wage positions.
- Practical knowledge of position classification rules, regulations, and procedures to provide classification assistance on a variety of clerical, technical, and wage positions, which have standard career patterns, using standards that clearly apply or that are used for cross-series comparison.
- Practical knowledge of employee relations principles and practices and counseling techniques required to perform recurring types of technical work which contribute to morale, motivation or discipline of employees (to include the incentive awards program), and to resolve minor conflicts or problems with employees, supervisors, union officials.
- Practical knowledge of employee development principles to present established course materials such as those covering administrative-related matters, to recommend changes in course curricula, updating course materials.
- Practical knowledge of regulations covering Federal employee benefits.
- Skill in the use of an automated personnel system.
Educational Requirements and/or Substitution of Education for Experience: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. Submission of transcript is required to claim substitution.
Must participate in Direct Deposit
A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position.
ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee works in an adequately lighted and ventilated office environment. Observes normal safety precautions.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work is performed primarily while sitting. Movement is required to obtain records from files or to visit operating offices. No special physical demands are involved.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.