This an exiting opportunity to help the DFC build the Classification, Staffing, Recruitment and Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion, Compensation, Employee Development, Student Programs, Human Resources Information Systems, and Processing Personnel Actions program from the ground up! In this role, you will work closely with an expert staff of HR specialists in delivery effective services to the DFC workforce!
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As a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Director, Talent Acquisition Unit) you will be responsible for:

  • Directing operations staff in the delivery of HR services to DFC for Classification, Staffing, Recruitment and Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion, Compensation, Employee Development, Student Programs, Human Resources Information Systems, and Processing Personnel Actions services.
  • Providing experienced leadership to HR program managers in the operational aspects of their programs.
  • Exercising technical authority for all operational aspects of assigned HR program activities, directing teams of HR Specialists and assistants in the accomplishment of the day-to-day processing of personnel actions. Assures timely and accurate processing of a wide variety of actions for the DFC serviced population.
  • Establishes and tracks specific assigned internal projects and oversees the accomplishment of the work. Responds to complex and controversial inquiries, developing responses for high-level managers. Through these and similar tasks the incumbent relieves the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) of the day-to-day operational activities of the office.
  • Provides assistance to the DCAO and the Accountability/Policy Program Manager in the development and implementation of the DFC-wide HR Accountability Plan and ensures consistency with DFC Mission and Vision as well as operational HR requirements.
  • Conducts broad and often complex research of the U.S. Code, new legislation, the Code of Federal Regulations, OPM directives and guidance, Comptroller General decisions, and a variety of other sources within and outside of government. Research may be in any of the HR program areas. Applies research in order to ascertain program requirements, to formulate new HR program proposals and to develop and present management options for handling difficult and sensitive issues and problems.
  • Develops internal systems, guidelines and procedures for HR program operations and quality control. Provides leadership to address critical HR systemic issues. Identifies and evaluates alternative solutions and recommends optimum corrective action(s).

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit R?sum? and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to:

  • Lead the delivery of HR services in at least two of the following areas: Classification, Staffing, Recruitment and Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion, Compensation, Employee Development, and Executive Resources.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and
3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
For more information: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp) .

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:

  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
  • OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Telework Suitability : The duties of this position is suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment : Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule : This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http: www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10892024

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Your responses to the job questionnaire: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10892024
3. Other supporting documents:

  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

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