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Human Resources Specialist

Friday, October 22, 2021

Job ID: 14800

Opening Date: 10/22/2021

Closing Date: 10/29/2021

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Job Summary

This position is in the DC Office of Planning.  The Office of Planning has the lead responsibility for planning the physical and economic development of the District of Columbia. The Office of Planning provides vision, framework, and principles to guide public and private development decisions. The office supports and coordinates efforts to encourage housing and neighborhood enhancement; to expand the employment base for the District residents; to promote the local economy and to retain, expand and attract new businesses. The office is responsible for zoning analysis, statistical services, and interagency coordination of economic development planning efforts and serves as the official Census State Data Center.

The Human Resources Specialist is the initial HR point of contact for the agency and is responsible for providing the full range of technical, assistance, guidance, and advisory services to managerial, supervisory, and nonsupervisory staff in the management of human resource activities for the agency; and resolving human resource and administrative issues/problems which he/she must provide the stimulus of resourceful leadership. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Human Resources Specialist interprets, analyzes, and applies qualification standards, position requirements, job analysis, and evaluation plans. Determines qualification requirements for all levels of jobs, including nonsupervisory, supervisory, and managerial with non-specialized and specialized requirements in accordance with regulations, rules, and industry standards. Prepares and/or reviews Selection Certificates which list eligible job applicants, assuring adherence and compliance with the procedural requirements of the Department of Human Resources (DCHR), and conformance with the goals and objectives of the agency. Conducts personal reference checks on applicants. Handles and resolves human resource issues/problems arising from filling entry-level jobs to highly specialized one-of-a-kind jobs, and merit promotion actions involving high level or managerial jobs that require specialized requirements. The work involves the development and submission of HR (personnel action) requests related to position classification, recruitment, staffing, employee and labor relations, training, record management, incentive awards, proposal for adverse action, grievances and appeals, performance evaluations, tours of duty, leave and pay administration, and other human resource matters.

The incumbent may perform any combination or all the following duties: Prepares position vacancy announcements, in collaboration with the manager, supervisor or other senior level staff, comparing the vacancy announcements with the position descriptions. Review’s vacancy announcements for quality and accuracy to advertise jobs. In conjunction with the hiring manager, assures that position vacancies are posted in the appropriate media, including newspapers, list serves, and websites. Work with agency Associate Director of Operations Assists with maintaining appropriate financial records and supporting documentation to reflect receipt and expenditure of agency funds. Collaborates and supports agency staff on procurements and grants, including writing scopes of work and supporting the procurement process, and writing grant documents and supporting the grants management process. Drafts and updates office operational policies and procedures, on such areas as spending, equipment, travel, training, language access, emergency preparedness, and customer service.

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