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Job Title:Director of Human Resources

Agency:Federal Maritime Commission

Job Announcement Number:2013-03-MP-873703

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO STATUS CANDIDATES (RESIDING IN THE LOCAL COMMUTING AREA) AND TO INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE UNDER SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES.   DISABLED VETERANS AND INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE UNDER THE VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  SEE "OTHER INFORMATION" BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES.

 

The FMC is an independent regulatory agency with a mission to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system and to protect the public from unfair and deceptive practices.   More information about the FMC and its programs can be found at www.fmc.gov.

 

This position is in the Office of Human Resources (OHR), Office of the Managing Director (OMD), Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).  The Director of Human Resources is responsible for leading the strategic management of human capital and is delegated responsibility for developing, organizing, directing, and evaluating the agency's comprehensive human resources programs.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Relevant experience (see below)
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as Director of Human Resources, Federal Maritime Commission, and as such performs the following duties and responsibilities:

 

  • Guides senior management in the strategic management of human capital and actively participates in top-level staff decisions pertaining to human capital planning. Develops the strategic Human Capital Plan and related documents.
  • Serves as the resident expert and chief advisor on all human resources management issues. As such, sets the strategic direction of the human resources program to support the Commission, its strategic goals, and the need to maintain a high performing workforce.  Oversees the administration of HR programs in line with the human capital goals and activities outlined in the agency's stategic Human Capital Plan.
  • Provides leadership and direction to the human resources program by planning, directing, coordinating, and integrating work in each of the human resources functional areas including position classification, pay administration, recruitment and placement, employee benefits, employee relations, performance management and employee recognition, payroll administration, employee development and training, employee work-life and health initiatives, occupational safety and health, personnel security, and policy development and implementation.
  • Manages a staff of human resources specialists and establishes and monitors the framework of operations, develops and communicates employee performance plans and expectations that are clearly linked to agency strategic and performance goals, reviews/approves work products, and provides constructive and timely feedback.
  • Fully supports the agency's equal employment opportunity program and strives to make the agency a model employer with a diverse representative workforce.  Serves as the agency Selective Placement coordinator, and collaborates with the Director of EEO to ensure the employment and advancement of women, minorities and disabled individuals, including disabled veterans.  Utilizes outreach efforts and collaborates with a variety of organizations to attract a broad range of well-qualified candidates for consideration when filling vacant positions.
  • Remains aware of emerging laws, rules, regulations, Executive Orders, precedent decisions and other controlling issuances that may impact the agency's human resources programs; analyzes proposed changes in regulations, assesses the impact on HR program requirements, and advises managers on the most effective management of human capital.  Provides management with options and recommendations for effective program operations.
  • Serves as the OPM and White House liaison with respect to all matters related to Presidential transitions including Presidential, non career SES, and Schedule C appointments.
  • Serves as spokesperson and represents the agency on project teams, work groups, and at conferences and meetings with Federal agencies, private sector organizations, and other entities, e.g., the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Small Agency Human Resources Council (SAHRC), the Partnership for Public Service (PPS), Federal Occupational Health (FOH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), etc.
  • Oversees the administration of payroll and personnel operations and records management processing through the National Finance Center's (NFC) Payroll/Personnel System; serves as NFC Security Officer.
  • Serves as liaison and/or on a collateral basis in the oversight and implementation of HR-related initiatives and programs including, for example, as OPM/White House liaison on matters related to Presidential transition and political appointment; on e-Governance/EHRI matters (e.g., eOPF, e-clearance, HSPD-12); and as Personnel Security Officer in the oversight of the personnel security program.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All applicants are required to meet the qualification requirements listed in the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, (which is available for review in any Federal Human Resources Office) or online at www.opm.gov. Those requirements are summarized below:

In order to qualify for the Director of Human Resources, GS-201-14, you must meet the following:

Have 52 weeks of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.   Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Combinations of education and experience are not acceptable.

 

In order to qualify for the Director of Human Resources, GS-201-15, you must meet the following:
Have 52 weeks of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.   Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.    Combinations of education and experience are not acceptable.


Condition(s) of Employment:

1. New appointees to the Federal service must complete a 1-year probationary period.
2. Completion of a 1-year supervisory probationary period is required.
3. New appointments to the Federal Government are made at the minimum rate of the grade, e.g., step 1, except in certain rare instances as determined by OPM.
4. Status applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
5. Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation, including your responses to an Occupational Assessment Questionnaire, to ensure that you meet the job requirements and to assess your ability to perform this job.  Your resume and supporting documentation must support your responses on the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire. 

