Director Human Resources

Arlington, Virginia
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Director of Human Resources position for the Mission Support Directorate located in Arlington, VA. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the area of human resources operations and provide expert leadership to include strategic and workforce planning.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the Director Band level, equivalent to a GS-15. The salary range for this position is $148,484.00 - $176,300.00. The salary figures include locality pay.

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.
  • Directs the HR operations for the OIG and performs full supervisory responsibilities for assigned staff.
  • Provides innovative and expert leadership to strategic planning, workforce planning, and automation of the Office of the Inspector General's human resource management programs, ensuring alignment with Agency goals and objectives.
  • Ensures (1) the maintenance of a position classification program designed to determine appropriate pay band, occupational grouping, title and grade of positions, as well as the provision of advice on position and organization design; (2) the recruitment, selection, and placement of employees; the performance of job analysis; workforce planning and analysis; and provision of advice to management in identifying, attracting, and retaining a high-quality and diverse workforce that is capable of accomplishing the agency's mission; (3) the provision of guidance and consultation to employees, former employees, survivors, and eligible family members regarding retirement, insurance, health benefits, leave programs, injury compensation, and employee assistance programs; (4) the development, tracking and implementation of all employee training programs, to include executive leadership and mentoring programs; (5) the administration, implementation and processing of activities associated to a national performance appraisal system. (6) the administration, monitoring, and implementation of agency award and recognition programs; (7) the administration of the OIG personnel security program involving the processing of mandated security clearances for different categories of employees.
  • Provides authoritative advisory service and/or develops authoritative policy interpretations in the area of human resources.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations concerning overall plans and proposals that impact human capital.
  • Partners with all OIG Components to assess the needs of all employees, and works with the CIO on innovative means of providing employee and applicant demographic data.
  • Represents the Office of the Inspector General in meetings with high-level officials from the United States Postal Service, other agencies, vendors, and members of external organizations. Responsibilities including presenting results of assessments and studies (which may be complex or controversial), negotiating agreements, and influencing approval and implementation of agency-wide solutions and plans.
  • Assures implementation by subordinate staff of the goals and objectives of an agency-wide program. Determines goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; develops measures that evaluate performance; makes recommendations for program improvement; and manages all resources as agency assets.
  • Identifies and resolves, as applicable, unique issues where no policy exists, taking innovative actions to address new needs and/or issues.
  • Furthers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by assuring equal opportunity for all subordinate employees in recruitment, selection, promotion, training, awards, assignments, discipline, and special program objectives.
  • Practices sound position management when assigning work, combining/separating duties, establishing and abolishing positions, and in fulfilling other human resource management duties and responsibilities.
  • Researches and stays abreast of current developments in Federal laws and regulations affecting HR; analyzes new or amended legislation; and makes recommendations for changes to polices and procedures to ensure compliance with new developments.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain BI security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period



You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 7 years of experience in Human Resources in one or more of the following functions: recruitment and staffing, position classification, compensation, leave and benefits, employee development, employee awards and performance systems, or worker's compensation
  • Previous supervisory experience

  • Professional Certification(s)
  • Advanced Academic Degree
  • Knowledge or Postal Service guidelines
  • Knowledge of Title 5
  • Experience managing a team of Human Resources professionals
  • Experience partnering with other professionals to identify and meet customer needs

You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources programs including staffing/recruitment, pay setting and compensation, position classification, performance management, employee relations, benefits, and worker's compensation.
  • Demonstrated experience as a director/manager managing, human resources programs, and supervising staff providing guidance, leadership and strategic management including development of goals and objectives, work plans, and tools to ensure optimal end results.
  • Ensuring compliance with governing laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience developing creative solutions or innovations to create efficiencies in work processes.
  • Ability to develop, interpret, and/or advise senior management on Human Resources regulations and policies.
  • Superior customer service skills, including the ability to work with a team and develop and maintain effective working relationships with others from within and outside the agency with differing backgrounds and points of view.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
You will no longer be considered for this position if you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.

Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on 01/24/2022 will be considered.


Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit:

Additional information

The United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General requires employees 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 be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by January 1, 2022. If your appointment or onboarding is after January 1, 2022, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before you enter on duty. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:

Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.

For more information about these programs visit

Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see and

Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

Leave and Holidays. In addition to 11 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send an email to The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.