Fort Meade, Maryland
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
Full Time


This position is located within the Human Capital Management Office (HCMO). The purpose of this position is to serve as a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist performing a variety of human resource development functions and duties, with primary concentration as manager and supervisor across multiple training and employee development programs.

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As a SUPERVISORY, HR SPEC (HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT) you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Lead and supervise personnel assigned to training and employee development activities.
  • Perform duties as Contracting Officers Representative and Billing Official as required.
  • Serve as a technical expert on training and professional development programs and operations.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to management officials, supervisors, human resources specialists, and other DCSA civilian employees on determining training needs.
  • Administer long-range strategic and operational plans and projects to satisfy specific training requirements and/or accommodate multiple organizational needs while adjusting workload and resources to meet program demands.
  • Work with the Financial Management (FM) office in managing the Agency training budget with respect to the employee development needs of Agency civilian employees.
  • Supervise development and implementation of agency mandatory training as well as the new and refresher training programs for managers and supervisors in collaboration with the Leadership Development Program.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: For more information Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): May be authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Work Environment: the work is predominately sedentary with no unusual requirements. The work is performed in an office setting, with some walking, bending, and carrying of files required.


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See OPM's Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions at, , for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 11/30/2020. Please note, narrative responses in the questionnaire do not replace content in your resume. Experience must be in both to be considered.

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is:
  • Demonstrated experience in the management, administration and development of employee and leader development training programs and projects, events, and activities.
  • Proficiency in benchmarking and data analysis, needs assessments and training evaluations.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise management on training and professional development related issues such as compensating employees for training purposes, establishing new types of flexible training programs, provisions of veterans' educational assistance, Federal and State relations under the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, tax implication of employee-sponsored educational assistance, and prohibitions on contracts with discriminatory institutions.
  • Experience in financial management, contract and purchasing oversight to include managing a training budget and using Government Purchase Cards (GPC), Contract instruments, and agreements in support of an agency's training and employee development systems and services.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Workforce Development; Apply training and development concepts, principles, and practices related to planning, evaluating, and administering organizational and career development initiatives.
  • Financial Management; Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Applies sound resource management principles, business or industry best practices, and applicable policies, regulations, and laws to support operations. Aligns resources with policy and the strategic direction and priorities. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.
  • Planning and Evaluating; Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
  • Interpersonal Skills; Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

  • Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Additional information

    DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

    All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

    Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at the time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

    In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

    Other Notes:
    • Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
    • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
    • If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
    • If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
    • Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.).

    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e., Month/Year to present).
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    • Please note, narrative responses in the questionnaire do not replace content in your resume. Experience must be in both to be considered.
    2. SF50
    • All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
    3. Veteran's Documents
    • If applying using veteran's preference, you must provide a copy of your DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

    If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

    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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