Human Resources Specialist (Compensation) COLLEGE GRADUATE - #689499

US Patent and Trademark Office


Date: 2 weeks ago

City: Alexandria, Virginia

Salary: $64,957 - $102,166 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Duties



The physical worksite for this position is located in Alexandria, Virginia.This position is telework eligible per agency and business unit discretion/policy.



  • Fully remote within 50 miles of the USPTO Alexandria, VA headquarters and the duty station is the authorized telework location (typically your home address)


If selected for an interview, applicants are encouraged to discuss telework options and eligibility specific to the position in which they applied with the hiring manager.


This position is located in the Compensation Branch, Compensation and Benefits Division, Office of Human Resources.

This role is the ideal next career step for you if:



  • You're a an effective communicator who enjoys providing guidance on basic questions and requests pertaining to the compensation and pay programs of the USPTO.

  • You want to play a key role in matters such as special salary rates, pay limitations, allowances and differentials, hours of duty, work schedules, premium pay, severance pay, garnishments, debt management, back pay and settlement of claims, and other similar special payments.

  • You're inspired to serve as a USPTO liaison with the National Finance Center (NFC) on operational and procedural issues.

  • You're detail oriented and can research pay and leave entitlement provisions to contribute factual information to be used in advising on employee grievances and claims.

  • You're a collaborative relationship builder who looks forward to assisting managers and supervisors in applying problem-solving processes and procedures to address employee compensation and pay, and leave and time and attendance administration issues.

  • You're committed to providing sound advice to managers, employees, and union officials on uncomplicated work scheduling and hours of work requirements and flexibilities, including premium pay entitlements associated with various work schedules.

  • You're highly motivated to train employees on leave and time and attendance and assist in planning, coordination, preparation, and presentation of classes and workshops to disseminate information on USPTO programs.





Requirements


Conditions of Employment



  • Applicants will only be accepted from United States Citizens and Nationals.

  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related competencies.

  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.

  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).

  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

  • Suitable for Federal Employment



Qualifications



You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. OPM Qualifications Standards are available at Administrative and Management Positions




This position is being filled as a College Graduate under Public Law 115-232, 5 CFR ยง 315.614 (i).Applicants must meet the BASIC REQUIREMENTS of the College Graduate authority:

  • Recent graduates who have completed a bachelor's or graduate degree within the previous two years.

  • Uniformed service members who have completed a bachelor's or graduate degree and were unable to apply within two years of obtaining their degree due to a uniformed service obligation of at least four years, may apply within two years of their discharge from uniformed service.

In addition to meeting the
BASIC REQUIREMENTS, applicants must also meet the specialized experience that has equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service




GS-09:




For this position, the next lower grade level is a GS-07.
Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Experience in serving as a point of contact to managers and employees to provide information on payroll, leave, and time and attendance matters; resolving payroll issues using various payroll/personnel automated systems (e.g. NFC, HR Connect, DFAS, webTA); and

  • Experience with tasks associated with various Compensation related programs (i.e. Leave Share, Debt Management. Manual/Special Pay); and/or

  • Experience in researching, validating and processing various leave adjustments, offsets and retroactive pay to employees' salary.


GS-11:



For this position, the next lower grade level is a GS-09.
Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Experience in serving as a point of contact to managers and employees to provide information on payroll, leave, and time and attendance matters; resolving payroll issues using various payroll/personnel automated systems (e.g. NFC, HR Connect, DFAS, webTA);

  • Experience with tasks associated with various Compensation related programs (i.e. Leave Share, Debt Management. Manual/Special Pay);

  • Experience in researching, validating and processing various leave adjustments, offsets and retroactive pay to employees' salary; and/or

  • Experience in assisting in the training of managers and employees on time and attendance procedures; and preparing leave audits.

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.



Education



Education may be substituted at the GS-09 grade level as follows:

A master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields.

OR

2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration, or other administrative and management fields OR LL.B or JD if related.

OR

Equivalent combination of qualifying experience and graduate education, if related.

Education may be substituted at the GS-11 grade level as follows:

A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree if related such as human resources, organizational psychology, public administration, or other administrative and management fields.

OR

3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related;

OR

An LL.M., if related such as human resources, organizational psychology, public administration, or other administrative and management fields.

OR

Equivalent combination of qualifying experience and graduate education, if related.

If this position requires proof of higher education, or you are substituting education for experience, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - US Department of Education. Another listing of services that can perform this evaluation is available at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

NOTE: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.





Additional information



If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

This is a Non Bargaining Unit position.

This is a Public Trust position and has a risk level designation of "MODERATE".

Background Investigation - If selected for this position, you may be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306), which includes a fingerprint and credit check, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.

The USPTO participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please visit the Department of Homeland Security Website.

Probationary Period-If selected, you may be required to complete an initial one-year probationary period.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.

Relocation Expenses are not authorized and will not be paid.

CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a "well qualified" rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: OPM CTAP/ICTAP.

