Project Manager (HR Enterprise Systems) (NTE 1 Year)

Washington, D.C
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 04, 2021
Full Time


The position will be filled as a temporary promotion or detail in either of the locations listed in this announcement. If filled via Temporary Promotion, it may be made permanent without further competition in the Office of Human Resources Management, Human Resources Enterprise System Management Division (HRESMD). The incumbent assist in leading staff in the performance of project management for Human Resources applications, National Finance Center liaison and data management functions.
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  • Oversees the development of directives to implement high level policy changes that impact department-wide Human Resources Information Systems resource requirements.
  • Define project scope, requirements and deliverables for projects by consulting with project teams and stakeholders.
  • Facilitates teams in conducting analyses, developing goals, objectives and strategies for strategic, tactical and business planning activities.
  • Conducts information strategic planning and project management activities.
  • Negotiates matters involving multiple, broad and complex HRIS issues that requires development of tradeoffs and compromise among mission areas.
  • Analyzes feasibility studies, proposals, and in- depth analyses of current requirements and forecast trends and future needs. Responds to current and future Human Resource information management needs throughout the Department.
  • The individual in this position serves as Contracting Officer?s Representative (COR).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required up to 20% of the time based upon business needs.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Time limited promotions made under competitive procedures may be extended up to a maximum of five years.
  • This temporary promotion or detail may be made permanent without further competition.
  • If the appointment is not made permanent, the employee will have return rights as described in the Additional Information section.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions and specialized experience, as defined below.

Time in grade:

Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

Specialized Experience:

Experience for the GS-14 includes on year of specialized experience comparable to the GS-13 in the Federal service or its equivalent which is directly related to the work of this position and had equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience includes
1) Managing, leading, and administering projects through each of the project lifecycle phases; (2) Serving as agency Contracting Officer's Representative (COR); (3) Presenting information both orally and in writing to diverse groups of people at all levels of the organization including third parties outside of the Department and (4) Utilizing knowledge of advanced management and organization principles to keep abreast of emerging Human Resources Information Systems issues.

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Return Rights: At the end of a temporary promotion or detail, the employee is either returned to his or her original position or to a position anywhere else in the servicing sub-agency with the same geographic location (as possible) and of a grade and pay rate equivalent to that from which originally selected and for which the employee is qualified.
  • The salary ranges vary according to the geographic area locality adjustments; therefore, rates advertised represent base pay only as pay will depend upon the selectee's duty location. Please see the 2021 pay tables at OPM 2021 Pay Tables
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP or RPL. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Project Management
  • External Awareness
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need only meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

Note: If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
  • Resume that includes:1)personal information such as name, address, contact information;2)education;3)detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable);4)other qualifications.
  • Current and former Federal employees:
    • Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade held (or promotion potential) on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND
    • Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. A performance plan is not an acceptable substitute.
  • Current permanent FSA County employees must submit your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above.
  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP or RPL priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
  • If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority or an interchange agreement with another merit system not listed above, see the requirements for that authority and submit the required supporting documentation. Go to: USAJOBS Hiring Path for Special Authorities or Special Hiring Authority for more information.

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