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    OHR director provides leadership, oversight, supervision and guidance in

    developing and administering an extensive Human Resources Management (HRM)/Human Capital (HC) program

    requiring 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 Merit Promotion under vacancy number:ST-11066644-21-RS-MP. Applicants may apply under Merit Promotion, if eligible

    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

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening
    • A one year trail/probationary period may be required
    • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents)
    • May be required to complete one year supervisory probation
    • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males


    In 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:Specialized Experience: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;

    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).For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here.

    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".

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series


    There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

    Additional information

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap

    Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation.

    Although veteran preference points are not assigned under category rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).
    EEO Statement:https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/equal-employment-opportunity/
    Reasonable Accommodation Statement:https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/reasonable-accommodation/
    Selective Service: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help

    Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

    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 https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories:

    Best Qualified Category - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
    Well Qualified Category - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job;
    Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

    Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Communicate Technical Information
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Program Management
    • Strategic Thinking

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


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    Required Documents

    Note: Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other supporting documents:
    - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
    - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable
    - 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.

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    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.

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    How to Apply

    You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the 04/16/2021 .
    * To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire, which can be previewed here:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11074326
    * Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    * It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the 04/16/2021.
    * To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    * To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    Philadelphia Services Branch


    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20004
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    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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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    Next steps

    We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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.

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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597894900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.