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POSITION CLASSIFICATION SPECIALIST, GS-221


Essential Competencies

ENTRY LEVEL

Description: These competencies identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required to provide recommendation on positions classification actions for a limited variety of positions. Work is as a trainee while receiving assignments designed for development. Work is performed under close supervision with no final signature authority.

I. Classification procedures

A. Research and application of published position classification standards
B.Fact gathering
C. Basic classification principles
D. Basic position management principles
E. Basic pay administration

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of basic classification and position management principles and practices

Ability to prepare an evaluator's statement which supports recommended title, series, and grade for limited positions

Ability to research and apply written guidelines

Knowledge of basic pay administration in relation to classification principles

DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL

Description: These competencies identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to advise management on a variety of position classification principles and practices and all types of positions. Work is performed as an advanced trainee with signature authority for a defined range of positions. Work is reviewed periodically.

I. Classification

A. Research, analysis, application of published position classification standards
B. Problem-solving
C. Advisory services
D. Pay administration
E. Position management and organizational structures
F. Communication

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to research, analyze, and apply a variety of written guidelines

Knowledge of intermediate pay administration rules, regulations, and policies in relation to position classification principles

Ability to provide assistance in devising solutions to organizational structure and position management issues to meet the needs of management and which best utilizes park's and/or units human resources

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to explain position and/or processes of a technical nature

FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL

Description: These competencies identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required to provide full advisory services to management on the classification program; conducting personnel management evaluations; administering the pay administration program. Work is performed with full signature authority.

I. Classification

A. Full delegated authority for all positions
B. Pay administration program
C. Advice and counsel
D. Analysis

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to analyze organizational structure and position management issues to provide recommendations to meet the needs of management and which best utilizes park's and/or unit's human resources

Ability to apply complex pay administration rules and regulations to a variety of actions

Ability to research, analyze, and apply complex written guidelines to determine proper title, series, and grade for all types of positions

Ability to conduct a formal evaluation/review of a unit's classification program

National Park Service
Training and Development Division
Essential Competencies
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