Length of Assignment: 
Fulltime
Location: 
Washington, DC and Arlington, VA
Closing Date: 
OPEN
This Position: 

The Staffing Specialist is responsible for assisting the Human Resources Staff with carrying out a range of human resources operations.

Skills and Abilities: 
  • Drafts new vacancy announcements, recommends modifications or edits to existing vacancy announcements, and all related data in the automated staffing system;
  • Posts vacancy announcements to USAJobs and other job board sites;
  • Creates crediting plans and conducts job analyses to ensure the draft vacancy announcements enable Government personnel to determine an applicant’s ability to satisfy vacancy requirements;
  • Drafts recruitment actions and specifies the duty statements including qualification standards, KSA questionnaire, selective factors, weighting and screen-out elements;
  • Qualifies applicants, rates and ranks applicants, applies Veterans’ preference and other hiring authorities;
  • Assists agency in reviewing and maintaining the Question Library used for online vacancy announcements; 
  • Coordinates with HR specialists and subject matter experts (SME’s) to conduct job analyses and build questions for use in the automated staffing system;
  • Prints selection certificates from the automated system (after they are approved by a government HR specialist) and notifies the appropriate staff to take action;
  • Conducts research into federal government, agency regulations, policy and procedures to answer general questions from employees or applicants about staffing.
Requirements: 
  • Must have experience using USA Staffing Upgrade hiring management system to manage job applicants;
  • Experience working inside a Federal government agency as an HR Specialist;
  • Experience designing and posting vacancy announcements on USAJobs;
  • Experience with job analysis and designing crediting plans that include analysis of desired candidate qualifications;
  • Experience with rating and ranking candidates, merit staffing;
  • Must understand and apply veteran’s preference.

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