Human Resources is one of the fastest-growing and diverse career tracks! Our Human Resources professionals handle virtually all aspects of employee support functions including: recruitment, staffing, payroll, benefits, employee training, career development, employee counseling, personnel security and suitability, labor relations, workforce planning, position classification, reasonable accommodations, and equal opportunity activities.
Our 65,000 employees rely upon Human Resources professionals to provide the best in personnel expertise and support. We are proud of the scope and depth of talent on our Human Resources team. If your specialty is Human Resources and you believe that world class customer service is an important part of the workplace, we invite you to consider bringing your talent to Social Security!
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Office of Human Resources positions are located primarily at the Headquarters campus in Baltimore, Maryland.
Additional opportunities for Human Resources professionals are located in each of our regional personnel offices across the country.
Generally, we look for candidates with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent of work experience in Human Resources and related fields. Entry-level positions begin at GS-7 and GS-9 levels. New employees will receive both on-the-job and classroom training. Occasionally we may fill professional positions at the GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13 level. Positions may include:
- Management Analysts
- Human Resource Specialists
- Employee & Labor Relations Specialists
- Equal Opportunity Specialists
Management Analysts are responsible to perform a variety of coordinative, analytical, consultative, and advisory services. They gather data to prepare reports and make recommendations for agency executives.
Human Resource Specialists process all types of personnel actions after determining compliance with rules, policies, and regulations. They perform a wide range of functions that have a huge impact on our organization and our employees. The work can vary from researching employee benefits to designing the website that explains them.
Employee & Labor Relations
Employee and Labor Relations Specialists deal with complex labor-management issues. They work with employees, three labor unions, and our managers to build a comfortable and productive atmosphere at work.
Equal Opportunity Specialists coordinate our activities for the employment and advancement of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. They also set national policies and guidelines on equal employment opportunity issues.
We typically look for candidates with any of the following skills and/or work experience:
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Strong analytical skills with demonstrated attention to detail.
- Human Resources experience and/or related coursework.
- Experience or coursework in diverse fields and tracks related to Human Resources.
- Compensation levels for our diverse and challenging Human Resources positions are very competitive with those of private industry. Our compensation packages recognize your skills gained through both work experience and academic accomplishments.
- Entry-level positions begin at the GS-7 and GS-9 levels. Occasionally we hire for professional positions at the GS-11, GS-12, or GS-13 level.
- Grade levels for each available position are posted in the vacancy announcements on the www.ssa.usajobs.gov site. To compare salaries at different grades or Locality Pay Areas, go to the General Schedule and Locality Pay section by clicking on this link: Salaries & Wages.
Many Human Resources employees move up to become team leaders, managers, and senior executives as they gain valuable experience and leadership skills. Many Human Resources specialists have expanded their careers by moving into positions of higher responsibility with other agency components.