Assistant Human Resources Officer (Assistant Human Resource Manager)

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System | Waymart, PA

Posted Date 2/14/2020

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Incumbent serves as an Assistant Human Resource Manager (AHRM) at a designated Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Federal Correctional Institution. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Human Resource Manager (HRM), in the supervision and implementation of a full range of human resource programs and services for employees of the correctional institution. Along with the Human Resources Officer, the incumbent is an advisor to the Warden and Associate Warden on matters relating to the management of the Human Resources office.

The incumbent assists the HRM in supervising Human Resources Specialists in the areas of local labor management, disciplinary and grievance procedures, staffing (recruitment, requesting certificates of eligible, interviewing, and pre-employment processing), classification, employee benefits, workforce projections, pre-employment, career counseling, the performance evaluation and incentive awards programs, time and attendance, leave administration, compensation, and training functions. Specific training functions will include oversight of local training, tracking mandatory training compliance and evaluations, the mentoring program, and the training needs assessment/annual training plan.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:


GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

Graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.



GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progress for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:


  • Experience in explaining personnel policies and ensure departmental compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Experience in providing advice to management on disciplinary and adverse actions.
  • Experience counseling employees on retirement concerns, as well as in regard to health insurance, life insurance, TSP and other benefits.
  • Experience with career development including needs assessments, counseling and training employees.
  • Experience in planning immediate and long range staffing needs of an institution.


Combination of Education and Experience

Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.

Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

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