Assistant Director of Human Resources

Herndon, Virginia
Nov 06, 2019
Nov 14, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


Consistently ranked as the best place to work in the Department of the Interior (DOI), the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office whose mission is to promote excellence, integrity, and accountability throughout DOI. The OIG conducts investigations, evaluations, and audits in order to enhance effectiveness and efficiency and to prevent and detect waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DOI programs and operations.

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The OIG is searching for a motivated, innovative HR professional with extensive experience in multiple HR disciplines to become the Assistant Director of its Human Resources Division. The HR Division is a small, full-service office of 10 employees who provide the complete range of HR support to OIG's approximately 270 employees.

This position reports to OIG's Director of Human Resources and will assist with the direction and oversight of OIG's human resources program. If selected, you will supervise a staff of HR professionals responsible for staffing, classification, personnel security, compensation, and HR systems functions. This position offers a unique, challenging opportunity for someone with a strong, well-rounded background in multiple HR disciplines. Through supervised staff, you will be responsible for:
  • Oversight of OIG's merit promotion and delegated examining recruitment
  • Timely and accurate personnel action processing
  • Position management and classification determinations, including desk audits
  • Suitability and security determinations
  • Management of HR information systems, including time and attendance, the Federal Personnel Payroll System (FPPS), and internal OIG systems
  • Compensation administration, including advising on incentives, premium pay, and FLSA issues
  • Development of policy, operating procedures, and performance metrics for each of the above functional areas

The best qualified candidates for this position will have extensive backgrounds in staffing and classification, with demonstrated experience providing complex recruitment and classification services to a variety of customers. To be successful in this position, you must demonstrate a high commitment to quality customer service, an ability to mentor and train supervised staff, and skill in managing a multi-functional HR environment. Experience in personnel security and/or HR information systems is desirable but not required.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 10%

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the closing date

Probationary Period: If selected, you will be subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, unless you have already completed one.


To qualify for this position, you must have one year of experience independently performing complex staffing and classification functions under Title 5 of the U.S. Code. This experience must have included independently performing the following responsibilities on a recurring basis: preparing job analyses and certificates under delegated examining and merit promotion procedures; posting vacancy announcements to USAJOBS using an automated staffing system, advising hiring officials on the use of compensation incentives (such as recruitment and relocation incentives); classifying General Schedule positions using OPM classification standards to identify title, series, and grade levels; and supervising, leading, or mentoring employees in staffing and classification responsibilities. This experience must have been performed at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level (or higher) if performed in the federal government.


Additional information

CTAP/ICTAP Eligibility: Individuals claiming priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated "well qualified" using category rating procedures described below.

VEOA: Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). See:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated based on the breadth of experience in multiple HR disciplines, including knowledge of Title V staffing and classification, personnel security, and HR information systems.

After the closing date of the announcement, we will review your resume using category rating procedures. Qualified candidates will be placed into one of two possible categories: qualified or well-qualified, depending on their possession of competencies described above.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

All documentation applicable to you must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to submit the required documents will disqualify you from further consideration for this position.

Performance Appraisal: All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit a copy of their most recent completed performance appraisal that includes the final rating. If you do not have a performance appraisal, please provide a statement with an explanation.

Resume: Be sure your resume contains months and years of employment and a thorough description of your responsibilities to address the qualifications and evaluation criteria for this announcement.

SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action: Documenting proof of competitive status (box 34), tenure (box 24), and highest grade held on a permanent basis. Multiple SF-50's may be submitted.

ICTAP/CTAP: Such as a RIF separation notice, certificate of expected separation, SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action stating you were separated by RIF, proposed removal for failing to accept a directed reassignment to a new commuting area, OR a letter from your agency documenting your priority consideration status.

Veteran Documentation (if applicable): DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy), VA Letter (if applicable). If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered active duty and the date you are separating. Your separation date must be within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Special Appointing Authority: If you are applying under a non-competitive special appointing authority, such as Schedule A, please include documentation supporting your eligibility. If you are unsure of what to submit, contact the human resources number prior to the closing date of the announcement.

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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