Lead Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement) *Roster*

Internal Revenue Service | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 10/28/2019

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.

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WHAT DOES A LEAD HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO? As a Lead Human Resources Specialist you will provide expert advisory and consultative service to managers and executives throughout IRS on all technical facets of the recruitment and staffing program. The incumbent will also provide a broad range of advice/guidance in other specialty program areas including employee benefits, position management/classification, personnel processing, and worker’s compensation in developing recommendations/courses of action to address and/or resolve recruitment and placement issues. As a Team Leader, the incumbent spends at least 25% of their time leading GS-0201-12 HR Specialists on a regular and recurring basis. When not performing “lead” duties, the incumbent performs work that is of the same kind and level as the highest level of work accomplished by the team members led.

As a Lead Human Resources Specialist you will:

  • Consult with management and provide advice/guidance on a wide range of external and/or internal hiring activities including those of a complex nature to an assigned BOD within the IRS. These activities may include merit promotion, reassignments, change to lower grade actions, transfers, competitive examining, direct hires, and special authorities such as student, veteran, disability programs, or other appropriate alternatives.
  • Lead the team in identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow, skill level, and/or occupational specialization; making adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks; and ensuring that each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product.
  • Coach the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques, provide advice on work methods, practices and procedures, and assist the team and/or individual members in identifying the parameters of a viable solution.
  • Represent the team consensus and convey the team’s findings and recommendations in meetings and dealings with other team leaders, program officials, the public and other customers on issues related to or that have an impact on the team’s objectives, work products, and/or tasks.
  • Intercede with the supervisor on behalf of the team to inform the supervisor of performance management issues/problems and to recommend/request related actions, such as: assignments, reassignments, promotions, tour of duty changes, peer reviews, and performance appraisals.

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

GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrating practices, laws, regulations, policies, and precedents associated with personnel staffing, recruitment, and pay setting within the Federal sector; experience applying at least 2 human resources management programs (i.e., position management/classification, labor/employee relations, staffing, recruitment, placement, human resources development, performance management, employee benefits, human resources information systems and/or occupational analysis) sufficient to provide comprehensive technical and consultative services to management; understanding agency organizational structure to evaluate customer needs; demonstrating communicative techniques in order to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with others to resolve issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature; demonstrating analytical techniques by conducting all necessary research, analysis, evaluation, and drafting of responses.

- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework 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 GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

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