This unit services park and programs across the National Park Service in the area of federal benefits and retirement. Areas include federal health and life insurance, retirement benefits to include law enforcement and related financial benefits such as Thrift Savings Plan and Flexible Spending Accounts.
Likely Entry-On-Duty: September-December 2020. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on 09/05/2020 to receive consideration.
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Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Employee Benefits) Duties Summary:
- Oversees and leads the planning, development, establishment, and administration of a retirement and an employee benefits program for the National Park Service.
- Develops and implements program guidelines and procedures to ensure that the employee retirement and benefits program is directed towards meeting policy objectives, agency needs, management needs and executive directives.
- Serves as the principal focal point and expert on retirement and benefits programs. Develops, implements and presents retirement and employee benefits program overviews to NPS staff.
- Provides technical advice and guidance to the Associate Director and Deputy Associate Director on program implementation, changes and deviations from the retirement and employee benefit programs.
- Develops and implements formal quality control efforts for the Unit. Identifies process improvements and documents and reports quality control efforts. Ensures that retirement packages meet the degree of completeness when submitting to OPM as outlined by the Department of Interior (DOI). Reviews statistical information received from the Department of Interior as it relates to the accuracy of packages submitted to OPM.
- Performs first line supervisory duties and provides direct oversight to the Unit. Establishes performance expectations for staff members. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training. Interviews and makes selections for vacant positions.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
- Human Resources Specialists
Specialists, Human Resources
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
- Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
- Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
- Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
- You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
- You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-09/05/2020-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience.
For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.
To qualify for this position at the GS-14 grade level, you must possess all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:
EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience for this Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Employee Benefits) position at the GS-14 level is substantive experience in providing technical advice, guidance and consultation on a comprehensive Federal Retirement and Employee Benefit Program; managing and exercising program oversight of program initiatives to include monitoring, review and reporting to ensure compliance; developing goals and objectives for improving program requirements; and leading and/or supervising a team or unit within an organization.
Volunteer Experience: 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; religious; 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.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.