U.S. Agency for International Development Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer in District of Columbia, District Of Columbia

U.S. Agency for International Development
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • District of Columbia, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 11/10/2016 (18 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (OHCTM) is responsible for all aspects of human resources management and development in the Agency, including three distinct personnel systems: Foreign Service, Civil Service and Foreign Service Nationals. In addition to a wide array of other workforce populations, including but not limited to, Administratively Determined, Foreign Service Limited, Private Service Contractors, Institutional Support Contractors, etc. The activities of the Foreign Service and Civil Service systems, including recruitment, selection, placement, position classification, training, employee relations and labor relations must complement each other.


The Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer (DCHCO)/Deputy Assistant to the Administrator (DAA) for OHCTM serves as part of a collaborative, triumvirate leadership team. While the CHCO/Assistant to the Administrator of OHCTM will have final decision-making authority, the DCHCO will work closely alongside the CHCO and the Senior DAA (SDAA) in equal measure to lead the Human Resources team and serve the Agency in its most fundamental and imperative of operational needs. The DCHCO's primary role will be to provide continuity and direction in human resources expertise, communications, and strategy for the Office as a whole. The DCHCO also is primarily responsible for the effective internal operations of OHCTM and for assisting in administering the Agency's human resources program.

Other duties include -

  • Providing leadership, guidance and direction to the subordinate staff and division chiefs for the effective internal management of the Office.
  • Creating, overseeing and administering broad, emerging, and/or critical agency Human Capital programs or operations.
  • Providing guidance and advice to all levels of management within the Agency on their personnel management responsibilities, and making decisions on personnel matters that are referred to OHCTM.
  • Formulating and executing, along with the CHCO and SDAA, major Human Capital policies, plans and programs affecting the administration of a worldwide Foreign Service human resources program, and the domestic Civil Service human resources programs.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • May be required to file an OGE-278, Executive Financial Disclosure Form
  • May be required to serve a one-year SES Probationary Period


You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications:

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 ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Core Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision

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. Core Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building

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. Core Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Core Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management

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. Core Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating

The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation


You will be evaluated on the following Technical Qualifications:

TQ1 – Demonstrated leadership and change management experience, designing, executing and delivering human capital strategies, programs, policies and procedures that are flexible, innovative and efficient, incorporating industry best practices (public and private sector), with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and data-driven decision making for a large, geographically dispersed organizations.

TQ2 – Demonstrated expertise and extensive experience in leading and managing a complex Human Capital Office responsible for the full scope of strategic vision and operational programs, such as recruitment, staffing, classification, employee and labor relations (including Union interactions), benefits and compensation, executive resources management, and career development for a complex organization with a technically diverse and multi-national workforce.

TQ3 - Demonstrated experience working across organizational boundaries and establishing trusted business partners (both internal and external) and strategic/consultative relationships with organizational leaders to ensure a high performing, high quality, efficient and engaged workforce.

There is no education requirement for this position.

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the competencies outlined under Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs). Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. Applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the ECQs and TQs listed below in supplemental statements. These statements will assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to refer to the selecting official. Qualifications and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit. FAILURE TO MEET OR FULLY ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY ECQS AND TQS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

If you can claim Noncompetitive status—you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been certified by OPM’s Qualifications Review Board (QRB)—you are not required to address the ECQs. However, you *MUST submit supplemental statements addressing all mandatory TQs. Current and reinstatement eligible SES, you must include with your application a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting your SES Career Appointment. CDP graduates, you must include a copy of your OPM CDP graduation certificate or other proof that your ECQs have been QRB certified.*

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After a review of your application materials, your applicant status will be updated online at www.usajobs.gov. If you are moved forward to the next stage in the applicant process, you may be contacted by the hiring office.


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Other Information

Veteran's Preference: Veterans preference does not apply to positions within the SES http://www.opm.gov/faq/ses/Do-veterans-receive-hiring-preference-for-SES-positions.ashx

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.

EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation: 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.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

Effective March 18, 2016, the Office of Personnel Management must authorize any employment offers made to individuals who are currently serving in or have previously served in (within the last five years) political positions, to include Presidential appointees with or without Senate confirmation, Schedule A or Schedule C political appointees, appointees serving in a political capacity under an agency-specific authority, and Noncareer SES employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently a political appointee, or have been within the last 5 years, please indicate this in your resume. Serving in a political position WILL NOT eliminate you from consideration.

Salary Range: $123,175.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: ES-0201-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: All groups of qualified individuals

Control Number: 453445800

Job Announcement Number: USAID - 16 - ES007