Opening For Human Resources Specialist in USA


Work Schedule is Full Time – Permanent
Closes Tuesday 6/20/2017
(1 day(s) away)

Salary Range
$94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
Promotion Potential
Supervisory Status

Who May Apply:
Current Federal employees with competitive status, current and former Federal employees eligible under Interchange, and reinstatement eligibles, all within the local commuting area, VEOA eligibles, and Special Appointing Authority eligibles.

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Job Overview
Customs & Border Protection (CBP): Securing America’s Borders
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resiliency to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Discover a challenging and rewarding career in CBP, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation’s borders. At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we:

Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering our country
Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border
For more information about CBP’s mission, activities, and careers, please see

Joining the Customs and Border Protection, Office of Human Resources Management will allow you to use your expertise in human resources staffing. This position starts at a salary of $94,796 (GS-13, Step 01). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen Homeland Security by providing expert level advice on staffing issues and policies.

Who May Apply:

Current Federal employees with competitive status within the local commuting area;
Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement within the local commuting area;
Current and Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility who reside within the local commuting area (Note: unemployed reinstatement eligibles must reside in the local commuting area);
Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service will receive consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA);
Individuals who are eligible under a Special Appointing Authority. Please see the “Special Appointing Authority” paragraph in the “Other” section of this vacancy announcement.

The local commuting area is defined as the area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home and work.

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see

Organizational Location: This position is located within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Human Resources Management, Executive Services Division, in Washington, DC.

One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement. Further selections may also be made for additional organizational divisions and/or units within the duty location(s) listed above.

As a Human Resources Specialist in the Executive Services Staff, you will provide a full range of human resources services for political appointees, and for the Senior Executive Service (SES) program at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to include the following:

Conducting the merit staffing process for career appointments in the SES, to include issuing vacancy announcements, evaluating the basic qualifications of applicants, conducting screening panels, scheduling interviews, issuing selection registers, and processing personnel actions.
Supporting the setting and adjustment of the rates of basic pay for SES members.
Supporting the SES performance appraisal system and certification process.
Supporting the allocation of executive resources, to include biennial and out-of-cycle requests.
Travel Required
Not Required
Relocation Authorized
Job Requirements
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
You may be required to pass a background investigation
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (see “Other Information”)
GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent performing duties such as consulting in the design and planning of future workforce; maintaining sources of firsthand information on developments, trends, and significant policy and legal decisions in staffing; providing authoritative guidance to organizational leaders and employees in the area of staffing; and evaluating and recommending appropriate human resources interventions to resolve complex staffing issues.

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.

You must:

Meet all qualification requirements, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Background Investigation: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency’s core values of vigilance, service to country and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (i.e., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy) and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information, please see:

Security Clearance
Public Trust – Background Investigation

CBP MHC Hiring
Phone: (952)857-2932
CBP Minneapolis Hiring Center
5600 American Blvd
Suite 700