The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies:  

  • Technical Competence
  • Accountability
  • Decision Making
  • Policy
  • Workforce Planning
  • Writing


BENEFITS:

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Benefits:  The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:  http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp or http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Special Employment Consideration:  Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans with a compensable service connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non competitive appointment.  For further information regarding special hiring authorities, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp. Additional information on employment of veterans and disabled workers can be obtained from http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/ and http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these categories, follow all other instructions for applying.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 03, 2013.

ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD FURNISH THE FOLLOWING, AS SHOWN BELOW. FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED FORMS OR INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.

1.  A current, complete application, for example a resume or any other application in written format (Required);

The following information must be contained in your application package:

a)    announcement number, title, and grade(s) - please indicate lowest grade acceptable

b)    full name, mailing address, day and evening phone numbers

c)    social security number

d)    country of citizenship

e)    highest Federal civilian grade held (give job series and dates held)

f)     education level:

              (1)  High school (name, city, state, and date of diploma or GED) (2)  Colleges or Universities (name,
               city, state, major field of study, and type and year of  any degree received - if no degree(s), show
               total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours)

g)    work experience (give the job title, duties, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and ending dates, hours per week, salary, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)

h)    job-related training courses (title and year)

i)      job-related skills (e.g., other language skills, computer software/hardware skills)

j)     job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, public speaking, etc.);

2.   A copy of the most recent performance appraisal and performance plan (elements and standards

      for achievement, if not indicated on the annual performance appraisal) (required of current

      Federal employees);

3.  A copy of the last or latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (required of all current
     Federal employees and of candidates applying on the basis of their reinstatement
     eligibility);

4.  Occupational Assessment Questionnaire – This document is available at the following  
     link:  http://www.fmc.gov/about/employment_opportunities.aspx and must be completed,
     saved, and submitted with your application (required); and  

5.  Cover letter - (optional).  

 

HOW TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE:  

Applications must be received no later than the closing date of the announcement and should be sent to the Federal Maritime Commission, Office of Human Resources, 800 North Capitol Street, N.W., Room 924, Washington, D.C. 20573, Attn: Wanda Fisher, Human Resources Specialist.   Also, the following methods of receipt apply:

 

1.  Applications can be e-mailed to:    mailto:humanresources@fmc.gov.  All e-mailed applications must be sent as an attachment in MS Word, WordPerfect, PDF, or other compatible format.  Applications included in the body of the e-mail or in other formats will NOT be considered. Applications submitted electronically should be received in our agency e-mail system no later than 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of the announcement.   Additional application materials may be faxed to the agency at the number shown below and should be received no later than 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of the announcement.


2.   Applications can be faxed to the FMC to:   202-523-7842.

 

3.   *Applications can be sent to the FMC via a private delivery service such as UPS, FedEx, etc.

 

*PLEASE NOTE:   If you choose to use the USPS or private delivery service to mail your application, it must be received in our office no later than the closing date in order to be considered.   No exceptions will be made to this requirement.   Applications submitted become the property of the Federal Maritime Commission and will not be returned.

 

NOTE : The filing of job applications is a personal matter, not official government business.   Such personal mail is, therefore, subject to payment of postage by the employee.   Applications received in official postage-paid or government franked envelopes will not be acknowledged or considered.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Human Resources on (202) 523-5773.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Additional Required Documentation:

  • Veterans' Preference documentation (DD-214 showing character of service, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point veterans' preference; DD-214 showing character of service if claiming 5-point preference or applying under VEOA);
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g., severely disabled, eligible veterans, etc.);
  • ICTAP/CTAP documentation - In order to receive special selection priority, ICTAP and CTAP eligibles must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements, be assessed and placed in the "Well Qualified" category, and submit appropriate documentary evidence, e.g., Reduction-in-Force (RIF) Notice, Certification of Expected Separation, SF-50 documenting separation by RIF, or a letter from OPM or your agency documenting your priority consideration; and
  • Displaced District of Columbia Government, Department of Corrections employees will be eligible for priority consideration and competitive appointment (Public Law 105-274).  Eligible candidates are not restricted by geographic location or grade level in jobs for which they apply.  Documentary evidence is the same as stated above.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Wanda Fisher
Phone: (202)523-5773
Email: HUMANRESOURCES@FMC.GOV
Agency Information:
Federal Maritime Commission
800 North Capitol Street
Room 924
Washington, DC
20573

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you meet the minimum qualification requirements, you will be rated against other eligible applicants and the Highly Qualified candidates (based on Occupational Assessment Questionnaire responses and supporting documents) will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.  If there are no eligible candidates in the Highly Qualified category, candidates from the Well Qualified category will be referred for consideration, etc.

 

If not indicated on your application, please provide a valid e-mail address.

 

For further information regarding this employment opportunity and the work of the FMC contact Wanda Fisher at (202) 523-5773 or by e-mail at humanresources@fmc.gov.


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Job Announcement Number:

2013-03-MP-873703

Control Number:

341465500