National Park Service Human Resources Assistant (Classifcation) in Lakewood, Colorado
These positions are located in the NPS Human Resources Operations Center (HROC) which is located in the headquarters Office of Human Resources, duty station Lakewood, Colorado. The HROC Classification unit is a service-wide organization that provides classification services to NPS supervisors and managers. The purpose of these positions are to perform classification program support for the HROC classification staff, and to provide advice and guidance on classification administrative matters.
Provides support to a staff of Human Resources Specialists in the areas of classification and position management. Receives and logs requests for classification action. Reviews the request package to ensure all required documentation is provided including the completed request form, signed OF-8, proposed and current position descriptions, and approved organization chart. Coordinates with the requesting organization for completion of required documentation. Provides advice and guidance on the development of position descriptions, including the use of NPS approved standard position descriptions. Performs classification of lower-graded general schedule and wage grade positions. Reviews position descriptions and conducts position audits. Develops audit questions and conducts interviews with the incumbent and/or supervisor. Based upon analysis of the duties and responsibilities assigned, applies the appropriate classification standard and determines the occupational series, title, and grade. Prepares evaluation statements in support of recommended classification. Assigns Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Cybersecurity designations and position sensitivity designations for positions that clearly meet the applicable guidance. Reviews and completes all other required OF-8 information. Maintains the HROC position description library by region and park designation. Ensures that new position descriptions are filed appropriately, and that replaced positions descriptions are purged from the files. Disseminates copies of finalized position descriptions to the appropriate officials. Coordinates with SHRO locations to ensure consistency of position description files. Retrieves and reviews FPPS data reports by regional office and park location. Ensures codes such as bargaining unit status, FLSA, competitive level, supervisory status, position sensitivity, and drug testing designation are accurately reflected on the OF-8, and in FPPS. Reports inconsistencies to the supervisor or assigned HR Specialist. Provides administrative support in the processing of classification program documentation. Gathers required information and responds to all inquiries of a general nature. Creates and maintains comprehensive reports essential to the Classification team. Responds to calls and visitors. Locates and retrieves PDs, makes and sends out copies of PDs as requested. Provides information regarding position classification, position descriptions classification standards and/or other program guidelines. Performs Other Duties as Assigned
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required. Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication. Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. If you are a new employee in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period. You may be required to travel overnight away from home. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes. You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-03/09/2021-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected. To qualify for this position at the GS-08 grade level, you must possess all of the following minimum qualifications by the close date of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Experience at this level must include all of the following: providing technical and administrative support involving the application of personnel management principles, concepts, practices and techniques in Human Resources functions such as classification, independently performing classification evaluations by applying standardized principles and practices of position classification; and having expertise to determine the correct pay category, occupational series, title and grade level, providing information on a wide variety of federal civilian personnel rules, laws and guidelines. Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; 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. ICTAP/CTAP Statement: Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all competencies.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.
A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected. The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay. Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Physical Demands: The work is sedentary, although the employee may perform some walking, standing, bending, or light lifting. No special physical demands are necessary to perform the work. Working Conditions: The work is performed in an office setting. The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.