Human Resources Specialist (Development)

Washington D.C.
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 01, 2017
Human Resources
Full Time

About the Agency

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans. We are seeking a champion for its continual improvement. The FRTIB is an Independent Federal Agency responsible for administering the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). We help Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services retire with dignity by providing benefits similar to private sector 401(k) plans.

Mission - Our Core Purpose: Administer the TSP solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries
Core Values - Participant-Focused, Integrity, Collaboration

Voted as one of the top Best Places to Work in the Federal Government as ranked by the Partnership for Public Service in the Small Agencies category of Best Places to Work Rankings, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), Office of Resource Management, Human Resources Division is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as Human Resources Specialist (Development).

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FRTIB-17-AS-046-10026629 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
  • To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the specialized experience as described below:

    Specialized Experience: Experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position typically in or directly related to Human Resources Development, and is equivalent to the work performed at the next lower grade level.

    Specialized Experience: GS-14 Level: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience in HR laws, theories, principles, and practices directly related to planning, evaluating, and administering training, development, and career development initiatives; Experience must be sufficient to manage programs, lead the development and implementation of new initiatives, and develop integrated solutions to succession planning agency skill gap closures; Experience with communicative techniques in order to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with others, and/or resolve issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature while maintaining harmonious relationships with all parties; Experience leading or managing subordinate staff.

    Education may not be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    All qualification requirements must be met by 07/31/2017. Your application package will not receive consideration if it lacks any of the required documents under the "Required Documents" tab.

    Probationary Period: One-year trial/probationary period may be required.

    Supervisory Probationary Period: One-year Supervisory probationary period may be required.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

    Background Suitability Investigation: Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance. If selected, you may be offered tentative employment until the background investigation has been fully adjudicated.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    The major duties of the position are:

    • Oversees and manages the planning and delivery of Agency training and development programs, activities, and services;
    • Leads and participates in projects, initiatives, and work groups to examine new concepts, approaches, and strategies to improve the training and development programs and activities of the Agency;
    • Prepares or oversees the preparation of a wide variety of written documents needed to carry out the responsibilities and functions of the training and development programs and activities;
    • Formulates and revises Agency policies and procedures regarding various areas of training and overall organizational development;
    • Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others.

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