Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Supervisory Human Resources Specialist - Placement (Deputy Chief, BOP - CAREERS Unit) in Grand Prairie, Texas
About the Agency
Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. In our agency, you’ll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community. Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.
Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.
We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.
The representative rate for this position is $100,592 per annum ($48.20 per hour).
As a Deputy Chief of the Consolidated Staffing Unit, the incumbent is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operation of the Unit. In conjunction with the Chief, the incumbent is responsible for the planning, developing, and administering of programs necessary for the accurate and timely processing, and recording of the BOP’s Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining actions.
The incumbent advises on and resolves complex problems within the BOP-Careers Unit functional areas and provides guidance to Human Resources staff in field institutions, regional and central office.
The Deputy Chief interprets Office of Personnel Management, Department of Justice, and BOP policies and instructions and publishes procedural guides for their use within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In addition, the incumbent assist with developing policy for the Bureau which directly affects human resources functions such as Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining processing.
- Occasional Travel
- Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.
- Reimbursement is authorized for travel and transportation for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
This announcement is open to the following:
- BOP Employees Nationwide (Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only)
- DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the LCA. Duty Location:Human Resource Services Center, Consolidated Staffing Unit, Grand Prairie, TX
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:
There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the 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 which demonstrates a thorough knowledge of human resources policies and programs in general, and programs and policies related to the federal government internal staffing (merit promotion plan) and delegated examining functions.
- Experience teaching the proper methods of hiring practices and procedures as they relate to the utilization of an automated staffing system.
- Experience which demonstrates an advance level of knowledge and is well versed in the application of Office of Personnel Management regulations, Title 5, United States Code and agency established staffing and placement program policy.
- Experience in developing policy, providing expert advice to selecting officials, human resource components and applicants/employees, to resolve complaints and grievances as it relates to the staffing process. Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.
Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.
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
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What To Expect Next
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed. Normally, Selecting Officials will make a selection within 90-days. When deemed necessary, the selection process may be extended up to 180-days from the date the certificate(s), (Exception, Best Qualified Lists) is/are generated to make a selection.
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This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.
The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office. The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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.
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.
This position is not test-designated and not subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.
Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:
Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474251500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 2017-07-12 to 2017-08-02
Salary: $91,447 to $118,880 / per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Series: 0201 Human Resources Management
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full Time
Job announcement number: HRSC-2017-0007
Control number: 474251500