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Job opening: Human Resources Specialist (Human Resource Specialist)

Salary: $58 715 - 84 492 per year
City: Atlanta
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities. Our highly-skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security. Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.


Position is located in the Human Resources Office of a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) federal correctional facility. Responsible for assisting in administering and implementing human resource programs at the facility. Contributes to the staffing functions by developing recruitment sources and methods, participating in recruitment activities, advising prospective applicants, scheduling and conducting interviews, requesting certificates of eligible candidates, and preparing requests for security clearances. Provides assistance in administering employee relations matters, including administration of the incentive awards program, performance evaluation program, and leave administration program. Assists in administering the employee-management relations program to ensure stable and cooperative relations between management and line staff. Provides advisory services to a wide range of employees. Provides advice to timekeepers, employees, managers, and supervisors on leave regulations. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements: Education: GL-07: One full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. GL-09: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related. Graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR Experience: GL-07 and GL-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and this is typically in or related to the work of the position. Some examples of this qualifying experience are: GL-07: Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and assignments to avoid oversight. Knowledge of federal personnel principles, policies and procedures to identify problems and respond to questions. Experience with responding to formal and informal Human Resource related inquiries. Proficient with maintaining logs, reports and tracking systems to support an office work flow. GL-09: Experience with advising candidates on hiring practices and background security requirements for federal employment. Knowledge of the laws, regulations, principles, and practices of various federal personnel programs such as staffing, performance management, classification, benefits and incentives. Ability to establish effective working relationships and to communicate with others, orally and in writing, including preparing and conducting formal and informal updates. Ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities independently to prevent backlog of work. OR Combination of Education and Experience:GL-07 and GL-09: Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above. If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

Superior Academic Achievement. (S.A.A.) applicants MUST provide a transcript in order to be considered under S.A.A. 

In order to be creditable under this provision, superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.


  • Address JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS Consolidated Staffing Unit 346 Marine Forces Drive Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 United States
  • Name: CSU
  • Phone: 972-352-4200
  • Email: [email protected]


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