Company : US National Archives and Records Administration
Salary : $110,482 - $159,286 a year
Location : Maryland

Full Description



This position is in the Office of Human Capital, National Archives and Records Administration. As a HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST, you will serve as a senior human capital business partner, and policy expert with a comprehensive knowledge of senior executive/senior level program management (Executive Resources).The incumbent will provide support, guidance, policy, practical training, and process-improvement support.



  • Provide human resources support to Executive Resources Board, Performance Review Board and other rating panels; develop, recommend, and implement executive resources policies that lead directly to the accomplishment of an effective executive resources program.
  • Serve as an expert regarding HR laws and regulations, providing advice to senior level managers and executives.
  • Research HR laws, regulations, case law, legislative and regulatory histories, and Federal best practices.
  • Ensure that applicable HR policies and procedures are consistently applied and that metrics for timeliness and quality are met.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0201 Human Resources Management

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  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    Key Requirements:
    • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
    • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
    • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:

    - Experience administering Senior Executive (SES) and Senior Leader (SL) programs, policies and operations to include pay setting, performance management, awards and recognition, position management, staffing, policy development and other functional areas; AND
    • Serving as a Senior Human Resources Specialist, program manager, and policy expert with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of senior executive/senior level program management (Executive Resources); AND
    - Applying a wide range of human capital laws, regulations, principles, precedents, and policy sufficient to serve as an Agency- level senior consultant; review policy and procedures to ensure consistency in their application and recommend modifications; coordinate with other HR functions and/or higher agency levels; and analyze and solve particularly complex and sensitive problems; AND
    • Providing human resources support to Executive Resources Board, Performance Review Board and other rating panels.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
    For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13level for 52 weeks.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Archives and Records Administration.
    • This is a Non Bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.- Per Agency Policy
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • Writing sample(s) will be requested during the interview process.
    • There is one vacancy which can be filled in either Spanish Lake MO or College Park MD: Salary Range for Spanish Lake, MO - $110482 - $143624 Salary Range for College Park, MD - $122530 - $159286

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Communication or Creative Thinking. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Required Documents:

    1. Resume - either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

    2. Vacancy Question Responses - Completely answer the online assessment questionnaire associated with this job announcement.

    3. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/REVIEW/EVALUATION, ETC: All applicants are required to submit their most recently completed annual performance appraisal (dated within 18 months from the closing date of the vacancy announcement), which identifies your official rating of record (must be at least "Fully Successful") and is signed by the supervisor, or a statement explaining why the performance appraisal/review/evaluation is unavailable. If you fail to provide a copy of the performance appraisal/review/evaluation, or a statement advising why it is unavailable, you will be removed from further consideration. N/A is not considered an acceptable response.

    4. SF-50 for CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES - Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:

    • Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (To verify your competitive service status, on the SF50, Box 34 "Position Occupied" should show a "1" and Box 24 "Tenure" should show a "1" or "2".)
    • If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
    • Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

    Additional Required Documents if Applying Through the Hiring Authorities Listed Below:

    5. FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES - Non-competitive Reinstatement Eligibility - If you are a former federal employee and wish to be non-competitively reinstated for a higher grade or full performance level than which you left federal employment, you MUST provide a copy of your separation SF50 (the "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your
    "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2") AND the last performance appraisal you received from your federal employment which shows at least a fully successful rating.

    6. Veterans Preference documentation (if applying under VEOA or VRA): DD-214 - Member Copy 4 or other copies that indicate character of discharge; SF-15 and VA Letter (as appropriate). If you are claiming veterans preference, please visit the website for veterans hiring paths located at

    7. If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please visit the website In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in that specific hiring authority.

    8.CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

    9. Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE. Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

  • Benefits


    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.

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    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.


This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Family of overseas employees

    Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

  • Military spouses

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

All candidates who are: Current or former federal employees qualifying as Status Candidates, Federal employees currently serving on a VRA, VEOA eligibles, CTAP/ICTAP eligible, eligible for special hiring authorities (e.g., the Schedule A appointment for persons with disabilities, or covered by an Interchange Agreement), or Land Management employees eligible through Public Law 114-47

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