Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Washington, D.C
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time


The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.
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The Associate Director for Workforce Relations is located in the United States Capitol Police (USCP), Office of Human Resources. The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Director, Office of Human Resources. This position provides complete human resource services for the following employee and labor relations programs: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Leave Management, Temporary Restricted Duty, Extended Absence, Employee Assistance Program, Rewards and Recognition, Performance Management, and Workers Compensation. This position oversees the development and implementation of collective bargaining strategy in the negotiation of labor agreements, and carries out the meet and confers process; participates in reviews of grievances and adverse actions for adherence to correct procedures; and participates in counseling employees and supervisors in attempts to settle conflicts informally. The position provides policy, guidance and advice to staff members in the development of solutions associated with the functions of the Workforce Relations Division. The incumbent is a critical member of OHR's Leadership Management Team, and this position is expected to provide expert advice, technical guidance, and assistance to the Deputy Director, OHR.

The duties of the position include:
  • Plans, directs, and administers interrelated and interdependent employee relations program operations, such as planning and implementing HR solutions responsive to statutory or regulatory changes affecting U.S. Capitol Police employee and labor relations programs and/or operations.
  • Plans, implements, evaluates and provides business processes associated with employee and labor relations programs. Serves as a Program Manager for all programs assigned.
  • Develops, plans, and maintains policies, guidelines, and procedures related to all functional areas assigned to the Workforce Relations portfolio. Translates new information and priorities into program goals, actions, processes, procedures, and/or policies.
  • During the reviews and analyses, identifies the impacts of rule changes, legislation, and/or new policies on existing HR programmatic, professional, technical, and administrative efforts and adjusts requirements, as needed to support changes in policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Collaborates and consults with key management officials to build consensus for resolving issues that involve major precedent-setting cases or human resources program changes that significantly affect how the Department does business.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Must have Direct Deposit.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

Qualifying experience for this position includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the CP-12 (GS-14) level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience managing and directing human resources functions and activities, including providing program leadership, direction, guidance, oversight, and advisory and consultation services as it relates to the following employee and labor relations programs: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Leave Management, Temporary Restricted Duty, Extended Absence, Employee Assistance Program, Rewards and Recognition, Performance Management, and Workers Compensation. Includes planning and executing the development and interpretation of human resources policy.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (09/03/2019) of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link: )

Criminal History Check -- Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years.
  • A criminal history check will be performed on all qualified applicants.
Credit Check -- Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans. Applicants must demonstrate a competent financial history. Financial delinquency including collection accounts, liens, repossessions, or garnishments may be a basis for disqualification.

Selective Service Registration -- Male applicants must provide verification of registration with the Selective Service System or must verify exemption from the Selective Service System registration because of age or military status. Female applicants are exempt from Selective Service System registration.

Fingerprint Check -- Applicants' fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a check of the criminal history record.

Background Investigation -- Must successfully complete all components of the USCP full field background investigation.
  • There are few automatic grounds for rejection in the USCP background investigation process. Issues of misconduct, such as illegal drug use, arrests, or convictions may not be automatically disqualifying. However, deliberate misstatements, omissions, or intentionally withholding required information at any phase of the hiring process will result in a candidate's disqualification regardless of the nature or reason for the misstatement or omission. The primary reason candidates fail a background investigation is due to deliberately withholding or omitting material facts. Providing false and/or misleading information may be grounds for removal from the application and selection process.


There is no education substitution for experience in this series and/or grade.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application materials, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the narrative responses, so that your experience can be evaluated properly. To view the KSAs please go to the HOW TO APPLY section and click on the link Application Preview.

Failure to successfully pass a full field background investigation and all segments of the pre-employment evaluation process will result in disqualification from further consideration under this Vacancy Announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Resume: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire: Failure to provide a narrative response when required will result in an "Incomplete Application and/or Assessment Questionnaire" rating.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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