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Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Department of State - Agency Wide Washington, DC
  • Posted: December 08, 2019
  • Full-Time

This position serves as the Deputy Division Chief of the Student Programs, Fellowship and the Registrar divisions in HR's Recruitment, Examination and Employment Office within the Bureau of Human Resources.
If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department.
Executes the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of significant HR programs and activities with a particular focus on modernizing and streamlining the Division's programs to improve quality of service.
Reviews, evaluates and recommends continuous improvements in HR/REE policies, programs and operations.
Prepares and justifies the proposed budget and financial plans for the divisions.
Develops, analyzes, evaluates and advises on the effectiveness of policies, procedures, organization structures, staffing and distribution of work assignment in the organizations.
Performs the full range of supervisory duties, personnel management activities and overseeing the contract employees in the division.
Determines staff and resource requirements and manages major change to the structure and content of the programs directed.
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.
NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.
Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience developing strategic plans and senior level communications for workforce development programs; evaluating workforce development programs; creating program metrics and conducting technical reviews of workforce development, contracting and budget programs.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.
In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities: Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;
Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and
Capacity to "see the job through."
See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.
Additional Information
For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) - U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee's information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated.

Department of State - Agency Wide


Washington, DC
20080 USA

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