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Human Resources Specialist I - Recruitment

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Human Resources Specialist I - Recruitment

Job ID 7380
Job Location Atlanta - GA
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Human Resources Specialist I - Recruitment supports the Human Resources Office (HRO) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by serving as a resource to CDC management in classification, recruitment, staffing and placement matters. 



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Provides advisory technical assistance and solutions to recruitment and placement issues referred within the organization. 


Explores alternative courses of action to accommodate management needs and considerations.


Assists key management officials in a manner that inspires respect for resulting conclusions.


Works with Senior HR Specialists to collaborate with CDC programs and other federal agencies in the development of position descriptions, classification standards, etc., in accordance with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards.


Provides input and advice in the HR pre-consultation process of providing service and expertise to customers and on the use of automated recruitment processes.


Provides advice and assistance on all issues related to staffing and employment of qualified individuals and in determining the best qualified applicant, based on operating standards.


Applies and adheres to the standards in fulfilling placement actions in accordance with Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Health and Human Services (HHS), and CDC standards, policies and regulations.


Collaborates with hiring officials and subject matter experts to determine the best method to fill vacant positions.


Provides information to CDC program officials to assure personnel and staffing requirements and resources are fully met.


Develops approved vacancy announcements and provides advice to pay rate and ranks potential applicants.


Provides applicant referral services under merit promotion and/or delegated examining guidelines.


Researches and interprets regulations based on Human Resources (HR) operational policies and procedures.


Processes and reviews personnel actions ensuring the accuracy of information, adhering to all statutory and regulatory compliance requirements.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education/experience. One (1) to five (5) years of federal recruitment and placement experience preferred. Proficient use in performing Delegated Examining (DE) and Merit Promotions (MP) operations, preferred, not required.



Must be able to obtain Government clearance


U.S. Citizen/Green Card only due to Government or federal requirements



Knowledge in human resources support functions

Knowledge of Human Resources recruitment, placement and classification policies, procedures and methodologies with ability to accurately apply the Fair Labor Standards Act

Demonstrated knowledge of federal HR concepts, practices, laws, regulations, policies and precedents

Operational knowledge of OPM classification standards, federal position classification, position management, organizational development and realignments

Skilled proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.) with ability to quickly grasp specialized software programs

Basic and versatile knowledge of proven federal recruitment and placement methods and techniques related to subject matter

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Ability to advise and assist management in accomplishing personnel management responsibilities

Ability to organize, coordinate and execute work

Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills with ability to work with all levels in the organization to meet operational performance

Ability to coordinate efforts with others to find mutually acceptable solutions for the successful achievement of goals

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment 



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.