Chief Human Capital Officer

Washington D.C.
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
Executive, Chief
Full Time

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must register with the Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal government as determined by background investigation
  • Qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions AND technical responsibilities specific to the position. Applicants must have substantive experience which provides a good basic knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration, and substantive specialized (operating administrative and managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualification (ECQs), the Technical Qualifications and other qualifications, if applicable.

    Executive Core Qualifications: With the exception of current and former CAREER SES and SESCDP graduates who have been QRB certified, applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately not to exceed 2 pages per ECQ. You are required to respond to all ECQs. Failure to do so will result in an "ineligible rating". When responding to each ECQ, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note that the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when preparing your ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's website at:

    Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when writing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Use two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ being sure your experience matches the ECQ criteria.

    Challenge -Describe a specific problem or goal.

    Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress,shrinking budget, low morale).

    Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

    Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

    ECQ1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision.

    ECQ2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others and Team Building.

    ECQ3 - Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risk. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Creditability.

    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management and Human Capital Management.

    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Oral Communication, Partnering and Political Savvy.

    Technical Qualifications (TQ): All applicants, including current/former CAREER SES and SESCDP QRB certified graduates, must submit written statement (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. You are required to respond to all of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated ineligible. TQ submissions must be limited to two pages per TQ.

    1. Ability to plan, organize and allocate resources to support a complex human resources management program and ability to focus and translate direction into achievable action plans.
    2. Ability to align the agency's human resources policies and programs with organizational mission, strategic goals, and performance outcomes.
    3. Ability to initiate, develop and implement major operational programs to meet time-sensitive, shifting conditions and demands.
    4. Ability to negotiate with labor organizations and administrative collective bargaining agreements.
    5. Demonstrated expertise and extensive experience in leading and managing a complex Human Resources Office responsible for the full scope of operational programs such as recruitment, staffing, classification, employee and labor relations, benefits, training and development, business operations and strategic planning and compensation for a complex, high volume agency.
    6. Demonstrated knowledge of Office of Personnel Management policies, rules, regulations and programs as they related to human capital in the federal sector.


    -Include special assignments and non-Federal experience (e.g., details, task forces, committees, private sector, volunteer) if they are relevant to an ECQ.
    -Include awards that relate specifically to an ECQ.
    -Quantify your accomplishments.
    -Address the fundamental competencies over the course of the complete ECQ narrative.

    Each accomplishment must be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., led the development and implementation of?..) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishment (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.)

    There are no education requirements for this position.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    A one year probationary period must be served if not currently or previously in the career Senior Executive Service.

    You will be required to travel and you will be required to apply and maintain a government travel card.

    A background investigation is required and continued employment is contingent on completion of that process to determine suitability for federal employment. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence or dishonesty handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

    All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.

    The EEOC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the EEOC's Disability Program Manager by e-mail at or by telephone at (202) 663-4345. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations including the Standards of Ethical Conduct that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. This position will require the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report within 30 days of appointment.

    Veteran preference does not apply to the SES.

    The application forms are subject to the provision of the Privacy Act and become property of EEOC.

    The initial salary for Senior Executive Service jobs will vary depending on qualifications.

    All Federal employee are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

    Before being hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application if you have not done this using an application form such as OF-612.

    If you make a false statement in any part of your application you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work or you may be subject to fine, appointment or other disciplinary action.

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

    We will review and evaluate your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your resume and supporting documentation to assess the quality, depth and complexity of your accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the core competencies listed above.

    You should be aware that all your submissions and responses are subject to evaluation and verification. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you. Responses to inquiries to state where you obtained certain experience such as "In resume" is not acceptable and will not be credited.

    Applicants will be evaluated by EEOC's Executive Review Board (ERB) qualifications. Each applicant will be rated and ranked in one of the following categories:

    • Best Qualified
    • Minimally Qualified
    • Qualified
    If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or responses to questions, your ratings are subject to change or you may be deemed not qualified.

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