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Human Resources Specialist – Staffing

Job ID 7533
Job Location DC
Category Human Resources
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Human Resources Specialist – Staffing provides support to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). This position provides advice and assistance on all issues related to staffing and employment of qualified individuals.  



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.


Performs staffing needs analysis, adjudicates qualifications and veteran’s preference, maintaining applicant registers, automated systems, records management, personnel management, and database accountability.


Posts vacancy announcements. 


Conducts quality reviews for all recruitment products. Ensures that all job analysis, vacancy announcements, questionnaires, qualification determinations, certificates of eligibility, job offer letters, etc., are accurate and based on appropriate OPM, and Federal Bureau of Prisons policies and regulations prior to issuance.


Performs qualifications reviews to include verifying minimum qualification requirements for all candidates referred for consideration. Minimum qualifications are determined by closely reviewing the candidates’ supporting documentation (i.e., resumes and/or transcripts) and verifying they possess the minimum level of education and/or experience.


Performs quality reviews of all referral candidates to ensure their final ratings accurately reflect the possession of critical competencies for the specific position. Adjusts ratings where appropriate to ensure high-quality referral lists.


Electronically issues competitive and/or non-competitive certificates/referral lists in accordance with merit system principles and delegated examining procedures. These lists may include category rating certificates and non-traditional certificates such as direct hire authority referrals, where applicable.

Safeguards private or protected information appropriately.


Stays up-to-date on current developments, regulations and trends related to staffing and recruiting.


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 five (5) years’ relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Experience with the automated staffing program Monster.



Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) certification preferred



Knowledge of federal staffing rules competitive and non-competitive

Proficiency in the use of Monster Government Solutions’ Hiring Management system

Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

Skilled proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows / Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) 

Comprehensive knowledge of Human Resources staffing 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 

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

Knowledge providing staffing guidance and operational services for the competitive job posting process

Knowledge developing job analyses and assessment documents to support the hiring process

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with proficiency in proofreading and editing

Detail-oriented with solid proofreading and editing skills

Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills

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

Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Ability to advise and assist management in accomplishing personnel management responsibilities

Ability to function as a technical expert and make decisions independently


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.





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.



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.