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Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 5:01 AM

* Duties
## Duties
### 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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to
**Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
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### Responsibilities
The WJB Dorn VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Human Resources Specialist, Recruitment and Placement (R&P;) to perform recruitment and placement and advisory services for Title 5, Hybrid Title 38 and Title 38 occupations for the medical center and outpatient clinics.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Reviews and interprets draft regulations, standards or other guides for impact on the recruitment program for a large, multi-mission organization. Provides comments to supervisor, and other HR leadership or requesting agency. Determines the degree of compliance with regulations and other employment program requirements for a large, multi-mission organization. Administers a program to provide internal/external placement, including carrying out special placement activities and providing interpretation and assistance. Determines the degree of compliance with regulations and other employment program requirements in the HR office. Troubleshoots or leads a team providing a full range of internal/external placement and recruitment duties for this large, multi-mission and complex organization. If required, administers attrition management or downsizing benefits/entitlements programs. Researches cases and prepares/provides detailed documentation and/or responses for resolution of formal grievances/complaints on qualifications ratings or related merit promotion actions. Serves as technical advisor to Regional Counsel in MSPB or EEO Hearings for cases involving hiring processes. Executes special recruitment programs to attract well qualified candidates for positions where applicants are in short supply, utilizing imaginative approaches and simultaneous searches for candidates from sources outside the existing work force.
Provides supervisory and non-supervisory employees with information and interpretations of the organization's HR policies, procedures and guidelines, when the issues addressed require substantial interpretation or there is potential for controversy. Reviews recruitment and placement actions and provides advice on difficult issues. Issues guidance to clarify conflicting guidance or alleviate other potential or existing problems. Establishes and maintains a cooperative working relationship with internal and external employees to include staff from other agencies and external customers. Provides recommendations that meet immediate as well as long-term needs. Performs thorough analysis of operating procedures and mission requirements to accurately identify problems and to develop feasible and long term solutions.
Plans, initiates, and/or conducts program surveys, studies, or evaluations. Evaluates these programs to assess if they meet program goals and objectives. Evaluates trends in missions, technology manpower and fiscal resources and other factors influencing future needs. Analyzes HR policies and programs, which are not typically susceptible of the case review approach. In concert with R&P; Supervisor, develops methods of measurement that provide a valid assessment of the success of the employee recruitment and placement program or related initiatives in accomplished established goals and objectives. Ensures measurement methods adequately identify the impact of changes to serve as a useful tool for different levels of decision-makers. Takes appropriate action to correct any inefficient, inadequate, or invalid measurement methods. Provides complete documentation of information accumulated from the measurement and the procedures established or changed as a result. Ensures that assigned employee recruitment and placement programs meet requirements outlined in agency self-assessment guidance. Analyzes and evaluates program, identifies problems or deficiencies, and typically provides workable solutions, and implements improvement plans to meet established goals and objectives.
Reviews new or proposed HR policies, procedures and guidelines and makes recommendations to management on the need for changes in existing policies. Reviews and analyzes new or proposed HR policies, procedures and guidelines for impact on organization practices for subordinate HR offices in a primary agency function or regional organization. Identifies problems and conflicts with current or acceptable policies and procedures. Provides management with interpretations of policy and procedures. Develops recommendations for changes or new organization recruitment and placement policies and practices.
Uses automated systems such as USA Staffing, WebHR, PCS Travel Portal, and HR Smart to complete day to day assignments.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
**Work schedule**: **Monday - Friday**, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
**Compressed/Flexible Schedule**: Not Available
**Telework**: Not Available
**Virtual**: This not a virtual position.
**Position Description Title/PD#**: HR Specialist (Recruitment and Placement)/ position description #00261-A
**Relocation/Recruitment Incentives**: Not Authorized.
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
### Who May Apply
#### This job is open to
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
* #### Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
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* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to background/security investigation
**Physical Requirements:**
No special physical exertion is required. The work is primarily performed while sitting though some work may require periods of standing. The regular and recurring work of the position involves sitting at a desk, conferences, meetings, etc., and occasional visits to activity work sites. Occasional use of automobile and public conveyances may be required. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The work environment includes everyday low risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of offices, meeting and training rooms, or commercial vehicle
### Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/12/2018.
**Specialized Experience**: Applicants must qualify for this position based on specialized experience. Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and this is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include: preparing vacancy announcements, drafting occupational questionnaires, performing qualifications, eligibility, auditing certificates and selection documents, reviews and interprets draft regulations, standards or other guides for a large, complex organization; complies with regulations, laws and all guidance in relation to recruitment and placement activities; administers programs to provide internal and external placement; troubleshoots internal and external placement and recruitment duties; administers attrition management; researches cases and prepared detailed documentation; executes special recruitment programs to attract well-qualified candidates; utilizes automated computer programs designed to process and maintain personnel actions; consults with managers and employees with information and interpretations of the organization's policies, procedures and guidelines; provides consultation on complex issues; clarifies conflicting guidance and or existing problems; provides recommendations that meeting short-term and long-term needs; assist in succession planning; plans, initiates, evaluates trends influencing future needs; reviews new or proposed HR policies, procedures and guidance and makes recommendations; ensures compliance with all local policies, procedures, and guidelines as well as OPM guidance.
**Time-In-Grade Requirement**: 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 by the closing date of this announcement. For a **GS-12** position you must have served 52 weeks at the **GS-11**. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. **Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.**
**NOTE: There is no substitution education for this series GS-12 grade level.**
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
* Critical Thinking
* Oral Communication
* Personnel and Human Resources
* Recruitment/Placement
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; religions; 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.
**Note**: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
### Education
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
### Additional information
**Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
The **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan** (ICTAP) and **Career Transition Assistance Plan** (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation, a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) 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 at
**Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
**Veterans and Transitioning Service Members**: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the \"Who may apply\" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding**an Alternate Application.***
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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.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
* Resume
A resume describing your job-related qualification is required and must be in English. It should contain each
position title, grade (if Federal), your duties, accomplishments, the dates you held each position in mm/yy format, and your
work schedule and salary so we may best assess your qualifications.
SF-50: Notification of Personnel Action. Your SF-50 should show your competitive status: Tenure 1 or 2 in Block 24 and
Position Occupied 1 in Block 34. The SF-50 should also reflect the highest grade held on a permanent basis or the full
performance level of your current position, whichever is higher.**
Please ensure you include the documentation to determine/support your eligibility; failure to include supporting documentation will result in an incomplete application and you will not be further considered for this opportunity**.****
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please 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), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
* DD-214
* Disability Letter
* SF 15
* Resume
* SF-50
**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 \"Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference\" with required proof as stated on the form. **Documentation is required to award preference.**For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
#### 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.
* Benefits
## 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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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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.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
**All applicants are encouraged to apply online.**To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/12/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click
1. To begin, **click Apply Online** to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click **Submit My Answers** to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Kimberly Mingo
##### Phone
(803) ###-#### X3693
##### Email
##### Address
Wm Jennings Bryan Dorn Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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* Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
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.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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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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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 02/09/2018 to 02/12/2018
*Salary:* $73,375 to $95,388 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 12
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent
Associated topics: consultant, headhunter, interview, recruit, recruiter, sourcer, sourcing support, specialist, staffing coordinator, talent acquisition


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