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Remote - Federal HR Specialist

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Any US City
$38.46 - $53.85
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Jul 24, 2015
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DSG is in search of an independent contractor to serve as an HR Specialist for a Federal government agency located in Lakewood, Colorado.  Working remotely, the contractor will provide strategic recruitment advice and guidance to managers and supervisors, Federal General Schedule (GS), Wage Board (WB), Administratively Determined (AD) classification support, Federal retirement, benefits (including life insurance, health insurance, long term care, and vision), drug testing, and leave support.  Contract is for 1 year, 25hrs/week.

Offsite work may be performed anywhere.  Will require 10% travel to a Headquarters, Regional offices, or duty stations.  The client’s headquarters office is located in Lakewood, Colorado.   There are four regional offices including Upper Great Plains (UGP) in Huron, South Dakota; Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) in Loveland, Colorado; Desert Southwest (DSW) in Phoenix, Arizona; and Sierra Nevada Region (SNR) in Folsom, California. The contract worker is expected to maintain a successful job performance as determined by the Vice President of HR.
Tasks include:
  • Work with managers and supervisors to develop annual recruiting plans to ensure timely identification of current and future hiring needs.
  • Provide advice and guidance to managers and supervisors to determine creative, strategic recruitment sources and tools to integrate into annual recruiting plans and/or individual recruitment actions.
  • Develop action plans for strategic recruitment that include writing and placing advertisements in professional and trade journals, national newspapers, educational institutions’ placement vehicles, and professional and trade websites; and planning, coordinating, and conducting outreach activities at association, trade and professional meetings, conferences and job fairs.
  • Provide advice and guidance to managers and supervisors targeted at maximizing the use of Federal hiring flexibilities and recruitment incentives.
  • Provide interpretation, guidance, advice and assistance to employees regarding Federal retirement programs and processes, including CSRS, FERS, FERS RAE, and FERCCA.
  • Provide retirement counseling for employees and their family members pertaining to regular retirement, early retirement, disability retirement, re-employed annuitant, and phased retirement programs.
  • Calculate retirement service computation dates to ensure credit is accurately documented for all relevant service time.
  • Research eOPF records to accurately prepare annuity estimates.
  • Receive, review, and process retirement applications, and ensure correct paperwork is completed in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requirements.
  • Initiates, processes, and distributes service recognition material, such as, medallions.
  • Provide interpretation, guidance, advice and assistance to employees regarding Federal benefits, including life insurance, health insurance, long term care, and vision benefits.
  • Facilitate the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program open season enrollment.
  • Provide information regarding leave policies and administer the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program.
  • Provide information to survivors/beneficiaries of deceased employees regarding the death benefit entitlement process.
  • Review deceased employees’ records to ensure documentation is complete and processed correctly.
  • Facilitate drug and alcohol testing program by running queries, updating records, assisting management with steps required due to noncompliance.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Human Resource Management or closely-related field required. A minimum combination of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training is desired.  Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of human resources analysis and service delivery, and progressively more technical in nature. Associates or Bachelor’s degrees in specified or directly-related fields may be substituted for a portion of the experience requirements.
Must possess excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreading and editing skills; knowledge of automated applicant management systems; and, knowledge of plain language principles is preferred.  Demonstrated expertise in Federal laws, regulations, and practices associated with Federal HR programs.  Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, processes and practices of a large and comprehensive Federal Human resources program, including recruitment tools, flexibilities, and incentives.
7 or more years minimum experience required with the following: providing comprehensive human capital assessments supporting strategic recruitment efforts; skill in research and interpretation of Title V of the Code of Federal Regulations, OPM rules and procedures, and agency policies, procedures, SOPs and guidance; high degree of technical accuracy required; and, experience with Microsoft Office Suite Software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).
Must have skill in technical and mixed series position classification (to the GS-15 grade level preferred) and Federal Delegated/Merit Case Examining audits as well as experience preparing GS-15 and below federal position classification and evaluation statements and skill in research and interpretation of Title V, Code of Federal regulations, OPM classification appeals decision, FLSA appeals decisions, policy and guidance associated with Federal Human Capital.
This position is expected to be primarily offsite; however, a few visits to the client’s Lakewood, CO Headquarters office may be needed.  Travel may be required, up to 10% and will be reimbursed as per GSA rates and guidelines.  Valid state Driver’s License required.
The Client will not be responsible for operating costs; home maintenance; utilities; service; maintenance; damage or replacement of privately owned equipment; or any other incidental costs. The contractor must have access to a high speed internet connection.  Costs associated with offsite working will be the responsibility of the Supplier and/or the contractor.