Human Resource Specialist (HRD)
The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) is a great place to work, and we aren't the only ones who think so. We were rated "Most Improved Small Agency" in 2013 by the Partnership for Public Service and ranked 6th overall in the 2016 Best Places to Work Index.
An independent Federal agency, we provide the President and Congress with high-quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff, and competitiveness issues; hear and decide import injury cases and publish the United States' tariff schedule. You will find a working environment throughout the Commission that is dedicated to the development of your technical skills and a commitment to provide balance between your work and personal life.
The Office of Human Resources provides the full range of human resource services to an agency staff of approximately 425 employees, in technical occupations such as economists, international trade analysts, statisticians, program analysts, accountants, attorneys, and administrative law judges. You will find a working environment throughout the Commission that is dedicated to the development of your technical skills, and one that strives to provide balance between your work and your personal life.
We are seeking a Human Resource Specialist (Human Resource Development) with significant senior level experience who will serve as the technical authority of training, career development and succession planning within USITC. The individual would also be charged with fostering new ways to utilize Human Resource Development (HRD) to address organization challenges; aligning HRD decisions with USITC's strategic plans, human capital vision, mission, goals and objectives. The individual should be well-rounded in a variety of human resource specialty areas, with an emphasis on human resource development. We are looking for an individual who can handle multiple tasks and is service-oriented, who is technically proficient, professional in their interactions, and who possess superb communication skills to interact with technical, senior level employees, and managers.
This position is also being announced through merit promotion procedures under MPPA-17-046-PS. You must apply to both announcements if you wish to be considered under delegated examining and merit promotion procedures.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
For the GS-13, minimum qualifications for this position require at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as professional experience that included knowledge of human resource development management training policies, practices, regulations and evaluations demonstrated through providing agency managers with advice and guidance on agency's human resource development policy and procedures; preparation of written human resource development and human capital planning policy and procedure; working with vendors providing contract support for developing and/or delivering career development programs and serving as a program manager for training and career development contracts.
For the GS-14, minimum qualifications for this position require at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as professional experience that included providing agency managers with advice and guidance on agency's human resource development policy and procedures; serving as a team lead or Program Manager for agency-wide training; developing and implementing short and long-term strategic planning initiatives and training and development resource management; managing the process for procuring training and development program vendors; and preparation of written human resource development and human capital planning policy and procedure.
While there is no education requirement for this, or the targeted GS-14 Human Resources Specialist (HRD) position per se, the ideal and most successful candidate should possess a professional body of knowledge related to this position. This would typically be obtained by possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher in the fields of human resources, business administration, public administration, or other fields directly related to the requirements of the position. A copy of your transcript(s) is appreciated to maximize your evaluation in this area.
All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
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The Human Resource Specialist (Human Resource Development), serves as the technical authority of training, career development and succession planning within USITC. The primary tasks include the following:
- Plans, designs, develops, implements, oversees and evaluates employee training and development programs in support of human capital initiatives
- Evaluates, publicizes, and provides overall direction pertaining to human capital employee training and development programs
- Develops and monitors action plans related to the implementation of innovative training projects
- Reviews and analyzes the effects of changes in employee training and development policies and guidelines
- Develops policies and procedures to promote employee training and development programs, trends, practices and criteria
- Conducts need assessments and performance analysis to determine requirements for training and other appropriate methods of performance support; Consulting with managers and employees to determine skill gaps and identifying and obtaining appropriate development opportunities
- Independently or in partnership with customers, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating training and other methods of performance support; Writing statements of work and oversees contractor performance for the same.Advises supervisors and employees in the area of developing a systemic approach to employee and career development; Advises management regarding identifying critical skill developmental needs, at the individual and organization levels; Designs communication and marketing strategies to actively encourage employees to take advantage of learning and development opportunities