Veterans Benefits Administration Human Resources Officer in Des Moines, Iowa
Summary This position is located within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Office of Human Capital Services (HCS), Office of Staff Operations (OSO) Division, located at the Human Resources Center (HRC) in Des Moines, Iowa. The incumbent will serve as a Human Resources Officer (HRO) providing a full array of consultative and technical HR services. The incumbent also serves as a key advisor and consultant to both field and administration level senior leaders. Responsibilities Provide oversight and management of all Human Capital functions and initiatives within the HRC and those initiated by administration senior management. Determine and assess senior management needs. Provide senior level expertise to plan, develop, implement, integrate, and evaluate the effectiveness of HR policies and programs. Develop instruments and techniques for greater efficiency for facilitating the achievement of the strategic goals. Plan and execute internal and external recruiting and examining programs. Continually evaluate assigned program responsibilities and provide recommendations to VBA on various aspects of HR operations. Provide oversight on highly sensitive, complex actions and requirements in support of significant program functions. Provide professional services and guidance to all management/supervisory levels concerned with HRM principles, techniques, and acceptable practices. Develop HR goals and objectives that integrate with VA/VBA objectives to ensure alignment with the mission and strategic goals. Provide technical advice on propriety of statutory, regulatory, and procedural requirements to all levels of management. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 11/30/2022 The Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's)group qualification standards covering white collar occupations in the Federal competitive service can be found: Here To Qualify at the grade level of GS-15: Applicants must have at least one (1) year, (52 weeks), of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in federal or other services. This experience must have equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: (1) Managing a Title 5 human resource staffing and recruitment program; (2) Implementing, advising, and managing human resources functions (ex. staffing, recruitment, personnel action processing, and benefits administration); AND (3) developing organizational strategies, goals, and deliverables (ex. regular/recurring reports, policies, standard operating procedures, memorandums of understanding, performance plans, and briefings). There is no educational substitution for the GS-15 level. 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. Education There is no educational substitution for the GS-15 level. Additional Information COVID-19 Pandemic Expanded Telework Program - Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position. Work Schedule: Regular office hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Physical Requirements: The work is mainly sedentary, except for walking to local meetings and carrying briefcases and luggage when in travel status. The Department of Veterans Affairs makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Promotion Potential: This position is being filled at the full performance level GS-15. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility may be discussed during the interview process. Telework is subject to approval by individual supervisors and managers, is considered a privilege not a right, is subject to approval based on performance and other varying factors and is not guaranteed. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly appointed federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active-duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. A well-qualified candidate is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualifications requirements for this position. Specifically, a well-qualified candidate will score 90 or above within the assessment portion of this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility can also be found: Here This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.