Human Resources Specialist (Executive Resources & GS) – Washington D.C.




The incumbent serves as a HR Specialist responsible for administering all services related to both GS and executive HR functional areas, including, but not limited to, staffing and recruitment, position classification and position allocation management, performance management, compensation, executive development, talent management, and succession planning for all SES and SL positions OIG-wide; the incumbent will also provide GS HR services, such as staffing and recruitment, as needed.

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As a Human Resources Specialist (Executive Resources & GS) at the GS-0201-14 you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

    • Provides a full range of GS and SES/SL HR advice, assistance, and services to the Inspector General, Deputy Inspector General, SES and SL members regarding both SES/SL program matters and GS HR services. Researches complicated or controversial GS HR and executive resources matters and problems and provides recommendations.
    • Provides operational HR services, including, but not limited to, staffing and recruitment, position classification and position allocation management, performance management – including facilitating the SES/SL Performance Review Boards and Executive Resources Merit Staffing Boards, compensation, executive development, talent management, and succession planning. Manages the SES/SL performance system certification processes, and biennial allocation requests, Works with managers to provide exceptional HR customer service throughout the recruitment process.
    • Researches, develops, formulates, and administers OIG-wide executive resources and GS HR policies and programs in accordance with HR laws, regulations, and rules.
    • Participates in planning and implementing Departmental, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and/or Office of Management and Budget (OMB) projects and mandates related to GS HR and executive resources.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must successfully pass and are subject to random drug screenings.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You may be subject to a probationary period.
  • You must meet the time in grade requirement – see the Qualifications field below for more details.


To qualify for this position at the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or above the GS-13 grade level in the federal sector, or the equivalent in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to work of the position to be filled and has equipped and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position your specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge and skill in applying laws, Executive Orders, and regulations relating to Executive Resources programs, policies, and executing short and long term activities in support of the entire range of activities of the SES, SL, and ST Programs.
  • Knowledge and skill in applying a wide variety of advanced HR concepts, laws, regulations, principles, and practices to advise management on how to address human capital issues.
  • Skill in planning, developing, directing, and implementing complex and changing HR programs.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level (or equivalent).

You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in grade, by the closing date of this announcement.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) . The CTAP/ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for CTAP/ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is at: http: .

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: http:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the below competencies. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below:

  • Managing Human Resources
  • Creative Thinking
  • Technical Competence
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing

If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further employment consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume showing relevant experience and dates the experience was obtained. 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, and 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. (A cover letter is optional).
  • SF-50 (most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase, or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action if you are applying as a current or former Federal Employee) that shows you have acquired competitive status, and the highest grade or promotion potential you held. Current Federal employees employed by the DOJ OIG are not required to submit the SF-50 unless you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the OIG. Then, you must provide the SF-50 which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation (if applicable)
  • Schedule A documentation (if applicable)
  • Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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