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
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
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
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
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
PCS: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
Human Resources Specialists Specialists, Human Resources
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,
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
Recognized as an authoritative advisor to other senior HR staff and
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
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
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
Employee Relations Human Capital Management Manages Human
Resources Organizational Performance Analysis Recruitment/Placement
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.