- Rosslyn, Virginia
- $132,368 - $172,075
- Mar 21, 2023
- Mar 28, 2023
- DSPSC #23-072
- Human Resources, Other
- Government and Public Services
- Career Level
- Experienced (Non-Manager)
- Full Time
This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position. This position does not provide Competitive or Excepted Service status into the Civil Service.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
APPOINTMENT DURATION: Temporary Non-Status Contractor Position: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years.
This position is located in Human Resources Management (HRM), Office of the Executive Director (EX), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Department of State (DoS).
In this position, you will serve as a subject matter expert providing advice, guidance, technical assistance, and operational support to the Bureau in support of the William D. Clarke Diplomatic Security Fellowship and other program areas.
Telework: This is a telework eligible position.
Travel Required: This position does not require any travel.
- Provides expert advice and guidance to the HRO, Executive Director, and Senior Management officials throughout the Bureau in the identification, analysis, and resolution of critical and complex human resources management issues affecting the ability of the organization to accomplish mission requirements.
- Performs comprehensive studies and analyses designed to evaluate and improve DS human resources management policies and practices. Researches relevant information, conducts interviews with managers and employees, analyzes data, and formulates conclusions.
- Serves as the HRM primary liaison and point of contact on DS taskers involving HRM issues and program areas. Conducts extensive and accurate research and analysis of identified issues and coordinates preparation of responses to taskers and required follow-up actions.
- Analyzes new or revised Presidential Directives, OPM regulations, and/or Department policies and procedures, and develops implementation guidance for the Bureau. Develops and/or evaluates proposals or initiatives to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of DS/EX/HRM.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, described below by the closing date of this announcement.
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 managing a HR related program, such as staffing, recruitment, fellows, etc.
Experience providing advisory service to senior level officials on HR programs and policies.
Experience conducting analysis of HR programs and recommending solutions for improvement.
Experience developing and presenting briefings in a variety of forums.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.
How You will be Evaluated:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume will be conducted and compared against your responses to the assessment questions to determine if you are qualified for this job. Note: Responses to questions that are not fully supported by the information in your resume may result in adjustments to your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Knowledge of HR concepts, laws, policies and practices.
Knowledge of program management theories, principles and practices.
Ability to use quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques.
Ability to develop briefings for senior management.
Ability to interact effectively with others.
Skill in communication, explaining or defending complex ideas or information.
Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a detailed resume. Applications must be received electronically by 11:59 pm on 3/28/2023. Your resume or application must clearly reflect the requirements of this position, if not your application may not be considered. Applications, which are incomplete, not received by the deadline stated above will not be considered. All materials submitted will become property of the Department of State. For any questions, please contact DS/HRM at LittletonKA@state.gov.
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security has a program that allows personal services employees to be reimbursed for their health premium costs that they incur during their period of performance. The program pays 72% of the insurance premium cost (to the maximum limits set by OPM annually) for self, self plus one, or self plus family. To be eligible for the PSC Health Insurance Reimbursement Program, the PSC must be included on the plan and NOT be enrolled in any other form of group plan such as a spousal plan or a retirement plan. This program does not cover Dental or Vision supplements.
Personal Service Contractors entering on duty with prior qualifying service, as defined by OPM, may have their service computation dates updated to credit their years of applicable prior service for higher annual leave accrual rates. PSC leave accrual rates are explained in 3 FAM 9116.1.
Benefits for PSC’s in the Department of State are outlined in 3 FAM 9116.
For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or OAA@state.gov.
If applicable, telework and/or 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.
For any questions on this announcement, please contact email Kyle Littleton at LittletonKA@state.gov.