The federal Human Resources (HR) Subject Matter Expert (SME) will serve as the primary HR point of contact (POC) for one or more Department of Commerce bureaus and facilitate communication, operations, and partnership between the Department and contractor operations. To effectively fulfill this role, the SME must be a seasoned federal HR expert as defined below and possess interpersonal skills that elicit confidence, trust, and collaboration.
In addition to his/her bureau(s) POC responsibilities, the individual selected for this position will need to have a functional area of expertise in Federal Benefits, for which they will serve as the contractor expert providing guidance, training, interpretation, and direction regarding the application of operational processes that comply with regulations and policies; and meet customer needs and contractual commitments. Minimum Qualifications
In regard to the four functional areas of expertise, the following experience is required:
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- 10-12 years federal benefits experience serving as a Benefits Specialist. Must include experience with competitive and excepted service positions. This experience must demonstrate expertise in the full scope of federal benefits (i.e., health benefits, life insurance, federal retirement systems, retirement eligibility/processing). This experience must include staying abreast of changing laws, regulations and policies, as well as their impact; communicating this to and training others on these changes, as well as developing strategies for implementing required or necessary changes without adverse impact and in a manner that increases efficiencies of service.
- Must have also worked in other functional area(s) of HR in order to be cognizant of the impacts that the various specializations and decisions have on one another and the ultimate delivery of HR Services to our customers.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Public Trust clearance