Human Resources Specialist Job at US Department of the Navy in Napoli, Campania

Job Description



This position is located in the Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa and Central (EURAFCENT), Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Regional Business office (NRBO).


Advises/assists on standard methods of dealing with poor work performance or behavior problems ranging from reprimands for misconduct through more serious matters as discrimination, fraud, alcoholism, drug abuse and mental illness. Advises on regulatory and other requirements to be considered in effecting disciplinary and/or performance based actions, removals, suspensions, and/or in resolving grievances/appeals. Assists in preparing and/or prepares necessary correspondence/documentation. Counsels employees in correcting work deficiencies and establishing constructive work habits. Provides information on employee rights/obligations. Provides advice/assistance on the processes/procedures of the Incentive Awards Program, and/or other productivity measurement and improvement programs. Reviews such actions as performance elements and standards, awards and suggestions for regulatory compliance and support of organization work goals. Provides information and assistance involving activity performance management and evaluation program(s). Distributes, collects, logs, etc., performance appraisals. Reviews documents for required information, e.g., proper signatures, time periods, required elements and standards summary rating, and justification and supporting documentation for less than satisfactory ratings, including Letter of Caution, performance improvement plan, or other administrative action as appropriate. Primarily responsible for implementation and maintenance of Individual Development Plans (IDP) for all employees. Coordinates with appropriated fund (APF) Human Resources Office (HRO) and Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) to support managers and supervisors in understanding and meeting APF requirements for National Security Personnel System (NSPS), including training.

Manages employee benefits programs: i.e. Group Health, Dental & Life insurance, 401(K) Savings Plan, Group Retirement Plan, Workers’ Compensation, and Leave Programs. Conducts research and identifies/explains complicated and in depth employee benefit issues such as workers’ compensation process and insurance benefits coverage. Corresponds with third party administrator and/or headquarters representatives on workers’ compensation and benefits issues. Maintains a high degree of contact with employees and provides advice/assistance to employees regarding employee benefit problems/issues. Assists customers/associates, and communicates positively in a courteous and considerate manner. Alerts the higher-level supervisor or proper point of contact for help when problems arise.

Provides position management/classification support. Applies a thorough understanding of classification principles, and concepts to interpret and adapt classification standards/guides to secure sound classification on positions. Advises managers on the position classification process, and the use of various classification references and automated tools. Assists with planning/implementing reorganizations. Make determinations in the proper crediting of factor levels and ultimate allocation of grade levels to positions; communicate grade distinctions to management with supporting criteria and justification; provide recommendations to management on organizational design with emphasis on career development principles and practices; and relate position classification to the management process and other HR programs. Determines the correct classification by comparison to existing standards related to the work, and prepares necessary evaluation statements. Explains the standards, classification decisions, impact of designated duties on classification, and complaint and appeal procedures to employees, supervisors and operating officials or managers.

Advises management on recruitment strategies, sources and special programs, recruitment, relocation, and retention incentive programs. Provides guidance on merit system principles, prohibited personnel practices, and the development and use of valid selection criteria. Assists in developing short and long range staffing plans to meet mission requirements, human capital loses, and changes in critical competencies. Reviews past recruitment practices and local labor market conditions to advice on future staffing strategies. Advises management on a wide range of staffing issues such as workforce shaping/reduction-in-force, special placement programs, recruitment methods, and special pay incentives. Writes vacancy announcements and produces referral lists. Screens requests for personnel action and related documents for completeness/accuracy, obtaining additional information as necessary. Ensures priority consideration programs are utilized. Verifies employment eligibility, qualifications, and salary determinations and sets pay. Answers employment inquiries, Incumbent is expected to manage and maintain full visibility over all SF-52 from cradle to grave, and provide advise/assistance in all stages of the recruitment process.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – less than 10% may be required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

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Conditions of Employment



Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Human Resources in applying personnel concepts, practices, laws, policies, rules, regulation, precedents, and procedures to perform a variety of routine and complex assignments including employee relations, staffing and recruitment. Familiarity with federal employment practices through military service, civilian service, NAF or government contract experience.

Basic understanding of primary Windows and Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of NAF organizations. Experience with automated application and personnel databases desired.

Ability to efficiently and effectively carry out new and continuing personnel projects and programs through appropriate application of principles, concepts and techniques to meet the specific needs of management and employees.

Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to prepare and present oral and written findings and recommend specific action(s), and/or provide program training, and/or assist in preparing instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with and gain the cooperation of supervisors, employees and managers.


To qualify, must possess at least four years progressive experience in Human Resources including employee relations, staffing and recruitment; AND one of the following:

Current professional HR certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM, etc.); or

A two-year degree or higher in business, human resources, or a similar field of study; or

At least 2 additional years of HR experience.

Additional information

Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to submit proof of education, participate in medical screening, drug testing, etc. All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks. Employment is subject to successful National Agency Background Check. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct. Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Special Benefits: Applicants recruited from the United States are entitled to a tax-free Post Allowance (PA) and Living Quarters Allowance (LQA). In addition, incumbents are authorized use of the Navy Exchange, Defense Commissary and MWR programs. Use of Navy Medical Facilities is authorized on a reimbursable basis. Additional information will be provided upon selection. Information on allowances can also be obtained via internet at http://www.state.gov/travelandbusiness then click on foreign per diem rates.

The Department of Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should call 011-39-081-568-5612 or e-mail their request to NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating and ranking criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Required Documents

Required Documents

Attach an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment

Resume with complete work history including job title, start and end dates, and highlighting qualifications relevant to the vacancy announcement.

Proof of qualifying education, certification, credentials, etc.

Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces? Attach the member-4 page of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”.

Current or former Federal employee? Attach most recent SF-50 or Personnel Action Report (PAR) from your personnel record.

Claiming Military Spouse Preference? Attach Military Spouse Preference Form, Preference Entitlement Survey, and legible copy of sponsor’s PCS orders.

Claiming Family Member Preference? Attach Preference Entitlement Survey and legible copy of sponsor’s PCS orders

Copy of U.S. Government no-fee passport showing picture, passport number, expiration date.

Supplemental Questionnaire

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

A comprehensive benefits package is available.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

Military spouses

Family of overseas employees

Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

About Company

Company: US Department of the Navy

Company Location:  Napoli, Campania

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