Supervisory HR Specialist (Staffing and Classification)

Washington, D.C
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 03, 2020
Human Resources
Full Time


This position is part of the US International Development Finance Corporation. As a Supervisory HR Specialist (Staffing and Classification) you will be responsible for leading a group of senior HR Specialists to deliver staffing, classification and compensation services across the DFC.
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  • Directs the staffing, classification, and compensation programs across the DFC.
  • Serves as a key consultant and adviser on position management and classification, and recruitment and placement for the full range of grade levels and positions at DFC.
  • As the expert in Delegated Examining (DE) and Merit Promotion (MP) procedures, provides oversight and ensures that delegated authorities and merit promotion procedures used by the staff are in compliance with merit system statutes and regulations.
  • Oversees the development and evaluation of position descriptions, including new positions, positions with new standards and positions in need of rewriting and classification. This includes all grade levels and all types of positions at DFC.
  • Advises managers and employees on pay, premium pay and leave administration principles, concepts, and practices, including multiple pay systems and authorities (e.g., title 5 and non-title 5).
  • Conducts broad and often complex research of the U.S. Code, new legislation, the Code of Federal Regulations, OPM directives and guidance, Comptroller General Decisions, and a variety of other sources within and outside of government.
  • Develops internal systems, guidelines and procedures for the staffing and classification programs.
  • Manages a team of HR Specialists. As a supervisor, assigns, directs, and reviews the work of subordinate employees. Plans and carries out training and development of employees.
  • Establishes performance standards and evaluates employee performance. Recommends promotions, selections, status changes, awards, disciplinary actions, and separation.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a supervisory probationary period


To qualify for this position, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to: Lead the delivery of HR services in the areas of staffing, classification and compensation, to include serving as a key consultant and adviser in these three specialty areas, involving complex organizations and highly technical occupations.

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

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and
3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
For more information: .

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
  • OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Telework Suitability : The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment : Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule : This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

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, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at:

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

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. Your responses to the job questionnaire:
3. Other supporting documents:
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

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