Human Resources Consultant (US Customs & Border Protection)
The HR Consultant provides support to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in conducting research and analysis, developing recommendations and plans, and coordinating actions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of human resources (HR) functions, to include recruiting and hiring. The HR Consultant works on CBP client site in downtown Washington, DC, NW Responsibilities Provide input for complex HR situations, monitor quality and compliance of federal HR operations, assist in the formulation and validation of process improvements, and provide correspondence support. Apply expertise in federal human resources laws, regulations and initiatives.Conduct research and analysis on a variety of HR programmatic and policy topics. Draft presentations and/or written reports outlining policy research and analysis and present findings to CBP leadership and other internal and external stakeholders as requested.Conduct surveys of legislative, regulatory, and DHS/CBP policies governing HR programs and operations. Identify the universe of policies and regulations, including but not limited to the Code of Federal Regulation and those issued by the Office of Personnel Management, DHS, or CBP, governing HR programs and operations. Identify areas where a lack of policy, unclear policy, or overly restrictive policy hinder the effectiveness of HR initiatives and operations. Develop and maintain a policy library on SharePoint.Work with CBP's HR leadership to outline priorities and develop strategic objectives and initiatives for HR.Facilitate HR program and stakeholder meetings, including the development of agendas, recording of meeting minutes and action items, as well as other associated logistical support.Assist the Hiring Working Group in coordinating all activities relating to the CBP hiring process and discussed improvements.Develop suggestions regarding policies and programs related to CBP Law Enforcement Officer hiring practices.Conduct a benchmark study and provide an associated report that evaluates CBP's current hiring practices and compares other federal law enforcement organizations hiring practices. Assist in developing a wide variety of written materials (eg, forms, procedures, brochures, pamphlets, white paper, memorandums, etc.) for the purpose of documenting standard operating procedures, policies, and/or conveying information.Provide program management support services for existing HR programs, as well as new requirements. Interface with support contractors, staff within CBP, or other federal, state, or local entities. Support HR collaboration and coordination across CBP Program Offices. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree with at least 7 years of experience or Master's Degree with 5 years of experience in federal Human ResourcesKnowledge of federal human resources laws, regulations and initiativesDemonstrated experience conducting HR studies and analyses, to include benchmarking studies, HR policy research, and HR operations improvement researchProficient in the collection and distilling of project data in order to develop actionable recommendations and plansProficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, such as SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, Visio, etc. Experience working with qualitative and quantitative data to distill information and present to organizational leadersExcellent oral and written communication skillsExperience with CBP, or with other federal law enforcement agencies, is preferred.Active CBP single-scope background investigation (SSBI) is strongly preferred. Ability to obtain a suitability determination through the CBP SSBI process is required.