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Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Company name
Employment and Training Administration

Washington, DC
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As a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, you would serve in the Human Resources Services, Washington Area Service Center, Recruitment/Staffing Branch is responsible for ensuring the assigned team provides comprehensive human resources management services to Central Office and National Capital Region customers. The primary responsibility of the selectee would be to supervise a team in the Recruitment/Staffing Branch, which includes providing advisory services and technical expertise on a host of recruitment/staffing services. Additionally, the selectee would work with shared service components of the Office of the Human Resources Management in the areas of classification, organizational design, and position management. This position is located in the Human Resources Management Washington Area Service Center, Washington DC.

GSA offers its employees a wide range of including:

Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)

Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from

Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs

Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan

At this time we are filling one vacancy, however, additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organization within the same commuting area.

GSA has been repeatedly named as one of the '' in the Federal Government'. about why you should choose GSA.

You will have access to many including:

Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)

Life insurance coverage with several options

Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year

Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)

Flexible work schedules and telework

Transit and child care subsidies

Flexible spending accounts

Long-term care insurance

Training and development


Serves as a supervisor over a group of HR Assistants and Specialists ranging in grade from GS-07 to GS-13. As a supervisor and a technical specialist, distributes and balances tasks among employees, ensures timely accomplishment of the assigned projects and ensures that each employee has an integral role in developing final products. Articulates and communicates to the staff problems to be solved or program issues under review; assists employees in identifying written instructions, reference materials and relevant background material for their use; maintains a current knowledge and answers questions from team members on procedures, policies, directives, etc., and obtains needed information on decisions from supervisor on major problems and issues that arise.

Responsible for the supervising a recruitment/staffing team in the administration and implementation of the GSA Merit Promotion program and other GSA recruiting efforts. This includes the development of standard criteria, issuance of vacancy announcements, coordination of evaluation panels, training of panel members, and familiarization of employees with the program regulations and operation.

As a Supervisor, the incumbent works to ensure the commitment on all activities in the assigned team relating to recruitment, placement, staffing, classification, pay administration, and personnel automation in accordance with the regulations, orders directives, etc. issued by GSA, the office of Personnel management (OPM), General Accounting Office (GAO), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), and any other applicable organization.

Incumbent includes the team in short-term and long-term planning stages of team projects or tasks; ensures the Division's and Branch's vision is integrated into the team's goals, strategies, activity plans and work products. Assures staff members are trained in the techniques of team building and in the accomplishment of tasks or projects using a team approach. Assists the team in assessing its strengths and weaknesses and determining how improvements can be made. Develops performance measures for evaluating areas such as the effectiveness of the staff in meeting management goals and objectives and the level of customer satisfaction. Communicates team success in meeting group performance goals, evaluates assessments by customers, and reports progress to the supervisor. Serves as a supervisor, coach, facilitator and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus building activities among team members.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend functions related to this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to...

Current Federal Employees

Former Federal Employees





30% Disabled

Individuals with Disabilities

Military Spouses

Former Overseas Employees

Peace Corps/AmeriCorps/Vista

In the Washington, DC local commuting area only!

Job family (Series)

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Conditions of Employment

US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date

Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable

Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee

Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 investigation level).

Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.

Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required


For each job on your resume, provide:

the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)

number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $114,590 per year. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. To qualify for this GS-14 position, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as experience that provided a thorough knowledge of human resources principles in order to plan direct, coordinate & implement a comprehensive employment and classification program for competitive and excepted service positions in a Federal agency .

NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click .

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Not applicable

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

Relocation-related expenses may be paid if it is determined that this position is hard to fill. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

We don't accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

1. Skilled in applying recruiting and staffing concepts and practices to serve as a senior consultant to managers and supervisors. Knowledge of other areas of personnel including employee relations, labor relations, career development, training, etc.

2. Knowledge of Federal personnel laws, rules and regulations concerning employment, classification, and pay administration.

2a. Knowledge of analytical processes and techniques sufficient to conduct studies to detect problems, develop interventions, and provide recommendations on corrective actions to improve processes and work methods within the Branch.

2b.Ability to identify and propose solutions for problems within the Branch that are characterized by their breadth, importance, and/or urgency.

2c. Skilled in interpreting and applying laws and policies pertaining to recruitment, staffing and related programs.

2d. Ability to lead a team of Human Resources professionals.

3. Skilled in developing and conducting technical personnel training; conducting executive briefings; and communicating with a broad spectrum of

internal and external officials.

3a. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan, you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

To preview questions please .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.


If required to submit an SF-50

(Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee

(except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:


Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.


If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:

completed form; and

proof of your entitlement (refer to for complete list).

If you are active duty military

- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

If you are a current Federal employee or Eligible:

Submit your latest SF-50.

If you are eligible under an

Submit your latest SF-50.

If you are a Submit your Description of Service.

If you have a disability:

Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's page.

If you are applying under another special appointment authority:

Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's for more information.

If you are

/ eligible

- submit a, b, and c

: (a)

proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b)

SF-50, and (c)

most recent performance appraisal.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: .

To begin, click the

Apply Online

button on the vacancy announcement.

Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.

Once you have clicked

Apply for this position now

, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.

Click the

Apply To This Vacancy

and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click

Return to USAJobs

or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.


Review the


section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload

(from your computer); USAJOBS

(click the USAJOBS link to complete the transfer process) or FAX

(read the Fax instructions provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).

Need Assistance in Applying?

Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions.

Agency contact information

Barbara Atkinson



000 000-0000



GSA, Office of Human Resources Management

General Services Administration-OHRM

Human Resources Division (CPS)-Center D

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

Next steps

After the closing date/deadline:


Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.


If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.


If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.


Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.


Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status. You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.

Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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