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Staffing Specialist, Sr

Company: YRCI
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Founded in 2001, YRCI is a leading professional services firm providing Human Capital, Acquisition Support and Financial Management Services to Government and Commercial customers nationwide. At YRCI, collaborative people and innovative thinking are the driving force behind our growing success. We provide our employees a professional environment in which to find challenging, rewarding work and learning opportunities to allow them to flourish.

Professionals Driven by Excellence - Career Growth & Development - Collaboration & Innovation

These are the driving forces that make YRCI more than just your next job. Let's build your career together.

Job Title

Staffing Specialist, Sr


Bethesda, MD US (Primary)

Job Type


Position Benefits

As an employee of YRCI working full-time, you are eligible for an attractive benefits package. YRCI's benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, and a number of supplemental plans. Eligibility begins on YOUR VERY FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT. Our benefits also include a company-sponsored 401(k) plan and flexible spending accounts, to allow you to pay for out of pocket health and dependent care, and save for retirement with pre-tax income. YRCI also has a tuition and professional development reimbursement program. All full-time employees receive 10 paid holidays and a generous paid time off package which begins accruing on your first day of work.

Exemption Type



High School Diploma

Job Description

YRCI does not enforce a vaccination requirement for our employees. For client-site positions, Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

The Delegated Examining (DE) Human Resources (HR) Specialist serves as the custodian for all recruitment cases assigned. Individual is responsible for the maintenance and organization of their recruitment case files. Case files may be stored in hard copy or in an electronic format dependent upon the assigned area. The types of announcements primarily include DE and Direct Hire but may also include Merit Promotion (MP). The individual may be expected to work recruitment cases from inception (pre-recruitment) to close-out (certificate/case audit). The individual will spend most of their worktime using the agency's talent acquisition system (USA Staffing).

  • Provides a full range of external and internal placement and recruitment duties, for which innovative and assertive recruiting strategies are needed. Positions include "hard-to-fill" and short categories, senior level positions, jobs requiring unusual skill combinations, establishment of search committees, or highly visible or sensitive positions.
  • Makes use of multiple recruiting strategies including special appointment authorities, such as Schedule A, military spouses, Peace Corps, etc.
  • Serves as the custodian for all recruitment cases assigned. Responsible for the maintenance and organization of their recruitment case files and ensuring they are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Ensures recruitment activities adhere to Merit Systems Principles, laws, regulations, policies, and best practices/guidance, and are free of any prohibited personnel practices.
  • Bases qualification determinations on applicable standards, specialized experience requirements, announcement language, position description, and other standards used in the DEU.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Office of Personnel Management (OPM) General Schedule (GS) and Federal Wage System qualification standards and policies, Veterans' Preference adjudication, all pertinent OPM policies and guidance (DE Operations Handbook), eligibility determinations (status or non-competitive eligibility), and in in federal laws (5 USC) and regulations (5 CFR) relating to recruitment and employment in the competitive service.
  • Reviews applicants for basic eligibility and qualifications and makes appropriate determinations.
  • Rates applicants to determine appropriate quality rating category.
  • Provides written rationale for rating/eligibility determinations in system of record.
  • Participates as an HR professional/Ex officio member on subject matter expert review panels.
  • Reviews applicants to ensure all notes are entered and are accurate, all eligibilities and veteran preference are adjudicated appropriately.
  • Ensures all rating overrides are applied appropriately and certificates are reviewed for accuracy to include issuing supplemental certificates and making amendments when necessary.
  • Explains rationale and reasoning behind applicant qualifications and other adjudications to Branch HR Specialists.
  • Determines and refers best-qualified applicants to selecting officials per agency policy and procedures.
  • Conducts a second-level review of any selection made from a certificate before an official job offer is made.
  • Participates in requests for reconsiderations by providing recommendations on an applicant's qualifications.
  • Audits certificates and cases per OPM and agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensures WiTS actions are completed in real-time or near real-time and are accurate.
  • Provides research and analysis to develop recommendations on Veterans' Preference and qualifications determinations, selective factors appropriateness, and other DE policy related decisions for Branch Chief and/or leadership consideration.
  • Keeps DEU Chief and Team Lead abreast of new high profile or sensitive issues that may rise to higher levels in the organization or could have a negative impact on morale or team dynamics.
  • Identifies outdated and incorrect information in policies, procedures, and guidance and offers recommendations for improvement.
  • Provides managers, employees, and job applicants with information and interpretations of the agency's recruitment and placement procedures, practices, policies, and guidelines.
  • Provides superior customer service by being responsive to questions and requests for information and meeting all established service level agreements.
  • Provide consultations and technical guidance to internal HR customers.
  • Participates or leads formal or informal training sessions to share knowledge with internal HR customers.
  • Creates, edits, and maintains standardized recruitment documents for use across agency (e.g., HR CARDS).
  • Other related duties as assigned typical of a GS-0201-12 HR Specialist involved in recruitment and staffing work to meet organizational needs.

    Job Requirements

    • Four (4) years of Federal HR experience, at least three (3) of which must be specialized experience in Federal Staffing.
    • A college degree may substitute for one (1) year of non-specialized experience.
    • DEU Certified or Current Training Certification is highly desirable.
    • As a condition of employment, you must be able to obtain an active DEU certification.
    • Proficient in OPM GS and Federal Wage System qualification standards and policies.
    • Proficient in Veterans' Preference adjudication.
    • Proficient in eligibility determinations (e.g., status or non-competitive eligibility).
    • Proficient in federal laws (5 USC) and regulations (5 CFR) relating to recruitment and employment in the competitive service.
    • Knowledgeable of OPM GS and Federal Wage System classification standards and policies.
    • Knowledgeable in job analysis and assessment development.
    • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.
    • Ability to make timely, informed and objective decisions and communicate their decisions in a professional business manner.
    • Ability to independently use talent acquisition and workflow tracking systems. Training on the use of internal systems will be provided.
    • Ability to perform commonly used functions and features in Skype for Business, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

      We employ people who are driven by excellence, committed to integrity, and inspired by opportunities to achieve positive results.We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. YRCI is an E-Verify employer. As a contractor and subcontractor, YRCI shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR - - 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. No sponsorship is available for this position.

Keywords: YRCI, Bethesda , Staffing Specialist, Sr, Human Resources , Bethesda, Maryland

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