Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory HR Specialist (Chief of Recruitment & Placement) GS-201-13 in Bronx County, New York

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Summary

Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

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Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the work of the Recruitment and Placement Section in the Human Resources Management Program. Assigns work to subordinates with instructions on objectives desired, anticipated problems that may be encountered, deadlines, and any constraints that may be imposed. Reviews completed work for conformance to policy and procedures, soundness of judgment, and feasibility of recommendations. Develops and establishes new or revised work methods and procedures; works with subordinates to ensure proper implementation. Performs the full range of supervisory duties, such as initiating and recommending personnel actions, providing orientation, determining training needs, and evaluating performance. Interviews and selects applicants for positions, evaluates employee performance, approves leave, etc., and is accountable for merit promotion, EEO, and labor relations actions within the Section.

Advancing the Equal Opportunity Program goals is an integral part of this supervisory position. The incumbent serves as the Medical Center's central point of contact for all issues encompassing recruitment and placement of Title 5, Title 38, and Hybrid Title 38 positions. Plan and organize the work of the Section and direct, assign work to, train, and effectively lead the subordinate employees as well as the ability to effectively manage and coordinate simultaneous projects and successfully prioritize multiple tasks with sound judgment. The incumbent participates in locality wage surveys and conducts Nurse Locality Pay surveys. Develops requests for approval for advance in hiring rates (special rates) where necessary for recruitment or retention purposes. Helps to develop local salary charts.

The Section Chief plans work and carries out activities to accomplish recruitment and placement for the Medical Center. Continuously monitors, evaluates and adjusts plans, considering operating officials' needs and viewpoints, regulatory and legal limits, organizational changes, career program management, and labor markets. Provides advice to management in program aspects and resolves the most complex staffing issues referred by lower-graded Staffing Specialists. Makes decisions in especially complex or difficult cases raised by management or employees that have been unresolved, or resolved unsatisfactorily, by lower level personnel, referring to the Human Resources Officer only those problems that exceed the scope of organization. In providing advice and assistance, recognizes legitimate management needs and explores alternatives to meet those needs without sacrificing legal or regulatory propriety; applies conflicting or very general precedent cases in solving such problems. Interprets and clarifies policies for managers, employees, and the HRMP staff.

Position Description# 55310

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time (Mon-Fri-8am-4:30pm)

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply
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1st Area of Consideration:Permanent VA Wide Employees Only

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Current VA Employees must submit most recent non-award SF-50
  • 1 year probationary period required.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure is not required.
  • Telework available 1day a wk after 6 months of employment.

*Veterans Preference: *

When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

Qualifications

Time-in-Grade Restriction - Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.

Physical Standards: The work is sedentary. Light documents and files might be carried from time to time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate for the GS-13 must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.

Specialized Experience: Experience providing technical and administrative leadership to a subordinate staff of human resources (HR) professionals; coordinating various HR programs that are regionally dispersed to include staffing and placement; pay administration, and organizational design; establishing HR program policies and best practices; and communicating with employees, management and senior level officials to convey information and solve problems. SUPERVISORY AND MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess or have the potential to develop the following: Accountability- Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules. Customer Service- Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. Decisiveness- Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions. Flexibility- Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Integrity/Honesty- Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics. Interpersonal Skills- Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations. Oral Communication- Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed. Problem Solving- Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations. Resilience- Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Written Communication- Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  1. Knowledge of recruitment and retention concepts, practices, laws and regulatory guidelines.
  2. Ability to provide assistance and consultation to managers, supervisors and employees.
  3. Skill in providing technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
  4. Ability to gather, organize and analyze data and facts in order to recommend solutions.

Note: There is a one year probationary period required for the applicant selected.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Education

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: *Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **

Additional information

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website athttp://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp*. * 2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility,you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

4. 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.

5. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointmentsuch as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

6. All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be reviewed to determine your qualifications. Please be sure your resume and supporting documentation clearly reflect your expertise related to the following competencies:

  1. Knowledge of recruitment and retention concepts, practices, laws and regulatory guidelines.
  2. Ability to provide assistance and consultation to managers, supervisors and employees.
  3. Skill in providing technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
  4. Ability to gather, organize and analyze data and facts in order to recommend solutions.

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Required Documents

The following documents are required:

  1. Resume

  2. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

  3. If currently OR previously employed in the VA System, include Most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) non-award SF-50 that shows, step, tenure and title. You will not receive consideration if this not submitted.

  4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of disabled or deceased veteran, must also complete and submit an SF-15, application for the 10-point Veteran Preference. (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms.pdffill/SF15.pdf)

  5. Other documents - Use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for well-qualified, displaced Federal employees), or documentation to support Veterans Preference claims. You will not be contacted for additional information

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/JobBenefits/benefits.asp .

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this checklist or contact the hiring Human Resources Management Service at: 130 W KINGSBRIDGE RD BRONX, NY 10468

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below). The complete Application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/23/17.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the top of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

The following documents are required:

  1. Resume

  2. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

  3. If currently employed in the VA System, include Most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) non-award SF-50 that shows, step, tenure and title. You will not receive consideration if this not submitted.

  4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of disabled or deceased veteran, must also complete and submit an SF-15, application for the 10-point Veteran Preference. (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms.pdffill/SF15.pdf)

  5. Other documents - Use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for well-qualified, displaced Federal employees), or documentation to support Veterans Preference claims. You will not be contacted for additional information

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdffill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 2018126. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

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Agency contact information
Ana J. Cora
Phone

(718)584-9000x6568

Email

ANA.CORA@VA.GOV

Address

VHA Bronx VAMC Department of Veterans Affairs James J Peters VA Medical Center Bronx Bronx, NY

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Next steps

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your qualification, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your qualifications have been reviewed.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481692500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/12/2017 to 10/23/2017

Salary: $97,869 to $127,228 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent