Supervisory Human Resource Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jul 01, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Full Time

  • Provides subject matter expertise and advice on HR, particularly Employee Relations issues, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) programs. Oversees, manages and provides coordination/direction on all aspects of HR services.
  • Reviews and analyzes Federal, Department, and Bureau policies, and provides critical review of relevant new legislation, regulations and directives to assess the potential impact on internal HR programs.
  • Directs the activities of employees and contract personnel on the Human Resources staff, ensuring effective, efficient and accurate delivery of services to support the missions of the serviced organizations.
  • Represents OES/EX in diversity and inclusion meetings; liaises/consults with other federal agencies, private sector entities and Non-governmental Organizations to identify, develop and implement DEIA best practices, policies, and directives for OES.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • 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 researching, interpreting and applying appropriate Federal laws, regulations, policies and guidelines in at least two functional areas of human resources (e.g., recruitment and placement, employee/ labor relations, performance management).
  • Experience advising senior officials on Employee Relations issues; which includes analyzing and evaluating issues, determining applicable precedents, and recommending innovative resolutions.
  • Experience reviewing and advising on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) projects, policies, and programs.

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 agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval.
  • 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.