Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

College Park, GA; Fort Worth, TX, United States
May 30, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Full Time

Serves as HR Director, assigned to one of the HR Regional Offices as noted in this announcement. This is not a virtual or remote assignment and individual is expected to report to duty location(s) as indicated.


As the HR Director, plans, coordinates, directs and evaluates the work of complex resource management programs relating to compensation, recruitment and placement. Oversees staffing activity to ensure compliance with hiring timelines. Directs the Human Resource Services work in assigned region/center, and responsible for performing management/oversight of fiscal and administrative approvals for assigned region/center to include purchases, asset inventory, supplies, space management, file and records retention, and as approving official for PIV, AIT, PRISM, and US Bank requests. Serves as the primary AHR management official and representative on matters involving internal and external stakeholders.

As the HR Director, integrates work of multiple organizations to meet strategic goals of the organization and the FAA, participates in strategic planning for the FAA, and makes commitments (program, budget, etc.) for a major organization.

Typical duties associated with this role include the following:
  • Serves as the senior point of contact for customer service and relations for the human resources program, and primary representative on Regional/Center Management Team meetings and activities for local region/center.
  • Provides leadership in managing and overseeing the work of subordinate staff in complex multifunctional HR functions including: compensation, classification, recruitment and placement and staffing.
  • Serves on national projects and programs contributing to national human resource policy development and shifts in program direction and priorities.
  • Provides exert advice and solutions on extremely complicated, complex or non-standard problems such as reduction in workforce, reorganizations and other functional areas managed or overseen.
  • Develops new and innovative approaches to the human resource work processes. Fully supports FAA and Office of Human Resource Management goals and objectives.
  • Ensures standard operating procedures for the HRMOs are fully implemented and customer service level agreement goals are achieved by region/center in areas of responsibility.
  • Serves as primary emergency management representative for AHR for local region/center.
  • Serves as the final AHR reviewing official for all settlement agreements to ensure terms are accurate and executable.
  • Serves as primary AHR point-of-contact for reviewing and providing compliance report memorandums for execution of agency settlement agreements on behalf of assigned region/center.
  • Serves as primary AHR point-of-contact for local region site visits/check-ins by AHR senior leadership or other organizations.
  • Manages coordination of consolidated responses to Requests for Information (RFI) EEO and other external inquiries.
  • Oversees and coordinates responsive documents for internal and external audits, reviews, inquiries, and investigations, and meetings with audit/oversight officials.
  • Collaborates with other AHR functions (i.e.., policy, Labor and Employee Relations (LER), Benefits Operation Center (BOC), Compensation, corporate recruitment, executive resources) to coordinate cross-organizational work and support cross-organizational initiatives impacting the region/center.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • Successful completion of a one-year managerial/supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation may be required.
  • Total of 2 vacancies in specified locations. This is not a remote vacancy assignment.
  • Please review required documents & additional information.


Reference OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions.

To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-J, FG/GS-14 level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE includes Managing a Human Resource Management office or program; developing and/or participating in the development of HR policies and procedures; leading or overseeing the work of lower-graded staff or teams performing human resource functions and customer service (recruitment, placement/staffing, processing personnel actions, pay-setting, and HR systems); and overseeing human resources programs and operations to ensure compliance with HR policies and Federal regulations.

Applicant should include examples of specialized experience in their work history/resume. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


Education is not qualifying at the FV-K level.

Information Regarding KSAs

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a Managerial Selection Factor narrative response in the text box listed below each of the Managerial Dimensions, in your work history please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each Managerial Selection Factor. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your Managerial Selection Factor answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and other factors listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Preview Job Questionnaire
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.


1. Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

2. Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

3. Applicants may be asked to verify information on their application for employment with the FAA.

4. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Pay Plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: Pay & Benefits | Federal Aviation Administration (

5. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the jobs.

6. If eligible, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will be paid in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administrative Travel Policy.

7. This position will be filled in either AHF-S400 or AHF-S500.

8. Please upload supporting documents into USAJOBS or and reference the announcement number. To confirm receipt of emailed documents, please email

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA


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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.


A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), and other supporting documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. We highly encourage using the upload feature in USAJOBS for supporting documents. If you are unable to use the upload feature in USAJOBS, you may email the documents to on or before the closing date of this announcement.

All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link:

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are those veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

Agency contact information

Jenny Sewell


1 (405) 954-3969



Federal Aviation Administration
AAC Regional HR Services Division
6500 S. Macarthur Blvd, HQ Room 155
Oklahoma City, OK 73169

Next steps

Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

Important - If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it. If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.