Senior Staffing Specialist

Job ID
Human Resources
Clearance Level
Public Trust


RGS is seeking a Staffing and Placement Specialist/HR Specialist to support the United States Secret Service in Washington, DC.  The Staffing Specialist will perform and provide comprehensive support for Federal Competitive and excepted service recruitment and staffing.


  • Implement merit promotion plans
  • Perform strategic consulting related to qualification requirements, recruitment sources and applicable automation tools (automated staffing systems) and timeframe
  • Provide guidance and assistance to supervisors, managers, and employees regarding merit practices and principles
  • Provide input to management on recruitment and placement issues and recommend ways to resolve problems of  job turnover and workforce planning
  • Use various appointing authorities such as Direct Hire, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, Schedules A, B, and D, 30% or more disabled Veterans, etc.
  • Conduct Job Analysis and drafting Job Opportunity Announcements
  • Assist with applying Veterans Preference by reviewing military documents (Form DD214/Veterans Administration letters)
  • Research and interpret OPM qualification standards in rating job applications
  • Prepare and issue merit promotion certificates of the best-qualified candidates
  • Process personnel actions in accordance with the OPM Guide to Processing Personnel Actions
  • Assist with case file management
  • Support staffing activities to include offer letters and employee on boarding and new employee orientation
  • Prepare human resources status reports


Required Skills:

  • 7-10 years of experience working as a HR specialist in the Federal Government
  • Comprehensive understanding of Federal staffing and placement duties
  • Comprehensive understanding of Federal policies and regulations as they relate to recruiting, staffing and placement
  • Experience with PeopleSoft and automated staffing systems such as Monster or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member without appreciable direction
  • Effective communication skills: written, oral, and listening
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail

Desired Skills: 

  • HR Specialist experience in Federal law enforcement environment


  • Eligibility to obtain suitability assessment/background investigation


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