Human Resources Assistant

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
This announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens. Permanent Full Time
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.
The Human Resources Assistant will perform a variety of technical tasks in support of Human Resources management as a member of the Western Administrative Service Unit (W-ASU), headquartered at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tupelo, Mississippi. The W-ASU is responsible for administrative support for 13 National Park units located in 6 states in the Southeast Region.
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile scenic by-way stretching from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. Tupelo has been listed as one of the ten most progressive small cities in the United States.
Schools are modern and considered excellent. Two-year,four-year, and graduate-level colleges are available. Tupelo is both a regional shopping and regional medical center offering a full-spectrum of modern services. Cultural pursuits include plays, a symphony, numerous historic sites, museums, craft centers, art galleries, a coliseum hosting national talent and events, and a variety of annual festivals. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound including fishing, biking, hiking, camping,horseback riding, and boating. Houses and apartments are available for purchase and rent at moderate prices. While summers can be hot and humid,springs and falls are quite pleasant and winters are generally mild.
U.S. Citizenship Required All males must be registered with the Selective Service You may be required to serve a one year probationary period The position is located in the servicing Human Resource Office at Natchez Trace Parkway. The person selected for this position is responsible for processing a full range of personnel actions in the Federal Payroll and Personnel System(FPPS) in support of park staff. Other duties this position is responsible for are on-boarding of new employees which includes new employee documents; determining employee benefit information; providing administrative and clerical support for staffing and recruitment; processing a variety of personnel actions and completing required tasks associated with processing and approving personnel actions; working with supervisors and HR specialists to expedite personnel actions requiring special handling; providing a variety of computerized quires and reports using automated software; provide payroll assistance; initiating background investigations, drug tests, medical/physicals, and sponsoring government ID cards. The employee will process workers'' compensation claims for on-the-job injuries; training supervisors and employees on the automated worker''s compensation program.
Applicants for this position must meet the basic experience or education requirements stated below. For equivalent combinations of education and experience refer to the Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, which can be viewed at .
For the GS-06 level:
I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-05 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. This should include experience processing personnel actions and experience using automated systems associated with specific personnel functions for Federal HR disciplines.
For the GS-07 level:
I have at least one year of full-timespecialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility tothe GS-06 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. This should include experience processing personnel actions and experience using automated systems associated with specific personnel functions for Federal HR disciplines including recruitment and staffing, and employee benefit programs.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of Human Resources Assistant. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: clerical or administrative assistance functions for a business or organization, such as greeting clients and responding to inquiries in person, by email, on the telephone, and through regular mail; preparing correspondence and/or reports; keeping time and attendance records for staff; payroll; processing a variety of personnel actions; carrying out employee requests for changes in health or life insurance coverage; assisting new employees with completion of forms related to their appointments.
As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5; however, graduate education may be credited where education is directly related to the work of the position. Please submit transcript if applicable.
Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions .
The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:
FACTOR: KSA-1. Knowledge of the methods, requirements, and procedures of staffing and recruitment activities.
FACTOR: KSA-2. Knowledge of the procedures and requirements for processing personnel actions.
FACTOR: KSA-3. Knowledge of the procedures and requirements for determining employee benefit information.
FACTOR: KSA-4. Ability to provide administrative and clerical program support utilizing a desktop computer, and associated office automation and business software.
FACTOR: KSA-5. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Basis for rating:
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.
DO NOT SEND Application materials by mail or email to the Human Resources Office.
Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this announcement. Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position.
You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran.
For additional information regarding Schedule A appointment eligibility visit:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your R sum
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by11:59 PM (EST) onWednesday, May 14, 2014.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select _Application Status, _and click on the _more information_ link under the application status for this position.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover using the following Vacancy ID 1109678. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational , and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Step 2
Veterans Preference documentation
Occupational Questionnaire
Submitting Documents
If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account / for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.
Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you M UST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.
Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 1109678
Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
Fax your cover page and documents to .
Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:
Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name
Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.
Yourresume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver.Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:
Job Information:
Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.
Personal Information:
Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
Country of Citizenship.
If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
Major field(s) of study.
Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
Job title.
Duties and accomplishments.
Number of hours per week.
Employer''s name and address.
Supervisor''s name and phone number.
Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
Other Qualifications:
Job-related training courses (title and year).
Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
Job-related certificates and licenses.
Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.
View Occupational Questionnaire
Working for the Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
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Limited travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected is a current career or career-conditional (permanent) Federal employee from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible under the Federal Travel Regulations. No authorization for guaranteed home sale.
1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.
3. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans'' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans'' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans'' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
5. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.
6. All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM''s web site at .

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