Deputy Director - OHR

District of Columbia, D.C
Apr 20, 2021
Apr 27, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.
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This civilian position is located in the Office of Human Resources (OHR) United States Capitol Police (USCP). Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The OHR is responsible for the strategic leadership, planning, administration, and coordination of all human capital and related systems, and responsibilities for the USCP. OHR also provides services as the Chief Human Resources Capital Officer that focuses on department -wide human capital strategies.

Serves as the Deputy Director to the Director, Office of Human Resources/Chief Human Capital Officer (OHR/CHCO), and shares with the Director the overall operational management of OHR activities, providing broad human resources expertise across OHR programs.

Mission responsibilities include: human capital strategy, planning and development, recruitment, staffing and onboarding; employee and labor relations; job classification and compensation; employee benefits and retirement; employee assistance; payroll and HR information systems.

Provides recommendations, project coordination and assistance to the Director. Manages special projects and initiatives which may be sensitive and confidential in nature. Has supervisory/leadership responsibilities for senior OHR staff in the OHR.

Provides strategic oversight and management by leading senior level Division management in the delivery of a wide range of human resources programs for the USCP. Leads and streamlines operational activities to ensure effectiveness and efficiency, addresses internal competency gaps, and establishes knowledge management and leadership succession mechanisms.

Manages and coordinates the day-to-day operations and information within the organization.

Serves as an expert advisor and consultant to the OHR Director on matters relative to the various programs within the OHR. Participates with the Director in developing, recommending, and implementing best human capital management practices, policies and procedures across the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP).

Provides decision support to the Director, OHR and is closely involved in broad policy development and implementation both internally to OHR and the Department.

The tour of duty for this position is the hours required to meet the needs of the Office. Hours are subject to change on short notice and may require working additional duty.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Must have Direct Deposit.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

Qualifying experience for this position includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the CP-12 (GS-14) level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience is defined as experience managing and directing human resources functions and activities, including providing program leadership, direction, guidance, oversight, and advisory/consultation services as it relates to the following HR programs (at least 2): Compensation Management; Payroll and HR information systems; Human Resources Recruitment, Staffing and Placement; Employee and Labor Relations; Performance Management; Employee Benefits; and Employee Assistance.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (04/26/2021) of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link: )


There is no education substitution for experience in this series and/or grade.

Additional information

Additional Conditions of Employment with USCP:

Criminal History Check
-- Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years.
  • A criminal history check will be performed on all qualified applicants.

Credit Check -- Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans. Applicants must demonstrate a competent financial history. Financial delinquency including collection accounts, liens, repossessions, or garnishments may be a basis for disqualification.

Selective Service Registration -- Male applicants must provide verification of registration with the Selective Service System or must verify exemption from the Selective Service System registration because of age or military status. Female applicants are exempt from Selective Service System registration.

Fingerprint Check -- Applicants' fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a check of the criminal history record.

Background Investigation -- Must successfully complete all components of the USCP full field background investigation.
  • There are few automatic grounds for rejection in the USCP background investigation process. Issues of misconduct, such as illegal drug use, arrests, or convictions may not be automatically disqualifying. However, deliberate misstatements, omissions, or intentionally withholding required information at any phase of the hiring process will result in a candidate's disqualification regardless of the nature or reason for the misstatement or omission. The primary reason candidates fail a background investigation is due to deliberately withholding or omitting material facts. Providing false and/or misleading information may be grounds for removal from the application and selection process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Evaluation Factors

Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the narrative responses, so that your experience can be evaluated properly. To view the KSAs please go to the HOW TO APPLY section and click on the link Application Preview.

We will review your resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application materials, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Failure to successfully pass a full field background investigation and all segments of the pre-employment evaluation process will result in disqualification from further consideration under this Vacancy Announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Resume: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire: Failure to provide a narrative response when required will result in an "Incomplete Application and/or Assessment Questionnaire" rating.
3. Other supporting documents :
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable.
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, or other documentation to prove possession of the basic requirement for this position.

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