Job Overview

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.

Duties

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.
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  • 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.