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Hiring Lead Human Resources Specialist (Strategic Business Unit)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:







The incumbent serves as a Lead Human Resources Specialist and provides advisory and technical services in all the Human Resources (HR) specialty areas to include: recruitment & placement, employee & labor relations, compensation, benefits, organizational development, and strategic planning.

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The Lead HR Specialist duties include but are not limited to:

Key member in various VISN committees and activities working directly with leadership to develop an HR strategy that closely supports and facilitates meeting local organizational goals.
Examines forecasting data to project managerial strategies, organizational processes, competencies, and human resources interventions necessary to create the required cultures to support new and establish VHA initiatives.
Advise leadership and provides responses to proposed legislation, policies, and standards of higher authority regarding human resources issues.
Provide expert management consultative service to the SSBP and local leadership involving the full spectrum of HR functions (e.g., recruitment and placement, employee performance, and conduct issues).
Ability to think futuristically as it pertains to changes in HCM at the facility level.
Develop appropriate interventions for stakeholders on significant HR issues and concerns.
Lead matrixed teams in conducting special projects or studies of considerable scope and depth critical to the resolution of operating issues and problems.
Serves as a consultant, technical advisor, and negotiating team member on issues not previously negotiated and where particularly controversial matters are at stake.

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Compressed/Flexible: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate

Telework: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Lead Human Resources Specialist (Strategic Business Unit)/PD99880A

Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate

PCS: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

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Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing may be required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/04/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

GS-13 Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-13 position, you must possess the specialized experience that equips you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position at, above (or) equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12). The required specialized experience for this position must include:

Extensive knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of significant HR principles, concepts, and practices, as well as seasoned consultative skills sufficient to provide management consultative service involving a wide spectrum of HR functions (e.g., recruitment and placement, position classification, employee performance and conduct issues, employee and labor relations, education and training, benefits, etc.).
Experience performing a key role in rendering expert advisory service and/or authoritative policy interpretations on VISN-wide or equivalent issues (e.g., reengineering and improving HR processes).
Recognized as an authoritative advisor to other senior HR staff and program managers.
Develop appropriate interventions for management on significant HR issues and concerns.
Experience applying new developments to problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods.
Experience collaborating with and leading management in employing change management process concepts and techniques such as strategic planning and workforce development.
Experience developing strategic goals for change (e.g., conduct organizational needs assessments, determine organizational readiness for change, market organizational awareness, and lead change initiatives).
Experience creating and presenting new insights and innovative approaches in making or supporting organizational improvements.
Extensive experience providing effective communication, both verbally and in writing, to develop and deliver briefings, project papers, status/staff reports, and correspondence in order to foster understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations and present, explain, and defend controversial policies and to persuade facility program managers and other decision-making officials with widely differing goals and interests to follow a recommended course of action consistent with established policies, objectives, and regulations.
Experience applying consensus building, negotiating, coalition building, and conflict resolution techniques sufficient to establish and maintain effective relationships and to interact appropriately in highly charged emotional situations.
Extensive experience with a significant program; defining the objectives; analyzing and interpreting policies promulgated by senior authorities higher than first level supervisor and determines the overall effect on programs.
Extensive experience providing personal judgment, ingenuity, initiative, resourcefulness, and exercising broad latitude to determine the intent behind the guidelines, develop new facility policies and formulate interpretations that may eventually take the form of policy statements and guidelines.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

Employee Relations Human Capital Management Manages Human Resources Organizational Performance Analysis Recruitment/Placement Teamwork

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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at


There is no educational substitution at GS-13 Grade Level.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Grand Junction , Hiring Lead Human Resources Specialist (Strategic Business Unit), Other , Grand Junction, Colorado

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