Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Director)

Washington, D.C
Dec 06, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Full Time

The Director of Human Resources:
  • Develops and advises on short and long-term planning, and policies and procedures of Human Resources programs.
  • Applies advanced human resources management principles, concepts, regulations, and practices, analytical methods and techniques, and consultative skills sufficient to resolve human resources management problems not susceptible to treatment by standard methods.
  • Applies federal labor and employee relations laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Requires seasoned consultative skills sufficient to resolve human resource management problems not susceptible to treatment by standard methods.
  • Provides FTA senior management advisory services on these programs and mobilizes and coordinates specialized techniques and resources to stimulate sound management planning.
  • Develops strategic Human Capital Management plans and projects.
  • Communicates with FTA top management, employees, DOT personnel, OPM, and other external sources with regard to complex and important HR matters.
  • Directs the work of the Office of Human Resources and in providing guidance and evaluating staff.

The ideal candidate has comprehensive knowledge of all Human Resource functional areas including: recruitment and placement, position classification, employee/labor relations, benefits, compensation, performance management, HR IT systems; who can manage a dynamic workload; and who is able to resolve complex issues and facilitate process improvements.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • TELEWORK: FTA supports various work life flexibilities to include, maxi-flex schedules and telework up to 80% as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized up to 80% telework as approved by management.
  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the Grade 15, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:
  • Experience with implementing and administering a human resources management program.
  • Experience in strategic planning and human capital management.
  • Experience leading and managing diverse teams.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Ability to conduct strategic planning in the administration and management of a Human Resources Management Program.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of HR staffing and classification programs.
  • Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of HR Labor and Employee Relations Programs.
  • Knowledge of HR Information Systems and theories, principles, and practices of Employee Benefits.
  • Knowledge of Human Capital Management Programs and Initiatives.

  • Communication
  • Leadership

For all types of consideration, 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.

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All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.