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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with the concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of human resources management (HRM) and a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods sufficient to serve in an authoritative role, providing advice, developing policy, and/or developing interventions on complex service-wide issues (e.g., redesign of HR processes).
1 Which is true about your experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience as described above.
  • I have less than one year of full-time specialized experience as described above.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS (IF APPLICABLE): Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I am not a current federal civilian employee and meet the TIG exclusions contained in 5 CFR 300.603 (b).
  • I am a VEOA eligible applicant and am not currently employed as a federal civilian employee.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 From the following responses, please select the statement that most accurately reflects your experience with HR laws and regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • I have specific experience at or equivalent to a headquarters level drafting agency, department, bureau, or a company's policy concerning two or more HR functional areas such as recruitment, placement, examination, assessment, benefits, labor relations, employee relations, employee development, or HR technology.
  • I have operational experience applying regulations or executive orders in resolving issues concerning recruitment, placement, examination, assessment, benefits, labor relations, employee relations, employee development, or HR technology.
  • I have experience in conducting research of laws, rules, and/or regulations and applying them as appropriate to a recruitment, placement, examination, assessment, benefits, labor relations, employee relations, employee development, or HR technology program or project.
  • None of the above.
4 Please select the statement that best reflects your level of experience as an HR Professional: Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a technical expert, provided expert testimony in third party litigations (e.g., EEOC Cases, Civil Court, and/or Arbitrations), supported contract negotiations, and/or have led nationwide design, development, and/or implementation efforts that were broad in scope.
  • Served as a program manager, authored policies and/or procedures, provided overall guidance and direction, and reviewed and/or evaluated results. This would be specific to managing a major HR program from and/or on behalf of a headquarters function.
  • Served as a team member, applied regulations or executive orders in designing an automated process. This may include experience in reengineering, developing an automated assessment/examining process, and/or transitioning a paper or manual process to an automated format.
  • I have applied regulations or executive orders in resolving issues concerning the recruitment, examination, assessment, selection, benefits, labor relations, or other HR processes.
  • None of the above.
5 From the following responses, please select the statement that most accurately reflects your experience with HR technologies, systems and/or processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I developed and implemented one or more HR systems and/or processes utilized by my division or business unit and trained individuals on its use.
  • I developed and implemented one or more HR systems and/or processes for use within my immediate office.
  • I assisted in the development or deployment of a new HR system.
  • I used one or more HR systems in the performance of my work.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select the statement that most accurately reflects your background in HR automation: Answer to this question is required
  • I managed and/or led the development strategies for implementation of two or more HR automation systems. I participated in decision-making and policy development and performed troubleshooting and problem solving for these systems.
  • I have experience using two or more HR systems. I provided direction and advice on using these systems. I performed troubleshooting and problem solving in these systems and trained others in their use.
  • I have experience using any HR systems and/or have used other HR automated systems to facilitate an HR process.
  • I have served in an Information Technology role and have been involved in programming, and/or facilitating the programming (through contracted support), of an HR system.
  • None of the above.
This position will be responsible for managing and leading programs and assignments directly or indirectly related to the use of an automated applicant management system. Knowledge of HR systems will be considered in the selection process.
7 Which of the following statements is true about your experience and/or training with an automated applicant management system? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert with one or more automated applicant management systems used by an organization.
  • I have experience using an automated applicant management system in performing my day to day program responsibilities.
  • None of the above.
Incumbents will lead specific technology projects and initiatives, and are often called upon to develop and deliver briefings, formal reports, and to participate and/or lead negotiations. Experience which demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, is critical to this position.
8 From the following responses, please select the statement(s) that most accurately reflect your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have influenced decisions that resulted in policy and/or established processes for new or existing HR systems.
  • I have authored an analysis that clearly considered and documented the impact on other HR programs and systems within the organization.
  • I have led or provided direct support to management in negotiating the implementation of new HR products or services/initiatives.
  • I have performed as an instructor (formal or on-the-job) for one or more HR related courses.
  • I have served in a “project management” role in implementing one or more automated initiatives (HR or other).
  • I have led or facilitated the development and automation of an HR product, tool or process used to deliver products or services.
  • I have experience evaluating/measuring the overall impact and return on investment achieved through the implementation of automation.
  • None of the above.
9 From the following responses, please select the statement that most accurately reflects your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I prepared reports and briefings for managers whose purpose was to recommend a specific strategy or course of action. The written materials were within HR technical expertise.
  • I prepared reports and briefings for managers whose purpose was to educate and provide guidance. The written materials were within HR technical expertise.
