Human Resources Officer

Washington D.C.
Oct 23, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
Human Resources
Full Time

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). It is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring secure, accurate and accessible elections by developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as administers the use of HAVA funds.

While the EAC's mission remains unchanged, the current election environment is dynamic. It requires the commission to keep pace by deploying new cutting-edge approaches and establishing thoughtful initiatives that can improve the accessibility, accuracy and security of U.S. elections. For example, on January 6, 2017, the U.S. election infrastructure was designated as "critical infrastructure" operating as a portion of the Government Facilities sector. Since this designation, the EAC has worked to provide subject matter expertise on elections and establish clear lines of communication with state and local election leaders regarding this designation. Additionally, the commission has hosted a series of summits and hearings and produced resources focused on protecting voter rights and guaranteeing voting access for eligible voters with disabilities, Limited English Proficiency, and those who are living overseas or serving in our nation's uniformed services. These initiatives and others like them underscore the EAC's important role in the election community.

For an overview of the diverse scope of EAC work to serve state and local election administrators, voters, and other key election stakeholders, please visit

The incumbent serves as the Human Resources Officer (HRO) and reports directly to the Executive Director. The position serves as the senior technical expert, analyst, and advisor to senior leadership on a wide range of issues related to EAC and the managerial policies, theory, practices and procedures governing human capital management planning.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.

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Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Desirable Experience:

  • Experience working in an excepted service environment.
  • Engagement in lifelong learning to enhance own performance.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay-band (Pay Band - 03) in the federal service executing, directing, or managing the delivery of federal human resources (HR) services involving one or more of the following functions: staffing and recruitment, position classification, compensation, labor relations, employee relations, equal employment opportunity, employee benefits, , or employee development; ensuring compliance with governing laws and regulations; developing, interpreting, and/or advising senior management on HR policies and administration; and providing substantive input to the strategic planning of human capital resources for an organization.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Security Clearance

Must be able to obtain a high risk public trust clearance AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.


Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits.

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

EAC will not pay travel, transportation and relocation expenses.

Selectee will be required to complete a one-year trial period.

Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, SF-450. You will need to provide the information annually.

EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

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

Qualified candidates will be rated by comparing each candidate's qualifications to the skills and experience pertinent to the position. The following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs), are of particular importance to the position and must be addressed separately in your application. Qualified candidates may be invited for one or more interviews. Final selection will be made on the basis of relevant experience, education, training, performance appraisals, job-related awards, interview, and the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities identified below.

  1. Knowledge of and ability to provide oversight of an HR and payroll shared service provider.
  2. Skill in managing a Human Resources program comprised of a combination of multiple program areas including: staffing and recruitment, position classification, compensation, employee relations, performance management, equal employment opportunity, employee benefits, or employee development?
  3. Skill in developing strategies to strengthen the strategic focus of HR programs in support of an organization's mission objectives.
  4. Demonstrated ability to research, interpret and apply Human Resources Management techniques and concepts in all areas of Human Resources.
  5. Knowledge of and ability to provide expert advice/guidance to senior level managers and staff personnel on mission-critical human resources issues.

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