Human Resources Specialist (human Resources Development)

Library of Congress
Washington, DC
Apr 24, 2021
May 05, 2021
Full Time
SummaryThis position is located in the Human Capital Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.The position description number for this position is 409313.The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, DC, Metropolitan area.This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent serves as the Human Resources Specialist (Human Resource Development) for the Library's Supervisory and Leadership Development Programs. The incumbent reports to the Chief, Talent Learning and Development in the Human Capital Directorate (HCD), which is responsible for managing a range of human resources and human capital programs and initiatives designed to build and sustain an engaged workforce and facilitate a high-performance culture; for developing and implementing policies, procedures and systems that optimize organizational effectiveness and enable achievement of the Library of Congress (LOC) mission and strategic priorities through collaborative leadership. The incumbent serves as a Human Resources Specialist, responsible for designing and managing supervisory and leadership development programs and initiatives directed toward all levels of the LOC workforce to build and strengthen a cadre of leaders and managers who lead the workforce and drive organizational performance.Identifies and implements methods of communication and collaboration with all levels of management and employees, ensuring a coordinated, transparent approach directed toward full understanding and support of HCD programs; identifies appropriate methods for communicating with all levels of the LOC to publicize LDP, SDP and other programs.Administers the application and selection process for cohort-based leadership development programs. Identifies other targeted learning audiences (eg new supervisors) and communicates training requirements and/or opportunities.Analyzes or leads the analysis of HCD and LOC strategic plans and long- and short-range operational goals to ensure that LDP and SDP programs are consistent with immediate and future plans and requirements; recommends alternatives and strategies for sustained and responsive workforce development. Develops competency models with which to align development programs and activities.Works with all levels of HCD and LOC management and executives to develop program curriculum, content and instructional material, criteria for participant selection and program evaluation. Identifies the need for, recommends, and designs other LOC-wide training initiatives, such as integrating classroom training, outside study and practical experiences such as details, coaching and mentoring to utilize fully all available internal and external resources.Manages each phase of the programs, ensuring adherence to established policy and procedure; Analyzes internal processes and procedures and recommends approaches to increase efficiency and effectiveness.Develops procurement paperwork as needed, working with HCD Talent Systems & Services as needed to ensure acquisition of training and training supplies occur in a timely fashion.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 Job family (Series) 0201 Human Resources Management Similar jobs Human Resources Specialists Specialists, Human Resources Help Requirements Conditions of Employment No additional requirements to those listed above. QualificationsApplicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.Ability to develop and manage a leadership or supervisor development program.**Ability to apply knowledge of current trends and best practices in federal leadership and supervisor development.**Ability to provide training and mentoring.**Ability to interact collaboratively with others.**Ability to communicate effectively in writing.Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.Education This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional informationAlthough it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section XD, at: To preview questions please click here. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Help Required DocumentsCurrent or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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