OHR director provides leadership, oversight, supervision and guidance in
developing and administering an extensive Human Resources Management (HRM)/Human Capital (HC) programrequiring participation in the management decision-making process on all human resources matters. Incumbent has broad program responsibility for HR operations and leadership in the development of strategic plans for al HRM/HC programs and initiatives including strategic planning, and federal human resources budgeting.
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This vacancy announcement is being also being advertised as Delegated Examining under vacancy number: DEU-11074326-21-RS
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Collaborates with the senior leadership to employ change process concepts and techniques in order to develop strategic HR goals that lead management in change initiatives and that address issues that affect long-range implementation of substantive operational and/or policy programs
- Develops personnel program policies and procedures utilized for HRM/HC program implementation for the two separate, yet parallel employment/pay systems (Civil service-federally funded; and Trust-privately funded)
- Conceptualizes and develops Center policy and program directives
in the areas of staffing, performance management, classification, pay administration, merit promotion, professional development, and employee relations
- Initiates, plans and conducts studies and surveys to determine the need for new or revised policies and procedures
- Responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization's HR team
- Ensures that all facets of the human resources management program are integrated with overall management plans and operations to provide maximum support and assistance to the overall management process and to the strategic goals
- Develops, implements and leads programs that promote diversity and inclusion
- Oversees and plans the organization's performance management initiatives
- Leads and oversees the development and management of Human Capital, (HC) projects/programs and/or reporting requirements, (to Congress, OMB, OPM, EEOC, and others as required by law)
- Serves as liaison between the Office of Personnel Management , (OPM) and the Center
- Conducts and/or directs formal analysis of strengths and weaknesses of overall Federal HC programs and their impact and potential application to the Center's trust-fund system
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required.
- May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
- A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
- Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
- Time-in-Grade: Current or former Federal employees applying under merit promotion considerations must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
- Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
QualificationsIn order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level in which you are applying:
You must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, (obtained in either the public or private sectors). For this position, examples of specialized experience are defined as: demonstrated experience in managing policy development and/or operational procedures to improve efficiency and content of human resource programs and plans; providing authoritative advice to senior officials and members of top management on human resources program activities; directing the development and implementation of local and national Human Capital management policies and programs to implement and achieve long-range Human Capital strategic plans; effectively communicating, both orally and in writing, to present, defend and negotiate agency positions as recognized representative of senior administrative management; providing managerial skills in planning and/or directing highly technical work to include leading, coaching, mentoring and/or evaluation of HR teams and professionals; managing time and resources to ensure completion of assignments within established time frames; providing authoritative advice and guidance on human capital programs (i.e. staffing and recruitment, classification and position management, compensation issues; employee and labor relations; policy development and compliance); monitoring day-to-day human resources operations to prevent deficiencies and to verify adherence to quality plans and requirements in order to insure compliance with laws, rules, regulations, policies, directives;
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-14is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-15 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade if you are a current permanent Federal employee. No award SF-50 will be accepted).
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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Volunteer Experience: 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, including volunteer experience.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.
- Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
Work is performed in a typical office setting that is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Communicate Technical Information
- Planning and Evaluating
- Program Management
- Strategic Thinking
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/16/2021.
- Résumé which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
- A complete Occupational Questionnaire
- Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
- Current/Former Federal employees: Your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis and containing information which shows you meet time-in-grade (e.g., STEP increase, etc.) You must submit an SF-50(s) that shows permanent (career/career/conditional tenure) and competitive service eligibility to be considered. No award SF-50 will be accepted.
- Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
- Veterans Preference Documentation:
- If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
- If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
- If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
- College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
- Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
- Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation or benefits office citing disability - eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
- Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems Eligible: Documentation of eligibility as listed in each individual interchange agreement.
- Other noncompetitive or special appointing authorities (e.g., Peace Corps, VISTA, Public Land Corp, Military Spouse, VRA, 30% Disabled Veterans, Certain Former Overseas Employees, Foreign Service, Boren Fellows, etc.) must provide substantiating documentation as required.
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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
To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/16/2021. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.
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- Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.
- Select if you want to include your demographic information.
- After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select "Continue to Agency Site."
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- Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.
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Agency contact information
Philadelphia Services Branch
AddressWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was established by an Act of Congress in 1968 as the national, living memorial honoring President Woodrow Wilson. It is the nation's key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community. Supported by both public and private funds, the Center is one of four special institutions created by congressional statute to perform a national mission as a federal trust instrumentality (the others are the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, and the Kennedy Center).
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This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
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