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Assistant Human Resources Officer (Assistant Human Resource Manager) - Military Veterans

Company: Federal Bureau of Prisons
Location: Florence
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:


Assists the Human Resource Manager (HRM) in supervising Human Resources Specialists in the areas of local labor management, disciplinary and grievance procedures, staffing (recruitment, requesting certificates of eligibles, interviewing and pre-employment processing), classification, employee benefits, workforce projections, pre-employment, the performance evaluation and incentive awards programs, time and attendance, leave administration and compensation.

Assists in the review of program areas to ensure regulatory requirements are met.

Participates with management officials in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures and programs including the strategic planning process.

As an expert in human resources, may be called upon to provide advisory services to the Associate Wardens and/or Wardens.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, AHRM is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section. The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here


    To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:


    GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

    Graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

    GS-12: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.



    GS-11 and GS-12: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progress for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

    Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

    • Experience assisting and guiding others in the management of various personnel programs within a federal government agency.
    • Experience participating in labor management relations, negotiations and advising management officials on labor related issues.
    • Knowledge of various hiring methods, position classification, compensation and employee benefits to effectively advise management, staff and applicants.
    • Experience advising staff and local management officials on disciplinary and adverse actions. GS-12:
      • Comprehensive knowledge of various federal personnel programs in order to respond to high level inquiries, communicate information and keep others abreast of technical communications.
      • Experience in handling complex labor management relations issues, negotiations, applying a variety of employment laws and advising supervisors and managers on labor related issues.
      • Experience leading a human resource operation in federal government and performing functions related to position classification, compensation, recruitment and placement, employee relations and benefits.
      • Experience in responding to inquiries regarding the interpretation or instructions of laws, regulations and policies. OR

        Combination of Education and Experience:

        GS-11 only: Combination of qualifying education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.

        If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

        **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


        See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

        ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

        Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

        If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

        Additional information

        This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.

        In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution.

        The representative rate for this position is $86,584 per annum ($41.49 per hour).

        Special Conditions of Employment Section:

        Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year probationary period.

        The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.

        Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

        All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.

        The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.

        Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

        The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

        Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

        As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

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          A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

          Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

          How You Will Be Evaluated

          You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

          If your composite score exceeds the average score for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your online assessment questionnaire responses and utilized to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

          There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
          • Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
          • Your responses to the eligibility questions;
          • Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
          • Your supporting documentation, if required. Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

            If you applied to more than one grade level, BE ADVISED that you may be selected at ANY grade level for which you applied and are found qualified (i.e., if the job is announced at the 9/11 grade levels and you apply for the GS/GL-9 and the GS-11,and you are found qualified at BOTH grade levels, you may be selected at either grade level).

            What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

            The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

            GS-11 and GS-12:
            • Ability to communicate orally .
            • Ability to communicate in writing.
            • Knowledge of technical personnel areas.
            • Skill in managing personnel programs.
            • Ability to interpret and apply policy/guidelines.
            • Knowledge of labor management relations. To preview questions please click here.

              • Help
                A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

                Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

              • As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

                • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
                • In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
                • Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. If you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the Bureau of Prisons, you MUST provide the SF-50 Form which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.
                • Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.
                • Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation.
                • CTAP, Click Here, if applicable.
                • A college transcript which includes the School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)

                  Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as Transcripts, SF-50, etc.

                  We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

                  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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