  • I proofread and/or edited briefs or written correspondence of others. The written materials were technical in nature and were within HR technical expertise.
  • I independently prepared letters and memorandums for managers. The purpose of the written material was to provide routine guidance.
  • I collaborated with others in developing letters and memorandums for managers. The purpose of the written material was to provide routine guidance.
  • None of the above.
10 From the following responses, please select the statement that most accurately reflects your project management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed one or more projects. This included planning projects from beginning to end, establishing project requirements and priorities; coordinating work requirements and project resources, monitoring and evaluating work activities and outcomes; working directly with team members, and coordinating work with employees involved in other projects.
  • I worked on one or more projects. This included working on every segment of the project, organizing work according to established project goals, independently assessing team work products and monitoring progress against goals, and coordinating work with other employees on the project team.
  • I led one or more segments of a project. This included planning the delivery of project outcomes for assigned segment, meeting established requirements and priorities for that segment, leading the work of project team members assigned to the segment, and coordinating work with team members responsible for other segments of the project.
  • I have completed formal training in project management or planning.
  • None of the above.
11 From the following responses, please select the statement that most accurately reflects your consulting experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I provided advice and guidance to managers, including guidance on using existing programs and policies to meet HR needs. I provided advice and guidance involving more than one HR specialty area (i.e. staffing, recruitment, employee development, or personnel policy).
  • I completed an accredited HR Consulting Certification Program which provided me with a range of consulting skills.
  • I provided input to managers and employees on a variety of HR issues in and beyond my specialty area. I responded to and researched requests for information from supervisors, and prepared comments on proposals that affect program areas.
  • I provided input to managers and employees on a limited number of HR issues primarily related to my specialty area. I responded to and researched requests for information from supervisors.
  • I provided guidance to employees about technical, complex, or sensitive HR issues regarding the functional area specialty.
  • None of the above.
12 Please indicate your area of expertise in Human Resources. Answer to this question is required
  • Staffing and Placement
  • Employee Benefits (e.g. Health Insurance, Retirement, Workers’ Compensation, etc)
  • Performance Management (e.g., Performance Plans, Awards, Employee Recognition, etc.)
  • Position Management and Classification
  • Training and Leadership Development
  • Employee and/or Labor Relations
  • Human Resource Automated Systems
  • Payroll
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.
Your responses to the following questions supplement the information provided in your resume.
1 Please provide your current pay plan, series, and grade. For example: GS-303-03, IR-512-01, etc. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
2 What is your current position title? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Are you eligible for consideration under the IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP) or other IRS Preference Program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
In addition to the online application and resume, your current Annual Performance Appraisal and monetary awards are considered in the merit promotion process. This information may be verified during the hiring process.
4 How many monetary (or time off in lieu of monetary) awards, such as performance awards, special act awards, and quality step increases have you received in the three years preceding the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • 1
    4.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2012). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 2
    4.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2012). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 3 or more
    4.1 Please list the names of the awards and the date(MMDDYYYY) of each award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None
5 Please indicate the option that best describes your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Revalidated Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Departure Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Merit Promotion Appraisal
  • Not Ratable or I do not have a performance appraisal You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are considered in the selection process. In the event you do not have a current appraisal, there are a number of options available to you. Please consider submitting a recent self-assessment, manager prepared narrative, or contact your immediate manager for another option appropriate to your current situation and position.
  • Other
6 Regarding the effectiveness of our recruitment strategies; how did you first hear about this job? Answer to this question is required
  • Automated USAJOBS saved search notification
  • Posting on a job board or search agent other than USAJOBS (Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkUp, etc.)
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the job board or search agent other than USAJOBS you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Social Media posting (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, on-line job fairs, etc.)
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the Social Media platform you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Career Website
  • Referred by an IRS employee
  • Attended a recruitment event (Job/Career Fair, Open House, Meet & Greet, Meetup, etc.)
    6.1 Please indicate the name and state of the recruiting event. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Veterans Program Office (VPO)
  • School/University announcement/career counselor
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the school/university of the announcement where you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Organizational third party referral (diversity or community organization, church, unemployment office, etc.)
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the Organizational third party referral. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper (print/online)
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the newspaper and the state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Radio
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the radio station and state you heard the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Transit/Bus Advertisement
    6.1 Please indicate the city and state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Major News Websites
    6.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Movie Theater Websites
    6.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Post Card Mailing
  • Classified Advertisement Website (Craigslist, Angie’s List, etc.)
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the website, city and state. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I prefer not to answer
7 To qualify for this position and receive full credit for your relevant experience you must list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the questions. Do you understand that failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified determination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No