Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

U.S. Department of State Washington, DC
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This position is located in the Human Resources Division, Office of the Executive Director, at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). FSI has been designated as a Service Provider for Human Resources and provides the full range of human resources (HR) services to several other Bureaus in the Department. The Human Resources Division is responsible for providing consultative, operational, and policy advice and service to FSI as well as other Bureaus in the Department who have Service Level Agreements with FSI. The HR services provided to the Bureaus are in the areas of recruitment and staffing, position classification, position management and workforce analysis, career development, employee benefits, incentive awards and performance management, employee and labor-management relations, and human resources consultation.

As the Human Resources Division Director, the individual serves as the Human Resources Officer, responsible for managing the human capital resources of FSI and serviced Bureaus. The Division Director reports to the Deputy Executive (EX) Director and is a key member of the EX Director's senior staff. The Division Director is responsible for organizing, directing, and administering effective human resource management and compensation administration programs for FSI and Bureaus that have Service Level Agreements with FSI.

This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

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* Manages the HR Division staff, with responsibility for establishing priorities, and assigning, directing, and rating the work of subordinate employees.

* Develops a comprehensive human resources strategy for the office.

* Provides advisory services to all Bureau management levels on all personnel issues.

* Oversees the development and implementation of talent management program to enhance human capital effectiveness.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to… Status Candidates, Noncompetitive, Former Federal Employees with Reinstatement Eligibility, VEOA, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Vista, Eligible Family Member, ICTAP, and CTAP

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* Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship is required.

* Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

* New supervisors must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5CFR 300, Subpart F.


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

* Experience developing the strategic direction of human capital functions in workforce planning, equal employment opportunity, and managing transactional human resources functions;

* Experience providing advisory services on personnel issues;

* Experience reviewing, analyzing and developing strategy and policy for a full range of human resources issues;

* Experience managing employment ceiling and sub-ceilings.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-15 position.

In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:

* Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;

* Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;

* Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;

* Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and

* Capacity to "see the job through."


See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.