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Human Resource Specialist I – Classification

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Human Resource Specialist I – Classification

Job ID 6937
Job Location Atlanta - GA
Category Human Resources
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Human Resource (HR) Specialist I – Classification  provides professional level classification and position description (PD) services support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Human Resources Office (HRO) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.

Communicates and consults with various levels of hiring officials on HR related topics.

Advises customers on strategically integrating effective HR processes, programs and practices into daily operations to include sound classification and position management based on the mission of the organization and organization structure.


Develops, evaluates and classifies positions by applying Office of Personnel Management (OPM) position classification standards criteria and supplemental guidance.


Conducts position classification reviews, appeal requests and desk audits.


Develops and disseminates employee/supervisor questionnaires.


Conducts on-site or telephonic desk audits with employees and supervisors reviewing all existing documentation. Gathers additional documentation required and develops position evaluation statements and audit findings.


Advises on applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to position classification, position management, FLSA, bargaining unit status, and relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices.


Ensures compliance with regulations and other employment program requirements.


Stays up-to-date on current developments, regulations and trends.


Evaluates trends in service activities and other factors influencing future needs. 


Performs a wide variety of interrelated or nonstandard procedural tasks pertaining to the Federal classification and recruitment function relying on expert knowledge of Federal classification rules, procedures, and/or operations.

Assists all levels of employees, including key management officials or their representatives, with problem and/or conflict resolution. 


Safeguards private or protected information appropriately.


Participates in working groups, councils and committees.


Performs all responsibilities and tasks as directed by supervisor in accordance with established procedures


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience.



Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

Skilled proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows / Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) 

Comprehensive knowledge of Human Resources classification policies, procedures and methodologies with ability to accurately apply the Fair Labor Standards Act

Demonstrated knowledge of federal HR concepts, practices, laws, regulations, policies and precedents 

Comprehensive operational knowledge of OPM classification standards, federal position classification, position management, organizational development and realignments

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with proficiency in proofreading and editing

Detail-oriented with solid proofreading and editing skills

Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills

Ability to coordinate efforts with others to find mutually acceptable solutions for the successful achievement of goals

Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Ability to advise and assist management in accomplishing personnel management responsibilities

Ability to function as a technical expert and make decisions independently



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.