Chief Human Resources Officer

Washington, D.C
Apr 22, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) serves as the senior executive responsible for administering the federal Judiciary's human resources (HR) program, provides leadership and vision for the Judiciary's HR programs, and oversees HR services for the 30,000 employees and judges that comprise the federal Judiciary nationwide.
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Applicants who were found qualified under announcement 21-DAS-11008030 will be automatically considered and need not reapply.

The CHRO serves as a subject matter expert on all matters relating to human resources in the Judiciary and serves as the principal staff advisor to the Judicial Resources Committee of the Judicial Conference. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Leading and overseeing the work of the Human Resources Office with a diverse staff of approximately 100 total government employees.
  • Overseeing a broad range of advisory and operational services directly supporting human resources activities in federal court units located throughout the nation, including policy interpretations, payroll administration, staffing and classification, benefits and retirement administration and education, judges compensation and retirements programs, training, workforce analysis, manpower modeling, recruitment, and employee engagement.
  • Creating and monitoring performance metrics, supporting retirement and financial audits, assessing customer satisfaction, and implementing process improvements for all key services.
  • Directing human resources activities in accordance with the laws, regulations, and policies governing federal Judiciary employment.
  • Developing and managing a robust communications program to provide information to federal Judiciary employees, management, and judges in support of the human resources policies and programs.
  • Efficiently and effectively planning and managing personnel funding, contracts, workspace, equipment, and other resources placed under the oversight of the office.
  • Leading and participating in nation-wide projects and programs in which the Judiciary's human resources policies are considered.
  • Serving as the principal advisor to the courts, federal judges, Judiciary officials, committees and subcommittees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and advisory groups on all functions related to human resources.
  • Representing and speaking on behalf of the AOUSC with senior officials of other government organizations and private organizations regarding significant human resources issues affecting the Judiciary.
  • Working with court executives on strategic planning, agency operations, problem resolution, and development of new and innovative programs to support the AOUSC mission.
  • Fostering and maintaining productive relationships with court executives and staff, federal judges, officials in the executive and legislative branches, and representatives of private industry.
  • Monitoring the external environment and advising federal Judiciary leaders about changes in federal human resources policies and laws that may impact federal Judiciary personnel and judges.
  • Serving as a thought leader regarding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks to human resources management within the federal Judiciary.

  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

    • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
    • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
    • Subject to a background/security investigation.
    • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment. This does not apply to current federal Judiciary employees.
    • The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station outside the advertised area.
    • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
    • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-15/JSP-15/CL 31, or equivalent leve l which provides evidence of progressively responsible leadership responsibility that is indicative of executive-level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined in the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. Specialized experience for this position is demonstrated experience in developing, managing, implementing, and improving a human resources management program. This experience should include recruitment and staffing, automated HR initiatives, employee relations, employee development, compensation and benefits, performance management, and HR policy development and implementation.

    ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT : Applicants who meet the specialized experience requirements also will be assessed on the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). The Mandatory Technical Qualifications should be evident in your resume, and a narrative response is required for them. Additionally, narrative responses for each Executive Core Qualification are mandatory and should be addressed in a separate document.

    Exception: Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to submit a narrative response for the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ).

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications: Applicants seeking this AOES position must have experience that demonstrates the following:
    • Demonstrated experience in managing a complex human resources management organization and related programs, including workforce/staffing assessment ("work measurement"), classification, employee relations, performance management, benefits administration, compensation, employee development and training, human resources information systems, and strategic human capital planning. Experience must demonstrate knowledge of these programs and the impact on organizational objectives and performance goals, as well as sufficient analytical skills and knowledge of statistical concepts to aid in executive oversight.
    • Demonstrated experience in managing a complex multi-level organization to include integrating organizational operations with the agency's strategic plan, mission, vision, values, and objectives.
    • Ability to successfully meet customer expectations as evidenced by a proven track record of strong customer service orientation.
    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs ):

    LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves experience in developing and implementing an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. The incumbent must be able to develop new insights into situations, question conventional approaches, encourage new ideas and innovations, and design and implement new or cutting edge programs/processes. The incumbent must also be able to think strategically, formulating objectives and priorities, and implementing plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment while capitalizing on opportunities, managing risks, and overcoming obstacles.
    (Key Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, Continual Learning, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision)

    LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves experience in designing and implementing strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals, including adherence to EEO guidelines. This includes fostering an inclusive work environment where diversity and individual differences are valued, managed, and leveraged to achieve, through teamwork, the vision and mission of the organization. The incumbent should be able to develop others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods. This includes taking a long-term view and building a shared vision with others, acting as a catalyst for organizational change, and influencing others to translate vision into action.
    (Key Competencies: Organizational Awareness, Interpersonal Skills, Integrity/Honesty, Conflict Management, Team Building, Developing Others, Leveraging Diversity)

    BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves experience in building and managing a workforce based on organizational goals and staffing needs. It also involves ensuring that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded, and taking action to address performance plans. The incumbent should have experience in managing a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations, and in developing and managing budgets and contracts. This includes keeping up-to-date on technological developments, making effective use of technology to achieve results, and ensuring access to and security of technology systems.
    (Key Competencies: Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Technology Management, Procurement Management)

    RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves experience in stressing accountability and continuous improvement, making timely and effective decisions, and producing results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies. The incumbent should have the requisite technical knowledge to identify and pursue appropriate outcomes, as well as practical experience in anticipating and meeting the needs of both internal and external customers, delivering high-quality products and services, and resolving issues and problems.
    (Key Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility)

    BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATION. This core qualification involves experience in developing networks, building alliances, and collaborating across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieving common goals. This core qualification also involves identifying the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. The incumbent should have experience in persuading others, building consensus through give and take, and gaining cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
    (Key Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Partnering)


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

    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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