Internal Revenue Service Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement) *12 month Roster* (Staffing Consultant) in Kansas City, Missouri

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WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO?A Human Resource Specialist performs work that involves strategic recruitment and the advisement of management in identifying, attracting, and retaining a high-quality and diverse workforce that is capable of accomplishing the organization’s mission.

WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICE*DIVISION?*The HCO mission is to make IRS an employer of choice and a leader in human capital planning and management. It develops strategies and tools for recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a highly skilled and high performing workforce to support the IRS mission. HCO develops and implements technology-enabled systems to improve human capital planning and management and to empower employees to achieve their potential.

*20 Positions to be filled in the Human Capital Office (HCO), Employment-Talent & Security/Employment Operations, in one or more of the following locations: *333 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 (MO1937) 1040 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, NY 11742 (NY0376) 550 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (OH0189) 2970 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (PA0809) 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN 38118 (TN0005) 5015 S IH-35, Austin, TX (TX2746) 1160 W 1200 S, Ogden, UT (UT0036)

This is a roster announcement open continuously and allows applicants to apply up to the last cut off date listed in the announcement. The roster will be used to fill positions throughout the next 12 months. We are projecting approximately 20 vacancies may be filled during the life of this roster open period of 2/7/2018 to 12/11/2018 – selections may be made through 3/11/2019. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled in the individual PODs listed below as they become available in that location during the life of this roster. Applicants need to apply and be eligible by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered: 2/21/2018, 6/14/2018, 9/12/2018 and 12/11/2018. Applicants may also update their applications by the cut off dates listed.

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Responsibilities

As a Human Resources Specialist, you will:

  • Provide expert advice and consultation on a wide range of external and internal hiring activities– including but not limited to staffing and recruitment, special hiring programs, benefits, processing personnel actions, and pay setting to all levels of management in the assigned segment of the organization.
  • Research difficult human resource related problems encountered, conduct analysis and provide resolution in a clear, easily understood manner.
  • Consult with management on the most effective techniques, methods and principles needed to conform to human resource issues and topics of external and internal hiring activities.
  • Independently initiates and performs support activities (utilizing HR systems such as HR Connect or CareerConnector) designed to provide necessary human resource services. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel locally and or overnight 1 to 5 nights per month.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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Current IRS Internal/Agency Employees

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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

GS-5 LEVEL:You must have 3 years of general experience, 1 year of general experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service. General experience for this position includes: Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; Plan and organize work; and Communicate effectively orally and in writing; OR 4 year course of study leading to a Bachelor's Degree at an accredited college or university in any related field of study of the position being hired.

GS-07 Level:You must have one 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: performing entry-level placement and recruitment assignments and communicating factual and procedural HR information clearly, verbally and in writing. OR

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 1 academic year of graduate education in a field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields. OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelors degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

GS-09 Level: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: performing highly structured, entry-level work designed to develop broader and more in-depth knowledge and skill to perform higher-level placement and recruitment assignments; communicating factual and procedural HR information clearly, orally and in writing; and gathering and analyzing basic facts and drawing conclusions regarding HR processes. OR

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A master’s or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields. OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields. OR LL.B or JD if related. GS-11 Level: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this postion includes: applying a wide range of methods, principles, and practices commonly used in the recruitment and placement process; and demonstrating knowledge of the occupational design of positions within assigned organizations. Examples of creditable work experience include: advising management officials on various types of appointments and their appropriate application in both the competitive and excepted services; advising on the procedural and regulatory requirements governing the merit promotion process; developing rating factors and crediting plans for vacancy announcements; using a variety of standardized internal/external recruitment strategies to aid in strategic recruitment planning; and advising on position career patterns. **OR

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields. OR3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields. One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. OR LL.M., if related OR

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following if you are applying to GS-07, GS-09, or the GS-11:**You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.

  • To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

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POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: GS-05, 94475; GS-07, 94476; GS-09, 94477; GS-11, 93894

An IRS intranet website is available for IRS Employees at website: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT*:*- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.

  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.

  • Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m

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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.

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination. Rating*:Your application will be evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Legal, Government and Jurisprudence, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Writing, Problem Solving, Information Management and Customer Service. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at* https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/* Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Referral:*You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order.

If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

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

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A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). All applicants* are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips* Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION*If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. *IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)*You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice.Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDSSubmit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal. IRS employees: if a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note:If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified. EDUCATION DOCUMENTATIONIf you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time.Non-IRS employees may substitute an SF-50 showing you held the series. ***An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

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.

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The following instructions outline our application process. 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. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at*http://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html* We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Patricia Williams at Patricia.J.Williams@irs.gov* if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.*

  • To begin,either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
  • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).* Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.*
  • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the* more information* link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk*.*

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866-743-5748 Option 1

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000-000-0000

Email

hco.mphs.apply@irs.gov

Address

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 5333 Getwell Road Memphis, Tennessee 38118 United States

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You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

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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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.

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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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490809700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 02/07/2018 to 12/11/2018

Salary: $33,394 to $91,147 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 05 - 11

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent