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Human Resources Officer

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Big Spring , TX 79721

Posted 4 months ago

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As the Human Resources Officer (HRO) at West Texas VA Health Care System, Big Spring, TX, you will serve in an advisory capacity to Senior Management, and work on a day-to-day basis with the Medical Center Director and other executive staff.

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As the HRO you will:

  • Develop short and long range goals and objectives to effectively utilize human capital;

  • Participate with administrative and clinical services in strategic human resources management planning;

  • Provide advice and guidance on human resources management principles, techniques and acceptable practices;

  • Advise on appropriate actions to take within a wide range of alternatives that will assist management in accomplishing its objectives;

  • Provide assistance in analyzing personnel problems and exploring possible solutions;

  • Provide oversight and direction to a staff that provides services encompassing a wide range of human resources programs;

  • Formulate, communicate, and implement human resources policy involving recruitment, placement, position management, pay administration, employee relations, labor relations, employee training and development, employee benefits, etc.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Human Resources Officer / 0366-O

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: A Relocation/Recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0201 Human Resources Management

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • 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

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2018.

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-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level. 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.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: progressively responsible managerial/administrative experience in planning, directing, coordinating, and providing internal evaluation of a health care system's federal civilian Human Resources Management Program; serving as advisor and consultant to executive leadership; formulating and implementing human resources polices involving recruitment and placement, position management and classification, pay administration, employee and labor relations, employee training and development, employee recognition programs, employee health programs; and providing advice/guidance management/supervisors on human resource management principles, techniques and acceptable practices, as well as technical advice on propriety of statutory, regulatory and procedural requirements.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Critical Thinking

  • Human Resources Management

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Organizational Stewardship

  • Technical Competence

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.

Physical Requirements:
No special physical demands are required for this position. Some periodic walking and carrying of light items such as instructional materials, books, and manuals are required. The work is primarily performed while sitting though some work may require periods of standing.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

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: 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.

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Human Resources Officer

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Department Of Veterans Affairs