Alexandria, Virginia
Oct 24, 2020
Oct 29, 2020
Human Resources
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), Mission Support Team (MST), Human Capital Management (HCM).
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  • Strategic planning and development of programs for Senior Executive Services (SES), senior level (SL) positions and others at comparable levels.
  • Special projects and programs that involve several Human Capital Management functional areas.
  • Mastery of and expert skill in applying a wide range of human resources management concepts, theories, laws, regulations, policies, precedents, practices, and procedures to direct staff and perform a variety of difficult and complex assignments.
  • Seasoned consultative skills to effectively respond to dynamic changes in executive resource requirements in a continuously growing and expanding independent agency and to lead staff in assigned areas.
  • Ability to identify and implement new and revised approaches and initiatives to develop and implement customer focused, legally compliant programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of executive resources theories, concepts, and practices to develop plans and implement effective strategies to meet strategic mission objectives.
  • Represent the DCHCO and OIG in a variety of venues including those with executives and external agencies such as OPM, frequently in sensitive or controversial situations.
  • Advocate for HCM or OIG position or recommendations and to explain policies, options and requirements.
  • Broad understanding of the complete human resources life cycle and human capital management continuum to integrate executive resources functions appropriately and deliver effective service.
  • Master level ability to think creatively and strategically and to lead change to develop new and revised approaches and initiatives and implement customer focused, legally compliant programs.
  • Ability to coach and lead assigned staff in administration of dynamic, complex and rapidly changing human capital processes and systems.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Required urinalysis for illegal drug use prior to appointment and subject to random drug testing thereafter.
  • Only experience and time in grade-obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
  • Position has been designated as Noncritical Sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
  • Drug screen required prior to appointment; Subject to random drug screen once appointed
  • Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
  • This national security position, which may requires access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • PCS and Relocation allowance will NOT be authorized.
  • Recruitment incentive will NOT be authorized.


Specialized Experience for GS-14. Your resume must demonstrate at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying experience include: Serving as an expert for executive management; Providing operational services in the following Senior Executive Services (SES) functional areas: performance management, position classification and/or compensation, recruitment and staffing, and learning and development. Experience includes independent management of an HR initiative/project with organizational wide impact.

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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

Additional information

Working for OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service and type of discharge.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Applicants must be well-qualified, which is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position established by the Best Qualified category definition. ICTAP eligibility is explained at

Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirement listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring official for employment consideration.

All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Communication
  • Human Resource Concepts, Policies and Laws
  • Influencing/Negotiating
  • Problem Solving

Preview the assessment questionnaire here:

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

2. Veterans Preference Documentation reflecting VEOA eligibility, if applicable
  • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date on the certification submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what the condition of discharge is thought to be listed as the final condition.
3. Copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable, which documents current Competitive (#1 on block 34 of SF-50) position occupied and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service). If the position currently occupied is Excepted Service (#2 on block 34 of SF-50), you must provide an SF-50 that provides proof that you've held a permanent position with career or career-conditional status, unless your Excepted Service appointment qualifies you for appointment through an interchange agreement or miscellaneous authority. If currently occupying an excepted service VRA, provide an SF-50 documenting your current Veterans Recruitment Appointment. Current OIG employees do not need to provide an SF50.

4. Most recent Performance Appraisal - All current Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent completed signed annual performance appraisal received within the past 18 months. The performance appraisal must include the final rating. If a completed performance appraisal does not exist, is incomplete or unavailable, you must submit an explanation as to why it is not available at the time of your application submission. Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted. Current OIG employees do not need to provide a current performance appraisal.

5. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist

6. Documented ICTAP Eligibility (if applicable): Copy of your RIF separation notice, a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area; an OPM notice that your disability annuity has been (or will be) terminated; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for a disability retirement and will receive the special OPM annuity.

Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

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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