Chief Human Resources Officer

Washington, D.C
Apr 20, 2021
Apr 27, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


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The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is seeking a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position and serves as the principal advisor on human resources (HR) and security and emergency management policy and programs for the U.S. Attorney community.

The incumbent oversees the development, management, and evaluation of HR and security and emergency management programs, as well as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), for EOUSA and the 94 separate United States Attorneys Offices (USAOs). EOUSA HR and Security and Emergency Management Staff (SEMS) programs include a variety of consultative, coordinative, management, and evaluation services for approximately 12,000 employees in offices throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The CHRO oversees the development of policy and programs in the following functional areas: Hiring Reform and Staffing, Compensation and Benefits, Performance Management, Workforce Engagement, Security and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health, and Human Capital Accountability.

In addition, the CHRO oversees non-traditional programs to include the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the District Management and Assistance Program (DMAP). The DMAP provides short term assistance in legal and administrative support to district offices. As a senior management official within EOUSA, the CHRO serves as the primary EOUSA authority on complex issues associated with EOUSA and USAO personnel and security programs. The CHRO consults with EOUSA executives, U.S. Attorneys, and high-level Department staff on anticipated requirements and recommends workforce strategies to meet future needs.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
  • If selected, you will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless this requirement has been met previously.


This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES). As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience indicative of senior executive-level management capability. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, applicants must demonstrate in resume and narrative statements the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below. The narratives should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and the results of your actions.

The recruitment process for this position is the Traditional Method.

A sample executive-level resume and ECQ narratives are available at: OPM Guide to SES Qualifications
Applicants must submit written narratives to each of the three MTQs and five ECQs, and should limit narrative statements to two pages per ECQ and one page per MTQ. Applicants who upload the same narratives for each MTQ or ECQ, use "see resume" as a response, or submit narratives that exceed the stated page limits, will reduce their chance for further consideration.

Mandatory Technical Qualification(s)
MTQ-1. Demonstrated experience (1) directing geographically extensive and functionally diverse human resources and/or security and emergency management program operations and (2) directing development of HR policy/program initiatives that positively contributed to clients' ability to successfully accomplish their missions.

MTQ-2. Thorough knowledge of contemporary human resource management policies and workforce initiatives, including federal personnel laws and regulations and appropriate human resource program metrics.

MTQ-3. Experience which demonstrates partnership with other senior leaders to solve critical organizational problems and make decisions involving complex or sensitive policies, allocation of resources, and other management concerns that impact nationwide or agency-wide operations.

Executive Core Qualifications- Mandatory
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
Competencies: Creativity and Innovation; External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

NOTE: ECQ narratives are required for all applicants unless any of the following conditions are met:
  • You are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment.
  • You are eligible for career reinstatement into the SES, or;
  • You have successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.


All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

A relocation incentive may be considered as appropriate based on qualifications.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Veterans' Preference does not apply to SES positions.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See .

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

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 for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience, and demonstrated executive-level qualifications. An SES Executive Resources Board (ERB) will rate and rank applications to determine the best qualified candidates. The ERB will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority where final interviews and reference checks may occur. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes :
  • Executive-level resume - Insufficient information limits your ability for further consideration.
  • MTQ Narrative Statements - One-page limit per MTQ.
  • ECQ Narrative Statements - Two-page limit per ECQ (except current or reinstatement-eligible career SES members, and SES-CDP graduates).
  • SF-50, as applicable.
  • SES-CDP certificate, as applicable.
  • Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire.

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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