Human Capital Specialist (Acting Chief Learning Officer)

Washington, D.C
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Management and Operations Division. The Human Capital Branch within the Management and Operations Division is seeking a Human Capital Specialist for a detail assignment focused on human capital.

****A Detailee is an employee of a United States government agency on assignment or loan so applicant MUST BE A CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEE TO BE CONSIDERED. All other applicants will NOT be considered*****
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*Note: This is a non-reimbursable Detail assignment - Minimum 6 months - Maximum (1) year.

This detail is an opportunity for an individual to create a high-level learning and development framework to meet the needs of the institution. Through this detail, the incumbent will have the opportunity to meet competencies within the Leading Change, Building Coalitions, and Results Driven ECQs and use industry standard evaluation methodologies such as the Kirkpatrick Scale for Learning and Development programs at OMB. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for working with the Human Capital Team, Learning and Development Advisory Committee, and other stakeholders to create a proficiency-based core-curriculum for divisions and the specific roles/positions within OMB.

An ideal candidate is one that has strong policy writing and data analytics experience and significant experience providing expert advisory and consultative services to staff, managers and supervisors regarding employee learning and development.

As a Detailee Human Capital Specialist (Acting Chief Learning Officer), the incumbent will ensure program management for a variety of internal and external learning and development programs encompassing leadership, mentoring, coaching, diversity and academic studies.

The Detailee would be actively involved in developing and tracking timelines, requirements and processes for such programs as well as engaging in outreach to agency partners both internal and external. OMBs high participation rates in the wide-array of Learning and Development (L&D) activities are a true testament to the culture of continuous learning at OMB. It is the role of the incumbent to continue and improve how learning and development is delivered at OMB. To that end, the incumbent will actively lead projects, tasks, and relating to:
  • L&D Communications- Create high-impact and streamlined Learning and Development communications through dissemination of monthly agency-wide newsletters, targeted welcome emails to new onboards, and incorporation of employee engagement topics in senior leadership meetings.
  • Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)- Implement a communication plan that encourages survey participation while highlighting agency accomplishments; prepare data reconciliation in collaboration with OPM, OA, and MOD to finalize the FEVS organization roster and employee listing; engage in data analysis to determine OMB-wide trends and to create office-specific FEVS reports; craft presentations and talking points for communicating FEVS results to different stakeholders including senior leadership, the Organizational Excellence Board, and office supervisors/teams throughout OMB.
  • OMB Training Portal - Partner with the Management and Operation Division's IT team to establish and implement the strategic direction of a centralized electronic system that automates the SF-182 training request process for external training.
  • OMB Leadership Library - Update the leadership library with professional development resources focused on leadership skills, negotiation strategies, emotional well-being, and other target areas identified via the most recent training needs assessment.
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) - Provide ongoing administrative and strategic support to the organization's various employee driven groups that cultivate a supportive, welcoming, and inclusive work environment at OMB.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
  • Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • This is a non-reimbursable Detail assignment - Minimum 6 months - Maximum (1) year.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards.

GRADE REQUIREMENT: This is NOT a promotion. Applicant MUST currently be at the grade level advertised.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Must be a current Federal Government Employee.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:

For the GS-13: Must currently hold a GS-13 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience related to the duties listed in this announcement.

For the GS-14: Must currently hold a GS-14 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience related to the duties listed in this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.

Additional information

OMB Diversity and Inclusion Statement: OMB is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization.

OMB Financial Disclosure: This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) (OGE Form 278 SES) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with OMB. Providing this information will be an annual requirement.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement:

Employment Information Resources - Resource Center:

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

How You Will Be Evaluated: Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and the extent to which your application shows that you possess the specialized experience associated with this position. Experience which demonstrates how you meet the specialized experience should be clearly documented in your resume.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Cover Letter, DD-214/ Statement of Service, Disability Letter (VA), Performance Appraisal, Reasonable Accommodation Documentation, Resume, SF-15, and SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

Resume which must include the following information: announcement number and job title for which you are applying; beginning and ending dates (mo/yr) for paid or non-paid work experience; and average number of hours worked per week.

SF-50 (Current and former federal employees) must submit their SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive status; Tenure 1 or 2 in Block 24; Position Occupied 1 in Block 34; and highest grade held on a permanent basis or full performance level of current position, whichever is higher.

Completed 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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