Supervisory Human Capital Specialist (Performance & Compensation Management)

District of Columbia, D.C
Apr 17, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Human Capital Office (HCO), Performance and Compensation Management Center (PCMC). PCMC develops and administers GAO's performance management, compensation and leave restoration policies and programs. The Center develops and administers the Student Loan Repayment Program and the Recruitment, Relocation and Retention Program.

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  • Oversees the development, implementation and administration of policies and programs in performance management, compensation, and related programs such as the Student Loan Repayment Program and recruitment and retention incentives.
  • Develops and implements consistent internal policies and procedures that govern the work of the organizational component.
  • Supervises, coordinates, monitors and administers the Center's programs. Plans distribution of workload and ensures appropriate resources are available. Hears and resolves informal complaints from employees, interviews candidates for positions, recommends appointments, and evaluates performance.
  • Works with other GAO program managers to identify strategic objectives, goals and long range plans. Envisions how new products or services can enhance organizational functional capabilities.
  • Coordinates work products or services with HCO managers, subordinate units and with customers, colleagues, and consultants.
  • Identifies needs and oversees the development of statements of work that outline contract functional requirements for business systems development, negotiation, award, administration, and evaluation stages of contracts.
  • Identifies elements of functional specialty area needing improvement and implements changes to maximize the organization's potential and usefulness to GAO. Oversees studies and analyses of government-wide and private sector policies and programs in performance management and compensation with the objective of supporting GAO's goal of remaining an exemplary employer.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • Completion of a probationary period may be required.
  • Selectee must be able to meet/maintain suitability & security requirements.
  • Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement.



Applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower level, equivalent to the PT-III, PE-IIB, MS-I or GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate expert knowledge in the areas of performance management and/or pay and compensation management as well as knowledge of evaluation techniques and project management principles. Examples of specialized experience include: updating and/or developing human capital policies; evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of various human capital policies and programs; and researching best practices, trends and laws and incorporating this information into policies and procedures to enhance organizational effectiveness and support agency goals.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit .

Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one-year or two-year probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Please make sure that your responses to the vacancy questions are supported in your resume. Please follow all instructions carefully. If you provide incomplete answers, fail to provide a narrative response to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation, or if your response to a vacancy question is "see resume", your rating may be affected or you may be determined ineligible.

All applicants will be rated based on their responses to the assessment questions, in conjunction with the following Competencies:
  • Mastery of one or more human capital specialty areas and of project management concepts, principles and procedures to carry out regular and recurring or special assignments.
  • Knowledge of new legislation, draft legislation, and Federal regulations that apply to the assigned program area to determine potential impact on planned and on-going projects and to forecast changes in program requirements.
  • In-depth knowledge of the program directed and broad knowledge of other related programs and functions to coordinate work products or services.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships within GAO and with external parties having mutual interests
  • Skills in communicating and collaborating with a wide range of personnel including both technical and non-technical representatives throughout GAO and with representatives of other Federal agencies and professional organizations.
  • Knowledge of possible business process trends to identify possible applications for products or services throughout GAO or other venues.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial concepts and principles.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must provide a complete application package which includes:

- Resume: must be created using the USAJOBS resume builder and show relevant work experience.

- Veteran Hiring Authority Eligibles: VEOA, VRA, and 30% Disabled Veterans must submit adequate proof of active service in the Armed Forces including Member 4 copy of your DD-214, which indicates character of service. To claim 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying the percentage of your disability and preference in hiring. To claim 5-Point veterans' preference, you must submit a Member 4 copy of the DD - 214 or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.

- Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent), showing tenure, type of service (competitive/excepted) and the highest grade held.

- If you are applying under the Schedule A hiring Authority for individuals with disabilities, you must submit proof disability.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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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