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PERSONNEL OFFICER, GS-201


Essential Competencies

ENTRY LEVEL

Description: These competencies identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary for planning and directing a comprehensive personnel program. Work is performed with a high degree of delegation of authority with limited review.

I. Planning and direction

A. Plans, organizes, directs/supervises personnel program
B. Interprets/executes personnel policies/regulations
C. Develops/conducts reviews and audits

II. Advisory Services

A. Management processes and decisions
B. Technical guidance in specialized personnel areas
C. Equal opportunity

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in personnel management, organization management, and manpower programs

Thorough knowledge of basic governing laws, statues, decisions, rules, and regulations relating to the various personnel functions to properly administer a personnel program

Skill in interpreting and analyzing personnel regulations and policies to meet the needs of the unit and determine appropriate action

Working knowledge of a wide variety of occupational fields to facilitate efficient administration of various personnel functions, i.e. classification, employee development, position management, employee relations, counseling, and recruitment

Knowledge of the organization and it's operation to determine trends and patterns, position relationship, manpower planning requirements, and program missions

DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL

Description: These competencies identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to provide direction for a personnel program with full delegation of authority.

I. Planning and direction

A. Formulates/activates broad policies, program plans, and standards of personnel management
B. Plans/administers entire personnel management program with full program responsibility
C. Delegated personnel authorities
II. Advisory services
A. Consultant and authoritative expert
B. Formulation of major programs and policies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of personnel management to develop, implement, administer, and evaluate the personnel program

Thorough knowledge of basic governing laws, statutes, decisions, rules, and regulations relating to the personnel functions to properly administer a viable and dynamic management-oriented personnel program

FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL

Description: These competencies identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to provide service at the Field Director's or equivalent unit level.

I. Planning and direction

A. Policy formulation and long-range planning in connection with prospective changes that have regionwide implications

II. Advisory services

A. Work force composition and opportunities for increasing representation of under-represented groups
B. Human resources implications of policy and program decisions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abililies

Expert knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of personnel management to provide advisory services to top management officials

National Park Service
Training and Development Division
Essential Competencies
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