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Human Resources Assistant (Recruiting and Placement), GS 07/08 (Internal to Division) (Houston) at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Regular
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:
Open to current , permanent FBI employees currently assigned to the Houston Division .
Opening Date: 01/08/2018
Closing Date: 01/22/2018 @ 11:59 pm (EST)
Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Vincent A. Franks at .
Job Summary
Position: Human Resources Assistant (Recruiting and Placement), GS 07/08
Division: Houston | Houston - HQC
Location: Houston, TX
Working Hours: 8:15 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
GS 07: $47,234.00 - $61,403.00
GS 08: $52,310.00 - $68,008.00
Full Performance Level: GS 09
Number of Positions Available: 1
Duration: Full Time/Permanent
Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
Key Requirements
  • Must be a current, permanent FBI employee currently assigned to the Houston Division
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver's license.
  • Some travel may be required.
Major Duties
  • Responsible for recruiting for a variety of positions at all grade levels in the FBI and perform a full range of duties pertaining to the Bureau's overall applicant program(s) such as screening applications for completeness, testing, interviewing, and hiring.
  • Participates in recruitment activities such as university career fairs and/or recruiting conferences.
  • Provides advice and guidance to walk-in and telephone callers concerning interests in career opportunities with the FBI.
  • Advises employees about various HR matters, including career opportunities, applications, employee benefits, pay, retirement, insurance, etc.
  • Generates work for field off personnel and Background Investigations and Contract Services (BICS) personnel.
  • Processes, verifies, and maintains personnel related documentation, including staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, personnel actions, classifications, and employees' leave of absence.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.
If you are deemed Most Competitive, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Personnel & Human Resources
Specialized Experience (SE) Requirements
GS 07: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 06 grade level.
Specialized Experience is:
  • Answered questions regarding career opportunities, applying for a position, and employee benefits, pay, retirement, insurance, etc.
  • Reviewed job applications for completeness and qualifications.
  • Performed general clerical tasks such as answering telephone calls and greeting visitors, preparing correspondence and other documents, maintaining files, entering and retrieving computerized data, compiling statistics, etc.
GS 08: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 07 grade level.
Specialized Experience is:
  • Answered questions regarding career opportunities, applying for a position, and employee benefits, pay, retirement, insurance, etc.
  • Reviewed job applications for completeness and qualifications.
  • Performed general clerical tasks such as answering telephone calls and greeting visitors, preparing correspondence and other documents, maintaining files, entering and retrieving computerized data, compiling statistics, etc.
  • Gave formal presentations and conducted question and answer sessions.
GS 07 & GS 08: Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at either grade level.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process:
  1. Click the "Start" button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application, or to register with FBIJOBS if you don't already have an account.
  2. Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.
Required Documents
To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2. A complete assessment questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents (if applicable):
    • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
    • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
How to Attach Documents
To attach documentation for submission, please follow the instructions below. Once documents are successfully attached, they will automatically be sent to HR.
  1. Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step.
  2. Click "Add Attachment".
  3. Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available).
  4. Populate the "Attachment Purpose" field. Click "Continue".
  5. Choose the device on which the attachment is located.
  6. Upload the desired attachment.
  7. To add additional attachments at this point in the applications process click the "+" on the Attachments step.
To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:
  1. Login to your FBIJOBS account, and click "My Submissions".
  2. Click "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
  3. Follow steps 3-6 listed in the previous section.
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.
Additional Information
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select at any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
  • Limited Movement: Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 24-month probationary period has concluded. Probationary employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
  • Candidates will not be considered if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); a Letter of Requirement (LOR); or have failed a PIP or LOR and are currently awaiting the final action by HRD.
a. A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable."
b. A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.
  • Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from LEGAT assignment. Employees returning from LEGAT assignments must advise the Staffing Unit, Administrative Unit, and the international Operations Unit of their application to apply.
  • Candidates receiving a transfer of physical location, whether at the expense of the FBI or not, will be required to complete a one year commitment to the assignment, prior to moving to a new position at the FBI. The 12-month waiting period begins the day an employee reports for duty at the new location.
  • Employees selected for positions at the GS-14 level or higher, as well as employees selected for positions where a transfer of location is required, will be processed through the name check program prior to being notified of their selection.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on a SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
b. The month/year work began
c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
d. Specific duties performed
Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type "Other."
Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative's appointment or promotion.
During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at , telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.
This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit.