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Human Resources Specialist (Executive Resources Manager)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

Reporting to the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), the Executive Resources Manager will have tactical and strategic responsibility for overseeing the employee life cycle for AOC's senior executives including talent acquisition, onboarding, performance management, talent development, succession planning and compensation and benefits administration.

In this capacity, the Executive Resources Manager will:

Serve as an authoritative expert regarding executive level management human capital programs. Update, implement and administer AOC's Senior Rated Executive System policy, and supporting guidelines and procedures to meet strategic goals and maintain legal compliance.

Analyze requests for personnel actions and reorganizations, identify solutions and recommend appropriate action to achieve AOC's operational and strategic plan objectives.

Provide position management and resource management advice to the CHCO, senior leaders and human resources staff.

Coordinate Executive SR executive recruitment actions including determining diversity and inclusion recruitment strategies, drafting vacancy announcements, evaluating applicant qualifications, advising and structuring interview panels, processing personnel actions and onboarding selected SR executives.

Create an effective onboarding process that enables knowledge transfer and leverages leadership insight.

Administer AOC's SR executive performance management program and system activities, including system updates, training, Performance Review Board evaluation, awards and certification.

Develop and implement a succession planning strategy that builds a strong leadership pipeline and strengthens organizational continuity.

The ideal candidate has significant experience executing and managing an executive resources program, delivering advisory services and applying sound human resources policies and regulations with knowledge of Executive Core Qualifications.

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, sound judgment with strong planning and problem-solving skills are essential. Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives in a fast-paced environment with competing and changing priorities. Proven experience in fostering continuous program improvement and innovation is preferred.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.

To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet one of the categories below:
  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  • A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
  • A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
  • A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States.


You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards

Specialized experience is the experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Candidates for the GS-14 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service.

Examples of specialized experience include the following: (1) Planning, organizing, and overseeing an executive resources program for senior executives; (2) Analyzing recruitment needs and formulating effective and innovative recruitment strategies to meet workforce requirements; (3) Building relationships and providing responsive, detail-oriented and follow-through customer service; (4) Knowledge and ability to use human resources information systems, including applicant tracking and talent acquisition systems; and (5) Applying a wide variety of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations, guidance and standards to include the Guide to the Senior Executive Service, General Schedule Qualification Standards, and pay systems.


There is no educational requirement for the Human Resources Management series (0201); however a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university is preferred.

Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information and/or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

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