Human Resources Specialist (HR Development)


Eligibility Requirements

US Citizenship

Career Category

Human Resources

Job Summary

This job is a civilian position and does not require military service (including commission and enlistment)

ATEC is the Army’s independent test and evaluation organization. We are a team of Civilian and Military personnel working together to provide America’s Military with the best equipment to win and return home safely. At ATEC, we have a saying: If a Soldier rides, wears, shoots, or deploys it, we test it. ATEC is at the forefront of testing and evaluating technologies of the future from autonomous aerial/ground vehicles to hypersonic weapons. Each day, top scientists and engineers test and evaluate cutting-edge equipment. Our workforce is highly technical and skilled, comprised of more than 8,500 military, civilian, and contract personnel. Engineers, scientists, technicians, researchers, and evaluators work with innovative, advanced technologies in 24 testing and research locations across the U.S. States and around the world. If you are a civilian who wants their work to make a difference, we look forward to hearing from you. For more information on ATEC, salary, benefits, etc., visit:
PLACE OF WORK: This Human Resources Specialist (HR Development), NH-0201-03, position is located at U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, G1, Workforce Training & Development Division, in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Control Point Statement: The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) is participating in an alternate personnel system known as the Acquisition Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). Among other features, the Demonstration Project replaced GS grade levels with occupational families and pay bands. The band NH-03 is equal to the former GS-12 Step 01 through GS-13 step 10. ATEC uses salary control points to allow for differentiation in the level of positions within the same broad band. Therefore, the salary for this position will be set no higher than $145,617 including locality.

Job Responsibilities

Serves as Human Resources Development (HRD) Program Manager responsible for:
  • strategic planning, data analysis, and managing and evaluating command programs and policies relevant to workforce development initiatives for civilian acquisition and non-acquisition workforce employees.
  • establishing action plans to accommodate the command's training and employee development mission, goals and objectives.
  • serving as a Subject Matter Expert to provide advice, consultation, guidance and assistance to subordinate organizations, Commander, Chief of Staff and Directorate heads regarding controversial, difficult and complex HRD problems and issues.
  • researching, investigating and developing workforce development and acquisition workforce management practices and policies contributing to the overall effectiveness of program offices throughout the organization.
  • consolidating and analyzing complex information from multiple data sources to create and present briefings to senior level officials.

Job Qualification

U.S. Citizens who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the following series:

Human Resources Management Series, 0201.

If this position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience and you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible.

If this position requires a job-related license or certification you MUST submit a copy of your license or certification upon request or you will be rated ineligible.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED. You will be evaluated based on your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Planning and Evaluating
You will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. 
Your application will be used to determine eligibility and qualifications for this position.  If determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. 
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described above. If your resume includes a photograph/inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility/qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position. 
For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here.

Conditions of Employment

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • A trial/probationary period may be required.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of theJoint Travel Regulations. For more information onPCS, click here. When you perform a Civilian PCS with the government, the Internal Revenue Service(IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements tobe taxable. Visit here for more information.
  • The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command has various incentives that may be available for highly qualified candidates. These include Recruitment Incentives, Relocation Incentives, Student Loan Repayment, and Credit for Leave Accrual. Incentives may be authorized IAW agency policy.
  • Teleworking may be offered in accordance with the current command policy. Remote work is not authorized.
  • This position requires temporary duty travel (TDY) up to 25% of the time.
  • This position requires the incumbent to obtain/maintain a Secret clearance.

Travel Requirements

Greater than 20% Travel

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