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Human Resources Specialist

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  • Air Force Test Center

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.

The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrows Air Force is tested! Long considered the “Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”, AFTC is truly where Air Force superiority begins. Home to many Aerospace establishments and records, AFTC remains the state-of-the-art leader in Aerospace testing, and provides the warfighter with cutting-edge technology. AFTC does not only celebrate its past, but we continue to lead from the front. Join our team today and make Aerospace history!

The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Human Resources Specialist (NH-0201-02) to work at the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) in the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), in the Department of Civilian Personnel (AEDC/DPC) at Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma, TN.

NO 6-MONTH WAIT! Recently retired and/or retiring from MILITARY service ARE eligible for immediate appointment for AFTC positions. The 180-day waiting period has been waived for AFTC to hire recently retired and/or retiring service members.

Full-time Air Force Civilian Service employees enjoy the below benefits, and more!
• Paid Time-Off:
o 11 Federal Holidays off per year
o Vacation time (Annual Leave) accumulates based on length of employment. Starts at 13 days (104 hours) per year and up to 26 days (208 hours) per year
o 13 sick days per year (104 hours)
• Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
• Retirement:
o Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
o 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching
• Flexible work schedules and shift work may be available (depends on position)
• Employee assistance Programs
• Health and Wellness resources
• Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
• Many career enhancement and promotion opportunities

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Telework Information:
•Up to 80% telework possible (must reside in the local area). Amount of telework time and telework schedule will be at the discretion of the Selecting Official and implemented after entrance on duty.

Travel Requirements:
•Up to 25% Travel possible

This position has a typical 2024 salary range of $39,576-$94,317 (includes locality).

Announcement Closes: 15 June 2024 days at 11:59 pm (EST)

Position specific skills and experience desired in a potential candidate:
-Human Resources experience highly desired
-Ability to interpret/implement Department of Defense and Federal policies and guidance
-Ability to use multiple office automation software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, and a multitude of databases to effectively input personnel data, extract reports, monitor and track personnel actions, ensure forms for civilian pay actions are submitted for in processing and out-processing employees and comparable actions to produce a wide range of documents
-Ability to organize work and establish priorities to manage time effectively
-Strong research/problem solving and analytical abilities

In this position you are to serve as a Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement) with responsibility for planning, developing, and carrying out the full range of hiring, recruiting, placement, on-boarding, Newcomer Orientations and related management advisory services for assigned organizations.

Major Duties:
-Serve as a focal point and/or liaison on personnel issues. Work with installation personnel, contractors, managers, and supervisors, to advise and support all aspects of human resource strategies, as well as, in the implementation of those strategies through human resource activities such as recruiting, hiring, training, and rewarding personnel
-Extend job offers, establish reporting dates, and coordinate with all responsible personnel to ensure pre-employment requirements are met in a timely manner
-Ensure that personnel actions are appropriately input into automated programs for the Request for Personnel Action Tracker, Priority Placement Program, and other programs as necessary
-Advise supervisors and managers on civilian personnel issues involving organizations that have a wide range of professional, scientific, administrative, and highly technical positions, some with high-grades and technical positions in rapidly changing fields
-Respond to inquiries and furnish accurate information concerning a variety of programs and employment entitlements such as military spouse preference, military buy-back, disability leave entitlements, real estate claims, new hire benefits, career programs, etc.
-Use word-processing software to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve, and print forms, memos, and letters; use existing database or spreadsheet software to create, enter, revise, sort or calculate, and retrieve data for reports; and uses graphic software to provide graphs and charts for reports and presentation

-U.S. Citizenship
-Obtain & maintain appropriate security clearance
-Work may occasionally require travel away from normal duty station
-Subject to Temporary Duty Assignment (TDY): approximately 15 days per year
-MAY require occasional overtime
-Knowledge of an extensive body of civilian Human Resources (HR) rules, procedures, operations, and various data systems sufficient to advise management on a variety of issues, interpret regulations and union contracts
-Knowledge of data systems to effectively input personnel data, extract reports, monitor and track requests for personnel actions in Air Force (AF) data systems, and ensure forms for civilian pay actions are submitted for in-processing and out-processing employees and comparable actions
-Knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Department of Air Force (DAF) management and organization principles, concepts, methodologies, policies, guidance, and directives
-Knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques used to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems concerning efficiency and effectiveness of program operations to devise organizational structuring options for complex, diverse organizations
-Skill in conducting interviews with employees, supervisors, and management officials at installation and MAJCOM, to obtain information about organizational missions, functions, and work procedures
-Ability in gathering, assembling, and analyzing facts and drawing conclusions; devising solutions to problems; identifying changes and trends and preparing and presenting briefings and reports

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

Air Force Test Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We recognize diversity encompasses many parts of one’s identity including but not limited to race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability status, and veteran status. AFTC encourages ALL candidates to apply as our employees’ points of view are key to our success.

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