Summary This position is in Region 2, Office of the Regional Administrator, Mission Support Division, Human Resources Branch. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About:Region 2 Responsibilities At the entry level of this position, you will: -Collaborate with the training officer to administer the Region’s employee and organizational development program by evaluating training needs, arranging and evaluating training courses, and participating in the design, implementation, and refinement of development initiatives; -Participate in the coordination of the Region s performance management and recognition management programs; -Conduct studies to assess program effectiveness, human resources issues, and recommend substantive enhancements; -Collaborate with management in employing change management processes, incorporating data/reporting methods. When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. NOTE: Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level One or more positions may be filled. Requirements Conditions of Employment If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required. You must submit a resume and required documents–see How to Apply section. You may be required to travel less than 25% of each month. This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date. You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement. Qualifications In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below: To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-9 level defined as analyzing human resources issues and recommending solutions to management AND performing activities in support of at least two of the following: implementation of a training program; implementation of a performance management (appraisal) program; implementation of a recognition management (awards) program.- OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline as described below- OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of training policies, procedures, and guidelines; 2) Ability to utilize automated human resources systems; 3) Knowledge of performance and/or recognition management policies, procedures, and guidelines; 4) Skill in oral communication sufficient to provide advice to management; 5) Skill in written communication; 6)Ability to resolve Human Resource problems and issues; 7)Knowledge of Lean Management concepts and practices. 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, 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. If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures. Education Additional Information Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency s workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance.At EPA, diversity is a vital element in bringing a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce because we know that the individual strengths and abilities of our employees make us a stronger organization. The more inclusive our employee base is, the greater the variety of ideas that are generated, and the more representative we are of the nation we serve. To learn more about how EPA values and supports our diverse workforce, visitEqual Opportunity Employment at EPA. This position has portable work. If selected for this position, you may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager. Telework is available based on agency policy and/or applicable collective bargaining agreement which may not allow for full-time telework. NOTE: The agency is currently utilizing maximum telework flexibilities due to COVID. Once normal operations resume, you will be required to report to the location stated in this announcement. If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility. This position is not in the bargaining unit.
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