26 Aug
Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Branch Chief)
District of Columbia,

  • Duties




The position is located in the Human Resources Business Systems Division (HRBSD), Office of Human Resources (OHR), Office of Management (OM). HRBSD directs and conducts policy development and design for Human Resources management products and services.

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  • Technical and administrative supervision of position management and organizational design, pay administration, leave administration, tours of duty, human capital planning accountability and compliance, and student employment programs.

  • Responds to difficult issues involving complex projects/problems arising with any assigned customers that requires expert attention and provides guidance and assistance.

  • Determines areas of procedural and regulatory deficiencies and provides recommendations to correct or improve personnel practices.

  • Assists in the resolution of unusual or complex work problems presented by providing technical advice and guidance or liaison with customers, both internal and external to the Agency.

  • Develops goals and initiatives for the Agency?s human capital planning, accountability and compliance, position management and organizational design, pay, leave, tours of duty, and student employment programs.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check required.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Failure to successfully meet these requirements could lead to adverse action proceedings including possible termination.

  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

  • If you are selected, you may need to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.

  • False statements or responses on a resume or application can jeopardize employment and may be grounds for disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

  • Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

  • May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.

  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Time in grade:

Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-13 grade level for consideration for the GS-14 grade level.

To qualify for the GS-14:

To qualify for the GS-14: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that demonstrates: supervising, planning, implementing and evaluating human resources programs and providing technical expert consultation in multiple human resources areas which include human capital planning accountability, and compliance, position management and organizational design, pay, leave, tours of duty, and student employment programs. Specialized experience includes providing advisory and consultative services involving the full range of human resources functions; developing strategic goals for human resources programs; recommending and developing policies, procedures, and other guidelines for HR operations; and managing HR services in one or more HR functions.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: Human Resources Management Series, 0201

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.


Education may not be used to substitute for experience for this position.

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