Human Resources Specialist (Staffing)

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Aviation Administration

People & HR
Anchorage, AK, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Serves as a Human Resources Specialist for the Alaskan Region HR Services, Employment Services Branch. Participates in the application of merit systems principles to assist managers to attract a high quality and diverse workforce.

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    07/02/2024 to 07/11/2024

  • Salary

    $68,767 - $128,062 per year

    Salary range includes 31.96% locality pay. In addition, 1.69% Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) is authorized. Locality and COLA are subject to change.

  • Pay scale & grade

    FV G - H

  • Help


    1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Telework eligible

    Yes—This is not a 100% telework position. Situational telework may be available based on the needs of the Office.

  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time-to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed


  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule


  • Service


  • Promotion potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0201 Human Resources Management

  • Supervisory status


  • Security clearance


  • Drug test


  • Announcement number


  • Control number



This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Also open to former excepted service federal employees eligible under an interchange agreement. Current or former federal employees must have met a one-year probationary period or trial period in the competitive or excepted service. Applications will be accepted from preference eligibles and veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.



FV-G duties:

  • Apply merit systems principles to attract, develop, manage, and retain a high quality and diverse workforce
  • Provide employment, staffing, and compensation services to fill paraprofessional, professional, technical, specialized, and related support positions
  • Assist managers and supervisors by providing advisory guidance on title, series, and grade/band levels, application of pay flexibilities, etc.
  • Assist management in developing crediting plans as well as other documentation necessary for the recruitment and placement of well-qualified candidates in internal or external competitive staffing actions.
  • Demonstrate some independence in planning time and using assigned resources to accomplish tasks or small projects Evaluate applications and resumes for qualification, eligibility for special hiring authorities, adjudicate veteran's preference and initiate medical/security clearances
  • Process personnel actions within Federal Personnel and Payroll System
  • Support the communication between client organizations and the processing center by researching and coordinating technical requirements to ensure personnel actions are forwarding to the processing center for final action
  • Consult with managers to determine short and long-term recruitment needs.
  • Ensure personnel actions are annotated with the appropriate nature of action, legal authority, pay, and remarks; collects/analyzes data and information concerning time-to-fill metrics and accuracy of personnel actions
  • May participate in new employee orientation sessions and special programs/projects
  • Assist management by researching and gathering documents associated with Equal Employment Opportunity complaints, Freedom of Information Act requests, and drafting initial responses to Congressional complaints or applicant inquiries
  • Perform other duties as assigned

FV-H duties:

  • Provide consultation services to managers and staff offices in the areas of recruitment and placement.
  • Collaborate with managers on recruitment options, hiring flexibilities and incentives.
  • Prepares vacancy announcements.
  • Rates and ranks application packages for various positions.
  • Adjudicates veteran's preference.
  • Issues certificate of eligible applicants to managers
  • Ensures legal appointment and assignment of selectees.
  • Prepares and manages case files.
  • Provides guidance on FAA Core Compensation plan and other FAA pay systems to LOB personnel, applicants and employees.
  • Completes requests for personnel actions (SF-52) for various types of personnel actions and prepares and manages required documents for case files on personnel actions.
  • Updates workload data and closes out merit promotion and recruitment files.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge of staffing principles, laws, and regulations.
  • Utilizes high level knowledge and skill in the analysis and interpretation of governing laws, policies and HR principles and practices to effectively advise on and/or resolve operational problems.
  • Trains and mentors lower band HR Specialists and Assistants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents).
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.


To qualify for this position at the FV-G level you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, FV-F or FG/GS-5/7/9. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience includes experience applying principles of staffing, recruitment and placement, compensation laws, policies and other regulatory guidance and training, developing and publishing announcements, determining qualifications and generating referral lists; experience providing information and guidance to organizational customers regarding personnel issues, gathering information is support of identifying and recommending alternatives and recommendations; experience utilizing and applying provisions of compensation and pay systems


To qualify with education only a successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. Must be gained from an accredited college or university.

To qualify for this position at the FV-H level you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, FV-G or FG/GS-10/11. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience includes experience that demonstrates sound knowledge of staffing, recruitment and placement, compensation laws, policies and other regulatory guidance; experience developing vacancy announcements, coding personnel actions and applying provisions of compensation and pay systems; experience advising managers and other personnel on complex staffing issues and identifying and recommending solutions.

Applicants should include examples of their specialized experience in their work history.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the position.


Education Substitution: Substitution of education or equivalent combinations of education and experience may be qualifying for this position. To qualify based on education, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment.

FV-G: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, is required.

Education is not qualifying at the FV-H .

Foreign Education: Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalency to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included in your application package. If you do not include a copy of the evaluation as part of your application package, your foreign education will not be considered.

Preview Job Questionnaire

Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/workinghere/financial-disclosure-requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA in your work history, please include WORK HISTORY THAT DESCRIBES HOW YOU MEET THE ANSWER YOU CHOSE FOR EACH KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the KSA listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Appointment type: Permanent Full Time
Security: POS Sen 5 (Mod Risk).
Substance Testing: Not Required.
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Interviews: Some, all or none may be interviewed

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA
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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.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.


Required Documents

An online resume is required and must be submitted online via the USAJOBS system. Please read the "How to Apply" section within this announcement for examples of what your resume should include. If a complete resume is not attached to your online application, your application will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration. A copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action is required. Please read additional information below regarding your SF-50. We highly encourage using the upload feature in USAJOBS for supporting documents. If you are unable to use the upload feature in USAJOBS you may fax or mail the documents (refer to Agency Contact Info) below for the address and fax number. If you use fax or U.S. mail, you must include a cover sheet with your name, announcement number, and contact phone number(s). Please ensure to redact any Personal Identifying Information (PII) i.e. SSN, date of birth, etc., when faxing supportive documents. All supporting documents must be received in our office before or on the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/. If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/opf.

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are preference eligibles and veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

  • Employer's name and address

  • Supervisor name and phone number

  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.
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Agency contact information

Daphne Becker
1 (907) 271-4451
1 (907) 271-5367
Federal Aviation Administration
AAL Regional HR Services Division
222 West 7th Ave #14
Anchorage, AK 99513
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Next steps

Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

Important - If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it. If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT 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 agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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