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Job Title:Human Resources Officer (MP)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Office of the Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:DOC-OIG-2012-0105


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Friday, September 07, 2012 to Friday, September 21, 2012




This is a Permanent Appointment. - FULL TIME




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map


Current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service;Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; Applicants eligible under special hiring authorities;Veterans who are preference eligible, or separated from the US Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service, may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act. All current U.S. Citizens.


We are seeking highly motivated people to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. If you want challenge, diversity, and the chance to have a positive impact on government, take a look at the Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Our mission is to improve the programs and operations of the Department of Commerce through independent and objective oversight. With so many focuses, OIG is a magnet for professionals of all interests and backgrounds.



  • You must send in all required documentation


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As Human Resources Officer, the employee organizes, manages, and directs a comprehensive human resources management program for OIG that integrates key program goals, priorities, and values; fosters accountability and continuous improvement; fulfills customer expectations; and achieves positive results.  The employee formulates and administers HR policies; provides authoritative technical advice and assistance to managers and supervisors in solving a wide range of HR problems and issues; plans, schedules, and directs work of the HR office; and supervises the HR staff in administering a vibrant, effective human resources program for OIG.

Serves as the principal technical authority and advisor to the Inspector General and other OIG senior managers on the full range of human resources management functions, programs, and activities.

Provides staff leadership, advisory services, and direction for the planning, development, operation, and evaluation of a comprehensive HR management program for OIG.

Organizes, manages, and directs the OIG HR management program.

Identifies and applies innovative practices in administering Human Resources Management Division (HRMD) functions to promote efficiency and effectiveness, improve customer service, achieve results, and attain mission goals.

Oversees contracts and agreements with organizations providing HR operational services/functions for OIG.  Establishes all necessary policies and procedures associated with these programs and provides authoritative policy decisions.

Ensures determinations and decisions concerning major policy and courses of action are consistent with laws, regulations, and policies governing the administration of personnel and that the actual or probable impact on the work force in terms of morale, welfare, and productivity are considered in the decision making.

Provides authoritative technical analysis and interpretation of federal laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to human resources management.

Formulates and recommends the creation of new or the revision of existing OIG HRMD policies, procedures, and practices.  

Reviews new OPM and DOC HRMD policy issuance; determines their impact on and applies them to OIG's HRMD program.  

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with principal HR managers throughout the Department of Commerce and at other OIGs to share best practices and to apply or tailor methods and procedures developed by one organization to another.

Provides direction for employee relations matters and communicates with the Office of Counsel and appropriate offices to resolve Employee Relations issues.

Manages the overall work to enhance achievement of the division' s goals and objectives.

Determines goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; determines the best approach or solution for resolving budget shortages; and plans for long-range staffing needs.

Appraises subordinates' work performance.

Finds and implements ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks or barriers to production, promote team building, and improve business practices.


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Qualification requirements in vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards.  This handbook is available on OPM's website at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet all qualification requirements in addition to the selective factors, including the following, by the closing date:

Specialized Experience: For the GS-15: Fifty-two weeks of experience at the GS-14 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience includes: Specialized experience includes managing an HR program to include leading or supervising staff and resolving complex HR problems or issues.

For more information about the qualifications requirements for this position:  



There are no minimum educational requirements for this position

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements, including the following, by the closing date:

Please note:

1. All applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, by the closing date.

2. Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current federal employees serving on a non temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

3. Time-in-Grade:

* For the GS-15: Candidates must have been a GS-14 or equivalent for 52 weeks (when applicable).




All qualified and eligible applicants will be evaluated on the extent to which their documented experience and/or education demonstrates possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs).

To be well qualified, a CTAP or ICTAP eligible must receive an average overall rating of at least the second highest level on a four-level crediting plan.

1.  Demonstrated skill in providing technical advice and performing operational work in multiple Human Resources program areas including position management and classification, performance management, recruitment/staffing, and pay and leave administration sufficient to provide effective consultation and formulate related policy.

2.  Skill in independently analyzing, evaluating, and identifying potential problems and recommending solutions and alternatives.

3.  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences at all levels of an organization, both orally and in writing, formally (e.g. briefings, reports, training) and informally, to clearly and concisely explain HR regulations, policies, and processes, and to logically and persuasively convey ideas and concepts, defend positions and secure support for proposed activities


If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP, you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. To preview questions please click here.

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To learn about Federal benefits programs please go to

<a href=http://www.opm.gov>OPM</a> under the benefits tab.


•We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

•We will not pay relocation expenses.

•You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

•You must pass a pre-employment security check, complete a background investigation, and obtain and retain a security clearance.

•This position is subject to the random drug testing program.

•You must complete a confidential financial disclosure statement upon entrance and on an annual basis thereafter. Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with selective service.

For more information on disabilities/reasonable accommodations please copy and paste the following link into your browser: www.opm.gov/disability/reasonableaccommodation.asp


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To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register (if you haven't already done so), answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. If you experience issues with the system when applying please contact 1-866-656-6831 for assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.


Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions


Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position. No attempt will be made to solicit missing materials from applicants who fail to submit them by the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applicants are required to submit the following:

1. Resume, the application must include work experience, training, education, and awards relevant to the qualifications requirements. For work experience, specify the dates, grade level (if applicable), and the number of hours worked per week. For training or self-development activities, specify course titles, classroom hours completed and dates.

Do not send position descriptions. Failure to submit a complete application will result in your application being removed from consideration.

Application materials will not be returned.

2. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an DOC/OIG employee from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: Federal Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126 or Email CPR, or visit the National Archives Website.

3. For noncompetitive eligible listed in Item 5 under "Who May Apply," proof of eligibility for noncompetitive appointment.

4. For VEOA eligible: Form DD-214 or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Eligible claiming 10-point preference must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15 along with the required documentation listed on the back of the form. (For more information on Veterans' programs, please see the Vets info Guide. 

5.  If you are an DOC/OIG employee, you do not need to provide your SF-50 or performance plan.  HR Office will pull your record.


CTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp


CTAP/ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).

2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location;

3. A copy of your last performance appraisal including your rating; and

4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.


ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.

2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;

3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.  


Human Resources Office
Agency Information:
1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington , DC


Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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