National Recruitment Advisor

Washington, D.C
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time


We encourage you to read the entire announcement before submitting your application.

This assignment is a 8 month non-reimbursable assignment may be extended in 120 day increments if needed.

This assignment is with Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer / Strategic Recruitment, Diversity & Recruitment.

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Detailee will develop, disseminate, and execute strategic outreach and recruitment policy and guidance for internal and external stakeholders detailing Strategic Recruitment's products and services. Provide strategic direction and consultative support to DHS Components as they comply with Departmental outreach and recruitment strategies, policies and programs and/or seek to build additional Component-specific offerings. Provide leadership and guidance on outreach and recruitment of mission critical occupations, leading Department-wide efforts. Implement and monitor DHS Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan to ensure that the Department wide efforts are consistent and integrated and that Component efforts support DHS diversity and inclusion goals.

Chair/Co-Chair a Department-wide council for recruitment and hiring to share best practices and ensure consistency and collaboration on Departmental approaches to recruiting. Collaborate and facilitate discussions with senior management, HR business partners, process owners, and technical staff to create comprehensive plans for addressing critical vacancies. Engage with other stakeholders as appropriate to include: DHS employees; executives and managers at the Component level; line of business leadership and staff (particularly procurement, finance, information technology, and facilities); Federal agencies; and academia and relevant professional associations.

Coordinate Department-wide submission of outreach and recruitment reports to DHS leadership, OPM, GAO, OMB, The White House, and Congress. Primary efforts will be centered around revising the Strategic Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) plan and collateral documents, updating the Corporate Recruitment Council Charter, developing Department-wide Social Media strategies and outcomes, and serving as co-lead on efforts supporting the Department's recruitment database.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of techniques and procedures associated with recruitment and a wide range of advanced staffing concepts and practices, sufficient to develop strategic outreach and recruitment strategies for deployment across DHS Components; to propose solutions for outreach and recruitment challenges; to analyze trends and forecast changes in workforce requirements that will meet future mission demands; and to develop and implement Department wide policy on outreach and recruitment.
  • Skill to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations, where the proposals involve substantial agency resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of the program studied.
  • Broad knowledge of personnel practices, position management, performance standards, and related matters in order to serve as an effective management consultant in the Strategic Recruitment area.
  • Interpersonal skills in presenting recommendations to management and in promoting cooperation among diverse groups.
  • Skill in preparing reports and briefings to supervisors and to promote acceptance of the findings and recommendations being proposed.

  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

  • 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 to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.

    If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

    Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    1. Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.

    2. SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
  • Your appointment in the Federal service
  • Tenure
  • Grade and Step
  • Full performance level
  • If your SF-50(s) does not provide the information needed to make a final determination for qualification, you will be found ineligible for the position.

    3. DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application Form signed by your supervisor. Please click on the following link to access the required form DHS Form 250-02 .

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