CTAP/ICTAP documentation requirements are listed in the 'Required Documents' section of this announcement.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

All application materials become the property of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

USPTO Job Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should request accommodation(s) from the USPTO at http://www.uspto.gov/accommodation.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of 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 factors. If you believe that you have been discriminated against and would like to file an EEO complaint, you must do so within 45 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act. Claims of employment discrimination must be submitted to the attention of the USPTO's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity via email ([email protected]) or phone (571-272-8292).








  • Benefits



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How You Will Be Evaluated



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


Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority (DHA), rating, ranking and veterans' preference does not apply; therefore, your responses to the questionnaire will not be used to determine a scored rating. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, as defined in the job opportunity announcement, will be referred for selection consideration. While veterans' preference does not apply in DHA, preference eligibles are encouraged to submit their supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.).

Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate possession of any specialized experience and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement.

The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies (KSA's).




  • Advising and Consulting
  • Automated HR Systems
  • Pay Administration
  • Premium Pay/Time and Attendance





Please click the link below to preview the Assessment Questionnaire:

https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11803433





  • 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.



    Review our benefits



    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.



  • Required Documents



    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.


    A complete application consists of:

    1. A resume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications; optional cover letter: Your resume should indicate your citizenship and should list your educational and work experience including titles, salary, employment dates, duties, experience and how it relates to the specialized experience in the job announcement.

    2. Transcripts: You MUST submit copies of your college transcripts for verification of the education requirements. Unofficial copies are accepted, however, if selected you will be required to furnish official transcripts. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the above educational requirement. Inadequate or illegible information could result in non-qualification and loss of consideration. (For Individual Occupational Requirements and/or Substitution of Education for specialized experience.

    Your application and all required documents must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date of this job announcement. NOTE: The preceding documents requirement are based on job requirements and individual applicant eligibility. Not all documents are applicable to all applicants; if you are unsure which documents apply to you, contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement.


  • How to Apply




    You MUST apply online. If you experience difficulties with the application process or do not have access to a computer, please contact the HR Specialist listed as the point of contact before the closing date of this job announcement.

    If you are a new user to the USAJobs Site and have never registered for an account; you will first need to create an account profile with your basic contact information and a resume to begin applying. You must be a registered USAJobs user AND you must be signed-in to your account in order to apply for this position. For help setting up an account or for general help using USAJobs, go to USAJobs Help Page. Once you have gathered all of the required information and are ready to begin the application process, click the "APPLY" button at the right side of the page. You will then be directed away from USAJobs to the Department of Commerce application site for USPTO. You must click "Submit" at the end of the application process to send your application for consideration.

    To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov/ and click on "Applications." Click on the position title, then select "Update Application."

    If you experience any difficulties with the application site, help is available! OPM has a Help feature on each page. Use this option when you need assistance.

    All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJobs "Saved Documents" feature.

    Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
    Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is defined as information that can be traced back to a specific individual and potentially compromise their security or privacy. Examples of PII include: date of birth, Social Security Number, and place of birth.

    Please ensure that you have removed all Personally Identifiable Information from all documents prior to submitting or uploading your applications material.




    Agency contact information


    Alicia Matute




    Phone

    571-270-0483


    Email

    [email protected]




    Address



    TMCO-Office of Human Resources


    550 Elizabeth Lane


    Alexandria, VA 22314


    US




    Next steps



    You will receive a notice generated by the USAJobs System when you have successfully submitted your application.

    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov/ and clicking on "Track Your Online Application." The four points of notification are:

    1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
    2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
    3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and
    4. Selected or Not Selected

    After all application packages have been received, we will review your application and transcript(s) (if you are qualifying based on education) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and you may be contacted for follow-up supplemental documentation. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide any supplemental documents or information requested by the Office of Human Resources within the allocated timeframes.

    You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).You can check the status of your application by logging into USAJOBS. You may also sign up to receive automatic emails anytime the status of your application has changed by logging into your USAJobs Account, editing your profile and changing the "Notification Settings" to indicate that you want to be notified by email when the status changes. Information regarding the status of your application should be updated in the system within 2 weeks after the closing date of this job announcement.



  • Fair and Transparent



    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.



    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request




Required Documents



A complete application consists of:

1. A resume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications; optional cover letter: Your resume should indicate your citizenship and should list your educational and work experience including titles, salary, employment dates, duties, experience and how it relates to the specialized experience in the job announcement.

2. Transcripts: You MUST submit copies of your college transcripts for verification of the education requirements. Unofficial copies are accepted, however, if selected you will be required to furnish official transcripts. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the above educational requirement. Inadequate or illegible information could result in non-qualification and loss of consideration. (For Individual Occupational Requirements and/or Substitution of Education for specialized experience.

Your application and all required documents must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date of this job announcement. NOTE: The preceding documents requirement are based on job requirements and individual applicant eligibility. Not all documents are applicable to all applicants; if you are unsure which documents apply to you, contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement.








Help

This job is open to





  • The public


    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.




  • Individuals with disabilities





Clarification from the agency


Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens or Nationals who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution of higher education within the previous 2 years or will graduate no later than 9 months from the date of application. Veterans who have completed a degree and have an intervening period of obligated service of at least four years in the uniformed services, the two-year eligibility period begins on the date of discharge or release from the uniformed service.

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