Director of Civilian Human Resources, Diversity, and Leadership, ES-0340

Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The USCG is announcing a challenging Senior Executive Service career opportunity to serve as the Director of Civilian Human Resources, Diversity, and Leadership. The Director is responsible for the overall direction, management, planning, coordination, and administration of the Coast Guard's Service-wide civilian human resources, diversity, and leadership programs.

In addition, the Director:
  • Advises senior leadership of the Service on a wide range of sensitive and vital issues, workforce planning and analysis, labor managment, and leadership training and professional development for the Coast Guard's military and civilian workforces.
  • Provides executive level guidance and direction as supervisor of senior human resource military and civilian office/staff chiefs (GS-15 or O-6) in substantive and programmatic issues which are highly complex and involve developing policies and programs which affect the overall management of the Coast Guard's military and civilian workforces.
  • Develops and implements personnel management plans, procedures, or methods, and takes appropriate action, to insure that program goals and objectives are met, including establishing and modifying work priorities, evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the human resources program, assuring necessary inter and intra program coordination, and taking action required to improve work quality and productivity.
  • Develops plans to forecast and predict accessions, promotions, training, and other workforce flows compatible with force structures, personnel inventories, and billet/position targets.
  • Manages cross-program workforce diversity and related initiatives and responsibilities by developing, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring Coast Guard-wide strategic educational and training plans that emphasizes the importance of a diverse workforce.
  • Consults with and advises senior personnel and management officials of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Personnel Management, General Accounting Office, Department of Defense, and other Federal and local departments and agencies on matters relating to Coast Guard programs and the improvement of human resources services in the Federal government.
  • Develops and implements policies to support and manage the civilian, officer, and enlisted leadership continuums.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Applicant subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • Selectee required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report.
  • Appt not eligible for full-time telework. Supv may approve situational TW.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.

To apply, please submit a resume which DOES NOT exceed 5 pages using a 12 point font and no less than 1 inch margins. Submit a resume which demonstrates how you possess the 5 Executive Core Qualifications and the 2 Technical Qualifications listed in the Qualifications section below in one document. Information exceeding 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

Additional information regarding the ECQs can be found at


As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. Your resume must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative and creative Human Capital policies, programs, and strategies in a complex and rapidly changing environment.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Demonstrated results-driven leadership and management of a subordinate staff performing a wide range of Human Capital policy development, planning, and operating activities, such as recruiting, hiring, workforce planning, staffing, compensation, entitlements, classification, employee relations, labor relations, employee benefits, leadership, and diversity programs.

Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

As required by Executive Order 14043 and guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to provide information on your vaccination status and will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination, or seek a medical or religious exemption to the requirements of E.O. 14043.

Selectee will be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period in the SES, unless he or she is exempt based on previous successful completion of such probation. Any required investigations and clearances or waivers must be completed before a selectee is placed in this position. Selectee must file an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration

Consideration for competitive selection for this position is open to all persons within the area of consideration who meet the basic qualifications. Political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors will not be considered.

Any required investigations and clearances or waivers must be completed before a selectee is placed in this position.

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at .

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-475-5514. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit .