Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST in Suffolk, Virginia

Job Overview

Job Overview

This position is part of the Joint Staff. The incumbent serves as a Human Resources Specialist, providing technical and administrative support to higher-graded Human Resources (HR) Specialist and Human Capital Program Specialist in the organization. This position provides a full range of support in the areas of staffing, employee-relations and employee benefits.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Joint Staff (JS) Manpower and Personnel Directorate provides manpower and personnel management policies, plans and oversight for all joint and combined activities reporting to or through the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. This includes the full range of joint manpower policy guidance and procedures for joint and international activities, providing manpower programming and resourcing support and developing joint plans, policies, and guidance concerning military and personnel readiness issues. Administers internal Joint Staff civilian and military personnel programs, including civilian senior executives; and developing a comprehensive human capital management strategy.


As a HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST at the GS-0201-9 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Responds to customer inquiries on such matters as procedures for filing applications, status of recruitment, kinds of vacancies, etc.
  • Researches regulations, policies, and guidance to obtain and support answers. Answers customer questions regarding internal/external recruitment and provides them with appropriate forms.
  • Incumbent is responsible for the hierarchy reports for all of Joint Staff. Incumbent reviews reports and works with managers and counterparts to update reports.
  • Responsible for the coordination on/and completion of length-of-service and retirement certificates and ensures certificates are correct and provided in a timely manner.
  • Provides benefits counseling to Joint Staff employees. Counsels employees on entitlements and enrollment options and resolves problems associated with elections and/or technical processing.
Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

This announcement is open to: Current Civilian Joint Staff Employees in the Competitive Service; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities: Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and Individuals with Disabilities.

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

You may qualify at the GS-09, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service:

  1. Knowledge of analytical and problem-solving methods and techniques in order to research HR problems and issues with Code of Federal Regulations and United States Code.
  2. Use of DCPDS in order to query, retrieve, and analyze information and complete HR related assignments.
  3. Knowledge of HR in-processing and drug testing processes in order to in-process employees.
  4. Knowledge of federal employee benefits and retirement programs for FERS and CERS employees in order to assist employees with their benefits questions and concerns.;


B. A Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related;


C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and you have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)

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; religious; 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.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education

Work Schedule: Fulltime Overtime: Occasionally Tour of Duty: Flexible Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt Financial Disclosure: Not Required Telework Eligibility: This position is not telework eligible Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions. Other Notes: Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.

A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


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Other Information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 70 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A Special Hiring Authority for Veterans Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-14 to 2017-07-21

Salary: $49,765 to $64,697 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Series: 0201 Human Resources Management

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: JCS-17-10028171-MP

Control number: 474522500