Lead Human Resources Specialist

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Full Time

22 days ago

Job description


  • Mentors team on human resources matters; makes recommendations for complex issues based on interpretation of guidelines and practices; provides guidance and direction, clarifying issues and resolving conflicting guidance and operational problems.
  • Leads the team in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload among employees including service providers; arranging for team member training; monitors and reports on the status and progress of work.
  • Participates with the supervisor in conducting activities supporting the development of consulting practices and work concepts. Serves as coach and facilitator in coordinating team initiatives, policy implementation, and consensus building.
  • Leads specific HR programs, i.e., Talent Services, Talent Management or Talent Acquisition, which includes measures of Center HR processes, alignment with Agency objectives, and implementation of improved HR practices.
  • Provides expert advisory, consultative, and technical services to management on a broad range of HR issues, applies HR practices, laws, regulations, policies, and precedents and analytical methods to identify, evaluate, and recommend HR solutions.
  • Collaborates within, and outside, the organization to share best practices and lessons learned to enable knowledge sharing.
  • Uses equal opportunity principles in all individual, team, and work place activities in furtherance of the goals of the organization.
  • Foster a culture of engagement, diversity, inclusiveness, excellence and innovation. Champion NASA's commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility to create an environment that promotes a commitment to safety, integrity, and teamwork.


Conditions of Employment

  • This position is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Financial Disclosure, Drug Testing, and/or the Travel Requirements for this position may differ and be required based on the duty location/NASA Center requirements.
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation or higher level clearance. Investigation/Clearance may differ and be required based on the duties/location-NASA Center requirements.
  • Selected applicant(s) must be assigned to a duty location listed on the announcement.
  • This position may require a one-year probationary period.


Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. To qualify for GS-14, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level:
  • Applying technical HR expertise to provide advisory and consultative services and resolve human capital issues and making recommendations based on sound interpretation of guidelines and practices;
  • Mentoring others on technical aspects of complex human resources related matters;
  • Providing guidance and direction and clarifying issues and resolving problems for various stakeholders;
  • Making recommendations to resolve complex and controversial issues.

Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job. NASA prohibits the use of artificial intelligence (AI) or AI-assisted tool in drafting application and assessment responses. Please visit https://www.nasa.gov/careers/how-to-apply/#Artificial-Intelligence to review NASA's guidance on the use of AI tools during the application process.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Additional selections may be made for similar positions across NASA within the local commuting area(s) of the location(s) identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) within NASA. CTAP/ICTAP will be cleared for any additional selection from this announcement.

If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must:
- Indicate your eligibility when applying for a position. The questionnaire asks you to identify your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility.
- Meet the minimum qualifications requirements for the position
- Submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP as indicated in 'Required Documents'

For additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, click here - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/#ictap.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Direct Hire Authority: These positions will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority. Category rating and veterans' preference will not be considered in evaluating applicants. For more information on Direct Hire Authority, please see: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet.

Veterans: Under the provisions of Direct Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply. However, applicants who are eligible for veterans' preference are encouraged to include that information in their application and submit supporting documentation (i.e. DD-214, or other substantiating documents). For more information please see: Veterans' Preference information on the FedsHireVets website.

You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.

You will be assessed on the following competencies:

  • Customer Service
  • Human Capital Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Competence

NASA considers paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; 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.

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