Human Resources Specialist (HR Development)

Washington D.C.
Apr 02, 2019
Apr 02, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time

Occasional travel - TDY to the overseas posts may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Designated and/or random drug test required
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.  This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 level (or equivalent). 

    You must have one year of specialized experience at the level similar, related, or relevant to the work of this job that has given you particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform.  Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.

    Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

    To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as:

    1. Implementing or managing programs and operations to assess training requirements. 2. Interpreting broad and technical regulatory information and guidance and providing advice to management teams, particularly as it relates to human resources. And/or 3. administering evaluation programs and policies designed to determine the effectiveness of an activity or initiative.

    Minimum education requirement not required in this series at the GS-13 level.

    IMPORTANT: If you are found to have rated your self assessment higher than the information in your on-line application, supporting documentation narratives, and/or other relevant part of your application package; including attachments, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lowered score and may also eliminate you from the best qualified list.

    The U.S. Agency for International Development is a participant of E-Verify. E-Verify provides an automated link to Federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of the social security numbers.

    Please note that travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

    DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit

    Interagency Career Transition Program/Career Transition Program (ICTAP/CTAP): This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: ICTAP/CTAP candidates must be rated well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority.

    Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems: An agency may noncompetitively appoint an employee covered by an interchange agreement to a career or career-conditional appointment subject to the conditions listed below. For more information to determine if you meet this criteria, please go to:

    To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either: (1) a preference eligible (defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108(3)), OR (2) a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. Points are not adjudicated and preference is not applied under this type of appointment.

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    People with Disabilities

    OIG prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other non-merit-based factor.

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

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this position that show the degree to which you possess the competencies listed on this vacancy announcement.  Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.   USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process.  Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified.

    Note:  Your answers to the assessment questions, that attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume.

    Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

    The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for the position:

    • Human Resources Development
    • Employee Development
    • Workforce Development
    • Customer Service
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Technology Application
    • Personnel and Human Resources


    IMPORTANT: If you are found to have rated your self-assessment higher than the information in your on-line application, supporting documentation narratives, and/or any other relevant part of your application package; including attachments, a score will manually be determined that reflects your documented experience.  This may result in a lowered score and may also eliminate you from the best qualified list. 

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    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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