Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Department of Labor Washington, DC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Human Resources Center (HRC), Office of Human Resources Consulting and Operations (OHRCO). OHRCO provides leadership, coordination, planning and human resources management for 20 of the Department's 26 major components. OHRCO is responsible for planning, developing, managing, implementing and administering an effective human capital management consulting program to provide a variety of human capital services and consultation to management officials in all serviced organizations.

* This position has promotion potential to GS-15.

* This position is outside the bargaining unit.

The closing date has been extended to 6/22/2018.

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Plans, develops, manages, implements and administers an effective human capital management consulting program to provide a variety of services to management officials. These services include: workforce and organizational development, position management, recruitment, staffing, placement, pay and benefits administration, personnel records maintenance, leave administration, and other related services.

Analyzes the human resources needs of the serviced organizations and, within the framework of broad DOL policy, develops and implements HR policies and programs which support the component's strategic goals and objectives and the DOL mission.

Evaluates the effectiveness of the HR program, identifies and analyzes problems and impediments affecting the acceptance and/or effectiveness of the program, determines appropriate corrective measures, and develops new or improved techniques to improve over program effectiveness, operations, and services.

Personally or through a subordinate supervisor performs the following HRM functions:

a. Provides leadership, vision, development, and overall management of all consulting activities.

b. Assigns and monitors the work of the office staff to ensure that client agencies receive a high level of consulting service and advice in terms of quality, timeliness and regulatory compliance. Areas of responsibility include position management, staffing and recruitment, personnel processing and pay administration, leave administration, time and attendance, performance management and incentive awards, workforce development, realignments and reorganizations, personnel records maintenance and other related activities.

c. Consults with and provides technical advice, alternate solutions and assistance to program officials concerning all aspects of the human resources management program, assuring correct understanding, interpretations, and application of laws, rules, regulations, policies standards and procedural requirements.

d. Promotes effective communication among all levels of program management officials, front-line employees, and HR staff.

e. Conducts an active recruitment and placement program directed towards assuring adequate supplies of quality candidates and technical advice and assistance for customers on effective methods of recruitment.

f. Advises management on the Department's performance management system and assists in the development of performance plans, adequate measures of performance in each performance element, the conduct of appropriate response to the employee's performance awards.

g. Provides advice and guidance for human resources development and training to assist client organizations in maintaining a high performance workplace. Provides assessment of development and training needs, as well as delivery of identified programs, activities, and long-term planning assistance.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

Current/former Federal employees w/ competitive/reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles in local commuting area; Veterans Employment Opportunity Act eligibles; Land Management Act eligibles

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship is required.

* Requires a supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.

* Background investigation is required if the requirement has not been met

* Must be at least 16 years of age.

* Subject to financial disclosure requirements.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience planning, managing and administering a human capital management consulting program; evaluating program effectiveness; and developing new techniques designed to improve operations and services delivered.


Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-15 grade level.

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