Human Resources Services

Staff Acquisition

Let ARC help you access untapped sources of talent for your organization. Our well-trained, customer-focused experts know and adhere to strict standards for recruitment and selection.

Whether it's working with your merit promotion plan, negotiated agreement, or filling positions through delegated examining, our staff works closely with you to obtain the human capital you need in order to fulfill your mission.

Our staffing personnel perform the following functions:

  • Assisting managers with decisions on advertising vacancies
  • Preparing vacancy announcements and uploading to OPM's USAJOBS website and advertising through sources other than the USAJOBS website (e.g., newspapers, professional journals, etc.)
  • Assisting managers with developing evaluation criteria (definitions of specialized experience, crediting plans, questions for automated staffing systems, etc.)
  • Determining eligibility and minimum qualifications
  • Providing guidance to raters
  • Preparing certificates of eligibles
  • Finalizing selections including sending confirmation letters
  • Administering special emphasis hiring programs (e.g.,Pathways Program Interns, Recent Graduates, Veterans Programs, Schedule A Disability)
  • Setting pay, including providing guidance on pay flexibilities (e.g., recruitment and retention incentives and superior qualifications appointments)
  • Preparing career ladder promotion ticklers for selections to positions with career ladder promotion eligibility

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