Human Resources Specialist (Delegated Examining, Quality Control Coordinator)

12 Jan 2024
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Summary This job is located in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of the Executive Director, Human Resources Division (CA/EX/HRD). This job is responsible for the oversight of the Recruitment and Placement Quality Control and Assurance Program and serves as the DEU Coordinator for the Bureau. This job also provides technical advice and guidance on all aspects of Federal and Department recruitment and placement policy, and recommends improvements on recruitment and placement operating procedures. Responsibilities Serves as the Delegating Examining Unit (DEU) Coordinator and exercises appropriate oversight to ensure that the DEU authority delegated to HRD is applied uniformly and in full compliance with pertinent laws, regulations, standards, and agreements Recruitment & Placement (R&P) Operations: Serves as an authority and advisor on recruitment and placement specialties, applies expert-level knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to R&P operations R&P Quality Control and Assurance (QC/QA): Directs and manages the R&P QC/QA program for all staffing and recruitment actions; serves as primary subject matter expert leading QC/QA staffing projects; develops policy and regulatory interpretations Strategic HR Planning and Management: Oversees/manages broad and in-depth analytical reviews, studies, and projects that evaluate a wide range of complex management and program issues that have broad impact on overall HR programs and operations Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications UPDATE: Summary section and Duties section have been updated Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement. NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F. Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience conducting and overseeing Delegated Examining (DE) regulations and policies sufficient to lead/conduct audits of DE activities to ensure compliance Experience applying a wide-range of HR management principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques to modify and/or develop Recruitment and Placement program changes Experience in qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques, and innovative management and organizational practices to assess and improve organizational operations, processes, and policies Experience in recruitment and placement program (e.g., appointment eligibility, legal authorities, veterans' preference programs, qualification standards, etc.) principles, concepts, practices, laws, regulations and procedures There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position. Education Education requirements do not apply to this vacancy announcement. Additional Information For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or OAA@state.gov. Telework and/or Remote Work Agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval. Please note that any approved remote work arrangement is subject to the locality pay area of the alternative telework worksite. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other similar positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department for up to 240 days. Telework eligibility and security clearance requirements may vary for such similar positions.

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