Workforce Planning Specialist – PD 24R086 – Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Health Resources and Services Administration

Summary These positions are located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Operations and Management. The duty location for these positions is in Rockville, MD. Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement. Responsibilities This position is a mission critical occupation and is responsible for ensuring that operational and fiscal activities align with and enable accomplishment of Health Resources and Services Administrations mission, goals and objectives. As a Workforce Planning Specialist, you will be planning, developing, advising on, and presenting to the Bureau Executive Officer and MCHB leadership workforce information that supports the organizational strategic vision. Your major duties may include: Providing guidance on human capital programs for the Bureau, including recruitment, retention, position classification and related activities; determining the staffing needs and advising on the full range of recruitment activities; assisting managers with developing position descriptions for clerical, administrative, and professional positions. Assisting in implementing strategic recruitment objectives, monitoring assigned program recruitment activities, and analyzing recruitment methods. Leading a process of organizational development that plans, leads, integrates, and emphasizes the activities and outcomes of strategic planning efforts across the organization. Examining areas requiring improvement in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and developing strategies to help the Bureau address these needs. Assisting in reporting that includes current workforce data of the organization and staff. Performing analysis to identify gaps between current workforce characteristics and the workforce required to achieve the bureaus mission and strategic goals in the future. NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 06/26/2024 Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service. MINIMUM QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicants one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance. Example of a minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-12 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis: Conducting analysis to identify and assess workforce competencies, characteristics, and trends. AND Evaluating workforce development programs to assess organizational goals and objectives in areas such as performance management, classification, succession planning, recruitment and retention, etc. 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; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited. Applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate the required minimum qualifying specialized experience will be evaluated based on the occupational assessment competencies listed below. A competency is defined as a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions. WORKFORCE PLANNING – Knowledge of HR concepts, principles, and practices related to determining workload projections and current and future competency gaps to align human capital with organizational goals. DATA GATHERING AND ANALYSIS – Seeks or collects and synthesizes information from a variety of stakeholders and sources in an objective, unbiased manner to reach a conclusion, goal, or judgment, and to enable strategic and leadership decision making. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING – Partners with stakeholders to determine causes for performance gaps and identifies developmental solutions in an attempt to improve organizational effectiveness. TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12438325 Education Additional Information HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. E-Verify: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectees entrance on duty. For more information, please click here. Bargaining Unit: Position is not in the Bargaining Unit. Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment incentives are not authorized. Student Loan Repayment Incentive: Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.

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