Human Resources Assistant *12 Month Roster* *Amended*

Internal Revenue Service | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 7/02/2019
Description

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WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT DO? As a Human Resources Assistant, you will provide clerical, administrative and limited technical support to personnel engaged in personnel management functions such as employee benefits, recruitment and placement, personnel/payroll processing, classification, labor relations, and employee development. In this position you will provide evaluation and analysis involving practices and principles of the assigned program specialty.

WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICE DIVISION? The HCO mission is to make IRS an employer of choice and a leader in human capital planning and management. It develops strategies and tools for recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a highly skilled and high performing workforce to support the IRS mission. HCO develops and implements technology-enabled systems to improve human capital planning  and management  and to empower employees to achieve their potential.

As a Human Resources Assistant, you will:

  • Counsel and provide information to managers and employees, compute benefits, review and assist in preparing required forms.
  • Perform classification reviews of clerical and paraprofessional positions and recommend final classification actions.
  • Review tentative organizational changes for processing or clerical work units; prepare position descriptions, review requests for Personnel Actions (SF-52s) and input data
  • into automated human resources management systems.
  • Prepare vacancy announcements, evaluate qualifications, and review promotion certificates and document selections.
  • Schedule and conduct orientation sessions for new employees, respond to inquiries and prepare requests for certificates for rating under direct hire authority.
  • Participate in course development activities such as developing project agreements and operational plans, gathering data, conducting task analyses, preparing reports, planning course format and design.
  • Use various software programs and automated systems to prepare a variety of documents, revise, calculate, and retrieve data.

    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

You must meet the following requirements by the cutoff date of this announcement:

GS-5 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience demonstrating a knowledge of standard procedures and requirements related to an assigned human resource management function(s) to perform a variety of clerical duties that support the assigned function(s).  Examples: Maintaining position description books, classification standards, and files; Providing routine information to managers and employees on various human resources issues; Reviewing requests for personnel actions and position descriptions for format, completeness, and consistency; Providing support work to others managing programs (e.g. training programs, education programs, etc); Participating in preparing course materials for printing and distribution; and preparing vacancy announcements for review for less complex positions. OR
You may substitute education for experience as follows: A Bachelor's degree or 4 years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.

GS-6 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience demonstrating knowledge of and skill applying an extensive body of human resources management rules, procedures and operations pertaining to the specific functional assignment.  Knowledge of and skill using various computer equipment and software equipment to prepare documents, input data, compile and generate reports and monitor administrative controls. Examples:  Preparing vacancy announcements; Screening applicants against minimum experience and educational requirements; Reviewing position descriptions for format, completeness, and consistency; Reviewing or processing requests for personnel actions; Gathering data and preparing reports and documents; Providing information to managers and employees on various human resources issues; Researching, correcting, and validating pay transactions; and utilizing office automation and various program applications in order to research information.

GS-7 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience demonstrating knowledge of and skill applying, a comprehensive body of human resources management rules, procedures, and technical methods pertaining to the specific functional assignment. Knowledge and skill using various computer equipment and software equipment to prepare documents, input data, compile and generate reports and monitor administrative controls. Examples:  Preparing vacancy announcements; Screening applicants against minimum experience and educational requirements; Performing classification reviews of clerical and paraprofessional positions; Providing information to managers and employees on various human resources issues (e.g., employee benefits, labor relations, staffing, recruitment, position classification, worker’s compensation, etc.); Utilizing office automation and various program applications in order to research information; Utilizing personal computers to gather, maintain and compile statistical data on performance development activities; Participating in course development activities such as gathering data and conducting limited task analyses and preparing reports; and utilizing personnel and payroll systems to affect a variety of personnel and pay actions.

For Grades 4 & 5 : You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. 

- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable: You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

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