Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Washington, D.C
May 14, 2022
May 17, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

  • Provides oversight of permanent federal staff, temporary staff, and contractors responsible for the implementation of various human capital programs including: classification, staffing, (including staff using various appointing authorities).
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures consistent with pertinent legislation and Executive Orders as well as with the regulations and policies of the Office of Personnel Management for various human capital programs.
  • Provides supervisors, managers and employees with definitive interpretations of the agency's classification, compensation, wage administration, and position management procedures, practices, policies.
  • Serves as the liaison to third parties, including OPM to conduct audits of OIG's human capital programs; including timely responding to any pre-audit requests for information and documents and identifying appropriate employees for interview.
  • Represents EX/HC in Department and pertinent interagency meetings and conferences concerned with human capital matters for which the incumbent has supervisory oversight and responsibility.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit:


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement.

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

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

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 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 applying comprehensive technical knowledge of human resources (HR)-related laws, regulations, policies, principles and practices to develop, administer and manage staffing; HR processing; classification; recruiting; and wage administration activities.
  • Experience providing expert advice and guidance to supervisors, managers, employees, and internal and external stakeholders in relevant functional HR areas.
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of HR operations and procedures and implementing improvements.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 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."


Education requirements do not apply to this vacancy announcement.

Additional information

  • For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or .
  • If eligible, telework and remote work agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval. Please note that any approved remote work arrangement is subject to the locality pay area of the alternative telework worksite.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other similar positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department for up to 240 days. Telework eligibility and security clearance requirements may vary for such similar positions.