The Lead Human Resources Specialist (LHRS) reports directly to the Senior Strategic Business Partner (SSBP) in the Strategic Business Unit (SBU). The role of the Lead Human Resources Specialist contributes to overall VISN performance by assisting the SSBP with tactical and strategic consulting on people and organization development strategies in support of business objectives.
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The duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
Providing expert management consultative service involving the full spectrum of HR functions (e.g., recruitment and placement, employee performance, and conduct issues) on highly complex issues.
Serving as the primary strategic advisor between local leadership and VISN HR Operations, effectuating local strategic goals and metrics through expert management consultation in talent management and workforce and succession planning.
Acting as change agent to business through process redesign and approaches that support change and transformation.
Analyzing trends and metrics to develop solutions, and providing day-to-day consultation to leadership on a variety of actions to include employee relations issues, policy interpretation and application, talent management and development, and organizational design consultation.
Serving as a key member in various VISN committees and activities, working directly with leadership to develop an HR strategy that closely supports and facilitates meeting local organizational goals.
Providing guidance and advice to mangers and leaders on employee engagement.
Work Schedule: May be discussed with Supervisor
Compressed/Flexible: May be discussed with Supervisor
Virtual: This position may be filled as Virtual for a highly qualified applicant.
Position Description/PD#: Lead Human Resources Specialist/PD99980A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
0201 Human Resources Management
Human Resources Specialists
Specialists, Human Resources
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 05/10/2021 .
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. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.
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:
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Personnel and Human Resources
Planning and Evaluating
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:The work is mostly sedentary. There is a moderate amount of walking involved, with infrequent bending, lifting, and, stooping. The incumbent's vision should be sufficient to read from a computer screen for extended periods without excessive fatigue. Prolonged use of computer keyboard for data entry is required. The majority of the work is performed in a traditional office setting. The position requires occasional travel by car, train or other mode of public transportation
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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