HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies HR Specialist (Classification/Recruitment & Placement) in Pyong Taek, South Korea

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Employment in Foreign Areas and Employee Return Rights. Visit http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025v1230.pdf.

The position is located with the Area III Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) located at USAG-Humphreys, in the Pyongtaek metropolitan areas in the Republic of Korea. The Civilian Human Resources Agency exercises world-wide command and control over the Army's entire civilian personnel operational structure.

About the Republic of Korea: Korea the Land of the Morning Calm has transformed itself into an economic power house in less than five decades. Information about Korea visit the United States Forces Korea (USFK) website: http://www.usfk.mil/usfk/hot-topic.thinking.of.coming.to.korea.355

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Applying to OCONUS Positions
  • Excepted Service Overseas Family Member Appointment
  • Family Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas Employment
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

As a HR Specialist (Classification/Recruitment & Placement) you will:

  • Advise hiring officials on recruitment strategies, sources, and programs.
  • Review position descriptions to ensure correct title, series and grades are established.
  • Make determinations in the proper crediting of factor levels.
  • Write vacancy announcements, and producing referral list.
  • Provide staffing advisory services based on the serviced Command's local, regional, or national staffing priorities.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are authorized, subject to the JFTR, Volume 2
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel may be required up to 15%

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • The initial length of this overseas tour is 36 months.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized experience is defined as:

To qualify at the GS-07 grade level applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service which includes:Assisting Human Resources Specialists in the execution of their duties to include posting vacancy announcements, responding to applicant inquiries, coding personnel actions, pre-employment screening, issuing job offers, and on boarding new employees.

To qualify at the GS-09 grade level applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service which includes: Using human resources software applications for creating and posting vacancy announcements; developing announcements and occupational questionnaires for entry to mid-level positions; reviewing application materials for eligibility and qualifications for referral; and responding to applicant inquires.

To qualify at the GS-11 grade level applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service which includes: Providing civilian human resources advice and guidance to managers, employees and applicants; conducting strategic recruitment discussions, job analysis, creating and positing job opportunity announcements and occupational assessments, reviewing applicant qualifications, and referring eligible candidates for employment consideration; researching and interpreting civilian staffing regulations and procedures; researching classification standards to classify positions and prepare evaluation statements.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • HR Information Systems Application
  • Oral Communication
  • Position Classification
  • Staffing and Recruiting

Time in Grade Restriction for GS-07: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-05 level (or equivalent).

Time in Grade Restriction for GS-09: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-07 level (or equivalent).

Time in Grade Restriction for GS-11: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-09 level (or equivalent).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

GS-07: One full year of graduate level education in a field related to the position such as Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Business Administration, or similar degree program OR have a superior academic achievement.

GS-09: A Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a subject area related to the position such as Business Administration, Human Resources, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology or similar degree program.

GS-11: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the position such as Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Business Administration, or similar degree program.

NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

Other Requirements: Click herefor expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) personnel security investigation.
  • This position requires travel to other duty locations approximately 15% of the time.
  • Civilian employment in the competitive service in foreign areas shall be limited to a period of 5 continuous years unless interrupted by at least 2 years of physical presence in the United States or non-foreign area.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


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Other Information
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19.
  • U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.
  • Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.
  • On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.
  • In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.
  • Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.
  • Selectees initially recruited from the United States may receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, home leave, etc. (Subject to approval)
  • Selectees recruited outside the U.S. will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire.
  • Overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and DoDI 1400.25 volume 1250. http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V1250.pdf
  • For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 10 position
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this Vacancy

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472427500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $35,359.00 to $68,025.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0201-7/11

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Federal Employees, Veterans and Military Spouse

Control Number: 472427500

Job Announcement Number: FEFK171282339547