Chickasaw Nation Industries

  • Senior Classification Specialist

    Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
    Job ID
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    The Senior Classification Specialist provides support to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). This position provides professional level classification and position description support.



    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.

    Provides support to HR programs requiring expert federal position description knowledge and operational experience.


    Writes position descriptions and evaluation statements.


    Conduct audits and paper reviews.


    Develops standard operating procedures and executes related special projects.


    Provides expert advice, consultation and training on a variety of position classification and organization issues such as reorganizations, position management, position sensitivity codes, and Fair Labor Standard Act regulations related to exemption status.


    Reviews organizational documents to ensure the organizational structure supports the requested title, occupational series and grade of the position.


    Provides expert and authoritative advice on complex classification issues and problems with agency-wide impact, and collaborates with other HR specialists (Government and Contractor) to ensure that the application of position classification standards is accurate and consistent.


    Ensures that the expert advice provided on all types of appointing authorities, as well as compensation and other incentives to attract and retain high quality and skilled employees under all appointing mechanisms, is within the practices of the OHR and FDA parameters.


    Conducts complex analyses of organizational proposals and researches positions. 


    Advises managers and supervisors of merit promotions and other competitive procedures and requirements and responds to and resolves complex position classification and position management questions and issues.

    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.


    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 coworkers.  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 preferred and a minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Degree may be substituted for four (4) years of Federal HR 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, professiona1journals, 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.


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