Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

As Supervisory Human Resources Specialist assigned to the Human Capital Foreign Service Team, you will:
  • Serve as subject matter expert for the management and administration of OIG's Foreign Service (FS) and Cooperating Country Nationals (CCN) Personnel Service Contractors (PSC) programs/projects.
  • Provide expert level advice, guidance, and support to the HC Director on key mission-critical Foreign Service related issues and initiatives.
  • Manage and support the assessment of the FS programs, organizational needs; and the design, implementation and evaluation of its policies.
  • Serve as advisor to the HC Director/OIG senior leadership on matters relating to federal laws of major significance, which substantially impact the personnel administration of foreign service officers' programs of the OIG.
  • Participate in/lead the development and implementation of FS human resources policies, programs, and initiatives.
  • Analyze and provide guidance and assistance in executing HC solutions; serve as a thought-partner to stakeholders and customers; quickly analyze problems and impediments and offers options/solutions.
  • Balance priorities and align FS team expertise and resources to effectively respond to new or anticipated requirements.
  • Guide and manage OIG foreign service boards (FS Assignment Board, FS Tenure Boards and FS Promotion Boards).


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • International and overnight travel will be required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You will be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period of 1 year unless one has previously been completed.
  • You will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before onboarding with the agency, if after November 22.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required


Specialized Experience:
GS-14: You MUST have one year of specialized experience is required that is equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying Specialized experience is defined as: (1) advising on the management and administration of the Foreign Service (FS) and/or Cooperating Country Nationals (CCN) Personnel Service Contractors (PSC) employment and recruitment program functions(e.g., assignments, deployments, etc.).(2) participating in/or leading the development and implementation of FS human resources policies, programs, and initiatives; and (3) providing guidance on the process of foreign service boards (FS Assignment Board, FS Tenure Boards and FS Promotion Boards); and (4) counseling and advising FS employees regarding benefits, allowances, and entitlements.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent..

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned to the Silver Category or higher Category; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.


This position does not have a positive education requirement, therefore, transcripts are not required.

Additional information

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries worldwide, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes, when rights are repressed, when hunger, disease, and poverty rob people of opportunity, USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse, and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit For more information about USAID, visit

There are limited circumstances in which an exception to the federal workforce vaccination requirement may be obtained. If you are not able to get vaccinated due to a medical condition, you should contact to request an exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

M ythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies: .

EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement .

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement .

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It is the Government's policy not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. USAID will use information about an individual's employment experience only to determine their qualifications and assess their relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including behavior during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.