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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Human Resources Specialist in White City, Oregon


The Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (SHRS) reports directly to the Senior Strategic Business Partner (SSBP) in the Strategic Business Unit (SBU). The role of the Supervisory Human Resources Specialist contributes to overall VISN performance by assisting the SSBP with tactical and strategic consulting on people and organization development strategies in support of business objectives at locations where an SSBP is not located.


The SHRS is an experienced local labor market expert advisor to executive leadership on all HR matters at a designated facility. Incumbent will assist the SSBP with whom has executed delegated responsibilities for the local labor market in the following functional areas: employee relations consultation; strategic talent acquisition and management (staffing); policy interpretation, application, and implementation; and performance and compensation management consultation. The SHRS will carry out additional responsibilities to include organizational health, employee development initiatives, and training. The incumbent, as part of the SBU, will assist as a strategic advisor between local leadership and the SSBP as well as VISN HR Operations, effectuating local strategic goals and metrics through expert management consultation in talent management and workforce and succession planning. The SHRS collaborates with the SSBP, facility executives and VISN leadership to execute and align human capital goals and priorities. Acts as change agent to business through process redesign and approaches that support change and transformation. Analyzes trends and metrics to develop solutions. Provides day-to-day consultation to leadership on a variety of actions to include employee relations issues, policy interpretation and application, talent management and development, and organizational design consultation. Actively participates in annual budget planning/labor forecasting process with business partners. Conducts ongoing supply and demand analysis for business partners on current and future state staffing and skill needs and designs talent acquisition strategies to meet those needs. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m.- 4:30p.m. PST

Compressed: Yes, may be available

Telework: Occassional/Ad-Hoc Telework may be available

Virtual: This is NOT a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Human Resources Specialist/PD99888A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be available to highly qualified applicants

Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/15/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include: Supervising, leading and/or managing the functions of a Human Resources workgroup; Federal Human Resources Specialist experience; expert knowledge of local labor market to advise executive leadership on all HR matters at a designated facility and its components; Experience in workload management for functional areas: employee relations consultation; strategic talent acquisition and management (staffing); policy interpretation, application, and implementation; performance and compensation management consultation. Work involves: analyzing, evaluating, and developing major aspects of HR programs. Identifying unknown conditions, resolving critical problems, or developing new concepts/methodologies; and issues of sensitivity and potential controversy that when resolved may promote advances in principal HR objectives. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

CommunicationCritical ThinkingPersonnel and Human ResourcesPlanning and Evaluating Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work performed is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office. May require occasional travel. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional Information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. VA uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit