Summary NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. Responsibilities Reviews, analyzes and advises management on the classification of new positions and changes in existing positions. Plans and manages recruitment and staffing strategies for assigned offices and divisions. Prepares vacancy announcements, assists managers with the development of appropriate evaluation criteria, identifies and targets appropriate sources of applicants, evaluates candidates for qualifications. Advises employees and supervisors of agency personnel policies and procedural requirements and specific provisions of applicable guidelines in such areas as performance management and pay and leave administration. Reviews payroll/processing actions for compliance with OPM regulations and agency policies. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications At the GS-12 level Qualified candidates must possess: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level or equivalent experience. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: Experience performing delegated examining and applying human resources management laws, policies, regulations and procedures; classifying position descriptions, conducting job analyses, writing job assessment questions, preparing job announcements, determining applicant qualifications, issuing referral certificates; preparing and/or reviewing a wide variety of personnel actions, such as accessions, promotions, reassignments, etc.; researching, interpreting policies and procedures and consulting and advising employees and managers on various human resources related functions; and conducting presentations and briefings on human resources topics and initiatives. Selective Placement Factor (SPF) In addition to the specialized experience listed above, applicants must possess the following to be considered minimally qualified for this position: - Possession of a certification to fill competitive civil service positions through OPM Delegated Examining. As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies: Classification Oral Communication Recruitment/Placement Written Communication Education N/A Additional Information 1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. 2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. 3. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be separated from the military under honorable conditions and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty Record of Military Service), in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement. 4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.