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Classification Specialist (Closed)

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

Job #1569668
Falls Church, Virginia

Title: Classification Specialist

Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire

Location: Falls Church, Virginia

Lucas Group Job ID: 1569668

Role Overview: Lucas Group is searching for a contract-to-hire Classification Specialist for a government contracting agency in Falls Church, Virginia. The successful candidate must be a self-starter as they are responsible for reclassifying healthcare positions into the federal government classification system. If you have an intimate experience with OPM classification, this could be the next job for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with this organization’s top government client, interpret and transfer up to 7000 employees’ job descriptions to government classifications
  • With a wide latitude for independent judgement and discretion, prepare new position descriptions and classify as required. Must be an expert with OPM classification procedures and have proven experience working with reclassifying and implementing government positions from start to finish
  • Meet individually with department managers and directors to understand current job descriptions, rewrite as needed, and either add or remove responsibilities based on target classification, assigning grades and classifications. Stand firmly and justify all classification decisions
  • Update the allocation database and assign/maintain position numbers and descriptions
  • Perform desk audits, responding to requests for title and position changes by reviewing job descriptions and conducting a comparative analysis of all applicable service titles within the full scope of their job families and recommending the most appropriate title designation
  • Utilize SharePoint to keep track of all classifications and inputting information into the appropriate HR databases


  • Master’s degree + 3 years direct experience, OR Bachelor’s degree + 5 years direct experience with government job grading and classifications
  • Proven experience with OPM classification procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding employee-specific jobs and grades, compensation, and complaints with all levels of employees
  • Proven confidence in standing by classification decisions to comply with governmental standards
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with demonstrated ability to develop strong relationships and explain complex information
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance

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