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"JP-2021-H-02 MP" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
JP-2021-H-02 MP
Hiring Agency:
GSA, Office of Inspector General
Position Title:
HR Director (Supervisory HR Specialist)
Open Period:
11/20/2020 - 12/09/2020


GS - 0201P 15
USD $142,701 - USD $170,800
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

1800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Derek Hunter


Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• Family of overseas employees
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Your application will be considered if you are a:
Current career/career-conditional Federal employee in the competitive service; Reinstatement eligible; Special Appointing Authority eligible; VEOA eligible Veteran; ICTAP eligible; or OPM Interchange Agreement eligible.
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Marketing Statement:
Begin a challenging career with the Office of Administration, Human Resources (HR) Division supporting the GSA Office of Inspector General’s national mission. We offer a rewarding opportunity to contribute to a noble mission that prevents/detects the fraud, waste, and abuse of GSA programs. We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified senior HR professional who is committed to superior service and who can help us continue to meet our high standards.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the original OIGs established by the Inspector General Act of 1978. OIG provides oversight through auditing, inspections, and investigations of GSA's extensive procurement, real property, and related programs and operations, which primarily support other federal agencies. Applicants are encouraged to review the work and accomplishments of the GSA OIG on our website,

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a government issued travel card.


The Director of Human Resources (HR) is responsible for a comprehensive human resources management program and oversees the day-to-day HR operations. The Human Resources Director will identify trends in staff levels and developmental areas, provides oversight and review of General Schedule and Executive recruitment, and makes recommendations to senior management and senior staff members. The HR Director supervises the HR staff in performing the HR’s mission and identifies training needs of subordinate employees, ensuring the work produced is accurate and efficient. Additionally, the HR Director oversees technical areas, including, but not limited to:

Position Classification and Position Management

Manages and advises on complex federal civilian human resources classification and position management laws and regulations; provides overall direction as it relates to position management and classification support to the OIG; manages the process in which classification decisions are made and delivered; provides leadership perspective as it relates to conducting research for evaluation statements and classification decisions from OPM digest and MSPB decisions. This oversight also includes monitoring classification actions, agency reorganizations, position management, pay administration, position management reviews, desk audits, supervisor and employee interviews and other fact-finding techniques.

Staffing and Recruitment

Independently, and with support from other OIG staff members, maintains continuous contact with the management team to keep abreast of personnel needs and to provide advisory services and strategies for recruitment and staffing. These duties include staying abreast of working conditions such as turnover rate, retirement statistics, staff mobility, gains and losses, etc.; and developing strategic approaches to any issues that arise.

Employee Relations

Provides oversight and technical supervision of employee relations (ER), which includes providing guidance to the Employee Relations (ER) Officer in complex and unusual circumstances. Ensures ER actions are appropriately coordinated with other HR functions when necessary. Supports the ER Officer in ensuring that the OIG management team is provided with new and/or changing regulations concerning employee relations, grievance procedures, appeals processes, and investigation procedures.

Retirement, Pay and Benefits

Oversees the implementation and administration of policies and programs in retirement & benefits, performance management, compensation, payroll and personnel processing, and related programs such as recruitment and retention incentives. This oversight is done to ensure that the agency is abiding by and applying laws properly according to the following guidance: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title 5, locality and special salary rates; coordination with GSA payroll; within grade increases, and law enforcement availability pay (LEAP). Understands government HR policies and ensures the agency is kept up to date on all policy changes.


Oversees and manages the planning and delivery of Agency training and development programs, activities, and services.

In conclusion, the responsibilities are in part, comprehensively operational as well as managerial.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.

Applicants selected for federal employment will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for federal employment. Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring the selected applicant, for dismissing the applicant after he/she begins work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001).  

A Tier 5 background investigation is required for this position. Applicants who do not hold a Tier 5 or higher level investigation will undergo a thorough investigation to obtain the appropriate level required. If hired upon the results of a preliminary background investigation, continued employment will be subject to successful completion of an OPM background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

If you are selected, you will be required to complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with GSA.  

This position requires minimal travel.

This is a supervisory/managerial position. If selected for this position and you have not previously completed a supervisory or managerial probation period, you must complete a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period. If you are a current Federal employee, failure to complete the probationary period successfully can result in return to a former position or to a position of no lower grade and pay than the one vacated for the supervisory or managerial position.

You must be able to make a direct deposit to a financial organization for your salary check.

Key Requirements:
  • 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 the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Education Requirements:

    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.

    • Knowledge of an agency's human resources program and its future direction to provide comprehensive advice and assistance to senior leaders and employees alike on a wide range of policies and programmatic issues

    • Skill in oral communications to present sensitive recommendations to higher authority, to obtain compliance with policies, to articulate positions/policy of significant technical complexity and to represent an Agency to external organizations

    • Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations which establish, define, and control all Federal Human Resources programs

    • Knowledge of supervisory and management principles and practices for planning, organizing, executing, monitoring and evaluating people, performance and program requirements

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.


    To qualify at the GS-15 level, a candidate must have experience that demonstrates at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is human resources experience that has provided the applicant with the abilities to successfully lead and manage a complex civilian human resources (HR) program.  In addition, the successful candidate will have significant experience in at least two HR disciplines such as: Recruitment/Placement; Classification; HR Information Systems; Compensation and Benefits; Performance Management and Employee Relations.  Applicants must demonstrate, in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they meet these qualification requirements. 

    Best qualified applicants for this position will have comprehensive and expert knowledge of human resources management policies, including those that govern federal employment, recruitment, placement, flexibilities, and hiring authorities used in the development of positions and/or their descriptions. This knowledge is used to make authoritative determinations, provide counsel to managers and supervisors and to assist in the development of workforce priorities.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Agency Benefits:

    You will have access to many benefits 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

    Other Information:

    • Bargaining Unit Status: None

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

    • This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.

    How to Apply

    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: Apply for a GSA Job.

    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.

    • Note:  Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 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. We are available to assist you Monday-Friday during normal business hours. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions. Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

    Required Documents:

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

    Note: 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 OIG employee, you are not required to submit an SF-50. 

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

    (a) 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.  

    (b) 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: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 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 Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement:  Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are a former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

         (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

         (b) Copy of your agency’s annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS’s People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you are ICTAP/CTAP 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 a current or former political appointee: Submit your SF-50. 

    Failure to provide the required documentation may result in your not being considered for the vacancy. 

    Next Steps:

    After the closing date/deadline:

    1. ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.

    2. REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.  

    3. SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.

    4. FINAL JOB OFFER: 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.

    5. FINAL COMMUNICATION:  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 the GSA Office of Inspector General!