Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Washington, D.C
Feb 08, 2023
Feb 14, 2023
Human Resources
Full Time

  • Responsible for development, implementation, and execution of the BLM HR policy and programs.
  • Provides policy advice and guidance in HR functional areas, including recruitment and staffing, classification, compensation, employee and labor relations, and work life programs.
  • Serves as senior technical advisor to senior management officials, managers, supervisors, and employees on workforce recruitment issues.
  • Provides guidance and direction on effective outreach methods and strategies for recruitment; identifies sources of job applicants and candidates.
  • Advises management on the selection of the most appropriate and effective staffing methods to identify job candidates.
  • Analyzes statistical data for which to conduct studies and projects, including both long- and short-term work planning initiatives, to solve broad, difficult, and complex workforce issues.
  • Establishes and enhances partnerships with organizations and institutions that provide the potential to increase the BLM?s ability to reach a variety of applicants for employment and internships.
  • Effectively utilizes resources to create a diverse and talented pipeline of candidates to fill mission-critical occupations.
  • Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, makes assignments, evaluates work performance, develops performance standards. Establishes staff projects, priorities, deadlines, and goals.
  • Practices position management, staffing, and recruitment and retention, and selection.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit Required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit:
  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period if one has not previously been completed.
  • May require a one year probationary period.
  • THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.


In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.

You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Developing and evaluating national policies for programs such as staffing, classification, position management, employee and labor relations, and work life programs; serve as an advisor to senior management officials on broad, complex, and sensitive issues associated with HR policy and programs; supervising and managing the daily operations of HR teams in more than one functional program area.

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.

Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: CTAP or ICTAP

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the Federal Travel Regulation 18-05 issued by General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals.

The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

This position is not eligible for Telework.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under number HQDE-23-11794296-KJ, which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies within the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s), including within the same metro/commuting area. Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application