Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Talent Acquisition)

Washington, D.C
Nov 28, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time

The Chief, Talent Acquisition and Classification Branch is responsible for the Architect of the Capitol's talent acquisition, position management and classification, and workforce planning programs.

A strategic, proactive and forward-thinking focus to develop and implement innovative and results-driven strategies to source, attract, recruit and acquire highly skilled and diverse talent to meet AOC's unique workforce needs ranging from skilled crafts, administrative, professional and service-oriented positions, is essential. With an eye to the future, growing our brand, talent pipeline development and leveraging labor market trends to ensure that AOC is consistently positioned to carry out its mission of service to Congress and the Supreme Court will be keys to our success.

Building relationships and collaborating with AOC leaders and hiring officials to understand and anticipate their talent needs to inform recruitment strategy and succession planning is critical to acquiring the right talent with the right skill sets and competencies for each position. Integral to the position's success are strong and active partnerships with trade schools, universities and other organizations to assist the development of a robust talent pipeline.

This position will also be responsible for overseeing position management and classification, job audits, screening, employment offers, suitability and onboarding. This important work is supported by agile human resources information systems and processes; a culture of continuous improvement; metrics and other data to drive decision making; and more importantly, a 15-member cadre of talent acquisition and classification professionals for whom the Talent Acquisition Branch Chief will have responsibility for hiring, training, developing and managing performance.

Expertise in federal employment laws, strong leadership skills, exceptional writing ability and interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated competencies to prioritize and produce accurate work and deliver desired results in a fast-paced environment are necessary.


Conditions of Employment

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  • A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
  • A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
  • A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States."
  • You must be able to pass a drug test and background check.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.


Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Candidates for the GS-14 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service.

Examples of specialized experience for this position include: (1) Providing administrative and technical leadership or supervision of subordinate staff; (2) Leading the development and implementation of an organization's talent acquisition strategy; (3) Practical knowledge of position classification and/or workforce planning functions; (4) Analyzing workforce needs and formulating effective and innovative recruitment strategies to meet workforce requirements; (5) Providing expert advice and guidance to stakeholders in relevant functional areas; (5) Experience in building relationships and collaborating with organization leaders and other internal/external stakeholders; and (6) Utilizing an enterprise human resources information system for talent acquisition and personnel actions processing.


Although, there is no education requirement for this position, a minimum of a bachelor's degree is preferred. SHRM-CP/SCP or PHR/SPHR certification is also preferred.

Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit .

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.

BACKGROUND CHECK: The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

E-VERIFY: The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information and/or disability.

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 notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: A newly appointed selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

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